Premier League Preview: How will the Premier League shape up this season?

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Premier League Preview

 

Who will win the League? Can the newly promoted teams avoid the drop? Find out in our Premier League Preview!

The new Premier League season is so close we can almost taste the tea and overpriced pies!  Will Chelsea go the full Conte and pick up another Premier League title?  Will Arsenal TV finally have their way and get Wenger’s head on a spike?  Find out here as we tell you exactly where the teams will end at the end of this 2017-18 Premier League season.

20th – Huddersfield Town

Poor old Huddersfield Town.  They struggled through last season in the Championship, finally escaping to the goldmine that is the Premier League.  But expect them to head straight back down.  They haven’t recruited enough Premier League quality to stay in the top division, and some serious January recruitment is all that will save them from humiliation.

Have a look at our preview of Huddersfield’s season while you’re here.

19th – Burnley

Burnley were a miracle when they managed to stay up last season.  Roared onwards and upwards by their ever-raucous fans at the fortress known as Turf Moor, don’t expect Burnley to repeat that particular trick.  Losing Michael Keane may prove a fatal blow, as they don’t score anywhere near enough goals to keep themselves up.

Check out Burnley’s season preview before their new season kicks off against Chelsea!

18th – West Bromwich Albion

From 10th to relegated we hear you ask?  Yes, despite an impressive placing last season, West Brom only finished six points above 17th place, meaning there’s every chance they could go down this season.  And given they haven’t significantly strengthened, expect this to happen.

17th – Swansea City

A lot of people are expecting the Welsh club to go down after a poor showing last season, but they may yet survive.  Chelsea’s on loan striker Tammy Abraham will be key to their hopes.  He’s proven himself as a top striker in the Football League, and now he needs to demonstrate that same ability at the top level.

16th – Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace are another team that may struggle to survive this season, but the recruitment of Frank de Boer throws a spanner in the works.  We expect he’ll make them tough to beat, so Palace may pick up some points from the bigger teams this year, keeping them just high enough to stay out of trouble.

Don’t forget to check out our preview of Crystal Palace’s season.

15th – Brighton and Hove Albion

Brighton and Hove have recruited some good talent, including Australian and Valencia goalkeeper, Mat Ryan.  While they weren’t the most outstanding attacking side, they were rock solid defensively in the Championship.  Let’s just hope they don’t suffer the same fate as Middlesbrough…

You can see Brighton and Hove’s preview here.

14th – Leicester City

Leicester City are a bit of an unknown – who will show up?  Leicester, champions of England?  Or Leicester, who really don’t give a damn?  Who knows, but with a manager with limited managerial experience, we’re not expecting an improvement on last season’s 12th place finish.

Want more on Leicester?  Check out the preview now.

13th – Watford

After a narrow escape with a 17th place finish last season, expect a reaction from Watford this year.  Picking up Tom Cleverley will add some top level experience to their midfield, while Nathaniel Chalobah also adds some class to their defence.  A new manager should bring some surprises as well.

12th – Newcastle United

Newcastle aren’t dissimilar to Brighton and Hove, except with some added attacking flair and a world class manager who has extensive knowledge of the Premier League.  Expect Newcastle to fit right back in and go from strength to strength.  Nice to have you back, Newcastle.

11th – Stoke City

Picking up Darren Fletcher and Kurt Zouma brings some more top quality to Stoke along with Shaqiri.  Long gone are the days of Rory Delap throw ins – behold, these are the days of Stoke-alona!

10th – Southampton

A new manager for Southampton is the only notable change.  Don’t expect much of a difference from the Saints this coming season, and just the same, expect another top half finish.  A failure to strengthen personnel will stop them challenging for the European places though.

9th – West Ham United

Ah, West Ham.  We are so excited about your season to see what you can do.  Bringing in proven Premier League performers Arnautovic and Chicharito, both of whom are renowned goalscorers, and Manchester City defensive pairing Zabaleta and Joe Hart, were strokes of brilliance.  With more players to come, we expect great things from West Ham this year.

8th – Bournemouth

After a stunning year last year, Bournemouth have strengthened in key areas to offer a challenge for the European places.  It probably won’t be enough to overhaul Everton, but kudos to Eddie Howe for a job well done!

Want more Bournemouth?  Check out their preview now.

7th – Everton

Sadly, we expect sentiment has won out over prudence at Everton this summer.  Though despite resigning Wayne Rooney, the rest of Everton’s signings look clever, so expect them to hold onto that 7th placed spot.

You can find Everton’s preview here.

6th – Arsenal

Uh oh.  One season out of the Champion’s League and it doesn’t look like Wenger can find his way back.  A tiring Europa League campaign will drain his side, who have only made one vital signing – Lacazette.

See how Arsenal will fare in more detail in their season preview.

5th – Liverpool

Once again, Liverpool will have exquisite attacking flair, let down by their mediocre defence.  Assuming they hold onto Coutinho of course – if they don’t, expect Arsenal to come knocking on the door, hoping to climb up a place.  Klopp is an excellent manager, but he needs to have a serious look at the defence to win a title.

Have a serious look at Liverpool’s season here.

4th – Chelsea

Chelsea are this year’s champions, but a Champion’s League campaign with an already thin squad doesn’t bode well.  Conte has already been complaining, so expect some rumours about a departing manager too.  A lot rests on the shoulders of Morata – and how quickly he adjusts to Premier League football.

Check out Chelsea’s preview now.

3rd – Tottenham

Absolutely nothing has changed for Tottenham this year.  Same manager, no new additions.  It all seems a bit odd.  Expect similar performances and a slight step down because their rivals have strengthened – dramatically.

2nd – Manchester United

Big money signingat for Jose Mourinho mean only one thing – a title is on its way (and soon after, a sacking).  Unfortunately it doesn’t look like this year, with the gap just a little too big for to comfort.  Losing to their noisy neighbours will hurt, especially for Mourinho.

Have a look at Mourinho’s rebuilding job here at our Manchester United preview.

1st – Manchester City

Yes, it appears Pep has done enough to take out the Premier League at the second attempt.  Full backs galore, Manchester City will pass teams to death before showing their true colours and getting knocked out in the Champions League round of 16!

See our full preview of Manchester City’s season here.

Lessons from the Premier League

Expect the unexpected!  Could Jose take out the title this year?  Will Conte’s Chelsea suffer a Mourinho-esque hangover?  WIll former champions Leicester suffer relegation?  Who knows!  But it’ll be a fun ride.

So sit back, relax and enjoy the 2017-2018 Premier League season!

Want more Premier League news?  You can find it here, on the Premier League official website.

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