The Premier League season returns on Friday evening as Arsenal journey to Crystal Palace and to organize for the brand new marketing campaign, following on from our Soccer League predictions, it’s time for the Premier League 1-20 predictions. Let’s begin on the backside and work our approach up.

twentieth – Bournemouth (R)

Given they’ve a extreme lack of centre-backs, this seems like being a troublesome marketing campaign for Bournemouth. The Cherries look weaker than they did after they had been first relegated from the Premier League, I’m nonetheless unconvinced by Scott Parker and I believe it is going to be an prompt return to the Championship. 

nineteenth – Fulham (R)

Marco Silva’s aspect stormed to the Championship title final time period with Aleksandar Mitrovic breaking the goalscoring report with 43 in 44 appearances and there’s a way of pleasure that he can lastly get going within the prime flight. However the Whites have misplaced Fabio Carvalho to Liverpool and Harry Wilson wants to deal with the step up. Kevin Mbabu, Andreas Pereira and Joao Palhinha are thrilling additions and they’re going to go shut, however simply fall beneath the dotted line. 


18th – Wolves (R)

This will likely appear outdoors the field given they completed within the prime half final time period, however statistically Bruno Lage’s aspect had been one of many worst within the division. The possibilities they created over the season solely gave them an xG of 35.9, which is lower than each Burnley and Watford managed, with solely a pathetic Norwich Metropolis outfit posting a decrease over xG (33.3) than Wolves. Even defensively they overperformed and I consider this might nicely meet up with them with disastrous penalties. 

seventeenth – Southampton

Southampton have been slowly drifting beneath Ralph Hassenhuttl, however one way or the other they at all times appear to outlive. They had been in stinking kind on the finish of final season and I believe they’ll be in a relegation dog-fight this time period, however simply have sufficient about them to remain up. Relegation is coming for Saints, nevertheless it’s not their time fairly but. 

sixteenth – Leeds United 

Jessie Marsch will likely be one of many speaking factors of the marketing campaign as Leeds look to maneuver on from the Marcelo Bielsa period. This summer season has been robust, as they’ve misplaced each Kalvin Phillips and Raphinha, however some thrilling additions could make this a fairly profitable season for Leeds. 

fifteenth – Everton

Everton had been in severe hazard of getting relegated final time period and now they’ve misplaced Richarlison, I believe it’s going to be one other robust season. Having stored them up, Frank Lampard has some credit score within the financial institution with Everton followers, however one other season of wrestle might see the tide activate his stint at Goodison Park. They’ll survive. Simply. 

14th – Leicester Metropolis

It seems like Leicester are going backwards. Kasper Schmeichel seems prone to depart, there are bids in for James Maddison and Jamie Vardy is one other 12 months older. Wesley Fofana’s future seems unclear and for now, Brendan Rodgers has quite a bit on his plate when it comes to incomings and outgoings. They need to have sufficient to keep away from any relegation worries, however the Foxes should accept a backside half end.

thirteenth – Nottingham Forest

It might sound unusual to place the Championship’s play-off winners so excessive, however Steve Cooper is nothing wanting a genius and their summer season spending has been good. Brennan Johnson is able to gentle up the Premier League, Taiwo Awoniyi might be his good strike companion, whereas the additions of Neco Williams, Orel Mangala and Moussa Niakhate ought to assist them defensively. 

twelfth – Brentford

Thomas Frank’s Brentford enhance season upon season. It’s simply what they do. A thirteenth place end of their debut Premier League marketing campaign was significantly spectacular given how Norwich and Watford struggled on the backside. This time, with Ivan Toney main the road, they’ll be in for an additional robust season. 

eleventh – Aston Villa

Rounding off the underside half is Steven Gerrard’s Aston Villa. Bringing in Neil Critchley as assistant might be a serious addition whereas Coutinho is ready to flourish and Diego Carlos has been introduced in as a defensive reinforcement. A prime half end is achievable, however I believe they’ll simply miss out. 

