The Blues are currently 5/2 with bet365 to win the title and there will be plenty of money on the west London side now that the self-styled Special One returns to the Bridge and prepares for a Premier League assault.
Chelsea were streets behind Manchester United last season although there are sure to be reinforcements at the club. The fact that Mourinho has already achieved so much success means that trophies are surely likely again.
The Red Devils will be an unknown quantity under David Moyes and Sky Bet go a best price 2/1 about them retaining their Premier League crown. It appears that while Wayne Rooney could leave Old Trafford this summer, we might see Marouane Fellaini follow his former manager to the club and the Belgian could make a big impact.
The fact that Robin van Persie will register another 30 goals is a big plus for United, with the Dutch marksman the sharpest predator in the Premier League and Sir Alex Ferguson effectively admitted that the signing last summer was a key factor in helping to take the title off Manchester City.
As for the blue half of Manchester, Roberto Mancini has been axed and Manuel Pellegrini is now briefed to win trophies at the Etihad Stadium for the club’s wealthy owners. It will be interesting to see whether the Chilean retains the bulk of the squad that finished second last season although Jesus Navas and Alvaro Negredo are among the new and exciting recruits.
City are a 12/5 chance with Coral to win the 2013/14 title and there are sure to be new faces at the club, with a host of names associated with a transfer to the 2012 champions, including Edinson Cavani.
Arsenal are 14/1 to finally end their silverware drought and land the spoils, with the Gunners having finished the campaign with championship-winning form as they leapfrogged Tottenham to make sure of fourth place and Champions League qualification.
Arsene Wenger will hope to attract some new signing to the Emirates providing they fit his budget, while it appears that Theo Walcott and Jack Wilshere will stay put for the time being.
Liverpool are a 28/1 chance to claim a surprise victory under Brendan Rodgers, with the Reds having also finished the season well. A lot rests on whether the Merseyside club are able to retain their services of Luis Suarez although it appears the Uruguayan will remain at Anfield this summer according to manager Brendan Rodgers.