Assessing the Premier League’s title challengers

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We’ve all been playing a lot of PUBG lately and taking in endless amounts of Netflix, but for sports fans, it hasn’t been enough. There’s a need to get a sporting fix from somewhere, which is why so many people are excited for the new Premier League season, which is firmly on the horizon. 

Premier League clubs are preparing for what promises to be yet another hugely entertaining campaign. There are plenty of questions to be asked, too. Will Liverpool win the league again? Can Chelsea mount a serious challenge this season? Can Jose Mourinho bring in some silverware at Tottenham? England’s top-flight is incredibly hard to predict. It’s arguably tougher to call than ever before this time around, too.

So, sit back, put down your casino games from a secure operator in India, get a drink at the ready and a snack in a bowl, and read up on your favourite Premier League club’s chances ahead of what promises to be another fantastic season. 

Liverpool

The Premier League champions will be desperate to cement themselves as the best club in the country by retaining their crown, but it is a tough challenge to meet in such a competitive division. Jurgen Klopp’s side have the know-how now, though, and after keeping hold of their best players, Liverpool will surely be ready to mount another serious challenge for the Premier League title. The Reds are the team every side will want to beat this season, make no mistake about that.

Manchester City 

Following a trophy-free campaign last season, Pep Guardiola will be desperate to see his Manchester City side mount more of challenge both domestically and in Europe. With Kevin De Bruyne, Sergio Aguero and Raheem Sterling in their ranks they’ll always challenge, but it’s City’s defence that really needs to hold firm this season. Can Pep establish the right blend between attack and defence this campaign? That is the huge question. Make no mistake about it, though; his side will be right up there. 

Chelsea 

 Frank Lampard has overseen a Jose Mourinho-esque rebuild at Stamford Bridge this summer, with several impressive signings arriving at the club. Timo Werner, on paper, appears to be a fantastic addition, as does the arrival of Thiago Silva following his release from PSG. Chelsea’s defence leaked plenty of goals last season, so that’s one area Lampard will be keen to see more solidity from this campaign. Can such a young and inexperienced boss get the best out of Chelsea’s new-look side, though? That remains to be seen. 

Manchester United 

Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s Red Devils have shown steady progress under the Norwegian, although they are still some way off a title challenge you’d think. Still, stranger things have happened, and with the likes of Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba pulling the strings in midfield, the Red Devils could well be a surprise contender this season. 

Arsenal 

Arteta’s Arsenal seem to be heading in the right direction, with a top four finish the undoubted aim this season. Experienced arrivals such as Willian will certainly help their cause, although whether or not they have enough all-round quality to challenge at the very top is the real question here. Still, for now, the Gunners are moving in the right direction again. 

Tottenham 

A title challenge is probably out of the equation for Spurs, although in Jose Mourinho they have a leader who knows what’s required to win the division. Still, Tottenham appear to be short, therefore making a top-four challenge a more realistic aim. A few encouraging early results and an in-form Harry Kane could change things, though. 

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