Predict your Premier League 2019/20 table by replying to this thread. After the season has ended the person who predicted the final table most accurately wins.
At the end of the season I will see who has won by calculating how many places out everyone predicted each team. From feedback from last season, I will now calculate the scores in a fewest points wins format. For example if you predict a teams position correctly you score 0 points, if you predict a team to finish 3rd and they finish 6th you score 3 points etc. The person with the fewest amount of points wins.
You can edit your predictions from now until the first whistle of the Liverpool v Norwich game this Friday.
The 20 Premier League Clubs for you to copy and paste:
Arsenal Aston Villa Bournemouth Brighton Burnley Chelsea Crystal Palace Everton Leicester Liverpool Manchester City Manchester United Newcastle Norwich Sheffield United Southampton Spurs Watford West Ham United Wolves
1) Manchester City 2) Liverpool 3) Spurs 4) Arsenal 5) Manchester United 6) Chelsea 7) West Ham United 8) Leicester 9) Everton 10) Wolves 11) Watford 12) Bournemouth 13) Burnley 14) Aston Villa 15) Crystal Palace 16) Newcastle 17) Southampton 18) Norwich 19) Brighton 20) Sheffield United
My thoughts: Don't think the title will be as close as last season, I think City will be ahead and Liverpool and Spurs quite a way off City but also quite away ahead of 4th place. Hard to predict 7th-12th, could go anywhere, but with us (Wolves) it would be a big ask to advance in the Europa League and secure 7th again given the small size of our squad. With Steve Bruce taking charge of Newcastle and the departure of Ayoze Perez it will be a tough season for them. Brighton still reliant on Glenn Murray for their goals as he celebrates his 52nd birthday this year and Sheffield United just don't have the quality to stay up. Villa will though, they've spent over £100m but unlike Fulham last season they've spread their money throughout the team and could finish mid-table.
Edit: Putting United 5th after signing Maguire, him and Wan-Bissaka coming in should help them a lot. Also I forgot that Newcastle had signed Joelinton, their squad looks ok tbf so I've moved them out of the relegation zone.
1) Manchester City 2) Arsenal 3) Liverpool 4) Spurs 5) Chelsea 6) Manchester United 7) Everton 8) Leicester 9) Watford 10) Wolves 11) West Ham United 12) Bournemouth 13) Aston Villa 14) Burnley 15) Crystal Palace 16) Southampton 17) Norwich 18) Newcastle 19) Brighton 20) Sheffield United
My thoughts: Newcastle have struggled for a few years and gotten away with it and now w/o Rafa they're going down. Sheffield United aren't a strong enough team and Brighton are much weaker than Villa I think and Villa will slot back nicely into the midfield. Everton will regain the 7th spot as king of the midfield. Like you I don't see this being a very close season, but Arsenal will just grab 2nd off Liverpool at the end. Spurs will beat Chelsea to 4th and Manchester United will struggle to make a united squad once again.
Manchester City Liverpool Spurs Manchester United Arsenal Chelsea Leicester Wolves Everton Watford Crystal Palace Bournemouth West Ham Burnley Southampton Aston Villa Brighton and Hove Albion Sheffield United Norwich Newcastle
Thoughts: Us (City) and Liverpool once again will be too strong an attacking force for most teams this year. United's new signings could potentially galvanise their team and change their fortunes completely. Positions 5-9 is a complete guess, the challenge for european spots will be briliant all year. 10-15 should be a similar story with all teams being bang average. However down at the bottom, Villa could be brilliant with their new signings or could be this seasons Fulham, i've adopted a glass half full approach. Brighton once again scrape through by the skin of their teeth and finally Newcastle go down and chaos ensues on Tyneside.
1. Manchester City 2. Liverpool 3. Tottenham 4. Chelsea 5. Manchester United 6. Arsenal 7. Wolves 8. Everton 9. Leicester City 10. Bournemouth 11. Watford 12. West Ham United 13. Burnley 14. Crystal Palace 15. Aston Villa 16. Norwich City 17. Brighton 18. Southampton 19. Newcastle United 20. Sheffield United
Thoughts: I see a two horse race again really. I think City having a healthy De Bruyne back will keep Liverpool off, and I think they’ll have a similar points total to previous years, I’ll say 96. I think Liverpool comes in with 92, and Tottenham closing the gap a bit with 84. Unless Spurs sign another player to really change things up in the next 48 hours, I see us having a great squad, but still not enough to challenge the top two. 4-6 I believe will be fairly close, but I think there will be a 10-15 point gap between them and the top 3. As for the “best of the rest” category, I think Wolves is the best team by a wide margin, and I don’t think Europe will affect them too harshly. I see West Ham as a bit of a flop this year, as they seem to be a team with lots of good talent, but still not a very good team. I think Villa’s signings will keep them up, and Pukki will keep Norwich up, but it’s right back down for Sheffield. I think for Newcastle it has to get worse so it can get better, and I couldn’t actually think of a single Southampton player. Hopefully this season is exciting, and hopefully I’m horribly wrong and Spurs win it all
RSC and PSN ID: thejp_15 Finished second in the inaugural Night Owl
1. Manchester City 2. Liverpool 3. Tottenham 4. Arsenal 5. Chelsea 6. Manchester United 7. Everton 8. Wolves 9. Watford 10. Leicester City 11. West Ham United 12. Bournemouth 13. Southampton 14. Crystal Palace 15. Burnley 16. Aston Villa 17. Brighton 18. Norwich 19. Newcastle 20. Sheffield United
Thoughts: A two club battle for the title again, but I think City will win it again. Arsenal behind Tottenham in 4th, they have a good attack, but I think the defence will hold them back from battling for a top 3 spot. Manchester United 6th. Everton and Wolves will have a close battle for 7th place. Midfield is going to be close so I guessed a bit there. The 3 clubs who got promoted are going to get relegated again.
1) Chelsea 2) Manchester City 3) Liverpool 4) Tottenham 5) Manchester United 6) Arsenal 7) Leicester 8) Everton 9) Wolverhampton 10) Bournemouth 11) West Ham 12) Watford 13) Newcastle 14) Southampton 15) Aston Villa 16) Crystal Palace 17) Norwich 18) Burnley 19) Brighton 20) Sheffield United
1. Manchester City 2. Liverpool 3. Arsenal 4. Tottenham 5. Leicester 6. Manchester United 7. Chelsea 8. Everton 9. West Ham 10. Wolves 11. Bournemouth 12. Brighton 13. Watford 14. Southampton 15. Crystal Palace 16. Aston Villa 17. Norwich 18. Newcastle 19. Burnley 20. Sheffield United