The pre-season schedule is now in full swing with a number of teams laying down markers for the campaign ahead.
Like neighbours Manchester United, champions Manchester City have been among the goals, while Chelsea have been winning despite some slow starts.
Leicester showed they’re not just here to make up the numbers and Wayne Rooney has found his shooting boots early on.
Here Ladbrokes News lists four special bets based on recent activities from the Premier League warm-up schedule.
Last season the Citizens came to within a goal of equalling Chelsea’s Premier League record of 103 goals scored – set in 2009/10 – and look hungry to go a step further this year.
AC Milan represented the Sky Blues’ first real challenge of their pre-season schedule so far and Manuel Pellegrini’s men swatted the Italians’ aside 5-1, making them a tempting pick to bag a record-breaking haul this year.
The Blues have won three and drawn one of their four friendlies so far but Jose Mourinho’s men have been slow to start in the last three games.
Victories over Wimbledon and Olimpija and a draw with Wolfsberger show that the Stamford Bridge outfit are on the right path but after trailing in all three matches there is still work to be done.
With time running out it could pay to back Chelsea to come from behind to win their opening day match with new-boys Burnley.
Leicester sent a warning shot out to the Premier League boo boys with a solid 1-0 triumph over Everton last time out.
The teams on display could be much-changed when the sides meet for real next month but the result will give a huge confidence boost to Nigel Pearson’s men so don’t be shocked to see the same result.
Wazza has well and truly shaken off his World Cup blues by bagging a brace in both of Manchester United’s pre-season games so far.
His four goals helped the Red Devils to a 7-0 win over LA Galaxy and a 3-2 victory over Roma and the England man looks primed to start the new season with a bang.
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