Premier League 2014/15 outright tips – Chelsea set to rule the roost
Jose Mourinho should strike gold for Chelsea this season and win a third successive title
August 7th, 2014
Blue will be the colour this season although it will be the darker variety as Chelsea aim to improve on third place during the 2013/14 campaign and they look well-equipped to manage this.
Jose Mourinho claimed last term that it was always going to be about this coming season and he has reshaped his Blues squad by recruiting Luis Felipe, Cesc Fabregas and Diego Costa. In the opposite direction go Frank Lampard, Ashley Cole and Demba Ba.
Fabregas should become a first-team regular at the Bridge sitting alongside Nemanja Matic, with the Spaniard having been shunned by Arsenal who had first refusal on their former captain, although the midfielder should offer plenty of guile in west London instead.
Chelsea are a best price 15/8 although Winner are offering an eye-catching 5/1 about the Blues claiming the title, with new customers able to get £10 away at this price when they open an account.
For those who want to risk a bigger stake, odds of 15/8 are on offer with Coral and it’s a decent price considering that Costa arrives with a fearsome reputation after tearing things up for an Atletico Madrid side who claimed the Spanish title this season.
There are four teams who stand a chance of stopping Chelsea claiming the title although we’re happy to draw a line through a Liverpool side who are without Luis Suarez and could struggle to achieve the same level of consistency that saw them go close last term.
Manchester City are 5/2 second favourites and Manuel Pellegrini’s side are likely to win the majority of their games, with Frank Lampard having arrived at the Etihad Stadium on a short-term loan, while Fernando offers competition for places in the midfield area.
Meanwhile, Manchester United are all the rage after an exciting set of pre-season performances which saw them claim victories against the likes of Liverpool and Real Madrid. However, the squad isn’t noticeably different to the team that finished seventh last term.
Arsenal could be in the running again and Alexis Sanchez is an eye-catching signing, although the Gunners might struggle to sustain the pace at the top of the league, while their defence crumbled all too often against some of the top teams last season.