Team by Team Premier League Prediction 21/22.

Welcome to my team-by-team preview for the 2021/22 Premier League. Here, I will write a post for each team participating in the top tier of English football including their pre-season transfers so far and where I think they will finish this season. No doubt, we can look back at the end of the season and see how right or wrong I was.


One of the teams that have garnered a reputation for being a 21st century yo-yo club are once again back in the promised land after a short stint in the Championship. Head coach Xisco did well to guide the Hornets to a 2nd placed finish in the second tier of English football last season and there is hope amongst the Watford fans that maybe this time the club can stay in the top flight for more than one season.

Unfortunately, the high turnover of players and staff at the Hertfordshire club has continued. The squad last season was solid enough with the likes of Ben Foster, Jeremy Ngakia, Ismaila Sarr, and Joao Pedro providing the quality to get them up. However, the club has taken steps to bring in a wealth of new players including Danny Rose, Ashley Fletcher, and Joshua King. Are these really players that are strengthening this Watford squad?

I fear it could be a difficult season for Watford. I wasn’t that impressed with them last season. I’m not sold on Xisco as a head coach and I feel they still lack the quality throughout the squad to make a go of it this time.

My Prediction: 20th


Undoubtedly, one of my favourite second teams of recent memory is this Brentford side. I have really respected the way the club is run and what they’re about. The fact they are surrounded by bigger teams such as Chelsea, Arsenal, and Tottenham yet continue to pull in the fans and be successful. I also love their attitude to youth development. They don’t have their own youth academy. They take in those lads released by other clubs and give them a second chance because they felt their own academy was just creating too much heartbreak for young lads around the local area when they had to tell them they weren’t good enough. This promotion to the Premier League feels deserved for a club that hadn’t been in the top flight since 1947.

The Bees had the crux of an exciting team ready to take on the big boys of English football. Despite losing the likes of Ollie Watkins, Said Benrahma, Neal Maupay, and Emiliano Marcondes over recent seasons, the club has re-invented itself. Ivan Toney is now the main man with Bryan Mbeumo, Mathias Jensen, and Sergi Canos among the other big performers. Head coach Thomas Frank has been keen to avoid adding too many new faces to this tightly-knit squad. Celtic’s highly-rated centre back Kristoffer Ajer has come in with Frank Onyeka from FC Midtjylland also arriving. The exits of Henrik Dalsgaard and Marcondes are disappointing but not hugely detrimental.

As much as I want Brentford to make a success of this season I feel there are a number of factors that will hold them back this season. A lot rides on how well Toney can adapt to Premier League football. He’s a potent finisher and looks ready after a previously doomed spell at Newcastle in his younger years. Can he get the service though? Is Frank a capable enough manager to adapt his highly intense game to this level? Marcelo Bielsa transitioned it successfully with Leeds but Frank isn’t anywhere near Bielsa’s calibre of manager. Is this squad good enough? To put it bluntly, no. I am expecting a brave campaign but one that will ultimately end in failure.

My Prediction: 19th


The next team up on my list is one I wasn’t particularly comfortable putting in the bottom three and not a side I want to see being relegated but I just think it’s not going to end well for Norwich again this season. The Canaries have managed to bounce back to the Premier League at the first time of asking as champions and this squad is arguably better than the last time they were in the top flight but have they got enough to stay up this time around?

You look at this Norwich squad and it’s packed with quality. Daniel Farke has done well to hang on to the likes of Max Aarons, Todd Cantwell, and Teemu Pukki whilst also now bringing in Billy Gilmour on loan and Kosovan midfielder Milot Rashica. The loss of creative starlet Emiliano Buendia is massive though. He was such an influential character in the final third for Norwich and his departure is huge. How much will Rashica cover his exit? Is the arrival of Nice attacking midfielder Pierre Lees-Melou enough as well? Even if Rashica manages to fill Buendia’s boots they’re simply treading water and haven’t actually strengthened their team that much. It feels like they’re putting all the pressure on Pukki to get the goals again. He did score 26 goals last season but after an early purple patch his goals dried up quickly last time in the top flight.

If you don’t have a prolific scorer in your team then you’re not staying up. That’s going to be the nail in the coffin for this Norwich team. I think the defence could’ve done with a bit more investment in the middle. I’m not convinced Grant Hanley and Ben Gibson will cope effectively against the faster attackers in the Premier League. Pukki will defy expectations if he scores double figures again. It’ll be a courageous effort again but I can see them just falling short again.

My Prediction: 18th


Every season we talk about the potential relegation candidates in the Premier League and it seems that every season we’re discussing Newcastle. This season is no exception. The Magpies ended up finishing last season strongly with just 2 defeats from their last 9 league games including winning 3 of their final 4 league matches. Did that late run offer a deceiving evaluation of their season as a whole? I mean, even heading into the final couple of months of the season there was still a feeling that Newcastle’s final league game of the season away to Fulham could be a survival decider.

