Who are the favourites for the 2021-22 Premier League title?
Defending champions Manchester City are set to go into the 2021-22 Premier League season as the title favourites.
Pep Guardiola’s side ran away with the division last season, 12 points ahead of runners-up Manchester United and 17 above Liverpool in third place.
Over the summer, the Citizens have broke the English transfer record with the £100 million signing of former Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish. The England international is another playmaker and goalscorer on the books of Manchester City.
The bookmakers have made Manchester City the 4/6 favourites to win the 2021-22 Premier League title before the new season kicks off on Friday 13 August 2021. They open their campaign away to Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.
Champions League holders Chelsea are the 4/1 second favourites with the bookmakers.
Thomas Tuchel’s side upset Manchester City in the UEFA Champions League final back in May, having also eliminated the Premier League champions at the semi-final stage of the FA Cup a few weeks earlier.
The German coach only replaced Frank Lampard at the end of January this year and brought immediate success. And whilst it had been hoped he’d get the best out of fellow German Timo Werner, he was able to get his hands on silverware without the striker’s goal ratio improving. The Blues are understood to be on the verge of re-signing Romelu Lukaku in a mega money deal from Internazionale.
2019-20 Premier League champions Liverpool have been made the 5/1 bookies’ third favourites.
Jurgen Klopp’s side were never in the title running last season and only sneaked into the Champions League places in the final weeks of last season. They had been devastated by injuries, particularly in central defence, with Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez missing most of the campaign, and Joel Matip also being sidelined for a significant time.
They have added Ibrahima Konate to the squad over the summer in a £36 million deal from RB Leipzig.
However, midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum has departed on a free transfer to Paris Saint-Germain and so far no additional midfielders has been brought in. Perhaps Liverpool are hoping that Thiago Alcantara will perform much better than he did in his debut season.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United are back at 7/1 to win the Premier League for the first time since Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement in 2013.
The full list of 2021-22 Premier League title favourites are as follows:
Manchester City 4/6
Manchester United 7/1
Tottenham Hotspur 40/1
Leicester City 46/1
Leeds United 114/1
West Ham United 140/1
Aston Villa 160/1
Wolverhampton Wanderers 240/1
Brighton & Hove Albion 300/1
Newcastle United 475/1
Crystal Palace 500/1
Norwich City 1000/1