All eyes will be on Chelsea this season as they proved to be the Premier League’s biggest spenders this season.
Following a year in which they were under a transfer ban, Frank Lampard has decided to splash the cash and bring in a number of world-class individuals to try and improve his squad. Bettors can also improve this season, though, as they can visit sites such as bettingsites24.com to improve their options when placing a wager on the action!
Indeed, the side did rather well with all things considered last season when they finished in fourth and qualified for the UEFA Champions League – albeit by the skin of their teeth – however they were without their talisman, Eden Hazard.
Having received a huge sum of money from Real Madrid for the Belgian, the Blues would have been eager to spend that money as soon as they could on new acquisitions and Roman Abramovich and Marina Granovskaia certainly backed their former legend-turned-manager at the first opportunity.
Players such as Hakim Ziyech, Timo Werner, Kai Havertz, Thiago Silva, Edouard Mendy, Ben Chilwell and a plethora of youngsters were brought into Stamford Bridge to compete with the likes of Christian Pulisic, Tammy Abraham and Mason Mount – individuals who all had solid years in the first-team.
Of course, with the calibre of players that Lampard now has at his disposal, there will be some watching keenly to see if he can take them back to the top of English football.
The last time they won the Premier League was in 2016/17 under Antonio Conte and since then they’ve failed to launch a proper challenge.
The Italian revolutionised Chelsea with a compact 3-5-2 formation that surprised the rest of the Premier League following a defeat to London rivals Arsenal, a system that Lampard has utilised in the past although things have changed more recently.
Whether his approach will pay dividends remains to be seen, but Conte proved that radical change can sometimes work wonders.
Chelsea won the 16/17 title with 93 points and before Christmas, they were quite literally unstoppable.
Between October and December 2016, the Blues won every single game in the Premier League and conceded just four goals. They scored 32 in a period of games that spanned 13 matches and included the likes of Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City.
Chelsea ended up losing just five games that season and with many speculating that the festive period has all the ability to make or break a campaign, the Blues certainly showed a positive one can help pay dividends in the end.