The Premier League is well under way, but which side are currently favorites to lift the title in May 2022?
It was a very busy summer for the ‘Top Six’ clubs in the Premier League in terms of transfers. Hundreds of millions have already been spent, with more probably on its way.
All of the sides have got even stronger from last season, whether it be signings or players back from injury. Manchester City comfortably won the league last season after a rocky start and ended 12 points clear of Manchester United.
This season we’re hoping it won’t be the same and that it’ll be one of the closest campaigns to date!
Premier League Title Odds (BoyleSports)
Manchester City – 10/11 – 23 points – currently 2nd place
Last season’s Champions Manchester City were always going to be strong contenders this year after finishing 12 points clear. They have already won three titles under Pep Guardiola and have a lot of experience as a squad; they started the previous season really badly but still won it in the end.
City’s squad is very strong and Pep likes shuffling players from week to week in order to keep the team fresh and keen. City brought in Jack Grealish this summer, whilst not losing any key members of their squad from last season.
They have shown they are good enough to win the league with these players, they just need to perform at the high standards they have set.
Chelsea – 9/4 – 26 points – currently 1st place
After winning the Champions League last year, Tuchel and his side should be confident going into this Premier League season. With the arrival of Tuchel, all of Chelsea’s players have improved and in particular their defence.
Last summer, Chelsea signed a number of players including Werner, Havertz, and Chilwell. This summer was a productive one, with Lukaku and Saul joining the Champions League winners. Last season was tough due to a lack of goals from strikers, but with the signing of Lukaku, this should take the pressure off of Werner.
Beating Manchester City in the final of this year’s competition would be a huge achievement for Chelsea. It sounds like they are contenders for the league title, but there is one major concern which is their dependency on certain players to handle Tuchel’s tactics. Players such as Kante and Jorginho have been key players for Tuchel and are tough to replace.
So far, Tuchel has this Chelsea side looking better and better each week. The loss to Man City and one point against Liverpool though isn’t ideal as all three sides will be up there at the end of the season and it could come down to one or two points!
Liverpool – 4/1 – 22 points – currently 4th place
Liverpool did not have much luck last season, but they still managed to finish third in the table. This doesn’t mean a lot considering how many injuries they had. At one point four of their five defenders were injured. Hopefully, this year will be better for them in terms of injuries and they can get back to their best.
When Liverpool has a full, healthy squad of players at their disposal, they are capable of beating anyone. They have signed Konate to shore up the defence but haven’t done much else in terms of other player signings. If Liverpool can keep this group fit and without injuries, then Klopp can get them back on top.
Liverpool players need to put last season to the back of their minds immediately. They have shown that they are back to their best this season and if they can get on a good run, it’ll take a lot to stop them!
Manchester United – 80/1 – 17 points – currently 6th place
United surprised themselves last season but they also proved their doubters wrong on the way to finishing second. At the start of the season, they were in a position to finally be involved in an actual title race for the first time in a few years.
Manchester United signed Jadon Sancho, the right-sided player they’ve been after for years. Varane is another player they have been after for a while and he joined the club in the summer but has already been injured twice.
The biggest signing of them all though is Cristiano Ronaldo. The former Manchester United player has always flirted with a return to the club he made his name at and Man United fans couldn’t be happier the five-time Ballon d’Or winner is back!
In order to be competitive, United must pick up points from sides above them and stop dropping points against bottom-of-the-table teams. That being said, they picked up the most points in the league from losing positions last season, which is a great trait to have!
They are struggling to beat the lesser sides and have just been beaten 5-0 by Liverpool and 2-0 by Manchester City showing the gap in quality between the sides!
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