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Robbie Savage has predicted the 2018-19 Premier League top four

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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.

Manchester City v Huddersfield Town - Premier League

2 | Liverpool

“Can they close that 25-point gap to Man City? Close, but no cigar.”

Liverpool v S.S.C Napoli - Pre Season Friendly

3 | Chelsea

“New coach Maurizio Sarri has assembled a powerful midfield on paper with Jorginho and Mateo Kovacic.”

Chelsea v Olympique Lyonnais - Pre-Season Friendly

4 | Manchester United

“Apart from the capture of Fred, their transfer window was a shambles.”

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5 | Tottenham Hotspur

“How can Spurs expect to challenge for the title if they don’t spend a penny in the summer window?”

Manchester United v Tottenham Hotspur - The Emirates FA Cup Semi Final

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.”

Club Atletico de Madrid v Arsenal - International Champions Cup 2018

7 | Everton

“Bernard and Richarlison give them wheels on the flanks, defender Yerry Mina will be a threat at set-pieces.”

Everton v Valencia - Pre-Season Friendly

8 | West Ham

“What a difference from the toxic atmosphere and animosity towards the board six months ago!”

Aston Villa v West Ham United - Pre-Season Friendly

9 | Leicester City

“Consistency will be the key, but a third top-half finish in four years would be no mean achievement.”

Tottenham Hotspur v Leicester City - Premier League

10 | Wolves

“Joao Moutinho, Adama Traore, Raul Jimenez, Leander Dendoncker and Rui Patricio are all exciting acquisitions.”

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Villarreal - Pre-Season Friendly

11 | Crystal Palace

“Roy Hodgson’s best bit of business was keeping hold of Wilfried Zaha.”

Crystal Palace v Toulouse - Pre-Season Friendly

12 | Burnley

“I see no reason why they should not finish comfortably in mid-table.”

Arsenal v West Ham United - Premier League

13 | Fulham

“I like manager Slavisa Jokanovic and the vivid atmosphere at Craven Cottage. They will be fine.”

Fulham v Sampdoria - Pre-Season Friendly

14 | Newcastle

“Newcastle are again relying on the Rafa effect to keep them up.”

Hull City v Newcastle United - Pre-Season Friendly

15 | Southampton

“The deadline day capture of Danny Ings will give him crucial extra firepower this time.”

Chester FC v Liverpool - Pre-Season Friendly

16 | Bournemouth

“They have just spent a club-record £25m on a single player, Colombia World Cup midfielder Jefferson Lerma.”

Bristol City v AFC Bournemouth - Pre-Season Friendly

17 | Brighton

“Albion will need to be clinical at both ends of the pitch.”

Burnley v Brighton and Hove Albion - Premier League

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.”

Watford v Sampdoria - Pre-Season Friendly

19 | Huddersfield

“Who’s going to score the goals to keep the quicksand at bay?”

Huddersfield Town v Olympique Lyonnais - Pre-Season Friendly

20 | Cardiff

“I hope they stay up, but fear the worst.”

Cardiff City v Real Betis - Pre-Season Friendly

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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