Premier League Transfers and Odds Updates 2022

When it came to the offseason moves among teams in the English Premier League, there was no doubt the rich teams got richer. Man City, which is the two-time defending champions, added several key transfers aiming to keep the Cityzens at the top of the table.

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However, Man City will again face stiff competition from Liverpool, which placed second in the league last season, finishing one point out of first. With the start of the season just around the corner, the time is right now to see how the transfer market moved the odds this summer.

Man City avoids being stagnant

The Cityzens proved not to not be content following another domestic league title last season. What disappointed Manchester City supporters the most was the Cityzens weren’t able to capture the Champions League crown. With bigger trophies in mind, Manchester City hit the transfer market with force.

The Cityzens brought in star center forward Erlin Haaland from the Bundesliga’s Borussia Dortmund. Haaland, who is 21, scored 62 goals in 67 appearances with the German club from 2020 to 2022. More important, Man City, which are comfortable -155 favorites to win the league crown, also added defensive midfielder Kalvin Phillips from Leeds United.

Phillips impressed the team with his performance with Leeds and the English national team. Man City looks once again as the team to beat.

Steady, not splashy

Liverpool, which is +295 to win the Premier League and -835 to land in the top four, made its biggest move by retaining its top player. Mo Salah signed a three-year deal, quieting fears that the Egyptian star may leave in 2023. Uruguay forward Darwin Nunez also joined the team from Benefica and should play a strong role.

What Liverpool was able to do was invest in the future by luring Fabio Carvalho from Fulham and Calvin Ramsay from Aberdeen to come aboard. The Reds were a miracle comeback from the Cityzens on the last day of the season from winning the league last season. Expect Liverpool to put heavy pressure on Man City to defend its title.

Not much accomplished

Chelsea rallied under replacement manager Thomas Tuchel to place third in the league and qualify for the Champion’s League. However, Chelsea didn’t do much to add to the club this year. Roman Lukaku, who Chelsea signed to a large deal last year, was loaned back to AC Milan. There are rumors Chelsea may pursue a star free agent target such as Cristiano Ronaldo or Neymar.

Bookmakers have responded to Chelsea’s lack of major movement in the offseason with tepid odds. Chelsea is +1500 to top the table and only -139 to stay in the top four.

Man. U doesn’t inspire confidence

Manchester United didn’t add a ton on the transfer following a disappointing 2021-22 campaign, which saw the team sink to sixth in the standings. The Red Devils did bring in two big money transfers in Ajax center back Lisandro Martinez and Feyenoord left-back Tyrell Malacia. However, Man. U is still waiting for a decision from Ronaldo on where he will be transferring.

The Red Devils are +2500 to win the league and +150 to reach the top four.

Tottenham willing to spend

Tottenham Hotspur was able to qualify for the Champions League this season and spent the spoils of such a reward accordingly. The Spurs went out and signed Yves Bissouma form Brighton, Richarlison from Everton, along with Inter Milan winger Ivan Perisic and Southampton goalkeeper Fraser Forster.

Tottenham had to sweat out finishing in the top four last season, but showcased a willingness to try and maintain its position in the table. The Spurs had to hold off Arsenal for the final spot in the Champion’s League last season. Tottenham is +1500 to win the league and -150 to stay near the top of the standings.