The Premier League is one of the toughest and most entertaining football leagues in the world and we’ve already seen why over the last two seasons. It’s not over yet with a few games left of the 2016-2017 campaign but it’s already time to look at some of the teams to beat next year. Bookmakers have already opened their doors to punters looking to make a bet on the 2017-2018 league and it’s shaping up to be an exciting time with multiple teams looking to spend big bucks on new additions in the summer.
Chelsea look set to win the Premier League in style this year, but bookmakers have Manchester City as favourites next term at 11/4 with Chelsea and Manchester United following closely behind with joint odds of 3/1. Will Chelsea keep hold of Conte and co to help take them to Premier League glory next year? Look at the best online free bets in the UK on the FreeBets.uk site to find many promotions that will help you beat the bookie without spending any of your own money.
Manchester City – 11/4
You could say Pep Guardiola has had a poor first season in charge of the Manchester giants but with a bit of experience now under his belt and some new additions to his squad in the summer he could well be the man that takes Manchester City to Premier League glory. Even if rumours are true and Aguero does leave the Etihad this year, Gabriel Jesus looks like a brilliant prospect and he could be the one that fires Manchester City to the top.
Chelsea – 3/1
There are several rumours floating around suggesting current Chelsea manager Conte could be on his way out of the London outfit as soon as the end of this current campaign. Reports suggest Barcelona and Inter Milan are looking to break the bank to land his great managerial services, so he could well be on his way out a lot sooner than everyone thought. Either way, if Conte stays and Chelsea can fend Real Madrid off Hazard – they’ll have a good chance come May 2018.
Manchester United – 3/1
Manchester United have proven they are the team to beat next year after already going on a 25-game unbeaten run in the Premier League. Jose has a lot of experience and if he gets rid of the deadwood in the summer and manages to land some of his transfer targets, United will be one of the teams up there next May.
Liverpool – 15/2
Under Klopp, Liverpool look like a breath of fresh air when it comes to attacking play, but they haven’t quite got it sussed at the back. Poor defensive displays have cost Liverpool this year but with a likely chance of landing Champions League football next year, they’ll be able to attract top talent in the summer to take them further.
Tottenham – 17/2
Spurs have fluffed their lines a bit this year because if they would have played well at the start of the season they could have even won the league this year. You should feel sorry for them in the sense their London rivals Chelsea have been on top of their game from the start, but if they can score as many goals next season and still come up with brilliant defensive displays, they could find themselves battling it out with other Premier League rivals for the crown next year.
Arsenal – 9/1
Arsenal have had a poor season and look set to be without Champions League football next year and that could cost them when they dip into the transfer market, as most world class players only want to play for a club with Champions League football. Arsenal aren’t the team to spend millions on players either but you can’t disregard them when it comes to competing for the title because they’re such a good footballing team.
The Premier League always offers entertainment throughout the year and even though it’s hard to look any further than the top 6 when it comes to picking a team to win the league, there’s nothing to count the likes of Everton out of the equation either.