The start of the Premier League campaign is only a week away! So we are bringing you the latest odds, from Paddy Power, on who will be crowned champions in May 2020.
Last season was arguably the most entertaining Premier League season yet. Manchester City were crowned the champions in a title race that went down to the final day. City finished on 98 points with Liverpool only one behind on 97.
The title looked like it was heading to Anfield for the first time when Liverpool opened up a seven-point gap. But a loss to Man City during the season opened up the title race again. It looked like Liverpool would take it on the final day when City went 1-0 down but they came back to beat Brighton 4-1.
The 2019/20 Premier League will hopefully be as exciting so we’re going to look at each team’s odds and how they are looking going into the new season.
Man City – 4/9
City are the firm favourites going into the new season after winning it last year. They could become only the second team to make it three Premier League titles in a row if they can win again this year.
Manchester City will go 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.
The club has brought in Spanish midfielder Rodri from Atletico Madrid. He looks to be a real solid midfielder who is going to help with Fernandinho getting older. 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.
Liverpool – 11/4
Klopp and his team will still be scratching their heads as to how they didn’t win the league last season. 97 points would have won them their first title in every season bar the last two. However, a Champions League win this season will only add lots of confidence to the side.
They have a very good starting eleven but it is back up players where they are lacking. They have only made two signings so far and they are 16 and 17 years old. In terms of first-team players, they haven’t brought any in. This could come to hurt them should they lose one of their main players to injury. They also have to deal with the pressure of still not winning a Premier League trophy.
If they can keep their squad fit for the season then there is no reason why they can’t win the league. Liverpool have more than a good enough team and surely another 97 points would see them win the league for the first time.
Spurs – 20/1
Tottenham looked like they could have been in with an outside chance last season. They were just about keeping pace with City and Liverpool until February when they went through a bad spell of form. Spurs also managed to get themselves to a Champions League final but fell just short of winners, Liverpool.
There is no doubting the ability that Spurs have in their squad and they have only increased this by bringing in Ndombele. He is exactly the signing they needed and this could have a huge impact on their season ahead. Like Liverpool though, they have never won the Premier League.
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. Pochettino is a good enough manager to win the league, he may just need a bit of luck to go his way.
Chelsea – 35/1
Last season they managed to finish the season well, sneaking into third spot. Chelsea also went on to win the Europa League to add a trophy to their cabinet. However, at the end of their season, a lot changed at Stamford Bridge. Sarri left the club to join Juventus and Hazard also left to join Real Madrid. On top of that, they also had a transfer ban imposed on them until next summer.
Frank Lampard is now the new manager at Chelsea, after having a successful year at Derby. Chelsea have recalled Tammy Abraham from his loan spell at Aston Villa, where he scored 26 goals. It will be a tough year for Chelsea due to the fact they haven’t been able to bring in players as everyone else has.
At 35/1 its a big ask but you wouldn’t rule out Lampard further improving his hero status at Chelsea, would you?
Manchester United – 40/1
Solskjaer looked like he was exactly what Man United needed when he took over at Old Trafford in December. But since he was made the permanent manager the results went the other way and they finished sixth. It was a very poor season for United and big changes are needed at the club.
This summer they have brought in Wan-Bisakka which was a much-needed signing. They need to shore up their defence and he will only help. United also brought in centre-back Harry Maguire, who has all the marks of being an excellent signing for the club.
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, Sanchez and Pogba have shown how good they can be but don’t do it enough.
Depending on how Manchester United end the transfer window depends on whether they can be up there in May.
Arsenal – 66/1
The Gunners looked on course for a good 18/19 season. Top four looked achievable and they had a Europa League final to play. However, they ended up finishing fifth and trophyless. A lot of this was down to problems at the back. Their defence is not good enough compared to their attack.
Arsenal has signed the winger Pepe for a fee of €70 million. He had a great season in Ligue 1 last year and Arsenal will hope he can do the same this year. However, they haven’t brought in any much-needed defenders and now it looks like their captain Koscielny could be leaving too.
They still have last years Golden Boot winner in Aubameyang and Emery has won league titles before, just not in England. Could it just be a case of having to score four or five each game to win?