The Premier League has become tougher to win with each season, and the 2022-23 season will be no different.
It’s even expected that the coming Premier League season will be tougher, as teams have strengthened very well.
Manchester City and Liverpool have dominated over the last five years, but the likes of Manchester United, Tottenham and Arsenal are recruiting well ahead of next season.
Paul Merson is however backing Man City to retain the title, and he believes Chelsea can pose a threat if they sign well this summer.
Merson believes last season’s top 3 will be the top three for this coming season.
“I think Manchester City will win the Premier League, but I have to say it’s not as much of a foregone conclusion as others make it out to be,” Paul Merson told Sportskeeda.
“Erling Haaland’s arrival is obviously a massive boost for Pep Guardiola, but it’s not the end of it with Liverpool still very much in the running.
“With the departures of Gabriel Jesus and Raheem Sterling, Manchester City have lost at least 30 Premier League goals between the pair and that could turn out to be a huge problem for them.
“The only worry for Liverpool, on the other hand, is that they’ve lost an unbelievable player in Sadio Mane, who scored big goals for them over the years.
“They’ll have to rely on Darwin Nunez to settle as quickly as Luis Diaz did, which is obviously a long shot because the Colombian took to English football like a duck to water.
“If Jurgen Klopp can get Nunez firing immediately, it’ll be tight once again, but if that doesn’t happen, I think Manchester City should win the Premier League.
“Chelsea could be in the title race too with a couple of smart additions, but they’ll have to be consistent over the course of 38 games. Raheem Sterling will give them a massive lift – he’s a talented footballer who can play anywhere across the frontline as we’ve seen over the years for club and country.
“He has my respect and should have no trouble adapting to Thomas Tuchel’s philosophy at Chelsea, having flourished in the Premier League for Liverpool and Manchester City.
“Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea pick themselves as the top three in whatever order and I’d be shocked if anything else were to happen.”