The coming season is said to be one of the most exciting and unpredictable Premier League campaigns in history.
Over the last 10 years the Premier League has been dominated by four main teams: Manchester United, Manchester City, United again, Chelsea, and Arsenal.
But recently the playing field has been levelled remarkably.
All of the top three teams have had managerial changes, Arsenal have got a shed load of money, and Tottenham appear to be on the up.
In comparison with other leagues this is very unpredictable. La Liga only really have two to three contenders, the Bundesliga only really has two contenders, and Ligue 1 has two contenders. Below is listed reasons for and against teams winning the league, in the order of how they finished last season.
They have had a managerial change and lost the most successful manager in their history. Despite David Moyes' attempts to sign star players, he has so far been unsuccessful. Although saying all this United have a strong squad and are the current title holders.
The 2011/12 winners have also recently seen the departure of Roberto Mancini, and the arrival of Manuel Pellegrini. They have spent over £100m on players including Stevan Jovetic and Jesus Navas. They would seem strong contenders because of spending big - they have a large squad, and many new signings which, if they adapt and perform well in the Premier League, could lead Manchester City to Premier League success next season.
The Arrival of Jose Mourinho has led many people seeing Chelsea as favourites for next years Premier League title. Jose Mourinho is undoubtedly one of the best managers in the world, and is currently the second most successful manager in the Premier League. If he can recreate the success he had in his debut season with the Blues then they would definitely be a force to be reckoned with next season.
Arsenal are a complicated team. If they spend the reported £70,000,000 at Wenger's fingertips, and continue the form they ended on last season then they could easily be seen as first or second place finishers. The question on everyones mind is will they spend the money and on who?
With Gareth Bale set to depart from the London club, it is seemingly unlikely that Spurs will do as well next season as they did last season. But they do have a good manager and would have lots of money to invest on players if the exit of Bale goes through. They have also made strong signings this summer which could help them compete for a top-four finish next season.
How do you think the Premier League will finish?
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