Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has sent a note of warning to rivals that the Premier League race would be a more balanced affair this season. The Red Devils fell short of their rivals and finished six last season, and the Portuguese manager believed their participation in Europe and injuries were to blame for their short comings.
However, with all the top six clubs expected to play in Europe this season, Mourinho believes the league campaign would be more balanced and there would be no favourites.
Indeed Chelsea enjoyed almost a distraction free season in their victorious 2016/2017 campaign, as the Blues suffered less from injuries and their lack of participation in a European competition gave their players ample time to rest and recover for their subsequent fixtures. Liverpool also enjoyed similar luck although they had to deal with injuries and departures to the African Cup of Nations at one point in time.
This promises to be a very exciting season in English football as the new billions shared by the clubs have seen them make a significant investment in their playing staffs.