Who will succeed this season, Antonio Conte’s Chelsea, champions in 2016-2017 and brilliant on all the lawns of the Kingdom? Can Manchester United of Mourinho finally pass a course? Can City of Guardiola seriously compete with the Blues? Will Liverpool will perform season? Can Arsenal dream of the title at the end of a season without Europe? Answer in the months to come!
THE TEAMS TO FOLLOW
The Chelsea Hazard and company should still fly over their meetings against the most modest teams, while the two clubs in Manchester should do the same. The club to follow will be Arsenal, who will not play, for the first time in a long time, the Champions League and who should focus on his course in the Premier League. At the bottom of the standings, there will also be an attentive look at the promoted, including Newcastle, and Swansea, saved from relegation last year.
After a 2016/2017 season from one end to the next, the Eden Hazard Blues, will the London club succeed in repeating this feat this year? If a new Chelsea crown is offered at 7/2 at Bet365, there is no doubt that Antonio Conte will have to find another formula to get the precious sesame. So, it’s true, the Italian technician has more than one suite in his pocket but Chelsea will be the team to beat this year. Nevertheless, given the way N’Golo Kanté teammates flew over the Premier League last year, Chelsea will be the main favourites this season.
TOTTENHAM AND LIVERPOOL TO TAKE THE THRONE?
Behind, Tottenham and Liverpool had a very good race last season and the performances of the two teams will be scrutinised under a magnifying glass. Spurs stuck all season and were the main bulwark at a coronation of Chelsea. With one of the best forwards in the championship Harry Kane, Mauricio Pochettino will be able to rely on a solid base to go for the Grail. Liverpool, meanwhile, will try to raise their game level under the leadership of Jürgen Klopp.
ARE WE GOING TO SEE THE REBIRTH OF THE CLUBS IN MANCHESTER
The two clubs of Manchester will also be expected at the turn by all lovers of football. With a plethoric workforce, Manchester United were disappointed last year. José Mourinho, for his first year at the head of the club, was entitled to the benefit of the doubt. Only here, this year, there will be no more preferential treatment and the Red Devils will have to confirm. It is the same for the eternal rival Manchester City. Expected as the main outsiders for this season 2017/2018, the Citizens (offered at 15/8 in case of coronation) can really win this Premier League especially in view of the players available Pep Guardiola. With Gabriel Jesus, Kevin De Bruyne and David Silva no doubt that the first place will be very hard!
A SPECIAL YEAR FOR ARSENAL
Unloaded from the Champions League for the first time in twenty years, Arsenal will have plenty of time to do well in the Premier League. While waiting to see the new singings, we are entitled to think that the club in London could do very badly this season. Arsène Wenger has been touched in his pride and is likely to take his revenge on all his critics this year. So, will the Gunners succeed in getting to the next level? Answers in a few months!
A priori, Huddersfield and Brighton will not play the leading roles in 2017-2018. They could however enjoy their their dynamics to give themselves a quiet season among the elite. As for the battle for the maintenance, we will especially look at teams in bad shape for several seasons, such as Watford, Burnley or Crystal Palace. A council, however, do not bet on a defeat of the latter during the first days, surprises are often at the rendezvous given the different physical preparations!
STATISTICS FOR BETTING ON THE PREMIER LEAGUE
Beware of the eternal reflex of privileging the training at home in the Premier League! In the last five seasons, with the exception of the 2012/2013 season (28%), the percentage of outdoor victories has always been above 30% for the whole season!