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The English Premier League is one of the most exciting soccer leagues in the world. It features some of the biggest stars in the sport, and it’s also responsible for some of the most thrilling matches that soccer can produce.
The unpredictable nature of the English Premier League is another key selling point. This even goes for who will win the title at the end of each season. After such a dominant run to the Premier League crown last season, most would expect Liverpool to repeat the trick this time around. However, they suffered an almost unfathomable 7-2 loss to Aston Villa earlier this month, causing their season to start with a stutter.
With that said, if you check out best football betting odds, you’ll see that Liverpool is still a narrow favorite to win the Premier League again at the time of writing. Yet they’re not the only contenders, as the following list demonstrates.
The favorite: Liverpool
After a 30-year wait, Liverpool finally did it last season: they once again became English champions. They also did it in style. They won 32 out of 38 games. They amassed 99 points in total. They won the Premier League with more games remaining than any other side.
The way in which Jurgen Klopp’s side dominated was seriously impressive, and many expect them to do the same again this season. This is helped by Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino, and Mo Salah – the most formidable attacking trio in the league. They also added Thiago, one of the world’s best midfielders, to the equation.
Yet winning the title in successive seasons is a serious challenge. Plus, early form suggests Liverpool will struggle to recapture the dominant run of performances they once had.
The main rival: Man City
Man City managed to just about hold off the challenge of Liverpool to win the 2018-2019 Premier League. Yet when it came to the two locking horns again the following season, Liverpool ran out clear winners.
Man City has responded in their usual fashion: spending copious amounts of money to try and fix the problem. Ruben Dias, Nathan Ake, and Ferran Torres all joined for big transfer fees. Will they be enough to give Man City a real fighting chance against Liverpool this season? Time will tell.
The dark horse: Chelsea
If you thought Man City spent a lot of money, it’s nothing in comparison to Chelsea. The London club splashed out big on Kai Havertz, Timo Werner, and Hakim Ziyech in an attempt to seriously bolster their attack. They also brought in defensive reinforcements in the form of experienced Thiago Silva, as well as left-back Ben Chilwell and goalkeeper Edouard Mendy.
If this Chelsea team can gel quickly, they could be in the title chase until the very end.
The outsiders: Arsenal, Tottenham, Everton
While it’s highly dubious that any of these teams will win the Premier League this season, just remember the miracle that was 5000/1 shot Leicester City from a few years ago!
After bringing in Mikel Arteta as manager, Arsenal has developed a strong resolve, which will only be supported by the shrewd summer signings of Thomas Partey and Gabriel. Tottenham boasts one of the best attacks in the league with Harry Kane, Son Heung-min, and the returning Gareth Bale. Everton’s savvy work in the transfer window, which saw them bring in superstar James Rodriguez, has also seen them become unlikely contenders due to a blistering start to the season.