Five teams look genuine contenders next season in what is poised to be a fantastic title race.
This time Liverpool ran them close, but next season the title race will be even more open. We now look at the teams who will be competing to become the English champions in 2014-15.
City are favourites to defend their title and it’s not a surprise. Joe Hart, Vincent Kompany, Yaya Toure, David Silva and Sergio Aguero make up a solid spine. Manager Manuel Pellegrini’s first major honour in Europe will boost his confidence and he will be looking to add one or two world-class additions to what is already the league’s best squad.
Brendan Rodgers’ men lit up the Premier League this season by playing wonderful attacking football. Champions League football will lure in the big names and the Reds will be right up there if Luis Suarez stays.
John Terry will stay and partner the ever improving Gary Cahill in the league’s best defensive partnership. Samuel Eto’o, Demba Ba and Fernando Torres have all disappointed this campaign, but with Diego Costa rumoured to be on the way, Chelsea will finally have the world-class striker they have missed since Didier Drogba left.
The Gunners led the Premier League for more days than any other side in 2013-14. A big summer is a must – a strong midfielder, defender and striker are needed. The FA Cup win has lifted the club and manager Arsene Wenger is reportedly ready to sign a contract extension.
Louis van Gaal will take over the reins after the World Cup. The Dutchman has one major advantage over David Moyes – he has won trophies, and lots of them. Van Gaal will reportedly have £200 million to spend and should have no trouble in luring the top players – the players know that the Dutchman is a winner, and they know that United is a huge club. No European football - as we have seen with Liverpool this year - will keep them fresh as they look to win back the Premier League trophy from their city-rivals.