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Premier League Predictions For 2017-2018 Season

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Premier League

After a stunning Premier League campaign that saw Chelsea claim the title, we go through our predictions for the season ahead and estimate who will finish where.

Chelsea won the league by a comfortable seven points last season, and were only pushed by Tottenham Hotspur, who eventually could not keep up with the power of their London rivals.

This season, however, promises to be tighter, with the likes of Manchester City and Manchester United already well underway with their summer spending.

So sit back, relax, and take a look at our predictions for the Premier League table, come May 2018.


The Gunners suffered an indifferent Premier League campaign last time out, finishing outside the top four for the first time in 20 years. However, they did claim the F.A Cup to avoid total disaster.

Arsene Wenger’s new two-year deal came as a shock to many, but realistically there aren’t many better managers available at present to take the helm.

Next season’s success lies on the future of Alexis Sanchez, who has been linked to Manchester City and Bayern Munich. Should the Gunners lose him, I fear the worst.

Arsenal is a club that needs Champions League football. However, I think they will struggle to make the top four once again, with teams around them finding their feet. Predicted finish: 6th


Eddie Howe’s Bournemouth side enjoyed a terrific season in the Premier League for the second consecutive season, with a ninth place finish a fantastic achievement.

The Cherries finished level on points with their South Coast rivals Southampton. They are hoping new signing Asmir Begovic can help claim a few more clean sheets.

Realistically, if Bournemouth stay up then their upcoming season will once again be a success, and I believe with Eddie Howe in charge they will do that. Predicted finish: 14th

Brighton and Hove Albion

Chris Hughton has worked wonders at The Seagulls, and will surely be given a knighthood if they can stay up in their first season in the Premier League.

Unfortunately I can’t see them doing it, no matter how much I want them to, and losing goalkeeper David Stockdale is a huge blow for the players.

Brighton’s squad is very good, but it is also very old. They will come close to survival, however they won’t make it. Predicted finish: 18th


Sadly, Burnley are another side I can see dropping out of the top flight. Sean Dyche and his side were excellent at home last season, but awful away- and this will cost them.

Micheal Keane has been linked with a move away, and I believe he will leave the club he is so obviously too good for.

Just one away win wasn’t good enough last season. Burnley will go down. Predicted finish: 19th


Champions last season, and I can see them competing again. Antonio Conte and his three at the back system has got the best out of his Chelsea players, who now look like winners.

It will be interesting to see who replaces Diego Costa, who is no longer in Conte’s plans. Whoever it is will be ready.

I dont think Chelsea will retain their title, but will finish 3rd

Crystal Palace

Palace struggled last season, but were saved by Sam Allardyce and Mamadou Sakho. This campaign I think they will be much more comfortable.

The squad available for the new manager (whoever that may be) is strong in all areas of the pitch, with Wilfried Zaha and Christian Benteke just some of the names available.

Should Palace also sign Sakho on a permanent deal, my prediction is that they will finish 9th


With Romelu Lukaku looking likely to leave, it is hard to think who can score the goals for Everton.

Ronald Koeman has done well bringing in Jordan Pickford, but he needs a striker as soon as possible.

Tom Davies and other youngsters breaking through is a good sign for the toffees, but they need some proven talent too.

I think Everton finished as high as they could last season, and will struggle to build on that. Predicted finish: 7th


David Wagner worked heroics to get Huddersfield through the play-offs and into the Premier league, despite his side not scoring in open play throughout.

I can’t see many games where Huddersfield can claim points, and I think they will be as good as down at Christmas. Predicted finish: 20th


It seems like an age since Leicester won the premier League, even though it was just a year ago.

Craig Shakespeare is the right man to keep Leicester up, but losing Riyad Mahrez will be a blow, should he leave the club.

Realistically mid-table is a great finish for The Foxes, but after the highs of 2015/16, nothing will compare. Predicted finish: 10th 


Jurgen Klopp has reinstalled belief into Liverpool fans, and did incredibly well to guide a thin squad into the top four.

His signings this summer will be crucial to next season, and missing out on Virgil Van Dijk is not the news Reds fans wanted to hear.

The football Liverpool play is breathtaking at times, but their defense will cost them a title challenge. Predicted finish: 4th

Manchester City

Pep Guardiola is evidently furious at the lack of silverware picked up last season with City, and he has already started his summer spending.

Keeping both Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus fit will mean Manchester city have the strongest strike-force in the Premier League.

The return of Vincent Kompany was brilliant for City towards the end of last season, and I think the skipper will lift the trophy in May. Predicted finish: 1st

Manchester United

Jose Mourinho has started his summer business early like his neighbors, and has made a fine signing in Victor Lindelof for £31 million.

It is a big season for Paul Pogba, who struggled to make a huge impact during the Premier League last season.

Should The Red Devils sign Alvaro Morata, then their squad will be as good as anyone’s, but I feel the blue side of Manchester will beat them to the title. Predicted finish: 2nd


With Rafa Benitez in charge, I think Newcastle will be absolutely fine back in the Premier League.

Their squad is full of experience, but remains relatively young. Dwight Gayle and Matt Ritchie, both only 27, with Premier League appearances behind them.

The Champions of the Championship will have to wait until they are challenging at the very top, but will survive comfortably back in the top division. Predicted finish: 12th


After sacking Claude Puel after just one season in charge, Southampton are back to square one.

They face the task of finding a new coach, and keeping hold of their key players.

Saints will find the right man for the job, as they always seem to do, and will finish as high as they can. Predicted finish 8th


Plenty of Stoke fans were frustrated with their season, as Mark Hughes and his side struggled to piece a run of form together.

The Potters have flair in their squad, but also have inconsistency. They will be fine however. Predicted finish: 13th


Paul Clement kept Swansea up impressively last season, and it will be interesting to see how he deals with a full season in charge.

I believe Gylfi Sigurdsson will leave, and this could cause some problems. However the Swans should be fine, just. Predicted finish: 17th


Spurs were incredible last season, and have one of the best starting elevens in the league. Squad depth however is an issue.

Playing their home games at Wembley could be a nightmare for Harry Kane and company as they have struggled to win there in their last few visits.

Wembley will be the away game that all sides will want to win the most, and Spurs could be in for a long season. I think they will narrowly miss out on the top four. Predicted finish: 5th


With Marco Silva the new boss at Watford, this could be the best season Watford have had in a long time.

The ex Hull boss has an incredible home record, and could turn Vicarage Road into a fortress, like Burnley did at Turf Moor last season.

They will avoid relegation and pick up plenty of points at home. Predicted finish: 15th

West Brom

Tony Pulis will want to build on last season’s success at West Brom, who faded out after reaching 40 points.

They played some good football and were arguably last season’s surprise package.

I can’t see them building too much on last season, but they wont flirt with relegation. Predicted finish: 11th

West Ham

Last season was a bit of a disaster for The Hammers, who struggled to perform at their new home, The London Stadium.

There were far too many heavy defeats to the big teams, and too many close games against teams they are used to beating comfortably.

I think this season could spell the end for Slaven Bilic, as West Ham will struggle with the pressure at their new ground. Predicted finish: 16th