The 2010 English Premier League: Where anything can happen.
Manchester United sold the best player in the league (if not the world) and can any replacement(s) reproduce Ronaldo’s production? Chelsea has world-class talent (and will probably get some more) but will Carlo Ancelotti be a repeat of the Felipe Scolari fiasco? Liverpool hasn’t won the title in 29 years and is there really any reason to believe year 30 will be any different? Arsenal finished a distant fourth in 2009, but with all of Arsene’s young stars getting a year older could the Gunners sneak to the top? And lastly, can Manchester City be a legitimate dark horse and prove money can win trophies?
How much fun is this going to be?
The summer has barely started and it’s a bit folly making EPL predictions when you don’t even know who is going to be on which team. But it’s fair to say the English championship is wide open next year. The Big Four all have serious question marks and it’s safe to say that won’t change in two months
Just for fun here are the SkyBet’s EPL title odds (as of June 12) for 2010:
Liverpool seems like the smartest value bet, though, I’m tempted to put a fiver on Man City.
What do you guys and girls think?