The new season is nearly here once more and it is time for some Premier League Predictions. Can anyone stop Manchester City and their chase for a third successive title? Can Liverpool go one better and claim a first Premier League title? Will Tottenham Hotspur sustain a title challenge for a full season? Who will be relegated? With many twists and turns ahead, here is a predicted final Premier League table from Last Word on Football.
Premier League Predictions – Final Table 2019/2020
Catching Manchester City The Aim Again – Premier League Predictions Top Four
1st Place – Manchester City. The team to chase once again, already making their mark with a Community Shield victory over Liverpool. The signing of Rodri strengthens the case for the Champions and although they will be pushed close again, City will take the title once more.
2nd Place – Liverpool. A staggering points total and only one defeat made second place a bitter pill to swallow for Liverpool. A Champions League victory reduced the blow and they will be determined to go one better this time. Predicted to fall just short once more.
3rd Place – Tottenham Hotspur. Now a top-four regular but it is hard to argue they are capable of challenging the top two to the bitter end. A third-place finish will ensure further Champions League football and leave Arsenal behind for another year.
4th Place – Manchester United. Ole Gunnar Soljskaer started well as manager but familiar issues arose; player tantrums and the unsettling presence of Paul Pogba need to be addressed. Just enough quality to pip Chelsea to fourth spot.
Trying to Break the Top Four
5th Place – Chelsea. Chelsea miss the top four due to their transfer embargo and Frank Lampard. Lampard didn’t improve Derby County’s league position last season and will find it tough in the Premier League. Working with youngsters such as Mason Mount will perhaps help him but his lack of experience will cost Chelsea top four.
6th Place – Arsenal. The signing of Pepe will add pace but defensive frailties will cost Arsenal too many times. Top four will be the aim but top six is where they will finish the season.
7th Place – Leicester City. Even the impending loss of Harry Maguire to Manchester United won’t stop Brendan Rodgers’ team having a strong season. They will beat teams at the top and can improve on last season’s ninth position.
8th – Wolverhampton Wanderers. A fabulous first season. European football may just affect Premier League performances but expect a solid top eight finish for the Midlands club.
9th – Everton. Everton believe they can break the top four but their defending under Marco Silva is woeful. Another frustrating season for the Toffees and expect Silva to be one of the first for the manager sack race.
Mid Table – Mediocrity for Some, Stability for Others
10th – Burnley. With no European adventures to distract them, Burnley will move up five places from last season to secure safety comfortably.
11th – Watford. No danger of relegation but little sign of anything other than mid-table for Watford this time out. Maybe another cup run.
12th – Aston Villa. Fulham spent over £100 million last season and it failed. Villa have the same risks this summer seconding £130 million but with Jack Grealish and Tyrone Mings amongst others, Villa can have a relatively safe reintroduction to Premier League life.
13th – Bournemouth. Eddie Howe continues to exceed expectations and will no doubt be linked with top jobs throughout the season as and when managers start to fall. 13th will be another good season.
14th – Southampton. The Saints May have flirtations with relegation once more but will have enough to pull away as the season progresses. Still lacking quality to reach mid-table but may finish a couple of places higher this season.
15th – West Ham United. Another inconsistent season for the Hammers. There will be eye-catching performances for the right and wrong reasons. Another frustrating season for the fans will see a bottom half finish.
16th – Crystal Palace. There is little to suggest that Palace can have anything other than a regular battle with relegation. They won’t go down but just lack the quality to be anything other than a lower table team. It may be Roy Hodgson’s final season because tactically he seems to be behind the times of the modern Premier League.
Relegation Dog Fight – 17th to 20th
17th – Brighton and Hove Albion. With Chris Hughton gone and Graham Potter now in charge there will not be any major sea change at Brighton and Hove Albion. Just enough to survive.
18th – Newcastle United. Steve Bruce has come in but lacks the support of the Toon Army. Money spent may strengthen but Bruce’s record in the Premier League and the ongoing issues off the pitch will see Newcastle United relegated.
19th – Sheffield United. Chris Wilder has done a sterling job with the Blades. They have broken their transfer record more than once but it won’t be enough to keep them up. A swift return to the Championship for the Sheffield club.
20th – Norwich City. A football club that is hard to dislike. Raucous fans and a positive manager in Daniel Farke. Trust is put in those players that got the club the promised land with just £1 million spent in the summer. Sadly a long season and will be relegated before the season ends.
Final Thoughts – Premier League Predictions
Another fascinating season awaits. Who will finish top? Who is already doomed to relegation? One thing is for sure- it starts again from Friday 8th August and Last Word on Football will be there all the way!
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