Who can break in to the top 6 in the Premier League?

There are 20 teams in the English Premier League but realistically only six are title contenders. It’s a vicious circle with them continually qualifying for Europe and earning even more cash to spend on new players. Can any team break in to the top six this season?

It’s always handy to look at the odds that are available to judge just who is likely to be in the top six. If you were to sign up at Bet365 and receive the bet365 new customer bonus, those free bets you receive might just go on a Premier League wager. Perhaps on backing a team to break the domination of the two Manchester clubs, Liverpool, Arsenal, Tottenham and Chelsea. But which teams should you be looking at?

Leicester City

Fans of this midlands club are probably still in shock at their Premier League title win in 2016. Since then they have not managed to finish any higher than ninth in the table. They had a traumatic 2018/19 season with the death of their owner. On the pitch they struggled and replaced Claude Puel with Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers.

It’s proved to be a successful decision and City are again looking a possible top six side. Their defence has improved and that’s despite the loss of Harry Maguire. New signings have been made and perhaps most importantly, Jamie Vardy has rediscovered his scoring boots.

City have made an unbeaten start to the season and are back in the top three. It’s early days of course but Leicester could find themselves returning to the top six. With Chelsea in transition, perhaps there’s an available place this season.

West Ham United

West Ham are in their eighth season since returning to the Premier League. Their best finish in that time was 7th in 2015/16 and the last time they ended a season in the top six was a fifth-place finish in 1998/99.

Recent seasons have seen the Hammers spend big in the summer and then make a slow start to the season. They’ve been more concerned about a relegation battle than making it into the top six.

Again, this summer the cash was spent as they try to find the right blend. They began the season with a 5-0 home loss to Manchester City. Fans might have been thinking, ‘here we go again,’ but since then United have been unbeaten in the Premier League.

For years, West Ham have lacked a striker who can score 20 goals a season. They might have found one in Sebastien Haller, signed from Eintracht Frankfurt for £45m. He’s already scored three league goals this season and if that continues, West Ham could be top six contenders.

Everton

Everton are determined to climb out of the shadow of European champions Liverpool. They have ambitious plans with a new stadium on the way and spent over £100m in the summer transfer window.

They have made a steady start to the season, not something they often manage. If their new signings can settle in and start producing the goods, then Everton are going to have a good season. They have an excellent home record and if that can start to be produced on their travels, then the city of Liverpool may well have two teams in the top six.