The destination of the 2019-20 Premier League title was finally decided last week as Manchester City’s grip was finally lost after defeat at Stamford Bridge against Chelsea. The result meant that Liverpool had won the top-flight title in England for the first time in 30 years, and made Jurgen Klopp an instant legend.
However, as many managers would tell you, it is one thing to win the title, but it is an even harder challenge to reclaim it. Betway88 online betting already have Manchester City valued as the favourites in the betting to win the Premier League title in 2020-21, while there are also a number of other teams in the division that will believe that they aren’t that far away for Klopp’s men at present. But, which two sides will consider themselves to be leading contenders aside from Liverpool and Manchester City?
Frank Lampard’s side is already emerging as one of the leading contenders for the Premier League title according to the Betway88 odds. The chances of success this season were hindered after the Blues were handed with a transfer ban, which meant Lampard was forced to develop the young players in his squad. That challenge seems to have been passed with flying colours, with Mason Mount, Tammy Abraham and Christian Pulisic all excelling throughout the campaign.
Chelsea fans have begun to get excited about their chances next season after the club have announced the signings of Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner. The latter of which ended the Bundesliga season with 28 goals in 33 games. Chelsea may still feel they are a defender short of a title-winning side, but should they add a quality central defender, then they will rightly be considered a contender. Lampard also appears to have doubts surrounding Kepa Arizabolaga, and the ex-Chelsea man could have sights on bringing in a new number one.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has defied all expectations this season, with Betway88 pricing the Norwegian among the favourites in the betting for the first manager to be fired at the beginning of the season. However, the Red Devils are still fighting on three fronts this season, but their chances of attracting the top players that they will need to become Premier League contenders will only likely come to Old Trafford should Champions League football be on the table.