YouTuber has predicted the 2024/25 Premier League table

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If you've ever tried to forecast the entire Premier League table before a season starts, you know how unpredictable football really is.

Even when you exclude major upsets like Leicester City winning the 2016 title, you can guarantee that the teams won't finish where you predict them to, even if you're just a few positions out. 

Trust us when we say getting just a few clubs in the current position is an achievement in itself.

So, imagine how difficult it would be to try and predict the entire Premier League table in five years' time. It's near enough impossible if you ask us.

However, that hasn't stopped HITC Sport's 'The Irish Guy' from trying on their YouTube channel, sensationally drawing up his forecast for the 2024-25 season.

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From Leeds United making a triumphant return to Liverpool tumbling from top spot, you can check out the full video down below and keep scrolling for our breakdown of each position.

20th. Sunderland

Justifying this decision by insisting he hasn't taken a fall, 'The Irish Guy' believes 'hand on heart' that Sunderland will have scrambled back to the big time by 2024. They'll finish rock bottom, mind.

Burnley v Sunderland - Carabao Cup Second Round

19th. West Bromwich Albion

This looks a pretty solid call considering Albion's yo-yo status and they're being predicted to sack Dean Smith by Christmas, eventually going down after making Michael Appleton their interim boss.

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18th. Charlton Athletic

A brave decision, but not totally unfeasible with Charlton soundly adjusting to Championship life this season. 'The Irish Guy' predicts Scott Parker will be in charge by the time they're relegated in 2025.

Barnsley v Charlton Athletic - Sky Bet Championship

17th. Crystal Palace

It looks highly doubtful that either Roy Hodgson or Wilfried Zaha will be at Selhurst Park in five years' time, so the Eagles are forecast to struggle with Dougie Freedman - of all people - at the helm.

Arsenal FC v Crystal Palace - Premier League

16th. Middlesbrough

'The Irish Guy' is tipping the north-east club to make a solid return to Premier League football on the presumption that Jonathan Woodgate, Paddy McNair and Ashley Fletcher all leave the club. Brutal.

Huddersfield Town v Middlesbrough - Sky Bet Championship

15th. Leicester City

A lot can change in five years and when you consider Leicester were fighting relegation half a decade ago, this decision doesn't seem as brutal as it might at first glance.

The HITC presenter is confident that Youri Tielemans, Caglar Soyuncu, Jamie Vardy, Jonny Evans, Ben Chilwell, James Maddison and Kasper Schmeichel will all have waved goodbye by 2024.

Burton Albion v Leicester City - Carabao Cup Round of 16

14th. Burnley

Dubbed the 'new Stoke' and 'mid-table plodders,' Burnley are predicted to maintain their Premier League status for at least five more years and they reckon Sean Dyche will still be in the dugout.

Burnley FC v Norwich City - Premier League

13th. West Ham United

'The Irish Guy' admitted that he almost predicted the Hammers to be relegated, but he changed his mind to a mid-table finish with former Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe taking the reins.

West Ham United v AFC Bournemouth - Premier League

12th. Wolverhampton Wanderers

On the assumption that this new Wolves era doesn't suffer the same fate as Fulham, Swansea and Portsmouth's equivalents, it seems pretty fair to place the Molineux-based side in 12th place.

Manchester City v Wolverhampton Wanderers - Premier League

11th. Leeds United

If this forecast comes true, it will have been 20 years since Leeds' initial Premier League relegation and finishing miles clear of the bottom three would be the perfect way to forget the Championship. 

Leeds United v Blackburn Rovers - Sky Bet Championship

10th. Queens Park Rangers

We think most of the decisions on this list can be justified, but selecting QPR in the top half seems like a complete shot in the dark. Anything can happen in football, but we can't see this prediction happening.

Queens Park Rangers v Brentford - Sky Bet Championship

9th. Newcastle United

The top-half looks pretty accurate for Newcastle on the proviso that Mike Ashley is no longer owner; the Longstaff's are still at the club and Giovanni van Bronckhorst is their ambitious head coach.

Newcastle United v Manchester United - Premier League

8th. Aston Villa

Villa aren't producing the sort of form on their Premier League return to make an eighth-place finish look accurate quite yet, but HITC are feeling positive despite predicting Jack Grealish to leave the club.

Aston Villa v Brighton & Hove Albion - Premier League

7th. Tottenham Hotspur

An interesting one. 'The Irish Guy' believes Spurs will stagnate after a successful period with Jose Mourinho, who will leave to manage Portugal, and will suffer from a 'mass exodus' of their star players.

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6th. Everton

Farhad Moshiri will surely have brought about success after nine seasons splashing the cash and Rafael Benitez, Ross Barkley, Ben Chilwell and Wilfried Zaha are all tipped to join the club by 2024.

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5th. Arsenal

As much as Arsenal fans would like to dismiss the idea of Brendan Rodgers and Callum Chambers being at the club in 2024, it rings pretty accurate for the post-Champions League Gunners.

Crystal Palace v Leicester City - Premier League

4th. Liverpool

'The Irish Guy' makes a good point that only one member of Liverpool's current starting XI is under 25 years old and a steady slide to fourth place without Jurgen Klopp looks more than plausible.

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3rd. Manchester United

Didier Deschamps is the 2024-25 manager of HITC's choosing, while the English trio of Jadon Sancho, Marcus Rashford and Maddison are forecast to be playing for the title-challenging Red Devils.

Manchester United v Brighton & Hove Albion - Premier League

2nd. Manchester City

A 2024 prediction that features no Sergio Aguero, Raheem Sterling, Leroy Sane or Pep Guardiola certainly looks bleak, but Sheikh Mansour's investment should keep City ticking over.

Phil Foden as captain and Mikel Arteta as manager is the vision here, although their football will likely resemble the type of play seen under Roberto Mancini and Manuel Pellegrini.

Crystal Palace v Manchester City - Premier League

1st. Chelsea

Need we say anymore than: Tammy Abraham, Reece James, Mason Mount and Fikayo Tomori.

'The Irish Guy' believes Frank Lampard will have bucked the Roman Abramovich trend by avoiding the sack in five years' time and will have the homegrown talent to bag a Premier League crown.

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Chelsea FC - Premier League

Do you agree?

It's fair to say there's some bizarre choices here.

We're not sure that Charlton will be playing in the top flight in 2024-25 nor that QPR will be challenging for a place in the top half, but they're correct in saying a lot can change in five years.

And it's hard to disagree with the suggestion that Chelsea will be ruling supreme, especially when you see their young talent thriving under Lampard's stewardship.

But in a game as unpredictable as the beautiful one, there's no way of telling whether 'The Irish Guy' will get this absolutely spot on or if he'll look like a fool for even trying.

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