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Before the start of this season most people weren't picking Chelsea as Premier League champions but next season most people will likely pick them. But Gary Neville thinks there is a threat on the title.

At the beginning of the season Chelsea's mid table finish the year before and what was seen as a failure to add enough quality to their squad meant they weren't well fancied to win the league.

Manchester United and Manchester City both spending around £200 million on transfers and adding Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola as managers respectively were seen as the favourites.

The Italian will be very pleased with his first season in England. Image: PA

For Liverpool it was of course going to be there year and even Arsenal fans believed it might finally be time to win back the league title, 13 years on from their last.

But in the end it was Chelsea who rather walked away with the league, with Mauricio Pochettino's ever improving Spurs side the only one to challenge, and it could happen again next season.

Speaking to Sky Sports Gary Neville revealed that he believes the two Manchester clubs will be the biggest threat on back-to-back Premier League titles for the Blues:

"He is going to have two Manchester clubs who are going to be throwing £300m to £400m at it between them, who are hurting and who are under significant pressure next season to deliver.

"And if they don't deliver there's going to be a big problem."

Pep Guardiola

Can City challenge next season. Image: PA

Things haven't gone according to plan for Jose or Pep this season and both teams are likely to significantly add to their squads once again.

Though United may win a cup double their league form has been poor and they need a couple of defenders, a midfielder and at least one forward.

Jose Mourinho

Jose will be desperate to win back the title. Image: PA

City will end the season trophyless but will at least make the Champions League next season but likely need a goalkeeper, three defenders and two midfielders.

Conte of course will add to his squad and as well as the two Manchester club's Neville named an increase in football, with Champions League qualification, keeping up their mentality and Diego Costa's potential departure as issues for the Stamford Bridge club.

We certainly hope that someone puts up a better fight next season!

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