If you ask four different people on who is winning the Premier League in 2021/22, you could get four different answers. Simply put, within the past six months, Manchester City’s dominance over the league in 2020/21 has had a few spanners thrown into the works as Chelsea have conquered Europe, whilst Manchester United have crafted their improving squad even more, just as Virgil van Dijk returned for Liverpool.
Now, City are 8/13 to defend their title, Liverpool 5/1, Chelsea 11/2 and United 15/2, and in reality, we can’t see Pep Guardiola’s men not getting the job done once again.
Ruben Dias will surely only go from strength to strength at just 24, whilst Phil Foden will only just be turning 22 by the time the season concludes. At the same time, the addition of Jack Grealish and potential acquisition of Harry Kane would like more like Guardiola is playing FIFA Career Mode than battling within a league season.
If City get these two over the line, it’s over, and it’s over for some time into the near future. United, however, need to be considered at 15/2, simply because Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane have no doubt patched up the two vulnerable positions in the squad. The question for the Red Devils now is not the team, but the manager.
Chelsea have clearly advanced under Thomas Tuchel and van Dijk returning for the Reds could add 15+ to Liverpool’s tally within itself. However, we can’t look past the champions this season, because they haven’t exactly gotten worse.