We are now only a day away from the big kick off and the long wait is almost over. It’s been a very eventful summer for most Premier League clubs as a number of talented players have joined the league, making it an even more mouth-watering prospect.
An interesting theme of this year’s transfer window; Bale, Suarez and Rooney aside, has been the ambitious European transfer policies that the mid-table/bottom table teams in particular have been employing. As a result, this will add greater competitiveness to the already fiercely competitive Premier league. Here are my predictions for the upcoming season.
League Table Prediction:
I feel this will be the most open Premier League season in recent history and so a lot of these predictions may end up being widely wrong. The top three clubs have all undergone managerial changes and I feel this will see them going backwards in terms of team effectiveness, before going forwards.
The title will be contested between the top five teams but I have Man United as slight favourites due to the winning mentality they displayed so often last season and Moyes’ Premier League experience; even if he is no Sir Alex. I believe Arsenal’s lack of investment will see them drop out of the top 4, after barely scraping 4th place last season by a single point. Further down the table, I’d say the three promoted teams will undoubtedly be heading back down via relegation.
Manager of the season prediction: Andre Villas-Boas
I believe the young tactician will receive the award this year. He has improved the Spurs squad substantially and is looking to impose his vision of the game with the players he wants. As a result, I feel Spurs will finish within the top 4 and AVB would have shown exactly what he is capable of.
PFA Young player of the year prediction: Philippe Coutinho
The young Brazilian is an immense talent and a truly awesome creative force. He will begin his first full season in England this year and I believe he will flourish under Brendan Rodgers free-flowing football philosophy. He’s very unselfish and links up with his fellow Liverpool forwards delightfully.
PFA player of the year prediction: Robin Van Persie
The best striker in the league and one of the best in the world, it’s easy to see why I think he will win it. Van Persie exhibits excellent movement in and around the box and possesses a deadly left foot which finds the back of the net time and time again.
Top scorers prediction:
|1.||Robin Van Persie|