BT Sport's team by team guide to the Premier League season

BT Sport's team by team guide to the Premier League season

Not only was it the biggest upset in the history of major soccer but arguably the biggest shocker in worldwide sports history over the course of a full season.

Manchester City have plenty of attacking talent. This could be the start of an incredibly long season for Hull. (Although, as Leicester City proved to us last season, anything is possible, so don't count anyone out). With many teams capable of winning it, who has the best chance of winning the entire thing? He hadn't managed in England since 2004-05 with Chelsea.

Still, as the last season has shown - anything can happen in the Premier League, so we shouldn't think about them as future Championship teams.

Nampalys Mendy, Kante's replacement, and 16.6 million pounds ($21.5 million, 19.3 million euros) record signing Ahmed Musa are among those in contention. Liverpool 7. Leicester City 8. The Foxes are +2900 on soccer odds to repeat as EPL champions. The long shots that will most-likely not be anywhere close to the top include Stoke at 501.00, Crystal Palace at 751.00 and a five-way tie between Sunderland, Swansea, Watford, Bournemouth and Middlesbrough at 1001.00.

The rest of the Premier League will be hungry for European qualification (or just staying in the top flight), so there are plenty of story lines to follow throughout the marathon of a season. Arrogant enough, Mourinho has a team of players that is almost unstoppable so he might be raising the trophy with Wayne Rooney on the podium on May 21. Leicester's big off-season acquisitions were midfielder Nampalys Mendy, goalkeeper Ron-Robert Zieler and defender Luis Hernandez.

"The Champions League is one of the main targets for this club", said Zabaleta. Hull City is the +111000 on soccer odds for this season. This was a side which in the previous season finished 14th.

Pep Guardiola will reportedly try to sign another striker for Manchester City if Wilfried Bony is sold in this transfer window.

The Spaniard has dominated both La Liga and the Bundesliga with Barcelona and Bayern Munich respectively, but doing the same with City is likely to prove far more hard.

Stones, a £47.5million signing from Everton earlier this week, is set to make his City debut against Sunderland, but £37million ex-Schalke attacker Sane is injured.

Bournemouth had a great first season in the Premier League past year, but they have lost their captain Matt Ritchie in the summer.

A quick attacker, Sadio Mane is no stranger to the premier league. The Champions League, the European Championships, the European League global friendlies and now the Olympics. Pogba bolsters the midfield next to Rooney and newly acquired Henrikh Mkhitaryan with Ibrahimovic standing ahead of them, making Man U the clear favorite to take 1st place this season.

While a player is considered good if he can consistently perform through a season, great players can remain consistent season after season. He also was a key part of the French team that reached the final of Euro 2016. Now they have Jose Mourinho and upgrades right through their spine.

Three months and six days after their glittering coronation as Premier League champions, Claudio Ranieri's Leicester City launch the new season with a trip to promoted Hull City on Saturday.



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