August is slowly creeping closer, which means the club calendar is about to fill up. Here is a look at three records in World Football that could be broken this season.
Most Wins in a Bundesliga Season, 29, Bayern Munich (2012-13)
Candidate: Bayern Munich
It will be difficult for newly inked Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola to top the accomplishments of last season’s historic outfit.
Not only did the German side bring home the Champions League trophy, but they also won 29 Bundesliga matches and 14 away Bundesliga matches, both respective records.
The starting XI will not be finalized until the outset of their domestic campaign in a few weeks' time; however, based on Guardiola’s tactical genius and the composition of the current team, it is no stretch to assume Bayern will once again reign head and shoulders above the competition in Germany.
Thirty wins is well within their grasp.
Record: Most goals by an individual in a La Liga Season, 50, Lionel Messi (2011-12)
Candidates: Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo
It has been a relatively quiet summer in terms of football for both Messi and Ronaldo. That means that each will be physically prepared to dominate La Liga once again.
Ronaldo’s had two seasons in which he bagged 46 goals, and Messi has had a 46-goal season in addition to his 50-goal record-setter himself.
Each player is in his prime, both still physically gifted enough to torch opposing goalkeepers and defenders. New managers for each club will pile on the pressure for both the Argentine and Portuguese. It should make for a wild ride.
The chase for 50 goals will be on in Barcelona and Madrid this season.
Record: Most goals by a Premier League team in one season, 103, Chelsea (2009-10)
Jose Mourinho is back in the Premier League at the helm of his former club, Chelsea.
With rumors swirling in regard to the Blues' interest in Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney, according to ESPN, and a Chelsea side that notched 75 goals last season, there will no shortage of attack for the English club.
It will not be easy to topple the record, but Mourinho will offer fresh ideas on how Chelsea can score goals. He will be desperate to make a splash in his first year back in England, as well.
There's no doubt that eclipsing the 103-goal mark is something Chelsea should certainly believe they can obtain in the Premier League next year.