Pep Guardiola confirms Manchester City’s remaining transfer plans on Sky Sports
Aug 09 2018
In fact, it was Manchester City's 2013/14 victory that was the last time the race for the title went down to the last day, which certain critics have pointed out has made a mockery of the Premier League claiming to be the most exciting domestic competition in the World.
Chelsea suffered the biggest shock of the season, finishing fifth just one year after winning the EPL title.
The Sky Sports Predictor is based on a system called ELO, which was originally set up to rate chess players. The Gunners's current deal with Puma expires next year and the Mail says they will sign an agreement with adidas that will be worth £60m a season over five years. So, the fact that Liverpool have spent a whopping £176.9 million to sign quality, game-changing players like Naby Keita, Fabinho, Xherdan Shaqiri and Alisson Becker is not taken into account by the algorithm. In comparison, Tottenham Hotspur are the only team yet to make any signings in the ongoing transfer window.
Manchester City will have a new kit supplier from the 2019/20 season as part of a £50 million multi-club deal negotiated by parent company City Football Group. Across the north-west, Manchester United have brought in Fred for £59m whilst Chelsea under new manager Maurizio Sarri have bought Jorginho for £57m from his former club Napoli. While the Gunners have gotten some impressive business done over the summer, the Blues haven't had the same fortune.
"Having sold Alexander Mitrovic to Fulham for a fee reported to be in excess of £20m I am slightly surprised that Rafa Benitez does not have a replacement already through the door at St James Park although West Brom's 29-year-old striker Salomon Rondon has been strongly linked to the club".
"It is going to be challenging, particularly for the promoted clubs, who effectively have two-and-a-half weeks less".
No great surprise that he gives a predictable top three, Man City to retain their title, followed by big spending Liverpool, then Tottenham.