If you read our post yesterday about the Ireland team in 2024 you'll know we've fast forward ten years on the new Football Manager but today we thought we'd try stay away from the auto-generated players so we're merely looking seven years into the future for our feature on the state of the Premier League.
So without further ado here is the state of English football in 2021.
The League Table
It's all change at the top and they bottom as Tottenham Hotspur claim their first ever Premier League title. It turns out in fact that Cardiff's owner Vincent Tan has made an inspired choice in hiring Russell Slade. Slade moves on from Cardiff to take charge of Spurs and not only does he lead them to their first title in 2021 but by 2024 they'll have won their third title in four years.
At the bottom of the table, Steve Staunton's first venture into the Premier League management didn't go too well as he got poor old Aston Villa relegated. Peterborough didn't last too long in the top flight but don't worry, they'll be back in 2023 and establish themselves as a consistent Premier League team.
The Team Of The Year
The 2021 team of the year has a few well known faces; particularly in midfield but up front there are a couple of surprises that are well worth a look at when you start your game of FM15. Paulo Dybala currently plays for Palermo in real life but in FM15 he signs for Spurs in 2020 for just £6.5m. He finds himself in the team of the year after scoring 24 league goals.
By 2024 he will have 81 goals in 108 league appearances.
Raul Jimenez moves to Stoke City in 2016 for £3.4m and his 25 league goals is very impressive for a side who finished 8th in the league. Meanwhile, in defence, Silvan Widmer moves from Udinese in 2019 to join Man City for £8.5m and becomes a deserved successor to Pablo Zabaleta. Ezequiel Munoz is another chap at Palermo that you should keep an eye on. He goes from joining Inter Milan on a free in 2015 to moving to Chelsea in 2018 for £35m.
Player of the Year
Chelsea youngster Marco van Ginkel has a brief spell in La Liga for Valencia before making his return to the Premier League with Man United in 2018. He turns out to be an inspired signing; capturing player of the season in 2021 for the second year running.
- Glenn Whelan is an assistant manager at Real Salt Lake
- Ronny Deila is the England manager
- Keith Andrews has become a manager after retiring at St Mirren
- Shane Long is playing with Elche C.F. Sad
- Sheffield United's Theo Walcott is considering taking over the Derby County U21s
- Wayne Rooney is at Inverness CT and will go on to manage Swindon Town
- Zlatan Ibrahimovic is the Head of Youth Development in Sweden
- Fernando Torres has been retired for two years after scoring 23 goals for West Brom in his last season
Also read: The 2024 Ireland Team According To Football Manager 2015