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With 2021 just a day or two away, we're taking a lot at each of the 20 Premier League sides and giving our own personal view on just what their New Year's resolutions should be.

Some of our views might come across as funny, harsh, obvious but hopefully interesting, just remember to take them all with a pinch of salt and maybe let us know what you think your team's New Year's resolution should be. We're going to go through the 20 teams alphabetically as the Premier League table is constantly changing due to the copious amount of games over the festive period.


Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta

If there was any team you could pick to kick-off the New Year's resolutions then Arsenal would be most people's number one choice. Arteta clearly has a much tougher job on his hands than most people first thought and it will be interesting to see if the club sticks by the Spaniard as he tries to stamp a new identity on the club.


  • Stop losing so many games – Easier said than done, right? Arsenal lost 8 of their opening 15 matches this season, which is more than Burnley! That isn't good enough.
  • Get rid of Ozil – Don't get me wrong, on his day Ozil is an assist king, but clearly he doesn't care about the club and is just a drain on the Gunner's resources and needs to go.

Aston Villa

Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish

The Villa are playing well and making their fans very happy this season, so there isn't too much more you can ask from the club right now as they are clearly overachieving.


  • Keep hold of Grealish – What a player Grealish has turned into thanks to the lad staying at Aston Villa and developing. At 25, the England international is approaching his prime and if Villa can keep a hold of him then who knows what they could achieve if they build a team around him.
  • Keep hold of your Manager – Dean Smith is working wonders at Aston Villa, much like David Moyes did at Everton but with more style, I would argue. If Smith continues in this vein then other ‘bigger' clubs will come knocking and it is crucial you keep hold of him.


Brighton & Hove Albion defender Lewis Dunk

Despite sitting in the bottom half of the table, Brighton are trying to play good football and the club remains high in the xG table. Hopefully, the Seagulls will keep playing this way until it produces the goods on a more regular basis.


  • More end product – Two wins from their opening 15 league games simply isn't a good enough return for the philosophy Graham Potter is trying to instil in his players. If Brighton become more consistent then their style of play could see them challenging for a top-half finish.
  • Work on set-pieces – The Seagull's defenders have only chipped in with 2-goals this season and when you have the likes of Dunk, White, Burn and Veltman going up for free-kicks and corners, you should be scoring more goals.


The Premier League Team's New Year's Resolutions Part 1

Burnley have done well not to be sitting bottom of the table considering they have spent the lowest amount of money on players in the Premier League this season. Losing Jeff Hendrick on a free will have been bitterly disappointing and his replacement, Dale Stephens isn't of the same quality.


  • Give Dyche some money – Sean Dyche has worked wonders at Burnley but all that hard work could come undone if the manager isn't given some decent funds to spend in January.
  • Add more goals – This point is linked to the last one, as Burnley clearly need to add goals to their game and the way to do that is buying/loaning another striker.


Chelsea manager Frank Lampard looks on during his side's 3-0 Champions League defeat to Bayern Munich

Chelsea spent more than any other Premier League club in the summer and while it takes time for a new manager to gel his team together and get them playing the way he wants, Lampard is starting to come under pressure.


  • Get more out of Werner – Timo Werner was one of the hottest prospects when Chelsea landed him in the summer, but the goals haven't flowed for the German international. Werner may need more time to get used to the pace of the Premier League but some would argue that he should play through the middle more and be given a run of games there until he finds his feet.
  • Give Lampard time – it seems ridiculous to me that Frank Lampard is apparently under pressure from certain areas this early in his Chelsea career. Yes he and the club have invested a lot of more but teams take time to gel so please don't do anything rash.

Crystal Palace

Wilfried Zaha, Crystal Palace

Roy ‘the boy' Hodgson is doing a great job at Palace despite a lack of resources. Keeping hold of key players will be key to Crystal Palace avoiding a relegation battle this season.


  • Hang onto Zaha, again! – Once against Zaha has proven himself to be a talisman for the Eagles, netting 8-goals in 14 games this season. AC Milan are the latest club to be linked with a move for the Ivory Coast man and it is vital they keep hold of him, until the summer at least.
  • Stop relying on Zaha – Benteke is the only other player in the Palace side to have scored more than one league goal this season and the club have become heavily reliant on Zaha. Get more out of Ayew and Batshuayi in front of goal and take some of the pressure off Zaha.


The Premier League Team's New Year's Resolutions Part 1

Carlo Ancelotti will be very pleased with how his Everton side have performed this season, but there is still plenty of room for improvement.


  • Be more creative – The Toffees were banging in the goals early in the season but of late, partly due to injuries, they haven't been supplying the likes of Calvert-Lewin and Richarlison with enough in the final third.
  • Find more sources of goals – Calvert-Lewin is enjoying his finest season inf front of goal, netting 11-goals in 15 league games so far, but Everton can't keep relying on the England man all the time. Richarlison, Rodriguez, Iwobi, Doucoure and Sigurosson need to be chipping in with more goals on a regular basis.


The Premier League Team's New Year's Resolutions Part 1

Fulham look set for a relegation battle, as you would expect for one of the newly-promoted clubs, and a lack of wins and goals looks worrying for the Londoners.


  • Play more to Mitrovic's strengths – Mitrovic bang in the goals last season for Fulham and some might argue that he isn't a Premier League player, but his international record for Seria suggests otherwise. If Fulham can play more to the Serb's strengths i.e more crosses, get teammates around him etc, then the club will score more goals.
  • Score more goals – Obviously, this one is linked to the previous resolution. Fulham don't score enough goals and this is a serious issue. De Cordova Reid top scores with 4-goals and only two other players have scored more than once in the Premier League this season, Mitrovic and Lookman.


Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa

Leeds are loving life back in the big time, where a club like theirs, arguably, deserves to be. However, for the excitement Bielsa's style of play provides both fans of Leeds and many neutrals, the club has its issues at the back.


  • Sort out that defence – Leeds have conceded an average of 2-goals per game this season, which is the joint-worst record in the Premier League alongside West Brom, and something must be done about it.
  • Get more out of Rodrigo – Leeds splashed out on a new striker in the summer but Rodrigo has failed to adapt as quickly to the pace of the Premier League as the club would have hoped. The Spaniard is in his prime and the club needs to get more out of him or risk selling him on for much less than they paid.


Jamie Vardy, Leicester City

Rodgers is doing a fantastic job with the Foxes and there isn't too much for fans of Leicester City to complain about heading into 2021.


  • Get rid of the Deadwood – How Slimani, Gray and Choudhury are still at the club, I can't comprehend. one of those players have done enough during their time at Leicester and the January transfer window provides the perfect opportunity to sell them on and perhaps bring in some fresh blood.
  • Stop relying on Vardy – As good as his is at the age of 33, Leicester need to start scoring more goals from other sources than the former England international. Vardy has netted 11-goals in 15 league games so far, while Iheanacho and Perez have scored a combined total of 1-goal between them. In fact, Iheanacho could be added to that list above and the Foxes should bring in a new striker that could ease the pressure that is currently on Vardy's shoulders.





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