The top two teams for EPL tips this season were both from London and Chelsea are now the top dog in the Capital. They have a chance to win the double by beating London Rivals Arsenal in the FA Cup which will further cement their credentials as the best club in the Capital. In this article, I will predict which team based here will come out on top next season.
The Blues are the team to beat next season after their remarkable turnaround by new manager Antonio Conte. They were awful last campaign and even the most optimistic Chelsea fan was fearing the worst before the season kicked off. It took very little time for the former Italian boss to understand what is needed to win in the EPL and once he changed to a back three, there was no looking back. If they are going to stay top of the pile they will need to secure the long-term contracts for Hazard and Costa. They can probably replace Costa with the amount of money they would get from his fee but Hazard is almost impossible to find a replacement. If they can do this and just add a couple of world-class stars they will be extremely hard to stop.
Spurs have had their best ever season and are extremely unlucky not having anything to show for it. They were the better team in the FA Cup semifinals but Chelsea was once again able to spoil their party. One major concern for next campaign is how well are they going to cope with playing their home games at Wembley. They only need to sign a back up forward for Harry Kane during the summer. There best bit of business will be to hold onto all their star players. They have the best chance of catching Chelsea but it is going to be very difficult.
Since the EPL started the Gunners have not been in such a dire place. Finally, their North London rivals have finished above them and they did not qualify for the Champions League. With star player contracts up for negotiation and many fans wanting the manager out, it looks like tough times are ahead for Gunner fans. If they lose Sanchez over the summer they are in deep trouble as they have a very thin squad as it is and the Chilean is by far their best player. It is vital that they get their transfer dealing correctly over the summer or the club could take ever further steps away from competing for the title. The team and manager need a boost so they will be hoping that they can win the FA Cup when they play Chelsea. The are the underdogs with sport book tipping sites but if the players can play to their potential they are in with a chance.
Most online sports tippers and sportsbooks have Chelsea as the favorites to finish top in London next year with Spurs second. Given that United has been having a rough year It is a vital time in Gunners history and they have a long way to bridge the gap so they can challenge for the EPL once again. No one expected the Blues to do as well after their disaster season last season so maybe Arsenal can do the same?