I usually like to wait until after the first week of the season to throw some wildly inaccurate predictions out there and now I’m glad I did.  The pre-season just doesn’t do us any justice, until we watch the real deal we don’t know how teams are going to play or react. Forget who starts and who doesn’t there’s plenty of time for rotation changes, I’m looking at tempo and style and grit — all things that get masked during the summer friendlies. So now that we’ve digested the first week of the Premier League season I’m ready to throw a dart at the board and see how it shakes out.  I’m not going to lie the main reason for my hold out was Chelsea, I wanted to see how they fared on the road against Manchester United with an entirely new look club and new manager.  Spoiler, it didn’t go so hot but it’s Match Day 1 and there are 37 more to go.

These terrible predictions are also subject to any changes in the transfer scene before the European window closes

Top 4

1. 🏆 Manchester City

2. Liverpool

3. Spurs

4. Arsenal

Europa Thursdays

5. Leicester City

6. Chelsea

7. Wolverhampton

Middle Earth

8. Manchester United

9. Everton

10. Crystal Palace

11. Bournemouth

12. West Ham United

13. Burnley

Anxiety and Stress

14. Watford

15. Southampton

16. Brighton

17. Aston Villa 

The Relegation Trio

18. ✂ Newcastle United

19. ✂ Norwich City

20. ✂ Sheffield United

Award Winners

Golden Boot – ⚽ Aubameyang, Arsenal

Most Clean Sheets – Ederson, Man City

Player of the Year – Raheem Sterling, Man City

Young Player of the Year – Trent Alexander Arnold, Liverpool

Manager of the Year – Unai Emery, Arsenal