tenth – Crystal Palace

Changing Conor Gallagher is Patrick Vieira’s largest concern however with Morgan Gibbs-White on the radar and a complete host of attacking expertise, Palace needs to be in for an additional first rate season. Ebere Eze, Wilfried Zaha and Michael Olise are at all times price watching. 

ninth – Brighton and Hove Albion

Graham Potter’s Seagulls completed ninth final time period, and there may be little to recommend they’ll drop off this season. Potter is among the best managers within the division and with a number of smart additions they might discover themselves contesting for the European spots. A prime half end will likely be one other nice success.

eighth – Newcastle United

Newcastle’s resurgence final time period led them to an incredible eleventh place end so if we observe that development beneath Eddie Howe, there isn’t a motive they will’t be proper again amongst it this season. They’ve strengthened once more, however the largest addition might nonetheless be but to return as they aim Leicester’s James Maddison in a deal that will likely be price greater than £50m. Get him, and Europe might be on the playing cards. 

seventh – West Ham United

David Moyes had discovered his groove in east London and now the Hammers have established themselves as a prime half aspect. They’ll play within the Europa Convention League for the primary time, which is a slight concern, however given how they handled their journey to the Europa League semis final time period, it needs to be okay. Gianluca Scamacca might lastly be the striker to alleviate a number of the stress from the shoulders of Michail Antonio.

sixth – Chelsea

As much as the massive boys. I don’t just like the noises popping out of Chelsea this summer season in any respect. Thomas Tuchel isn’t blissful, and that normally doesn’t finish nicely. Raheem Sterling is an effective addition, as is Kalidou Koulibaly, however Romelu Lukaku has left and the Blues are struggling of their pursuit of different targets. They’ve missed out on Jules Kounde to Barcelona and though their squad is packed stuffed with high quality, the murmurs of discontent make me suppose this might be a poor season for the Stamford Bridge aspect. Tuchel might nicely be gone within the winter.  

fifth – Arsenal

To distinction the Chelsea negativity, the optimistic vibes coming from Arsenal are refreshing. Gabriel Jesus is a sensational addition, whereas Oleksandar Zinchenko and Fabio Vieira might be large for the membership. However the bar is so excessive now for the highest 4, and I’m unsure Arsenal’s centre-back duo and goalkeeper are fairly on the degree of the opposite large six golf equipment. It’ll be that smooth underbelly that sees them fall brief, however boy will they be thrilling to observe. 

4th – Manchester United

Lastly, after virtually a decade of disappointment it seems like Manchester United have the proper man in cost. Erik ten Hag has quite a bit to show within the Premier League however from the early glimpses of pre-season, United’s gamers are responding to his strategies. It’s simple to overlook this group completed second two seasons in the past they usually have added extra expertise this summer season. Fourth is greater than achievable – do away with Ronaldo they usually might end even increased. 

third – Tottenham Hotspur

Antonio Conte has lastly managed to prise Daniel Levy’s purse from him and begin spending. Along with the January incomings, Richarlison, Ivan Perisic, Djed Spence and Yves Bissouma have joined the membership which has given Spurs followers true perception that they will problem on the prime once more. Thrilling occasions. 

2nd – Liverpool

No prizes for predicting the highest two right here, however Liverpool and Man Metropolis are as robust as ever. Sadio Mane’s departure and Darwin Nunez’s arrival leaves some query marks and I don’t suppose the Reds will go as shut this time round, however they’ve been the second finest staff in England for a while. Squad depth continues to be a priority so Jurgen Klopp will face a battle with Conte for second, however the Reds will end within the Champions League spots once more. 

1st – Manchester Metropolis (C)

Champions. Once more. Including Erling Haaland to this potent combine ought to safe the title in additional snug vogue than the ultimate day stress the Residents endured final season, however with Gabriel Jesus and Raheem Sterling leaving, it does change the make up of their entrance line. Pep Guardiola is aiming to win his fifth title within the final six years and match essentially the most dominant spell Sir Alex Ferguson had. With this squad and top-of-the-line gaffers within the enterprise, it needs to be one other Manchester celebration in Might.

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