The football season is almost here and I will do an 2018/19 Premier League predictions blog.
Let’s start with the bottom who are the teams that will not perform well and let the fans down.
20th: Cardiff City
I just feel that Cardiff are everyone’s team to get relegated because of a 3 things. 1 is Neil Warnock who looks like a witch, 2 their haven’t strengthen the squad and finally their corrupted owner. So I’m putting Cardiff there as they were lucky to go up in my opinion.
19th: Huddersfield Town
Before their fans start to have a go at me, hear me out. I feel they will suffer second season syndrome where they just about survived last season and I feel they will go down but not like they will give up but they don’t have enough quality and also a goalscorer who can keep them up. I do like their manager and I think he’s done a fantastic job but if they do sack him then they will never go back up in my opinion.
I know that they were brilliant last season and they’ve qualified for Europe as well. Sean Dyche is a good manager and they have a good squad of players, but if they do go on in Europe then The Europa League is a season killer as it can mess their season up as they don’t have enough players to play in the league and Europe. But I put them at 18th because I think they can survived as they have a fighting chance.
Now we are doing from 17th to 13 which is teams that are not great but they are not bad enough to get relegated.
17th: Crystal Palace
This team was on the brink of getting relegated last season but then Roy Hodgson saved them but I feel they will find it difficult this time as they might lose Benteke and their key player in Zaha which might see Palace relegated but their manager knows how to get teams out of trouble so they might stay up.
16th: Brighton & Hove Albion
They did well last season under Chris Hughton and I feel they have strengthen really well in the squad and they will survive with the group of players which blends young players with experience as well makes the team hard to break down at times. I do rate the manager and I do like the way they play as they balanced from defensive and offensive.
15th: AFC Bournemouth
Another team who will play like Brighton is Bournemouth as they are a credit to the Premier League for being underdogs, playing nice football and they have a nice friendly vibe around there. I rate Eddie Howe and I would love if they stay up again but if they do go down I’ll feel sorry for them.
They deserved to beat us as we was terrible but I’m over it now, but they are back in the league where they belong. They have a really solid side, play good football and have an experienced manager to get the best out these players, especially Ryan Sessegnon who will find it more difficult then the Championship. If they sign Mitrovic then they will have the fire power to keep them up.
I feel Watford would enjoy a good season I feel because on the one hand they can play good football and stay up or it can be they can be terrible and have a season when they go down to the championship. They sold Richarlison which is a big blow to them as they struggle in creativity but if they get the results they needed they will survive. They got good players in Deeney, Gray, Success, Deulofeu so they will perform well under Javi Garcia.
Now it’s 12th to 7th which is full of teams who will win more then they will lose but they are not good enough to get into the top 6.
Mark Hughes will have his first full season at Southampton and I feel they will do better as they have brought in decent players to strengthen the squad and I have a soft spot for Southampton as they have one of the best academies in England, they play good football and they have a brilliant set of fans that cheer the team on week in, week out. They have got fire power up front and I think they will do well this season.
11th: Leicester City
Leicester I feel they will do well this season as Claude Puel has a squad of players that can challenge top 6 sides and may finish in the Europa League spot. The one problem they have is that they have lost Mharez to Manchester City and that could hurt them but I still think have the quality to do well and they have brought in some good players to strengthen the squad for fixtures to come in the future.
Marco Silva is now the boss and to be honest, no one was surprised considering he’d been linked with the job for months. He is bringing his kind of players and Everton could perform better then last season. Lucas Digne, Richarlison are good additions to the team and they have quality players which will suit to Marco Silva’s style of play.
9th: Newcastle United
Rafa is into his second season in the Premier League as Newcastle manager and he has done a fantastic job with the squad he had. Now he is bringing in players like Kenedy, Muto and potentially Rondon to build the squad to try challenge for Europe and I believe they will finish 9th. They have a manager who can handle the expectations, the players he has brought in and they have a fantastic fan base that get behind the Toon Army.
Now it’s 8th to 5th which is full of teams who will challenge for Europe to progress the club to new heights.
8th: Wolverhampton Wanderers
Won the championship with possibly the best squad Wolves has ever produced as they have a man who has shocked everyone that they have spend big money on players and they have a squad to not only stay in the Premier League but to finish in top 10 and build on from there. Wolves are a team not to take lightly as Neves can shine and other players from Portugal that do anything this season to be honest.
7th: West Ham United
West Ham have spent mega money this summer and I wont be surprised if they finish in 7th under Pellegrini. Arnautovic, and new signing Anderson will light up the Olympic Stadium. Wilshire will show his talent and will be a bargain as they bought him for free. West Ham have to challenge now after two seasons of poor and lack of progress. I think Pellegrini is the right man who can take the club forward and show what West Ham United can do.
6th: Tottenham Hotspur
Spurs have to challenge and win the trophy as soon as possible as they have players like Kane, Alli, Eriksen, Lucas Moura that are hungry to achieve in their career and I think Spurs need to challenge for trophies like the Premier League title, The FA Cup, The EFL Cup etc. I think they will finish 6th because they will have big players leaving and they won’t have the right replacements for these players and I think it will be typical Spurs.
Conte out and Sarri come’s in and I believe it will be a different Chelsea again. Reason why is because once again the players let Conte down and then he got sacked and I believe it will happen if Sarri plays his cards right. He did really well for Napoli for a few years and he will bring a different mentality and also he plays the similar football to how Man City played so he’s up their and I believe he can achieve but I think they will finish 5th as teams above them have made signings and performed really well in pre season.
4th: Manchester United
I’m putting Man United 4th because they haven’t strengthen in the summer, Fred is a decent signing for them and he can produce quality but Mourinho is looking more and more stressed as they are linked with loads of players and not getting the deals over the line. If Man United doesn’t challenge for the league or even win a trophy this season, then Mourinho will have to get the sack for failure at one of the biggest clubs in the world.
Arsene Wenger out and Unai Emery in and Arsenal have invested big to address the positions in the the team for Game 1 against Man City. Emery will bring a new style of football to Arsenal with a lot of positive vibes with fans for once feeling optimistic for the season ahead. Arsenal will finish a respected 3rd but I feel they will be dark horses as they could challenge for the title to give the fans success consistently.
2nd: Manchester City
Man City and Pep will kick off the season as the defending champions after they were fantastic as they outclassed every team and win in style. The reason why I want them to finish 2nd is because apart from Manchester United but the teams like Arsenal and Chelsea have never won back to back Premier League title’s and the other reason is that I want to see a title race instead of one team to dominate the league for years and years.
The one team that have so much potential to win trophies and play some incredible football and rip a team apart will have to be Liverpool. They have addressed the weaknesses in the team with a new GK in Allison and they have fixed up the midfield with Keita and Fabinho and they have options in attack with Mane, Firmino, Salah and new signing Shaqiri to boost their attack. Jurgen Klopp need’s a trophy at Liverpool to label him as one of the best manager’s in the business. Klopp managed to beat Bayern Munich to the Bundesliga title with Dortmund.
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