There were transfers aplenty, old managers finding new homes and last year’s disappointments are once again the considered the favourites – this year’s futures feature the usual suspects. Manchester City, Chelsea and Arsenal are all back in the running, but nobody compares to the expected champs Manchester United. After shopping around Europe for the biggest and best names available, it’s no shocker that the refurbished Reds Devils sit atop the table at this very moment.
Looking across the league, Manchester City made waves earlier this summer by recruiting German international Ilkay Gundogan. Sadly, he has started the season on the injured list with a dislocated kneecap. Meanwhile, over at Arsenal, rumours have been swirling surrounding France’s Euro Cup and Atletico Madrid star Antoine Greizmann, while Chelsea is looking to bolster their backend with a possible Marcos Alonso transfer. Needless to say, every team is looking to build. International football betting site topbet.eu has released odds on the 2016-17 Premier League though, and Manchester United has a commanding lead for one very obvious reason – they finished their shopping early.
Man U did a great job recruiting a new manager in Jose Maurinho, a new forward in 34-year old phenom Zlatan Ibrahimovic and a flashy new midfielder in Paul Pogba out of Juventus.
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The team finished the 2015-16 season with just five more goals than relegated Newcastle. Fortunately, their defence was sound allowing the fewest goals against (35 – tied with Tottenham). If not for that, the team would’ve been in huge trouble. However, they knew entering the latest transfer window that offence needed to be addressed and they did just that.
With the new additions to the team, it will be very interesting to see if they can hold that top spot in the ranks. We all saw what happened last year when the “usual suspects” were ranked high early and major upsets set in. Although, all signs point to 2016-17 having a different outcome, anything can happen in Premier League football.