It is certainly intriguing that all three clubs are individually priced at 10/11 to end next season trophyless.
Man City were the absentees on top of the podium this season and even with Roberto Mancini ousted, and according to the bookies . it is debatably them that look most likely to end up trophyless again.
Many will point to David Moyes’ lack of trophies as a concern for Manchester United, but if Man City do appoint Manuel Pellegrini, his drought for silverware is almost as long, dating back a decade, and this is despite a season at Real Madrid.
Furthermore, there will be less pressure on Moyes to succeed instantly than there will be with Pellegrini from the Man City board and possibly from supporters, who were predominantly in favour of former boss Mancini.
The fact that Pellegrini has no Premier League experience must additionally be regarded as a negative, while his two new signings Jesus Navas and Fernandinho are in the same boat.
Meanwhile, Pellegrini is likely to bring about the biggest changes in formation, which will not only mean the new players adapting to English life, but a whole squad becoming accustomed to a new style of football, which could take time.
Given that Chelsea went without trophies in 2008 and 2011, a continuation of this three-year sequence would suggest that next season would be another without silverware.
But the promise of money to spend, alongside the appointment of a manager in Jose Mourinho that knows the club well and how to win trophies in England gives the impression that Chelsea will win something this season.
Source: Manchester City MAD