PODCAST | The Premier League returns and so do the fans

Digital editor Tom Bassam and deputy editor Sam Carp look ahead to the start of the 2021/22 top-flight English soccer season.

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Digital editor Tom Bassam and deputy editor Sam Carp look ahead to the start of the 2021/22 top-flight English soccer season.

With the 2021/22 Premier League season set to get underway with Arsenal’s trip to newly promoted Brentford on 13th August, SportsPro digital editor Tom Bassam is joined on the podcast by deputy editor Sam Carp for a commercial preview of the upcoming campaign.

They consider the return of fans to grounds, the measures being implemented to keep them safe, and whether attendances will immediately bounce back to pre-pandemic levels on the back of 16 months when habits, as well as priorities might have changed.

There is also time for the pair to discuss some of the hefty fees Premier League clubs have been spending on player transfers, and what that says about the strength of England’s top flight compared to Europe’s other major leagues.