Dimitar Berbatov snubs Man City and Arsenal when predicting Premier League winners
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Dimitar Berbatov snubbed Manchester City and Arsenal when predicting which club will win the Premier League this season.
Ahead of the new season, it is expected that City will be the clear favourites to lift a fourth successive Premier League title.
However, former Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur striker Berbatov thinks otherwise.
Speaking to Betfair, the Bulgarian said: “Retired players are always biased towards the clubs they used to play for, so I hope Manchester United get back to where they belong at the top of the Premier League.
“I won’t say Manchester City again. I obviously want Manchester United to win the Premier League title. I think the Premier League champions will be Manchester United or Chelsea.”
He added: “I love the underdog story with Chelsea, especially when you don’t see it coming. I like Pochettino as a coach too, I want to see him succeed in England with a trophy.
“Chelsea will be the big surprise, they’ve performed well under Mauricio Pochettino in pre-season. The new signings look confident, they look for the ball and aren’t afraid to make mistakes.”
Berbatov then picked out two Chelsea players to keep an eye on.
He said: “Mykhailo Mudryk looks a lot more confident this season, Christopher Nkunku is a great player too, he can be a great signing, it’s unfortunate that he is starting the season with an injury. I can see Chelsea competing for the Premier League title too.”
On Arsenal, Berbatov said: “Arsenal will have a big task on their hands because they were comfortably leading the Premier League for months and still didn’t win the league. That’s what the Premier League can do, it made them make mistakes and lose out on the title.”
The Premier League is back this weekend, starting on Friday with Vincent Kompany's Burnley taking on City.