After a strange Premier League season, no thanks to VAR controversy, the unclear handball rule and the lack of title contenders, we've looked at the "Big 6" and ranked their seasons based on 2021 Air Jordan releases. As the PL season was severely lacking, some heat releases won't appear here, but it's not all bad.
Arsenal - 8th
The club was consistent in breaking all of the wrong records. They had the worst start to a top-flight campaign since 1981, lost four consecutive home games for the first time since 1959 and almost recorded their lowest finish since 1995. The Hale End boys, Pepe Hive, Martinelli and Tierney, were the only positives about Arsenal's season.
Rating: Air Jordan 11 WMNS Low 'Citrus'
Chelsea - 4th
Remontada FC. Who knew what difference having a competent manager like Tuchel could make? Summer signings Werner, Ziyech and Havertz were supposed to leave the rest of the Big 6 shaking in their boots, but the three only scored a measly 12 goals between them across the season. The man between the sticks, Edouard Mendy, without a doubt, helped turn their season around.
Liverpool - 3rd
An injury-plagued season could have gone worse for the Scousers. By February, 18 different centre-back partnerships were fielded with Van Dijk and Gomez, both out for the season. Salah turned up, bagging 22 goals for the season, while Mane struggled to find his form. Although Thiago was underwhelming and the odds were against Liverpool, finishing third was something fans probably never imagined.
Rating: Air Jordan 4 WMNS 'Starfish'
Manchester City - 1st
The Champions. For a team without a proper No. 9, winning the league shouldn't be possible. Foden, Gundogan, Stones, De Bruyne, Dias and Mahrez are just a few players that contributed to City's seventh title. Manchester City had some shaky periods at the beginning and end of the season. But Guardiola pulled through and gifted the fans with his third PL title since joining City in 2016.
Manchester United - 2nd
The Devil works hard, but Bruno Fernandes works harder, though it's a shame he disappears in games against the Big 6. Manchester United surprisingly managed to finish second. It must be the football God's way of thanking Marcus Rashford for feeding the kids. But unfortunately for some, this means Ole Gunner Solksjaer lives on to manage another game.
Rating: Air Jordan 5 'Anthracite'
Tottenham - 7th
Daniel Levy appointed a washed Jose Mourinho with the hopes that he would bring trophies to a trophyless club. You guessed it, he was wrong. Against the Big 6, Spurs beat both Manchester clubs and Arsenal, their North London rivals. But fell short when it mattered most and could only muster a seventh-place finish, one point above Arsenal.
Rating: Air Jordan 3 Retro 'Cool Grey'
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