August 8 the 2015/16 Premier League will start and the question on everyone’s mind is who is standing as the final winners of England’s greatest football league next year. Here are the experts’ top tips along with current odds for league winners and top goal scorers..
Chelsea favorites for the league title
The experts are virtually unanimous – Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea will win the Premier League 2015/16. Nine out of ten writers at the Telegraph Sport are holding Chelsea as winners. The main contenders Manchester teams (City and United) and Arsenal. While Chelsea won the league last year, we are betting our money on Arsenal this year. They have a solid team and won the FA cup last season. Which team wins the league will of course be decided by results among the top rated teams. Below are some interesting match dates:
August 15: Manchester City – Chelsea
September 12th: Manchester United – Liverpool
October 24: Manchester United – Manchester City
November 7: Arsenal – Tottenham
December 28: Manchester United – Chelsea
April 16: Chelsea – Manchester City
May 7: Manchester City – Arsenal
The first round of fixtures get underway at Old Trafford on Saturday, August 8, when Man Utd welcomes Tottenham in the lunch-time kick-off. Louis van Gaal’s men began with defeat this time last year and will be eager to make a statement about their credentials for the rest of the season this time around. Elsewhere, defending champions Chelsea begin their title defence at home to Swansea in the evening game. On Sunday, Arsenal will hope to make a strong start to their bid for a first Premier League title since 2004 as they clash with West Ham, whilst Liverpool (without Steven Gerrard) look for redemption as they return to the Potteries following their 6-1 defeat to Stoke on the final day of last season. The opening week draws to a close on Monday as West Brom play host to Man City.