1. Man City – Manchester City have had arguably the best squad in the league for about the last 2-3 years. They have underperformed every season due to a shaky defence which they have now spent over £100m to fix, in my opinion if they do not win the league this season it can ONLY be classed as a failure.
2. Man Utd – Manchester United have done some brilliant business this window bringing in exactly what they’ve needed with Lukaku who will thrive in that system in my opinion, they also signed Matic which will then free up Pogba to do what he does in the final third instead of defending.
3. Tottenham – Anything could happen with Tottenham this season, they could win the league playing the football they’ve played for the last few years, or they could struggle with playing in Wembley and not even make top 6. Spurs fans must be worried though with no transfer business yet done.
4. Chelsea – Chelsea will not be as good as last season by a long way, they had no key injuries to their squad which was rather lucky on their part, and with Champions League returning to Stamford Bridge, it will only hinder chances of good progress this season.
5. Arsenal – I think if Arsene Wenger manages to keep Alexis Sanchez then Arsenal will take Chelsea’s spot, with both Alexis and Lacazette scoring goals, it will be a good season for Arsenal, if they lose him I think they will finish 5th.
6. Liverpool – As I am writing this, Phillippe Coutinho has submitted a transfer request to the clubs Board of Directors (FSG), which Is a catastrophic blow to their season a day before it has even started. If they sell Coutinho and bring in Balde Keita and Virgil Van Djik then I think they will be further up the table, but there is no guarantee of that at this stage.
7. Everton – What a transfer window. Sell Lukaku for £75 million. Buy back Rooney from Manchester United. Sign Michael Keane, Jordan Pickford, Cuco Martina, Sandro Ramirez and Davy Klaassen, A+ for the transfer window but will they all gel in time to be effective in the Premier League in their first season?
8. West ham – Again, brilliant transfers by them, Chicharito will score goals for fun and Zabaleta and Hart will add stability to The Hammers defence, Arnautovic also has the ability to damage opposition defenders with his dribbling and his aerial ability.
9. Southampton – Sell main assets every summer and still seem to do well every year because of their World-Class youth facilities and it seems like déjà vu as Virgil Van Djik has submitted a transfer request, same old same old.
10. Leicester City – Once champions, were nearly relegated last season. I think Mahrez will be off to Roma, but who do they replace him with that fits into that system? I don’t believe they’ll be too great but they won’t be in relegation trouble either, middle of the pack for me.
11. Bournemouth – Brilliant season last year finishing ninth in the premier league in only their second season in the top flight, I think they will be good again this seaon but not enough to get top half, 11th.
12. West Brom – Do not like Tony Pulis as a manager or the style of football that he plays but no-one can argue he is one of the most effective In what he does. Just there to make up the numbers.
13. Stoke – Losing Arnautovic will be massive for them but also good business in bringing in Kurt Zouma on loan from Chelsea, won’t be anything special.
14. Newcastle – Where do I begin as a Newcastle fan, we just haven’t done enough in this market at all, the players we have brought in look like brilliant players but Merino and Lejeune stand out for me. Merino seems like he is capable of dictating the play in the middle of the park and Lejeune looks really comfortable on the ball and is very vocal. Possible future captain?
15. Crystal Palace – Quite like Frank De Boer think palace will have an OK season this year nothing to special but decent. Loftus Cheek and Reidewald are rather good signings for a side like Palace
16. Watford – 3rd Manager in 3 years says it all, unrealistic expectations. I think they will be pretty lucky to survive but if they do, it will be Andre Gray that keeps them up.
17. Huddersfield – Hope they survive as I believe they seem to be a well run club and have the determination to stay in this league. Other teams below them do not however.
18. Burnley – Had a good season last season at home, not good away and now they’ve lost probably their best 2 players in Michael Keane and Andre Gray: have not done enough to warrant Premier League status beyond this season.
19. Swansea – Predicted them to go last year, they are still here although, they are on the verge of losing Sigurdsson for £50 million to Everton, which, in my opinion, may be the last straw in losing their Premier League status.
20. Brighton – In my opinion have not added enough to their ranks. Doubt they will survive. Matthew Ryan will be their best player I would imagine.