Competition: Premier League
Market: Chelsea to win the title
Odds: 7/4 @ Coral
Premier League title holders Chelsea begin their defence this weekend, with the Blues locking horns with Swansea City at Stamford Bridge. Manager Jose Mourinho has set his eyes on retaining their league crown, and has hardly strengthened his starting eleven, such is his confidence in the squad that they can get the job done again.
Boasting the best defence in the division last season, coupled with standout stars such as Eden Hazard (14 goals, 9 assists), Cesc Fabregas (18 assists) and Diego Costa (20 goals), there’s no reason why Chelsea can’t finish the campaign top of the pack once more come May. The Londoners finished eight points ahead of second-placed Manchester City, and had the title wrapped up with games to spare.
The likes of Arsenal and Manchester United are expected to join City in an attempt to stop Chelsea, but Mourinho’s men are likely to go from strength to strength with a full pre-season under their belt. As a result, Coral are giving odds of 7/4 for the holders to retain their league crown this season, with the competition likely to fall somewhat short again.
Bet: Chelsea to win the Premier League title this season @ 7/4 with Coral >>