With the English Premier League on break this week for the the FIFA international window, it’s a good week to look at the teams that have the best shot at winning it all this season, as well as a dark-horse candidate that is a great value pick to hoist the Premier League trophy.
|Team||EPL Championship Odds|
Manchester City (-250)
Manchester City is the odds-on favorite to win the Premier League, and its only blemish so far is a 2-2 draw to Tottenham. The two-time defending champions have the firepower to win it all again this year, with Sergio Agüero, Kevin De Bruyne, Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus. The team is loaded at every position and has one of the best managers in the world, who always demands perfection.
Most goals = Sergio Agüero
Most assists = Kevin De Bruyne
Most tackles = Aaron Wan-Bissaka
Heading into the international break, here are your early stat leaders. 📊 pic.twitter.com/KYN11SVivY
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) September 2, 2019
City’s last loss in the league was back in January, and if the Citizens can get on another run and get results against the top teams, they will be celebrating a three-peat at the end of the season.
Liverpool has been on the verge of winning the Premier League for a few seasons now, and it is off to a great start this season. The Reds have won all four of their matches so far, and their front three of Sadio Mané, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino are world class. The only obstacle they need to overcome is Manchester City, which has had their number the past couple of seasons. If they can get past the Citizens and win the games they’re supposed to, Anfield could be the home of the Premier League champions.
Tottenham Hotspur (+4000)
Tottenham Hotspur is a team that wants to make the leap this year and seriously challenge for the title. Spurs got close a couple years ago with a second-place finish, and they have a nice core of talent, led by Harry Kane, Christian Eriksen, Lucas Moura and Son Heung-min. They will want to string some wins together to stay in the hunt for the title.
As cool as you like from Harry Kane 😅pic.twitter.com/UWek4VGqBF
— Goal (@goal) September 3, 2019
Tottenham’s main issue is its search for consistency, and Spurs can’t drop points to teams below them in the table. If they can find that consistency and get some victories against the big clubs, they can sneak past the pack and get to the finish line first.
Chelsea is a team you can never count out. The Pensioners have the talent in the fold, and even as they try to find their identity on the young season, they can surge in a hurry. Newcomer Christian Pulisic has many American fans interested in Chelsea’s success, but players like Willian, Olivier Giroud, Pedro, N’Golo Kanté and Ruben Loftus-Cheek will also give Chelsea a chance. They’re only three seasons removed from winning the Premier League, but they’re being overlooked. Even with a slow start, they can easily catch up and challenge for the crown.