With the sights and sounds of the summer’s World Cup in Brazil now just a distant memory, the focus has switched to the upcoming Premier League kick-off next month. With the likes of Manchester City, Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool all looking set to be in the race for this season’s title, we could be about to witness the most exciting Premier League campaign in recent years.
Despite winning the league in two of the past three seasons, Manchester City won’t be starting the new campaign as the favourites. Head to the Unibet iPad App and it’s Chelsea who are the narrow favourites for the title ahead of defending champions City.
After his first season back at Chelsea, everyone’s dream uncle Jose Mourinho has been tipped by many to be the man who brings the title back to London. The signings of Cesc Fabregas and Diego Costa have reminded the division that Chelsea are still serious players despite City’s current mantle as the Premier League’s big boys.
While Arsenal and Liverpool both had moments last season when it looked as though the title was theirs for the taking, neither club are being backed to be in genuine contention this year. In Liverpool’s case it’s unsurprising, coming after Luis Suarez’s move to Barcelona, which left the club without the man who has been key to their return to the top four in recent years.
Arsenal, however, are heading into the season with their tails well and truly in the air following the signing of Chile star Alexis Sanchez. The forward arrives at the Emirates on the back of an impressive World Cup showing and Gooners won’t mind the fact that many football pundits have already written off their chances this year.
It seems odd to talk about Manchester United being possible dark horses, but after last season’s dismal 7th place finish, many could be forgiven for thinking it will take another couple of years before the club manage to get back to where they were before their slump. The arrival of Dutchman Louis van Gaal, as well as a host of exciting signings, has led to a growing number of betting fans believing United could bounce back from last season by reclaiming the title this year.