The Premier League season is just over a month away and with teams now in pre season, the talk and excitement is starting to build for what shout be another enthralling campaign.
After winning their first ever Premier League title back in May, Manchester City are being backed by many to go on and win the league again next year.
Roberto Mancini’s side are of course a giants in the game now, especially with their financial resources and you can expect them to go and bring in more massive names between now and the start of the season.
You can never write Manchester United off though. Their squad did not look as strong as City’s on paper last campaign however they pushed their Manchester rivals right to the wire.
Sir Alex Ferguson has already done some business in the transfer market this summer as they look to regain the Premier League trophy.
Not too many people are backing anyone to stop one of the two Manchester clubs finishing on top. However, Chelsea seem to lead the way in terms of contenders.
With Roberto Di Matteo now in permanent charge at Stamford Bridge and the confidence of their Champions League and FA Cup victories in May to take into the season, they could be a very strong outfit.
Chelsea are also brining in new faces in the transfer window and the arrival of Edin Hazard has really shown that they mean business.
Arsenal and Tottenham are two other teams that seem to have a realistic chance of winning the league. Both have been fairly even over recent years, however Arsenal pipped Spurs to third spot last campaign.
Despite Liverpool’s poor run of results over the last few seasons, such is the size of the club that they are capable of achieving anything. However, they will have to upset all the odds to come out on top.
Manchester City are the current favourites to lift the trophy, you can back them at 2.30 (13/10) with Coral.
Manchester United will find it strange that they go into the Premier League season as slight underdogs. They are available at 3.75 (11/4) with BWIN.
Chelsea know it will take a lot to finish in top spot, however will feel confident about doing so. The Blues have odds of 6.00 (5/1) with Bet365.
Arsenal can then be backed at 13.00 (12/1) with SkyBet, whereas Tottenham are big outsiders at 34.00 (33/1) with StanJames.
Fernando Torres looks as though he is really full of confidence at the moment and he could finally show just why Chelsea paid £50 million for him. Torres finishing as leading scorer in the Premier League is being offered at 11.00 (10/1) with Paddy Power.