Premier League 2021/22 favourites
The Premier League 2021/22 season is under way from Friday, August 13. Brentford defeated Arsenal in the opening match. We have analyzed the top 5 Premier League 2021/22 favourites for the title. Is Man City going to defend their title? Or can any team dethrone them?
1. Manchester City – 7/10 to win
In: Jack Grealish
Out: Angelino, Eric Garcia, Sergio Aguero
Manchester City are a staple of brilliance in both English and world football. Winning the Premier League in three of the last four seasons, as well as reaching the UEFA Champions League final last time out makes them clear favourites to win their fifth title in 2021/22. New addition Jack Grealish for a record-breaking fee will only bolster their chances. He had a brilliant previous campaign at Aston Villa.
Tottenham talisman Harry Kane also looks set to sign for City should Spurs agree to sell, this would fill the gaping striker-hole that has been left by Sergio Aguero’s Barcelona departure. Gabriel Jesus has been touted to go the other way.
City, once again, look to be a scary sight for their competitors in the Premier League.
2. Chelsea FC – 9/2 to win
In: Romelu Lukaku
Out: Fikayo Tomori, Victor Moses, Olivier Giroud
Chelsea’s rebuild phase is very much in the rear-view mirror. They strutted their stuff in the second half of the Premier League and Champions League season under Thomas Tuchel. Beating out Premier League champions Manchester City to win the 2021 Champions League.
Chelsea’s striker issues have been seemingly put to bed. The Blues have agreed a deal with Inter to re-sign former player Romelu Lukaku, for a club record £93.25 million fee. Lukaku fired Inter to scudetto triumph with 24 goals and 11 assists in 36 Serie A games. He will be a fine addition to Tuchel’s already glittering squad.
Chelsea are strong contenders for the 2021/22 Premier League crown.
3. Liverpool FC – 11/2 to win
In: Ibrahima Konate
Out: Ozan Kabak, Gini Wijnaldum, Taiwo Awoniyi, Harry Wilson
Another club that could definitely throw their hat in the ring for the title race is Liverpool.
Jurgen Klopp’s side struggled last time out; his side had some major injuries in the defensive department- most notably star centre-back Virgil van Dijk. This stunted Liverpool’s form massively. The Merseyside team went on to squander their 68-game unbeaten home record with 6 straight Anfield defeats in the Premier League.
The return of van Dijk as well as the signing of Ibrahima Konate from RB Leipzig, will be sure to help Liverpool potentially re-capture the form that saw them win 97 and 99 points in consecutive seasons.
4. Manchester United – 7/1 to win
In: Jadon Sancho, Raphael Varane, Tom Heaton
Out: Sergio Romero, Joel Pereira
Manchester United is also amongst the Premier League 2021/22 favourites. They haven’t seen Premier League glory since the final season of Sir Alex Ferguson’s 26-year reign. The club has been very unstable over the last 7 years with poor signings, poor managerial appointments and fans rioting against the owners, but it seems that finally the club might be reaching stability again. Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has built a very strong foundation at Manchester United that could be a threat to ‘noisy neighbours’ Man City.
This includes some very good recent signings. Four-time Champions League winner Raphael Varane will be a perfect partner to Harry Maguire at the back. The Red Devils have also secured the signature of highly rated young winger Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund, after a very lengthy saga. United have struggled in the right-winger department for many years now, Daniel James never had the quality to maintain his position and star-boy Mason Greenwood prefers a central position to the flanks. Sancho is a ready-made starter for United and will be sure to lift fans off their seats in the upcoming season.
5. Tottenham Hotspur – 40/1 to win
In: Cristian Romero, Bryan Gil, Pierluigi Gollini
Out: Toby Alderweireld, Juan Foyth, Joe Hart, Danny Rose, Erik Lamela, Gareth Bale (end of loan)
At 40/1 Spurs are very much an outside pick to win the Premier League title. The Lilywhites have failed to win the English top-flight during the Premier League era and have been trophy-less full-stop since 2008. Two very high-profile managers in Mauricio Pochettino and Jose Mourinho have both been sacked in recent years at the club, showing signs of both ambition and panic from chairman Daniel Levy as he chases silverware for the North London side.
Former Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo has taken the helm at Spurs. His appointment has raised a few eyebrows, as his style is very remanent of his fellow country man and predecessor Jose Mourinho. Who as we know struggled to find success at Tottenham.
Star-man Harry Kane also looks potentially set to join rivals Manchester City if a fee can be agreed. This would put Spurs very much behind the Premier League power-curve. They have also lost Gareth Bale as his loan has not been renewed for a second season.
Author: Jude Sutcliffe