Last season, Liverpool captured their first title since 1990. With an 18-point lead over number two Manchester City, Jürgen Klopp’s team was better than everyone else. Players like Virgil van Dijk, Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Trent Alexander-Arnold ensure that Liverpool will stay at the top, but critics point out that the selection is relatively small. Too few rotation options can break up the team in the long run due to the overcrowded schedule. Defending the title will not be an easy task, but together with Manchester City, Liverpool is the biggest contender.
Tottenham Hotspur was closer than ever in 2016, but was unlucky that Chelsea was having a top season as well. The Spurs’ ended in second place, their highest ranking ever achieved. José Mourinho will try to change that in his first full season at Tottenham. With new players such as Pierre-Emile Höjbjerg, Joe Hart and Matt Doherty, he has strengthened his already talented squad. Let’s see if this season is going to be the special one.