The 2018-19 Premier League season is upon us.
There’s always a great deal of excitement heading into a new season and this year is no different.
Manchester City enter the season as the favourites to win the title but they will face still competition from Liverpool, who improved their squad in the transfer window.
Everton and West Ham are expected to do well while promoted clubs Wolves and Fulham will be targeting top 10 finishes after splashing the cash in the summer.
We’ll get a greater understanding of which clubs are genuine title contenders and which are destined for a relegation battle when the season is a few months old.
But for now, we can only guess.
And that’s what Robbie Savage has done. He’s predicted the entire Premier League table.
Savage's entire PL table
The former midfielder is backing Man City to retain their title and Liverpool to come second.
It’s bad news for Cardiff, Huddersfield and Watford - Savage reckons all three are headed for the Championship.
1 | Manchester City
“The addition of Riyad Mahrez can only make them stronger,” Savage told the Mirror.
2 | Liverpool
“Can they close that 25-point gap to Man City? Close, but no cigar.”
3 | Chelsea
“New coach Maurizio Sarri has assembled a powerful midfield on paper with Jorginho and Mateo Kovacic.”
4 | Manchester United
“Apart from the capture of Fred, their transfer window was a shambles.”
5 | Tottenham Hotspur
“How can Spurs expect to challenge for the title if they don’t spend a penny in the summer window?”
6 | Arsenal
“Sokratis Papastathopoulos is the latest contestant to audition in the long-running game show as a defensive rock, and I’m not convinced he’s the answer.”
7 | Everton
“Bernard and Richarlison give them wheels on the flanks, defender Yerry Mina will be a threat at set-pieces.”
8 | West Ham
“What a difference from the toxic atmosphere and animosity towards the board six months ago!”
9 | Leicester City
“Consistency will be the key, but a third top-half finish in four years would be no mean achievement.”
10 | Wolves
“Joao Moutinho, Adama Traore, Raul Jimenez, Leander Dendoncker and Rui Patricio are all exciting acquisitions.”
11 | Crystal Palace
“Roy Hodgson’s best bit of business was keeping hold of Wilfried Zaha.”
12 | Burnley
“I see no reason why they should not finish comfortably in mid-table.”
13 | Fulham
“I like manager Slavisa Jokanovic and the vivid atmosphere at Craven Cottage. They will be fine.”
14 | Newcastle
“Newcastle are again relying on the Rafa effect to keep them up.”
15 | Southampton
“The deadline day capture of Danny Ings will give him crucial extra firepower this time.”
16 | Bournemouth
“They have just spent a club-record £25m on a single player, Colombia World Cup midfielder Jefferson Lerma.”
17 | Brighton
“Albion will need to be clinical at both ends of the pitch.”
18 | Watford
“Unless head coach Javi Gracia finds a cure for the Hornets’ travel sickness, he will be under suffocating pressure to win home games.”
19 | Huddersfield
“Who’s going to score the goals to keep the quicksand at bay?”
20 | Cardiff
“I hope they stay up, but fear the worst.”
And there you have it.
Man City becoming the first team since Man United in 2009 to retain the title.
Liverpool pushing them close.
Arsenal finishing outside the top four once again.
And Cardiff, sadly, going straight back down.
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