20th – Cardiff City: Probably the weakest team in the Premier League overall and Neil Warnock has a bad record in the league too. They’ve made some decent signings in Harry Arter and Bobby Reid but I’d be shocked if they managed to stay up.
19th – Southampton: Really surprised at how much they’ve declined in the last few years. The current squad is the weakest it’s been for a while and Mark Hughes is a bad manager. Most of their signings have been average at best.
18th – Huddersfield: They were close to being in the bottom three last season and think they’ll only just get relegated this time around. Some players will do really well (Like Mounié and Kongolo), but most will be bad.
17th – Watford: The Hornets were pretty inconsistent overall last season but they should be safe. Not the biggest fan of Javi Gracia as a manager but their starting squad looks good, Gray will need to step up.
16th – Newcastle: Pretty much the only reason I have Newcastle here is because of Rafa Benitez, a fantastic manager that deserves so much better (as well as the fans). The squad is pretty poor but it’s good in some areas. Wouldn’t be surprised if they stayed up.
15th – Bournemouth: Pretty decent side with a pretty decent team. Don’t think their squad is good enough to push for a top 10 spot but their position in the league should be safe.
14th – Brighton: Expecting a solid season for the Seagulls. Great manager, good team and a pretty good transfer window. Pascal Groß will definitely establish himself as one of the top players outside of the top 6 clubs.
13th – Burnley: After overachieving heavily last season I’d be shocked if the Clarets got close to their achievements from last season. Still a good squad with a very good manager. Should progress to the groups of the Europa and maybe even reach the knockout stages.
12th – Crystal Palace: I’ll admit I was completely wrong about Palace appointing Roy Hodgson. He’s been fantastic with the Eagles and they should have a good season. A really good transfer window too bringing in Ayew+Meyer along with keeping Zaha.
11th – West Ham: Some very good signings but also some signings I think will end up being pretty bad. A decent first season for the Hammers under Manuel Pellegrini, big improvements from the antics from last season.
10th – Wolves: Predicting a really good debut season for Wolves. Making too many signings could unbalance the squad but they should be fine. Midfield looks amazing but attack is a slight worry – particular their options at striker. Diogo Jota to be a contender for YPOTS.
9th – Fulham: Expecting a very similar season to Wolves, great team on paper but a few too many signings could be a worry. Overall, I think their squad is slightly better than Wolves. Like with Jota, Ryan Sessegnon will have a fantastic season and be a contender for YPOTS.
8th – Leicester City: Another good season for the Foxes, their defensive options are fantastic and the overall squad looks really good too – should push for a top 7 spot. Unsure about the wingers though, don’t think either Gray or Ghezzal will be that good.
7th – Manchester United: Watch this come back to haunt me, United have a really good team but I don’t think Mou is the right manager to get the best out of them – especially with his “third season syndrome”. With most teams around them strengthening, I expect a bad season for Utd.
6th – Everton: I’ll admit I’ve had a big turnaround towards Everton this past week. Zouma and Mina *should* solve their defensive issues and I think Digne/Gomes have a lot to prove after poor spells with Barca. Marco Silva should get the most out of them. Front three looks class.
5th – Arsenal: I’m not quite sure how but the Gunners defence has gotten much worse in the last twelve months. If these areas were properly strengthened they could challenge for the league, but they’ll leak too many goals and it’ll cost them. The attack is one of the best though.
4th – Tottenham: They may not have bought a player this summer, but they’re still a fantastic team with a fantastic manager. Lack of signings should harm them in the long-run but they should have another good season.
3rd – Chelsea: I’m expecting the Blues to adjust to Sarri’s system rather quickly. Will sacrifice UEL in order to finish in the top four. Wouldn’t be surprised if this was Eden Hazard’s best season yet at Chelsea. Great start to build on this in future.
2nd – Liverpool: This seems fairly obvious, along with my pick to win the league. Liverpool’s squad looks fantastic and they should do well in all competitions this season. Serious questions probably need to be asked if Liverpool don’t win a trophy this season.
1st – Manchester City: Well… absolutely no surprises here. The Citizens have the best squad as well as the best manager in the league, I’d be shocked if they failed to win the league this season.