Our FootieFantasy crew is here to give you a main course of well thought out predictions, served with a side dish of banter and a tiny bit of shade for dessert. Enjoy 🙂
1. City: They are going to be the favorites to win the league until Pep sees it fit to leave us. With the addition of Haaland, it’s almost inevitable
2. Liverpool: Despite rocky start, I think they’ll stabilize and start pulling victories off.
3. Arsenal: Arsenal should finish at least 3rd this season. Safe prediction
4. Spurs: They’re definitely going to finish in the top 4. 2nd or 4th for them.
5. Chelsea: Now that they have sacked Tuchel, they’ll finish fifth comfortably.
6. United: Rebuilding year for them. Brighton is the only team that could overtake them, but I doubt they’ll have the squad to do it.
1. Man City – Haaland is a cheat code, only injuries will stop him/them, but they have enough depth to cover him.
Pep is still working, cooking up a soup – everybody will eat breakfast.
2. Spurs – Conte already has them winning ugly, you can only imagine how good they will become as team chemistry develops. The squad is underrated, it is about as good as any, kudos to Conte and Levy.
3. Liverpool – Salah will come back strong – he has to, he is indomitable; injured players like Thiago and Jota will also come back to boost the team. Van Dijk will eventually play better – he is class. Don’t bet against the Scousers, Klopp is the ultimate conductor, a master of his symphony of a team.
4. Man United – suddenly looking greater than the sum of all their parts, which bodes well when you consider that Casemiro is yet to get into the team, Martial is injured and Ronaldo is still on ice. Ten Hag is a great fit, no-nonsense yet soft and wise enough to motivate this underachieving bunch.
5. Arsenal – I have a soft spot for Arsenal (not the fans though) and I truly respect the work Arteta has done. It just feels like the squad is nonetheless too thin to stand the rigors of a full season. Gabriel Jesus is pure gold.
6. Chelsea – they may be reconstructing the great wall of China but goals are scarce at the Bridge and away from it; the team lacks creativity – the football is slow and tedious, playing with the handbrakes on? I don’t think Potter will be able to completely revive their attack; it is a learning curve for him and his team lacks the potency to trouble the Top 4.
1. City – Haaland will also win the golden boot. I was highly mistaken when I initially said there’s no way he’s winning the golden boot in his first season. I’m beginning to feel dumb.
2. Liverpool – they’ll eventually get their act together and finish comfortably in the Top 4. They’re too good not to.
3. Spurs – Conte will continue Conte-ing. The satanic football will continue at Spurs, but Conte has never cared about winning beautifully.
4. Chelsea – Despite the firing of Tuchel, I still think Chelsea will manage to finish in the Top 4. Potter might need a lot of time to make them look relevant as they want to be but I believe their squad is deep enough to make Top 4. They will make it not because they will play amazingly but because they have enough defensive depth.
5. Utd – there will come a period when Martinez or Varane (especially Varane) suffer injury and miss a good portion of games. Harry Maguire being a part of the defensive spine of Utd this season means that the team will be doomed.
6. Arsenal – water will always find its level.
1. Man City – Haaland is going to fire them all the way.
2. Spurs – wont be pretty but would pick a lot of wins.
3. Liverpool – would make a late charge after the world cup.
4. Utd – inconsistent but solid enough to sneak 4th.
5. Arsenal – squad might struggle to handle Europe and PL. Fade away towards end of season.
6. Chelsea – Would very likely take Potter some time to work his magic.
- Man City – Have the most depth and Haaland is a freak of nature who will be refueling in “Peps Lab” during the World Cup. Champions by a canter.
- Liverpool – To edge 2nd place because of the goal scoring firepower and return to fitness of Thiago.
- Spurs – Progress into 3rd by winning dirty and ugly the Conte way. Will be very close to Liverpool but don’t have enough goals and variety of play to come 2nd.
- Man Utd – Enough individual quality to win games they don’t deserve to finish here and better defensive structure to grind out results.
- Arsenal – Will play some very good football but not enough depth to last a very long and tiring season from the world cup. They will be neck and neck with Man Utd.
- Chelsea – Potter is a long term manager who is going to have to figure out short term goals over instilling a pattern of play. They don’t have enough creativity in the middle of the park to finish anywhere close to where they should be based on talent.
There we have it. Hopefully none of us would suffer too much from constipation this season.