In a world with out Ted Lasso pulling a Pep Guardiola and utilizing Whole Soccer to achieve for the celebs, and with out Nate the Wonderkid quitting earlier than the tip of the season, issues went a bit in another way in the actual Premier League.
First up is AFC Richmond’s white whale, the crew that all the time eluded them till a fateful (and thrilling) match in the penultimate episode of the season: Manchester Metropolis. The crew is managed by the actual wunderkind, Pep Guardiola — extensively thought-about probably the greatest soccer managers of all time, and apparently Ted Lasso’s man crush. Within the “Ted Lasso” finale, Manchester Metropolis finally ends up successful the league, and to nobody’s shock, the crew did the identical in actual life. Certainly, Manchester Metropolis topped the Premier League in 2023 for the third yr in a row, all 3 times with Guardiola as supervisor. On Saturday night time, additionally they reached the Champions League remaining for his or her second time ever. Their earlier time ended with a loss in opposition to Chelsea, however this time they emerged victorious from a match with Inter Milan.
Additionally featured this season was Chelsea, the crew the place a younger Roy Kent started his profession within the Premier League. Although Chelsea is taken into account one of many huge groups, that they had a less-than-stellar season this yr. They began out with six wins of their first 11 video games earlier than falling dramatically the remainder of the season, scoring a report low 38 objectives throughout their complete 38-match season. This was their worst season for the reason that mid-’90s, they usually even confronted the specter of relegation for some time — one thing Richmond could be very accustomed to.