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Chelsea's name on Premier trophy this time


Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho

THE main thing I look at when I'm trying to find the winner of the Premier League is to start with who can't win it.

The last time Manchester City won the title the following year the squad had a lazy arrogance about them and I see a similar attitude this year.

Yaya Toure complaining about not getting a birthday card from the club was laughable but it's an indication of the egos Pellegrini is dealing with.

Once again no inspirational new players to reinvigorate the dressing room.

Arsenal could go close with the signing of Alexis Sanchez and if they keep Ramsey and Walcott fit but they have a horrendous record against the other top teams.

To concede (when challenging for the title ) six points at City and Chelsea and five at Liverpool shows a serious mental weakness which will be difficult to overcome this season

Liverpool have lost Suarez and missed their chance last year. I'm a huge fan of Brendan Rodgers but to introduce so many new players to a squad so quickly simply can't be as good as last year.

Manchester United will be better than seventh but I'm not convinced Louis van Gaal has the players to challenge for the title. To replace a complete and experienced back three of Nemanja Vidic, Rio Ferdinand and Patrice Evra is just too difficult to do so quickly. With no European football they'll go well but not enough for the crown.

Which leaves us with Chelsea. Jose is a master at the second season syndrome. He did it at Porto, Real Madrid and Inter Milan win his domestic crown in his second year in charge.

The signings of Cesc Fabregas, Diego Costa and Felipe Luis plus Courtois back at the club are the most impressive additions of the top sides and something that will win them the Premier League trophy.

It was missed by many, but Chelsea conceded only 10 goals in the last 23 games.

They are on their way back to the dour, efficient machine Mourinho likes to win trophies.