Edin Dzeko is optimistic that Manchester City will retain the Premier League title and he expects Chelsea to be their biggest threat.
The 28-year-old Bosnia international striker, who recently penned a new four-year deal at the Etihad Stadium after helping Manuel Pellegrini start his reign as manager with the title and Capital One Cup success last term, is determined to ensure City stay at the top of the tree this year.
However, with Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho spending big money to sign world-class players such as Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas this summer, Dzeko feels the Londoners will the team to watch, while he also expects the likes of Manchester United, Tottenham, Liverpool and Sunday’s Premier League opponents Arsenal to all be in the mix.
Dzeko, who captained Bosnia during a shock 2-1 defeat at home to Cyprus in Tuesday night’s Euro 2016 qualifier, told City’s official website: “It will be difficult, but I’m an optimist. “As with every season, there are several teams that will battle for the title of champions in England.
“This season, Chelsea might be the most serious challenger, but we mustn’t ignore Liverpool, Tottenham, Arsenal or United, who certainly will be much stronger than last year. “After all, everyone has gotten (sic) stronger and everyone wants to be first.”