The Premier League in England is said to be the most competitive league in the world. Not only is it challenging to win every game, but in theory, any team can beat anyone of its competitors. In 2015 we saw Leicester City win the league, an achievement that will go down in the history books of football.
So here is a list of teams that are favourites to win the tournament:
The defending champions in Manchester City won the league easily last season and can easily repeat the same feat this time out. Under the tutelage of Pep Guardiola, the team has only elevated their status. The team basks in its attacking firepower. With the likes of Sergio Aguero, David Silva, Leroy Sane, Raheem Sterling and Kevin De Bruyne, the team is filled with players who have a world-class talent.
Riyad Mahrez has joined the ranks of the Blue side of Manchester, and this will only help the cause of Guardiola. He already made the apt signings last season and has the bench strength to mount a serious charge for the UEFA Champions League title as well this season.
Odds of winning the title: 4/6 (Bet 365)
Key Players: Sergio Aguero, Kevin De Bruyne, David Silva
UEFA Champions League 2017 runners-up, Liverpool, have positioned themselves as one of the favourites to win the upcoming season.
Under manager Jurgen Klopp, the team has evolved into a unit that attacks and defends together. Couple that up with the sensational season Mohamed Salah had where he scored more than 40 goals, it means this side can compete at any level with every single team.
They have made excellent signings in the summer break, and it can be said that the management has addressed every single problem the team faced last season. With these reinforcements, they will be more formidable than before.
Odds of winning the title: 4/1 (Bet 365)
Key Players: Mohamed Salah, Naby Keita, Alisson Becker
3. Manchester United
The Red Devils are the most successful team in this competition, and even though they finished second in the table last time out, the difference between them and the winners was palpable. They lacked chemistry and were inconsistent.
Coach Jose Mourinho has been widely criticised for the style of football the team is playing, but he has said many a time to the media that he can only do so much with this squad. It seems that Manchester United can’t ever get back to the glory days if such an attitude exists within the coaching department, and still the manager has warned the owners of having big expectations.
Even though they have made some signings, major issues are yet to be addressed.
However, this Manchester United we are talking about and to count them out this early in the season would be a callous act of ignorance.
Odds of winning the title: 7/1 (Bet 365)
Key Players: Paul Pogba, Alexis Sanchez, Romelu Lukaku
The Stamford Bridge side has once again had a managerial change. Antonio Conte was let go and Maurizio Sarri has been brought in to repair the confidence of the team.
Even though this team won the league in 2016/17 season, they had a complete switch in the subsequent one.
This is going to be an extremely important season for The Blues because their owner has been criticised by almost everyone for being extremely ruthless with his managers. It will be interesting to see how well they do this year.
Odds of winning the title: 12/1 (Bet 365)
Key Players: Eden Hazard, Cesc Fabregas, Willian