With the Premier League set to get underway in less than two weeks, this offers us a good chance to see who are the favourites to be crowned champions for the 2020/2021 campaign.
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Reigning winners, Liverpool, who ran out victors by a whopping 18 points over Manchester City, will certainly be right up there again. But having not bolstered the squad with any star names yet, in combination with how they finished the season quite poorly after lockdown, they come into the season as second favourites. With their 30-year wait for a top flight league now behind them, it’ll take a brave man to write off the quality laden Reds, who are so excellently coached by Jurgen Klopp. Although injuries to their magnificent starting lineup could prove troublesome, they have some gifted younger players coming into the team that will be eager to come in and make an impact. Currently priced at 2.80, this represents decent value, as all eyes will be on their transfer dealings with the colossal opening day clash with newly promoted Leeds United right around the corner.
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Next up are the favourites, Manchester City, who are priced at 1.80 to reclaim the Premier League after an unsatisfactory time of it last time around. Managed by the masterful Pep Guardiola, the Spaniard will be desperate to ensure his team hit the ground running especially after their devastating Champions League exit against Lyon. Adding quality young players in Ferran Torres and Nathan Ake, and apparently at the front of the queue to sign wantaway Barcelona star Lionel Messi, this shows their ambition to return to the top. Always brilliant to watch and unquestionably with the best squad in the league, watching how City fare will be intriguing, as the title battle is shaping up as a two horse race between them and Liverpool. Chelsea then come in as third favourites, with their impressive transfer dealings seeing them priced at 11, as Frank Lampard is hoping to build on his strong first season in charge. The likes of Manchester United (15), Arsenal (41) and Tottenham Hotspur (51) seem like outsiders at this stage, but will definitely provide stiff competition as they all are intent on returning to the upper echelons of the division. As the countdown to opening day comes ever closer and excitement grows, it looks like it’ll be a fierce duel between Manchester City and Liverpool at this stage, which will be compulsive viewing just as it was two seasons ago.