The race for the 2016-17 premier league title is on in a grand style with 16 matches to go. The betting odds for Chelsea is going down because they are inching closer to the title while Manchester United and their City rivals have an increase in betting odds to win the title. Tottenham Hotspurs, Arsenal and Liverpool have medium odds in the title challenge.
Can Chelsea win the biggest league in the world, as the pundits and betting odds suggest?
The English premier league is not only the oldest football league in the world but arguably the biggest football league in the world. The English premier league was rebranded in February 2016 and the name was changed to only premier league without a title sponsor name being added to it. The premier league is the most watched league in the world with TV rights of over €2.48 billion. The even and regulated distribution of the Tv rights among clubs in the premier league offers clubs the opportunity to boost their inventory. A relegated club in England is assured of €100 million profit for being relegated, Only Real Madrid and Barcelona makes more profit than a relegated club in the premier league. The competitiveness of the premier league is based on the quality in squad depth. This is why the premier league will continue to be the best premier.
Only 6 clubs have won the premier league since it was rebranded from Division One to the Premier League.
The clubs are;
1. Manchester United: 13 titles
2. Chelsea: 4 titles
3. Arsenal: 3 titles
4. Manchester City: 2 titles
5. Blackburn Rovers: 1 title
5. Leicester City: 1 title
In the last 10 premier league seasons dating back to the 2006-07 season, the premier title race have been between Chelsea and Manchester United. Manchester City came into light in the 2011-12 season when the Qatari investors came in and Leicester City won last season’s premier league surprisingly.
Chelsea’s Round up to the season.
Chelsea has 17 strong fixtures to round up the league and win the title. On Sunday, 22 January 2017 Chelsea will play their matchday 22 premier league game with Hull City at the Stamford Bridge.
Preview of Chelsea vs Hull City.
Chelsea are without a dent in the previous meetings with Hull City, going unbeaten with 8 wins and 2 draws. The Blues are currently on a 5 game winning streak and have scored at least 2 goals in their last 5 meetings. Chelsea have kept clean sheets in 4 of their last 5 meetings against Hull City.At Stamford Bridge, Chelsea have won 3 of their 4 meetings and drawn just once.
Chelsea’s form is an intimidating one to any opponent especially when they are playing at Stamford Bridge. They are the favorites in this game and they have no reason to lose this game. Considering Chelsea’s good scoring record in recent weeks, Chelsea May go on to score more than 3 goals.
Chelsea is expected to win this game convincingly, scoring at least 3 goals in the game and also keep a clean sheet.