Manchester City and Liverpool have dominated the Premier League this season. City eventually won the title by one point yesterday, despite Liverpool’s incredible 97 point tally.
The question now is, who can challenge them next season?
Speaking on BT Sport yesterday, Jermaine Jenas agreed that Tottenham Hotspur are the likeliest of challengers.
“On the basis of Chelsea, with the embargo put on them and possibly losing their best player, they’re not going to be as strong as they were this year. Arsenal are not showing any signs of spending.
“From Tottenham’s point of view. The sheer fact they are in the Champions League final will attract good players and by all accounts, Daniel Levy has said there is money to spend. They will be much better than they were this year.”
It would, of course, seem harsh on Chelsea. They finished third this season but Jenas makes valid points regarding the club’s potential transfer embargo. Eden Hazard’s potential departure would not help matters.
Tottenham, on the other hand, have made it to the Champions League final this season with manager Mauricio Pochettino working on a shoestring.
If Spurs can keep the Argentine, as well as key players such as Christian Eriksen, then they are certainly in the running to be the most likely challengers to both City and Liverpool.
That will also involve some investment in the squad, which has clearly been spread thin toward the end of the current campaign.
Tottenham can show Liverpool just how dangerous they might be when the two teams clash in the Champions League next month, a competition they knocked Manchester City out of in the quarter-finals.
Undoubtedly, they look like the likeliest of contenders.