Chelsea defied the odds to win the Premier League last season, and the Blues will be aiming to do so again this season.
Manchester City have signed the most signings this summer and former Liverpool defender Steve Nicol believes Manchester City will win the league over Chelsea.
“I think going forward there is not a person who can argue that they (City) have quality,” he said on ESPN FC TV.
“For me it was all about defence for City and they’ve shown in this transfer window they recognise that.
“They’re almost complete, if they can sort out that central defensive partnership, they win the title.”
Of Chelsea, he said: “I think the Champions League will be something Conte will be desperate to do well in.
“That will just take a little bit of focus off the Premier League.
“There’s nothing harder than trying to defend your title and I don’t think they will.”
What Nicol doesn’t understand is that expensive signings don’t win league, but a cohesive team does.