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Chelsea hat-trick on the cards?

Chelsea hat-trick on the cards?

Champions Chelsea will make it three Premiership titles in a row this season, according to the results of our online poll.

Vital Watford asked 'who will win the Premiership?` and 35% of voters said Jose Mourinho`s Chelsea.

The reigning champions have yet again splashed the clash over the summer and have brought in superstars Andriy Shevchenko and Michael Ballack in a bid to defend their title and taste European success.

However, questions have been raised as to whether Mourinho can accommodate of the Blues` big names.

Just under a third of voters said that Manchester United would win the Premiership.

Sir Alex Ferguson looks to have found Roy Keane`s long-awaited successor in summer signing Michael Carrick and with United boasting the likes of Wayne Rooney and Christiano Ronaldo in their ranks the Old Trafford outfit will be looking to improve on last season`s runners-up spot.

Nevertheless, the decision to sell prolific marksman Ruud Van Nistelrooy could prove costly.

17% of voters said that Liverpool would win the Premiership.

Reds` boss Rafa Benitez has made six additions to last season`s FA Cup-winning squad as expectations continue to grow on the red half of Merseyside. Former Blackburn forward Craig Bellamy looks an astute acquisition but hopes will yet again be pinned on the shoulders of Kop idol Steven Gerrard.

The 2005 European Champions struggled for goals last season, and this again - despite the signing of Bellamy and two wingers - could prove to be their undoing.

11% said that Arsenal would win the 2007 Barclays Premiership.

Last season`s Champions League runners-up managed to finish fourth - and qualify for this season`s Champions League - after a slip-up from arch-rivals Spurs on the last day of the season. And despite of shrewd signing of playmaker Tomas Rosicky it is difficult to envisage the Gunners finishing their first season in the Emirates Stadium with the Premiership crown.

The proposed transfer of Ashley Cole to Chelsea may not help matters, but Wenger will no doubt nurture the promising young talent at the club.

7% of fans said the Spurs would win the Premiership.

At the moment Spurs winning the Premiership may seem a long way off but there is no doubt that under Martin Jol they are going places. Many believe that this is the year that Spurs - who have lived in the shadow of their North London neighbours in recent years - can make the step up and qualify for the Champions League.

The £18million sale of Michael Carrick may have weakened Spurs` midfield but every player has a price.

Poll results in full:

Who will win the Premiership?

Arsenal 11%
Chelsea 35%
Liverpool 17%
Manchester United 30%
Tottenham 7%

So the Premiership is going to be a lot closer this season with five clubs challenging for the title - if our poll results can be believed!


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

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Date:Friday August 25 2006
Time: 10:40AM

Comments

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Can see the title being a Chelsea procession again this season
AdamP
25/08/2006 10:42:00
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I won’t deny that I think my mob will win it but I’m not so sure it’ll be a parade as it has been the past two seasons. ‘Pool and Utd have both strengthened and will probably push us close.
BlindJak
25/08/2006 13:51:00
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BJ, I agree with you. With all the exciting transfers, quality transfers I would say, the EPL is going to the brink. Man U started well and we're already playing chase the bunny. Certainly a photo finish this season. I hope it will be hattrick for Chelsea.
jogabonito
25/08/2006 17:25:00
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