MANCHESTER CITY are odds-on favourites to clinch the Premier League title with bookmakers Betfair.
The Citizens won their fifth top-flight title in nine years last season and are available at 4/6 to defend their crown.Man City, Chelsea and Liverpool are the favourites for the 2021-22 Premier League title[/caption]
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Pep Guardiola’s side won 27 of their 38 fixtures, scoring a league-high 83 goals and finishing 12 points above rivals Manchester United.
And City look set to strengthen their ranks considerably with Aston Villa star Jack Grealish poised to arrive in a deal worth £100million.
City chiefs are also expected to open their chequebooks again before the transfer window closes on September 3 by signing Tottenham talisman Harry Kane.
Should the pair arrive at the Etihad Stadium – their odds could drop sharply.
Premier League champions 2021-22
- Manchester City – 4/6
- Chelsea – 9/2
- Liverpool – 5/1
- Manchester United – 17/2 –
- Leicester – 50/1 –
- Arsenal – 60/1 –
- Tottenham – 60/1
- Leeds – 150/1
- West Ham – 200/1
- Brighton – 200/1
- Everton – 200/1
- Aston Villa – 200/1
- Burnley – 500/1
- Crystal Palace – 500/1
- Norwich – 500/1
- Southampton – 500/1
- Wolves – 500/1
- Watford – 500/1
- Newcastle – 500/1
- Brentford – 500/1
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Chelsea are second-favourites for the coveted prize at 9/2.
The Blues were a different animal under Thomas Tuchel, who guided them to a fourth-placed finish and historic Champions League success.
The German boasts a 63% win percentage at Chelsea, winning 19 of his 30 games in charge and conceding just 16.
Tuchel’s search for a new centre-forward could also see Romelu Lukaku return to Stamford Bridge and his prowess could thrust Chelsea into contention.
2019-20 champions Liverpool are close behind at 5/1.
Liverpool’s title defence was severely hampered by injuries to centre-back duo Virgil Van Dijk and Joe Gomez.
The pair were sidelined for virtually the entire season as the Reds managed to secure a third-placed finish.
But the defensive couple along with new signing Ibrahima Konate are back in first-team training ahead of their season opener against Norwich.
Manchester United are fourth in the betting and have seen a slight shift in price since the bookies revealed their title odds.
The Red Devils were 9/1 to win their first Premier League title since 2012/13 but are now 17/2 after the arrival of Jadon Sancho and the imminent signing of Real Madrid centre-back Raphael Varane.
Best of the rest
Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester are rated as ‘best of the rest’ with Patson Daka, Boubakary Soumare and Ryan Bertrand having arrived for a combined £45million.
The Foxes were priced at 33/1 but the strengthening of the sides above them paired with the uncertainty surrounding the future of James Maddison has seen them drift to 50/1.
North London duo Tottenham and Arsenal have also drifted in the betting and are now locked together at 60s.
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