In a world with out Ted Lasso pulling a Pep Guardiola and utilizing Total Football to achieve for the celebrities, and with out Nate the Wonderkid quitting earlier than the tip of the season, issues went a bit in a different way in the actual Premier League.
First up is AFC Richmond’s white whale, the crew that at all times eluded them till a fateful (and thrilling) match within the penultimate episode of the season: Manchester City. The crew is managed by the actual wunderkind, Pep Guardiola — extensively thought of probably the greatest soccer managers of all time, and apparently Ted Lasso’s man crush. In the “Ted Lasso” finale, Manchester City finally ends up successful the league, and to nobody’s shock, the crew did the identical in actual life. Indeed, Manchester City topped the Premier League in 2023 for the third yr in a row, all thrice with Guardiola as supervisor. On Saturday night time, in addition they reached the Champions League remaining for his or her second time ever. Their earlier time ended with a loss towards Chelsea, however this time they emerged victorious from a match with Inter Milan.
Also featured this season was Chelsea, the crew the place a younger Roy Kent started his profession within the Premier League. Though Chelsea is taken into account one of many huge groups, they’d 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 file low 38 targets throughout their whole 38-match season. This was their worst season for the reason that mid-’90s, and so they even confronted the specter of relegation for some time — one thing Richmond may be very aware of.