Here’s Leonid with his article on the favourite teams to win the premier league
Favourite teams to win the premier league
With the English premier league season in it’s 2nd week after an exciting opening weekend everyone has their own opinions on who is likely to be champion, get relegated or get a Champions League place.
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The Top Teams Who Can Win the Premier League
Wondering who can go all the way this time around? We prepared a list to let you know what we think:
Last year Man City romped the league by 19 points scoring more goals and conceding less than any other team.
Even before the premier league season kicked off Man City served an early warning with a comfortable win over Chelsea in the Community Shield.
After a relatively easy win against another top 6 side in Arsenal last weekend in the opening premier league fixtures they have further strengthened their favouritism to win the league.
Having added previous premier league winner Riyad Mahrez to their squad they also have Benjamin Mendy fit after he missed most of last season. His rampaging runs from left back were missed as he demonstrated time and time again in the win over Arsenal
Liverpool finished 4th last season but they have made a huge statement of intent with the signings of Brazil’s number 1 goalkeeper Alisson, all action box to box midfielder Naiby Keita, defensive midfielder Fabinho and versatile midfielder Shaqiri all for a total thought to be around £170m.
They already had a fearsome front 3 in Salah, Mane and Firmino but now have a defence and midfield that compliments it. Shaqiri also gives rotation to the front 3 to avoid an overworked attacking trio.
Liverpool started the season with a emphatic 4-0 over West Ham and are now clear 2nd favourites to win the league
Finishing 2nd is never good enough for Man Utd supporters especially when it’s to their Manchester rivals City.
The summer transfer window started positively with £52m box to box Brazilian midfielder Fred being brought in early. That positivity among supporters quickly faded with only a teenage right back and a 3rd choice goalkeeper added. The window finished in farce with a late failed attempt at signing World Cup star centre back Godin on deadline day and Mourinho seemingly at war with the Man Utd hierarchy over lack of squad additions.
Man Utd started the season with a win over Leicester but the game had some disturbing aspects for United. They were second in the possession stats and shots. Something would be Champions shouldn’t be seeing on their own ground.
If the transfer window was disappointing for Man Utd then it was non existent for Spurs who added no one to their squad which you could say is already over reliant on their stars in Kane, Alli and Eriksen.
They rolled out virtually all their World Cup players to win unconvincingly at Newcastle but at least avoided what could have been an embarrassing slip up with a 2-1 win. Luckily they have a fairly kind upcoming fixture list in which to bring their World Cup players back to their peak.
A new manager, a new style of play and a new attitude from the manager to his players after the disciplinarian that was Antonio Conte. A disappointing loss to Man City in the Community Shield was partly offset by a comfortable opening day win at Huddersfield.
The new manager Sarri didn’t see many incoming transfers to help change Chelsea’s style from last season but importantly he bought in his Napoli key midfielder Jorginho to help implement a more front foot attacking style. Goalkeeper Kepa came in as a straight replacement for Courtois who left for Real Madrid with Croatian midfielder Kovacic coming the other way as part of the deal.
The weekends game against Arsenal will be a good test of how far Chelsea can go but they will be looking for a Champions League place as a priority target.
Which of these teams do you think will go all the way? Let us know in the comments below!
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