Manchester City won the Premier League last season, but Chelsea has the best betting odds at 365 to win the title this season. That is no surprise since they bolstered their squad with the additions of Cesc Fabregas and Diego Costa.
The big clubs of Chelsea (15/8), Manchester City (9/4), Manchester United (9/2), Arsenal (6/1), and Liverpool (10/1) all have decent betting odds to win the EPL while all of the other squads have long shot odds.
While Fabregas and Costa are world-class players, each transferring from Spain’s La Liga, neither had an impressive World Cup. Still, the Blues have a talented squad that is better this season with the two newly signed stars and they look to avoid the collapse that cost them the EPL title last season.
Manchester City bolstered their defense brining in defensive MF Fernando and DF Bacary Sagna. They did let Gareth Barry leave, but with the trio of Yaya Touré, Sergio Agüero, and Edin Dzeko, who combined for 53 goals last season, all back the Man City offense should be a dynamic one again.
Manchester United wants to forget about last season when they fired their head coach and finished seventh in league play. The squad will be led by the striker duo of Wayne Rooney and Robin v van Persie, but as of July 24th they have not made any big name additions besides bringing in Ander Herrera from Atletico Madrid.
Man United has a lot of talent and they will have a new look this season with incoming head coach Louis van Gaal, who coached the Netherlands in the World Cup, and the losses of long time mainstays Rio Ferdinand and Ryan Giggs.
Arsenal made a big move in the off-season getting Alexis Sanchez from Barcelona and he and Olivier Giroud will be the big offensive threats. Still, the Gunners may need some more help to contend for the EPL title.
Liverpool came close last season finishing second to Manchester City. However, they may have a hard time competing for the EPL title since Luis Suarez, who led the league in goals last season, signed with Barcelona. The Reds did not make any big name additions, but the transfer window is still open and they need to add some talent to improve their squad.
Here are the futures betting odds at Bet365 to win the EPL.