Chelsea is expected to win the Premier League thanks to Romelu Lukaku, while Man City is expected to have a ‘real battle’.
Thomas Tuchel, the new Chelsea manager, is expected to win the Premier League in his first full season in charge.
According to former England winger Trevor Sinclair, Chelsea would be favorites to win the Premier League title this season if they conclude a deal for Romelu Lukaku. Lukaku is said to have had his medical today (Monday) in preparation for his £97.5 million return to Chelsea. Inter Milan agreed to a fee with the Blues over the weekend, and the Belgian striker is expected to surpass the club’s transfer record.
Following the departure of club record goalscorer Sergio Aguero, Manchester City are interested in bringing in a striker of their own.
City are interested in signing Harry Kane, but Tottenham are adamant that the England captain will not be sold.
Due to a lot of players returning late following their Euro 2020 heroics, Sinclair feels City will struggle at the start of the season.
And he believes Chelsea will take advantage of City’s sluggish start to win the title, with Lukaku at the helm.
“I make Chelsea favourites if Lukaku goes to Chelsea,” Sinclair told talkSPORT.
“I saw the games between the two teams at the conclusion of last season, and except from the league game, which City should have won, the Aguero Panenka, [Chelsea were superior].”
“Chelsea were the better team in the [FA Cup] semi-final at Wembley. Manchester City lacked the necessary answers.
“Take a look at the issues that City could face. Players are returning from the Euros, and it normally takes a few months to get back into the swing of things after a long competition.
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“If you look at Kevin De Bruyne’s ankle ligament troubles, [Phil] Foden is wearing a boot, so they appear to be stretched right now.
“If they don’t get Kane in, I think they’ll struggle to get off to a decent start this season.”
Shaka Hislop, Sinclair’s former West Ham teammate, believes Lukaku has improved key aspects of his game since his last Premier League stint with Manchester United.
“I believe [unfinished business]with the league is more important than [unfinished business]with Stamford Bridge,” Hislop told ESPN. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”