The new Premier League season is just days away and clubs have been desperately trying to strengthen their squads before the summer transfer window shuts until January. There hasn’t been a lot of business done from the defending champions Manchester City, runners-up Manchester United or last season’s third-placed side Tottenham Hotspur, but the likes of Liverpool, Arsenal and Chelsea are making a concerted effort to try and overthrow the top-three in 2018/19. I’m going to have a bet on Chelsea to regain a Top Four place using my STS Bonus code, or for our Polish readers use this link for sts kod promocyjny vip, which means the same thing. You should always use bookies money when doing bets that take a season to pay out!
City remain favourites to lift the crown, as they’ve retained every key player in the squad. Pep Guardiola’s men won last season’s Premier League title with 100 points from 38 games, so it’s hardly surprising they are 4/6 to win it again with https://www.toals.com/. Liverpool could be the ones putting in a legitimate challenge to City this campaign, with Jurgen Klopp’s men strengthening heavily in the last two windows – a new goalkeeper in Alisson, centre-back in Virgil van Dijk and midfielders in Fabinho and Naby Keita. According to Toals, Liverpool are 15/4 to win the league.
After that, Manchester United and Tottenham could be fighting it out for third place in the league, with Chelsea and Arsenal potentially finishing below them. Tottenham are yet to make a summer signing, much to the ire of supporters, but they haven’t lost any of their important first-team players. The likes of manager Mauricio Pochettino and Harry Kane signed new deals in the summer, ensuring they will remain competitive in 2018/19.
But a lack of recruitment means they’re destined to finish behind the big boys once more, when many would argue that Spurs aren’t many players short of a challenge themselves. Champions League football certainly softens the blow, but supporters can’t dream of success domestically or in Europe when their owner Daniel Levy leaves it so late in the transfer window to start making serious enquiries about players.
On the flipside, Liverpool and Arsenal have been the most proactive. Both have added a goalkeeper, experienced centre-back and central midfielder in the last two windows to correct their problems of the past. Arsenal have a new manager and one of the best attacks in the Premier League – Mesut Ozil, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Alexandre Lacazette – so they can put in a good fight for the top-four.
United face Leicester on August 10, with Tottenham travelling to Newcastle and Chelsea travelling to Huddersfield on August 11. City’s title defence begins at Arsenal on Sunday August 12, the same day Liverpool host West Ham United.