What to look forward to in next season’s Premier League title race

Pre-season is yet to begin for the English teams, and there is still much transfer business to be done, but there is much you can already anticipate about the coming campaign.

Anyone looking at Online Soccer Betting may rather wait until the transfer dealings are wrapped up, but you could lose some value if you wait.

Premier League champions Leicester are not to be dismissed in the coming season, especially as they are yet to sell any of their key players, and could simply be adding to the team that was so impressive this year. They will have to deal with the challenge of Champions League football however, and I would not predict them to challenge so strongly this term.

Runners-up Arsenal look to be moving quickly in the transfer market this summer, and with Wenger currently into his final 12 months of his contract, he could be set to splash out to really give his side the shot they deserve at the league.

The big problem for last season’s top two however is the anticipated arrival of top managers to Manchester United, City and Chelsea.

Jose Mourinho already has three English league titles to boast of in his former roles at Chelsea, and is now set to join United, who are more than willing to spend big in order to return to the heights they were used to previously.

United have already been linked with captures of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, which looks a likely capture on a free transfer, while Real Madrid’s James Rodriguez is also a possible arrival from Real Madrid. Who else will arrive is hard to predict, but do not expect them to shell out any less than £100 Million in the coming window.

Pep Guardiola is equally as likely to spend, as he looks to hit the ground running in first year in England. City have been linked with a raid on Borussia Dortmund for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. He is known to be a winner, but you could question the fact that he has always taken over an already title-winning side, and it could take time for his methods to kick in.

Chelsea are also welcoming a new manager to England, with Antonio Conte set to undertake his role after Italy’s assault on Euro 2016. The club remain favourites to land Romelu Lukaku back from Everton this summer, and there is the possibility that he may look to use his favoured 3-5-2 formation. Without European football with the Blues however, you would have to expect a more than strong assault on winning the PL this season.

Tottenham are also well worth a mention, having been the only remaining side left who could catch Leicester toward the end of last season, and you could argue they were the best playing side of the campaign. Spurs played some great football, and with Harry Kane leading the line, will not be a side you want to come up against when in need of a win.

It is going to be hard to predict the winner of the new season, but I do believe that CL football will stunt Spurs and the Foxes from mounting a serious title big. With a big signing to challenge Olivier Giroud up front, Arsenal could be very close, but I’m predicting a two-horse race between Chelsea and their former manager Jose.

These two will be able to concentrate themselves on the PL, and both only won the title in the season before last… Guardiola may take some time to get accustomed to life in England.

Exciting times ahead for any English football fan regardless…

Updated: July 1, 2016 — 3:26 pm
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