Get ready for the best Premier League season ever

The 2016-17 Premier League season is upon us and it looks set to be one of the most enthralling campaigns in recent history

The Tipster
By The Tipster
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Arsene Wenger's Arsenal side host Liverpool on Sunday Photo: The Sport Review

If you think the last season in the Premier League was thrilling, you should be very excited about the new one.

It appears that the 2016-17 campaign is going to be the best so far. Premier League clubs have invested so much money on transfers that it’s just impossible to predict who is going to win the title.

According to the bookies, the biggest contender for taking the top spot at the end of the season is Manchester City. The Blues spend over 150 million Euros on signing new players, most notably John Stones and Leroy Sane. If this sounds like a lot of money, wait and see how much their city rivals decided to splash.

The new manager of the Red Devils, Jose Mourinho went shopping this summer and spent 185 million Euros on transfers, despite bringing the biggest signing, Zlatan Ibrahimovic for free. The biggest fee they had to pay was for former Juventus’ midfielder, Paul Pogba, while also paying for contracts of Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Eric Bailly. Now, Manchester United has a team that’s considered to be the second favourite for winning the trophy.

When it comes to underdogs, the situation is equally interesting. We’re likely to see a great battle at the bottom of the table for staying in the English top flight. The bookies point out that the biggest struggle not to get relegated is going to be between West Brom, Hull City, and Burnley.

Still, as the last season has shown – anything can happen in the Premier League, so we shouldn’t think about them as future Championship teams.

As for last season’s champions, Leicester City, the bookies are not giving them favourable odds for winning the league. However, that doesn’t bother Claudio Ranieri’s boys as the same was the case last season when they won it.

Speaking of Leicester City, the Foxes are the team that opens the new season of the Premier League. This Saturday, they play an away game with Hull City. According to, Leicester is the favourite to take all three points at odds of 2.3. We are going to see a couple more interesting duels the same day, most notably the clash between Everton and Tottenham. Both sides are very ambitious ahead of this season, looking to secure at least the European spots.

Probably the most interesting game of the opening round is going to be the duel between Arsenal and Liverpool this Sunday, while the only match on Monday is the London derby between Chelsea and West Ham.


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