Jamie Carragher: Chelsea will win the league next season

Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher believes that Chelsea are the favourites to win the Premier League in 2013-14

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Jamie Carragher believes Chelsea are the favourites to win the Premier League next season.

Defending champions Manchester United are the current bookmakers’ pick to retain their top-flight crown in 2013-14 ahead of Manchester City.

However, former Liverpool defender Carragher is expecting the west Londoners to lift the trophy at the end of the season following the return of Jose Mourinho to Stamford Bridge.

“If you put me on the spot and ask me right now, ‘Who will win the league?’, then I’d pick Chelsea,” Carragher is quoted as saying by the Daily Mirror.

“I’d pick them because Mourinho is coming back, and also because they actually have a very good team – they had a really good team last season, with some fantastic players.

“You look at the Premier League last season, most people would say that [Luis] Suarez, [Gareth] Bale and [Robin] Van Persie were the top three players.

“But [Juan] Mata and [Eden] Hazard were probably four and five, and this season under a different manager they could easily go on and become the top players in the league – that’s the quality they have.”

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