The Premier League season is only around the corner and we’re going to look at the favourites for the title, and what chance they actually have!
With the season starting in just over two weeks it may be time to start looking at some pre-season accas. The Premier League can be very tough to bet on, especially an overall winner. Last season it went down to the very last game and only one point split Man City and Liverpool.
We’ll look at the top six sides and how they are shaping up going into the 2019/20 season.
Man City – 4/7
No surprise that Pep Guardiola’s side are the favourites for the title once again. Last year they were pushed all the way by a very good Liverpool side but managed to see it over the line on the last day. They have won the Premier League for the last two seasons and have lots of experience in their squad.
City have made good signings as well. They have brought in Spanish holding midfielder Rodri from Atletico Madrid. Former left-back Angelino has also rejoined the club from PSV. These were two good signings for the club as they were two positions they needed cover in. Vincent Kompany has left the club though and it will be interesting to see how they cope with this.
They have a very good chance of becoming the second club to win three league titles in a row. City have a brilliant squad and a fantastic manager so they’ll be very confident for this season.
Liverpool – 23/10
Just behind them in the odds and the table last season is Liverpool. They had a fantastic season and were incredibly unlucky to not win the league with 97 points! Liverpool did finish the season well though winning the Champions League showing the have a squad capable of winning the league.
This experience can only help them when it comes to winning the Premier League and dealing with pressure. In terms of ins and outs, Liverpool’s squad is fairly unchanged. They have brought in young Dutch centre-back van den Berg. Sturridge and Moreno have left the club as free agents. Liverpool do though need a creative midfielder, someone to help out the front three. There are rumours Coutinho could make a return but this would require a huge transfer fee.
The pressure though is now on Liverpool as to whether they can emulate last season. They have a good enough squad to push City all the way again, but can they go one better this year?
Spurs – 17/1
By the looks of the odds, it’s going to be a two-horse title race again? Spurs were fully in the title race until a spell of bad form over February and March saw them fall far away.
They also got to the Champions League final this year but couldn’t get beat Liverpool. They have shown that they have a very good squad and if they can keep hold of some of their key players in terms of Eriksen and Alderweireld. This window they have brought in Ndombele for around £55 million. He will add stability in the midfield, something Spurs have lacked at times.
Spurs look like the side most likely to challenge the top two this season. They can make a real go of it if they can find stability and start picking up points against the top six sides.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) July 3, 2019
Chelsea – 25/1
This season is going to be particularly tough for Chelsea. They have a transfer ban which means they can’t bring in some much-needed reinforcements. On top of that, they have lost Sari. The Italian has headed back to the Serie A and taken charge of Juventus. Probably their biggest loss of this year is Eden Hazard. He contributed to 31 out of their 63 goals last season, that’s 49%!
However, it isn’t all bad for them. They have managed to keep Kovacic on a permanent deal as well having Pulisic join them now. Lampard is the new manager and even though he has no experience of management in the Premier League, he has more than most in playing in it.
This season you would imagine Chelsea’s aim is to get into the top four and have a good go at the cup competitions. But don’t write them off going all the way, they still have a good squad they just need to hit the ground running with the new manager.
Man United – 30/1
When Sir Alex was in charge you would never have seen Man United at 30/1 to win the league. A few poor seasons have seen them drop down the pecking order in the Premier League and struggling for top four now.
They have Solskjaer in charge, who at first looked like the real deal. But United ended the season badly finishing 6th and have been forced to invest. They have brought in Daniel James and Aaron Wan-Bisakka, with the full-back being a well overdue signing. United do need to bring in a centre-back and it looks like they could be signing Harry Maguire before the transfer window is up.
However, other players are rumoured to be leaving the club. Pogba is one of them who has been linked with many teams this summer. United have the quality in their squad but they need to get a lot more consistent in order to mount a proper title challenge.
— Aaron Wan-Bissaka (@awbissaka) June 29, 2019
Arsenal – 50/1
They may have had the top scorer for last season but it’s going to take a lot more than that this season for Arsenal to win the Premier League. Last season it was their away form that really let them down, they only managed to win nine out of 19.
This season they need to make some signings after losing some key players. Petr Cech has left the club as well as Ospina. Ramsey has joined Juventus on a free and it appears as though their captain Koscielny is on his way out. Arsenal have a poor defence and could do without losing Koscienly.
There is also a lot of reliance on Lacazette and Aubameyang and they need someone to help out. They seem to be at a crossroads with their owner and a league title seems a long way off.