The 2021-22 Premier League season begins this Saturday, August 14 after a summer filled with international football action, with attention now turned to who will be named English champions. Manchester City will be looking to reclaim their title, although Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester United are also a threat to their crown.
The Citizens has reenforced their team with the acquisition of Jack Grealish for £100m signing, to defend their Premier League crown.
Manchester City will be looking to reclaim their title, though the likes of Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester United also pose as threats to their crown.
Manchester City are 4/6 (1.66) to successfully defend their title and be crowned Premier League champions for an eighth time.
Pep Guardiola’s side finished 12 points ahead of crosstown rivals Manchester United after a topsy-turvy start to the season severely impacted by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
Who are the underdogs to win the Premier League?
Liverpool is 5/1 (6.0) win just their second-ever Premier League title after the successes of their 2019 triumph.
Their attempt at a title defense ultimately ended up being a disappointing one, after a dramatic dip in form were caused partly by the absence of defensive mainstay Virgil van Dijk. They, however, managed to claim a third-placed finish in the final day of the season after a last-gasp push – and Klopp’s side could very well keep up the momentum this year.
Chelsea is 5/1 (6.0) as well to be crowned Premier League winners following Thomas Tuchel’s tremendous success with the London club, the German successfully winning the Champions League in his debut season.
The Blues are expected to challenge for more titles with an impressive roster of young forward talent, and if Tuchel’s side already got the better of Guardiola’s Manchester City in the Champions League final, they could very well dethrone in the Premier League as well.
Man Utd are 8/1 (9.0) to lift their first Premier League trophy since Sir Alex Ferguson was in charge of the club. The Red Devils did finish second in the Premier League, however, and should they make some high-profile signings in the summer as they are expected to, they could very well be title challengers.
Tottenham are 40/1 (41.0) to be Premier League champions for the first ever time, following Jose Mourinho’s unceremonious dismissal from the club in 2021 with former Wolves coach Nuno Espirito Santo now taking on the reins. Santo impressed with former club Wolves, but whether or not he will be able to replicate the success with a heavyweight side club like Tottenham, will be facing problems if Harry Kane does indeed decide to leave Tottenham for another club this summer – but perhaps an armour change is just what Spurs need.
Friday August 13
Brentford – Arsenal(2-0)
Saturday August 14
Man Utd – Leeds
Chelsea – Crystal P
Leicester – Wolves
Watford -Aston Villa
Burnley – Brighton
Sunday August 15
Newcastle -West Ham
Tottenham – Man City