Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has already started a war of words with his counterparts after claiming that other Premier League clubs are now trying to buy the title.
The London side won the Premier League last season by a landslide in one of the most impressive campaigns seen in a few years, however, he has opened up a huge can of worms today as he said his rivals are trying to buy the title off him.
Back in 2004 when Mourinho began his first stint at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea were the club seen by the outside world as trying to buy leagues with the money coming in from Roman Abramovich.
However, the club have not spent any more than £30m on a player since 2011 while the likes of Manchester United, Arsenal, Manchester City and Liverpool have splashed the cash on stars such as Angel di Maria, Alexis Sanchez, Raheem Sterling and Christian Benteke.
Now, Mourinho claims that his side are no longer the club buying titles unlike their rivals.
In the beginning of Mr Abramovich coming to Chelsea, Chelsea was buying the title.
Now, they are buying the title. All of them, they are buying the title.
It is up to us to be strong and to fight them and, obviously, to try and win it again, even without the big investments.
Chelsea will look to begin the defence of their title with an opening day win over Swansea on August 8th.