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It’s been a summer of shocks and excitement with Leicester clinching the Premier League title in May and then Portugal winning the Euro’s.

Tomorrow the Premier League season begins once again, with many clam inning it will be the most exciting season ever.

But who are the favourites? How will each team prosper? I have reviewed every teams chances for the new season. 

Manchester City

Pep has certainly announced himself in England, he has made some potentially great signings that will add depth to the City squad. It can already be seen that he is trying to implement the same methods he used whilst at Barcelona and Bayern Munich. If his methods can be proven to work in the Biggest league in the world it will surely bring much success. 


They are odds on favourites for the title and I personally think it will be a straight fight with their red neighbours.

Manchester United

Another new manager in Manchester, The Special One is back in the Premier League whilst making the most significant transfer so far in Paul Pogba for £85 million. 


United’s defence will certainly tighten up whilst their attacking play will quicken up, moving back towards the traditional Manchester United way. 

I think this will be a much improved season for united fans, with Zlatan Ibrahimovic up at the top will add more firepower for the Red Devils. 

Chelsea

Chelsea couldn’t have a worse season than last year surely. Conte will bring life into the former Premier  League champions, Hazard and Costa need to have a much better season for the Blues. I think they will be a very difficult team to beat this year especially now that Kante has arrived in London. 

Conte will bring more consistency back to Stamford Bridge, with no European football this year, they are my outside shot at the title.


Tottenham

Spurs need to start well to maintain their excellence of last season. I think Kane and Ali can both regain their form from last season as both will be pivotal in Tottehmans season. 

If Spurs can start well I believe they will mount a very strong challenge for the final Champions League spot ahead of Arsenal.

Arsenal

Whilst all clubs around them have spent, The Gunners have once again barley dealt in the window. 

Xhaka the only real purchase of the summer will certainly add something different in the midfield. But with an injury prone squad, it would seem that Arsenal need to spend. 


Linked with Mahrez and Lacazette, but neither have come. No fit first team defenders available for their first game either, they are already looking stretched.

I think this may well be Arsene Wenger’s final season in North London, with it also being Arsenal’s downfall season.

West Ham

A new stadium and a new lease of life for the club. Bolivian has once again spent very well in the transfer window, whilst keeping hold of star performer Dimitri Payet is a transfer in itself. 


I think they will have a strong season, with their new home becoming quite the fortress. They could also be an outside shot at the Champions League spots. Arsenal need to keep a watchful eye on their London rivals.

Liverpool

My biggest concern with Liverpool is managing to keep key players fit throughout the season. If they can manage this and the new signings live up to expectations, they could do well and challenge for a Champions League slot. Although Liverpool always seem to struggle with consistency in the league and I think that will be their downfall this season. 


Everton

I believe Koeman will get Everton back to their best, with Ashely Williams in and Yanick Bolasie on his way it could be a prosperous season for the Blues. 

He will be looking to improve their home form dramatically this season and I believe he is the right man for the job.

Leicester 

I worry that Leicester cannot maintain their form from last season, whilst I also feel that they should have spent better in the window to improve their squad. 

I feel they will drop in the league this year, and they will be frustrated in front of goal.


Vardy will have a more difficult year due to teams now knowing not to play with a high line again the Blues.

Southampton, Stoke and West Brom

All three will continue to show their consistency by finishing in mid table once again. They will frustrate teams and more than likely get some surprising results this term. 

Swansea, Crystal Palace Watford

I feel this season will be diffult for these three teams. I feel that they have stronger squads than the teams below them so I imagine they will be more than ok to stay up. If Crystal Palace can squire Benteke that will certainly be a huge coup that will most certainly bring them goals in those tight games.


Sunderland and Middlesbrough 

Both squads are not too strong, and I feel both will scrap until the last day to stay up. 

David Moyes newly in charge of Sunderland could bring them something different but I highly imagine it will be a late surival to stay up. 

Middlesbrough have spent well, with Negredo leading the line to add many goals to earn them vital points I’m sure.

Relagated 

Hull City, Bournemouth and Burnley

The top clubs have spent big this summer and I think this will really tell. These three clubs will certainly struggle for points all season and I cannot imagine any one of them staying up.

One thing is for sure it will be an intriguing season ahead, who are your favourites? 

Predictions:

1 – Manchester City

2 – Manchester United

3 – Chelsea 

4 – Tottenham

5 – Arsenal

6 – West Ham

7 – Liverpool

8 – Everton

9 – Leicester 

10 – Southampton

11 – Stoke City

12 – Swansea

13 – West Brom

14 – Crystal Palace

15 – Watford

16 – Sunderland

17 – Middlesbrough 

18 – Hull City 

19 – Bournemouth 

20 – Burnley

Top Scorer:

Sergio Aguero

Player of the Year:

Kevin De Bruyne

Sources: Sky Sports, Daily Mail, The Mirror, ITV, Liverpool Echo, 

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