The Premier League was incredible this season. With Manchester City retaining the title with 98 points and Liverpool getting the highest ever points total for the runners up with 97 points. There was even a surprise further down the league with newly promoted Wolves getting the last Europa League place over a number of other more established clubs. Will Man City become the first side since Man United between 2007 and 2009 to win the title three years in a row?
While Arsenal, Spurs, Man United and Chelsea can all point to severe injury problems throughout the season, the real reason they failed to challenge was that their squads were not good enough. Either in terms of their overall first team quality, like United and Arsenal, or their squad depth, like Spurs and Chelsea, they do not match up to City or Liverpool. Man United and Spurs are both expected to spend on players this summer in order to bridge the gap, but will it be enough to challenge the incredible squads that City and Liverpool have built?
Man City are likely to spend big again this summer, with their hopes pinned on challenging on four fronts again, and going all of the way in the Champions League this time. When visiting PA Sportsbooks a wager on Man City to retain the Premier League is a very sensible bet.
Their biggest threat for the 2019/20 Premier League title lies in the 2019 Champions League winners, Liverpool. Next year will mark 30 years since the Reds last one the domestic league and the Premier League trophy is the one major honor that still eludes them. While Man City have the financial power to build on their success, they may have to match Liverpool’s desire win the title if they are to retain it.