The Premier League is set to become even stronger and more competitive next season

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With seven games of the season remaining, no one would have predicted Premier League minnows Leicester City would be on course for the league title and that Chelsea would be ten points short of the top four - but that's what makes English football so special.

La Liga may boast arguably the best four players in world football right now - Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar - but it's the Premier League that week in, week out is proving the more competitive and unpredictable.

And it's only going to get better. Alongside the pay day Leicester are due to receive at the end of the season, there are a number of other sides who have good reason to be excited by their prospects next campaign.


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Under the guidance of Pep Guardiola, Manchester City will hope to reclaim the Premier League crown by utilising the Spaniard's experience and influence as one of Europe's top managers. His arrival will spark the dawn of a new era at the Etihad, with the club's £200 million academy only adding to their bright future.

Elsewhere, Jurgen Klopp has made a steady start to life as Liverpool manager, with his big personality and previous successes likely to help the Reds lure some big names this summer.

Fresh faces are needed on Merseyside to meet fans' expectations of a high-table finish - and signing Mario Gotze, who has frequently been linked, would be the perfect start.

Chelsea are similarly heading into a new era at Stamford Bridge, but this time, Roman Abramovich seems set to employ a manager with the view to a long-term strategy - Antonio Conte.

The Italian will already have a number of world-class players at his disposal alongside a hefty war chest to bring in the talent necessary to avoid a repeat of this season's failings.

Arsenal, meanwhile, appear set to claim yet another top four spot but fail to sustain a Premier League title challenge. However, with Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez due to be offered new deals, the Gunners have enough money to build a squad capable of winning next season - it's just a question of whether Arsene Wenger will spend it.

West Ham are on the up under Slaven Bilic. The Hammers move into the Olympic Stadium next season and with the club's chances of Champions League football high, the future is bright in east London. Dimitri Payet's contract extension only serves as a further boost moving forward.

Mauricio Pochettino has Tottenham fans dreaming of a first league title since 1961 by showing faith in the youthful likes of Eric Dier, Dele Alli, Danny Rose and Harry Kane.

They too will be moving into a new stadium in the near future, and with Champions League football set to return to White Hart Lane, they will look to go from strength to strength next season.

Even the underperforming Everton should be positive about next campaign with the arrival of billionaire Farhad Moshiri, who has bought a 49.9% stake in the club and will be able to provide further finance for the Toffees to compete.

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