Who are the title contenders for Premier League 2020-21 season?
The Premier League 2020-21 season is all set to start on September 12, with champions Liverpool opening their campaign against newly promoted Leeds United. The Reds broke Manchester City's dominance by sealing a maiden Premier League title in 2019-20. Liverpool go into the new season as the favorites, however, Man City are also in the reckoning. Here are the title contenders.
Liverpool are the ideal candidates to seal the trophy
Liverpool finished with 99 points in the 2019-20 season and enjoyed an 18-point cushion over second-placed City. The 2018-19 season saw Liverpool finish second and a point below City. Going by their show across the two seasons, Liverpool will go into 2020-21 as the ideal candidates. Under Jurgen Klopp, the side is well settled and has the desired depth to hurt sides.
Manchester City out to stop the Reds
If one club that can certainly stop Liverpool from marching on, it has got to be Manchester City. Pep Guardiola's side was ruthless in 2017-18 and 2018-19 respectively. They failed to get the art of consistency last term and the defensive unit let them down. Nathan Ake has been added the back, whereas, Ferran Torres replaces Leroy Sane. City have the resources to impress.
Chelsea are the dark horses
Chelsea have spent heavily this summer and the players that have come in are solid. Thiago Silva can be a leader at the back. In Kai Havertz, Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech, the side can threaten oppositions. Chelsea are solid in attack and need their mid-field to chip in. Defensively, one expects them to do better this season. Chelsea are the dark horses.
What about Manchester United?
The form of Manchester United in the second half of the campaign was impressive and that eventually propelled them up to third in the league from sitting seventh as late as February. United have roped in versatile mid-fielder Donny van de Beek to bolster a strong mid-field. If they can get Jadon Sancho, that would help them cut the gap significantly this season.