Who will win the English Premier League?

Nobody has defended the Premier League title for a decade, but odds-on favourites Man City are hugely fancied to do just that after walking away to the crown last season.

A best price of 8/11 tells you all you need to know about how strongly Pep Guardiola’s side are fancied to retain the title and it’s hard to argue.

They won at a canter last season, have lost none of their stars, and have added a club-record signing in Riyad Mahrez just for good measure.

Finding reasons why City can’t win is a tough assignment, they lost just twice last season – against Liverpool and Man United – and while they may slip up a few more times this season the gap for the rest to make up is huge.

Another year of Guardiola’s coaching will make players like Raheem Sterling, Leroy Sane and Kevin De Bruyne even better and, when you throw in Mahrez along with Gabriel Jesus and Sergio Aguero, that’s a scary thought for the chasing pack.

Trying to pick out games they won last year that they won’t this time around is also tough, and even if they suffer the odd upset, the wiggle room they have to play with from last season is so vast it’s very difficult to make a case for anyone else lifting the trophy in May.

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