It took Chelsea until the last game of the season to win last year's Premiership but will Carlo Ancelotti be able to fight off the competition again? He has a wide squad, strengthened further with the acquisitions of Brazilian midfielder Ramires and Yossi Benayoun. Online sportsbooks such are putting their money firmly on Chelsea to repeat last year's glory.
Titan Bet have Chelsea as Premier title winner at 2.63, as well as the team with the longest unbeaten run in the league with odds of 2.75. Drogba is also up as the Premier's top goal scorer at 6.00.
Online Sportsbooks Keep Faith with Fergie
Man U failed to get top spot last year but no-one can ever write them off. Ferdinand may have been injured and Rooney may have disappointed for England during the World Cup but with Fergie at the helm anything's possible. Victor Chandler has United in second place at 5/2 and also predict Rooney will bounce back from his World Cup blues be the second top Premier goal scorer at odds of 6/1.
Snapping at the heels of the Big Two are the likes of Arsenal, Man City and Liverpool.
Arsenal, whose young and inexperienced team may just have learned a few lessons from a bumpy 2009-2010 season, will certainly be keen to re-establish themselves as contenders for a Top Three place.
Liverpool has it all to prove under the new leadership of Roy Hodgson and will be feeling perky after the scoop signing of Joe Cole.
Man City certainly have a swagger these days - it's amazing what a bulging wallet can do for confidence but can Roberto Mancini translate pounds into points?
Ladbrokes have the four wannabees ranked in 2nd to 4th slots as follows:
- Man City 5/1
- Arsenal 6/1
- Liverpool 12/1
Bets on these four without taking account of Chelsea and Man United surprisingly raise Arsenal to joint top spot with Man City:
Man City 6/4
As always the online bookies have a range of competitive odds and imaginative bets too. So get ready for an exciting Premier season and check out the online sportsbooks for the best bets around.