5 Teams Most Likely To Be EPL Champions in 2014-15

By Craig Pearson

5 Teams Most Likely To Be EPL Champions in 2014-15

Manchester City celebrate as Premier League champions 2013/14
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The new Premier League season gets underway in just under two weeks time, and it promises to be a closely contested championship once again this time around. The usual suspects will be back in contention, but the real appeal of the EPL is the number of teams that are legitimately in the title race each year. Here are the five teams that are most likely to become champions in the 2014-15 Premier League.

5. Liverpool

Jordan Henderson celebrates scoring against Manchester City
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5. Liverpool

Jordan Henderson celebrates scoring against Manchester City
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It looked like it was going to be Liverpool's championship last season, but they were ultimately pipped to the title by Manchester City. Brendan Rodgers' men will now be hoping to mount another charge this year, although the loss of Luis Suarez could prove difficult to cope with, in addition to a much more congested fixture list with Champions League games to contend with also.

4. Arsenal

New Arsenal signing Alexis Sanchez
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4. Arsenal

New Arsenal signing Alexis Sanchez
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Arsenal have made potentially the most exciting signing of all the Premier League contenders during this offseason. Alexis Sanchez has joined from Barcelona, and the Gunners will be hoping he can fire them to glory on the back of their FA Cup win last season.

3. Manchester United

Wayne Rooney celebrates scoring for Manchester United against LA Galaxy
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3. Manchester United

Wayne Rooney celebrates scoring for Manchester United against LA Galaxy
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Manchester United have spent some big money this summer as they try to rebuild their team for another championship run. More signings are still necessary to do that, but with more money still to be spent, a run at the title is certainly possible. United will have no European commitments to deal with either, and as Liverpool showed last season, that can be a huge benefit heading into the weekend's Premier league games after a full week's rest.

2. Chelsea

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2. Chelsea

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Jose Mourinho said his team were not genuine championship contenders last season, despite the fact that they were in the race until the final games. Ahead of the upcoming season, however, he says they absolutely are contenders -- and he's not wrong. Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas will be big additions, and Chelsea will be among the top two favorites for the 2014-15 Premier League.

1. Manchester City

Manchester City celebrate a goal during win over AC Milan
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1. Manchester City

Manchester City celebrate a goal during win over AC Milan
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Manchester City won the Premier League title last season on the final day, although they really should have wrapped it up sooner but for individual errors early on in the season giving them more work to do. City have been smart this offseason, acquiring players to fill the voids they had last season, as well as keeping their best players at the club.

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