We are now well into the 2020/21 Premier League season and there have been some huge results already! We are bringing you the latest odds, from Paddy Power, on who will be crowned champions in May 2021.
Last season was a walk in the park for Liverpool, the finished champions on 99 points, 18 ahead of Man City. This season though, the blue side of Manchester will be hoping they can bridge that gap and regain the Premier Leauge trophy from Jurgen Klopp’s side.
The title was pretty much over by Christmas. Liverpool were 13 points clear at the top and unbeaten. It took until the 29th February for Liverpool to lose their first game, when they went away to Watford.
The 2020/21 Premier League will hopefully be a closer affair this season. All of the big sides spent a lot of money in the transfer window and some huge names have joined the Premier League to make it even stronger!
Man City – 6/5
City are the current favourites going even though they are 13th in the table. They could become only the fourth team to regain their Premier League title, the year after losing it.
Manchester City goes into this season with lots of experience on how to win the Premier League. Guardiola is an experienced manager in terms of league winnings teams and this will have a huge impact. They have two titles in the last three seasons, unlike Liverpool who won their first last season!
The club has brought in Spanish forward Torres from Valencia, Nathan Ake from Bournemouth and Ruben Dias from Benfica. Torres looks to be a replacement Sane, whilst Ake and Dias are coming in to add to City’s weak defence. On top of this City has a good squad with depth and plenty of cover for multiple positions should any player get injured. City look set for a good year and will definitely be up there, if not top, come May.
Pep’s side haven’t started the season great, but with Liverpool losing key players to injury, surely it is Man City’s to lose?
Liverpool – 7/5
Klopp and his team were full of confidence going into this season after having won their first Premier League last year. 99 points saw them absolutely storm to their first title, which was wrapped up with six games to go.
They have a very good starting eleven but it is back up players where they are lacking. They have multiple players in midfield, but it’s their defence and attack that doesn’t have a great deal of back up. Liverpool made three signings in the summer. Tsmiskas came in as cover at left-back, Thiago was their big summer signing from Bayern who will strengthen them and Jota was the surprise signing from Wolves.
Liverpool haven’t got off to the best start though defending their title. They have already lost whereas last season it took them until February to register their first defeat. On top of this, Van Dijk looks set to be out for the season who will be a huge miss for them. The title race is far from over but Liverpool will need to find the attacking form of last year to cope without Van Dijk
Spurs – 9/1
Tottenham went through huge change last season after a poor start under Pochettino. This meant the end of the Argentine’s manager at Spurs and they brought in Jose Mourinho. The season carried on being up and down but eventually, Mourinho got some consistency and they finished sixth in the league.
There is no doubting the ability that Spurs have in their squad and they have only increased this by bringing in Hojbjerg, Joe Hart, Doherty, Reguillon and Gareth Bale. These are all players who will help the squad in different ways. Spurs also managed to keep hold of their most influential players in Kane, Dele and Son, who on their day can be unplayable.
Keeping Kane fit for a full season is key. Last year he got injured twice, however, Son managed to step up and fill the gap. Mourinho is a good enough manager to win the league, he will just need a big bit of luck to go his way.
Chelsea – 17/1
Last season they managed to finish the season well, sneaking into the fourth spot in Lampards first season. Chelsea also went on to the FA Cup final but were beaten 2-1 by Arsenal. This season they were allowed to sign players, unlike last year when they had a transfer ban.
Chelsea didn’t waste any time in taking advantage of this and brought in some real quality. They have signed Werner, Ziyeh, Thiago Silva, Havertz and Chilwell. These are all good players who will greatly improve Lampard’s side.
At 17/1 it’s a good price, but it may be a step too far this season for Chelsea. Lampard needs to find his best 11 and start getting the most out of his new signings. The players they have brought in will bridge the gap to some extent and who knows, a dip in form for City and Liverpool and a rise in form for Chelsea could see a three-way title race.
Manchester United – 25/1
Solskjaer seems to have helped turn United around since his rocky start at the club. It went well for him at the start and then after that form dipped again. However, since then United have picked up and managed to finish third in the Premier League last season.
The transfer window this summer wasn’t their best as they missed out of some big targets. Van De Beek, Telles and Cavani all joined the club but it was Jadon Sancho and a new centre half that Solskjaer really wanted. His side has had some rocky performances and their captain Maguire hasn’t hit the ground running this season.
Ole has good enough players at the club to mount a title challenge but his biggest issue will be is consistency. Players like Rashford, Martial, Bruno and Pogba have shown how good they can be but don’t do it enough.
United need to find some consistency soon whilst everyone else is struggling, if they want any chance of being near the top come May!