Steve Bruce remains at the helm of the Toon Army and the takeover talks continue with rumours of Mike Ashley’s departure still circulating. The London Mafia remains in charge at the club though and until that changes there will remain this uneasy feeling of discontent amongst the fans. No new signings have been made by the club this summer and that’s a red flag in my opinion. There is no doubt that the likes of Callum Wilson, Allan Saint-Maximin, and Jamaal Lascelles can help to keep the team up but last season showed that if one, two, or all three of those players get injured then they really struggle.

I’m expecting yet another underwhelming campaign for Newcastle. I’ve not really seen anything to make me think they’ll improve on last season and, if anything, I think we’ll see them fall off the 12th placed finish of last year. Bruce has surprised me at how well he’s done but I still don’t think he’ll keep his job if new owners come in. For the time being, he’s Newcastle manager and he’ll do enough to keep them up but until the Ashley-related toxicity disappears I don’t think we can expect much from Newcastle.

My Prediction: 17th


If there is one team who will have been disappointed with their league position last season in the Premier League then you can argue it’s Brighton. The Seagulls were, statistically, far better than their results and 16th placed finish suggest. The only problem was that they just couldn’t put the ball in the back of the opposition team’s net. Graham Potter needed to add that clinical striker to his ranks during this off-season and ensure that his team didn’t lose any big name players if he wanted to see them evolve as a club.

Unfortunately, neither of those things have happened over the summer. Brighton have seen their superb centre back Ben White depart to Arsenal for a reported £50 million. Other departures from the club include Davy Propper, Bernardo, Mathew Ryan, and Alireza Jahanbakhsh. There have been additions but that much sought after striker remains elusive and no players coming in will really be strengthening the current first XI. It’s a disappointing transfer window for the south coast club and it’s also disconcerting if we’re being brutally honest.

I felt that Potter was building something positive at Brighton but this season has been a huge missed opportunity. I understand that covid has undoubtedly impacted on a club like Brighton’s finances but the sale of White should have allowed them to go out and not only get a replacement for him but also the much-wanted striker. It could still happen with just under a month left until transfer deadline day but as every minute ticks by the prices of players increase. I’m worried that Brighton won’t get the players they want in and it could severely hamper their season. I’ve put them 16th because they could still bring in the players they need but it’s not looking good. Another relegation battle could be heading their way.

My Prediction: 16th


Another Premier League season arrives and we once again have to make a decision on what we think Burnley will do this year. Sean Dyche repeatedly seems to perform miracles with his Clarets team. Their dreadfully slow start last season looked like he might cost them their place in the top flight but, as usual, the former Watford manager turned things around and kept his team up. Can he do the same again this year?

Burnley have done something they rarely do this summer and that was spend big money on a single after the £12 million signing of Stoke centre back Nathan Collins. It could be a shrewd move. The team conceded 55 goals in 38 games last season which isn’t terrible for a team down the bottom but it shows Dyche is still keen to bolster his defensive options. Striker Chris Wood scored 12 goals in the league so you’d think he’d look to strengthen his attacking options too but no striker has arrived yet. The departure of Robbie Brady after the Irishman rejected the club’s contract offer is a blow and he’s a player that’s yet to be replaced.

There is still time for more players to come in but it’s already feeling like we could see a typical Burnley season in the top flight. There is enough quality still within this squad with Wood, Nick Pope, James Tarkowski, Ben Mee, and Dwight McNeil so I can’t see them going down. They are settled, well-organised, and tough to beat. It won’t always be plain sailing but I’d be surprised if they finish inside the bottom three. One or two additions could also propel them even further up the table.

My Prediction: 15th


OK, let’s ask the big question for this season. Against which team will Southampton concede 9 goals this year? Ralph Hasenhuttl has clearly had some positive impact on this Saints team but he’s also not quite getting it right all the time. A lack of consistency plagued the team last season and restricted them to a 15th placed finish. Has enough work and preparation been done over the summer to resolve that problem?

Well, let’s start by saying that the sale of Danny Ings to Aston Villa probably hasn’t helped one bit. Ings scored 12 league goals last season which accounted for nearly a quarter of Southampton’s league goals scored. Mario Lemina’s exit to Nice will only have weakened the squad depth as well. The arrivals haven’t quite filled the Saints faithful with optimism. Theo Walcott’s loan from Everton has been made permanent. Left back Romain Perraud from Stade Brest has been brought in to replace the outgoing Ryan Bertrand. Other than that, it’s very uninspiring.

This isn’t rocket science. Southampton need to replace the loss of Ings. His goals were key in keeping Southampton away from the relegation zone last season. Pre-season matches against Fulham, Cardiff, Swansea, and Levante showed that the attacking midfielders can still be a threat for the club this season but the 3-1 loss at home to Athletic Bilbao on the weekend was evidence that if a team can expose the flaws of this Southampton side then they’ll get picked apart. The simple addition of a prolific striker could entirely change this. That’s easier said than done though because those players don’t go on trees. Without one, Southampton might end up seeing my prediction has very optimistic. I do trust in Hasenhuttl to get the right man in though but it might take time.

My Prediction: 14th


A number of managerial changes have happened throughout British football this summer but certainly the one that will raise the most eyebrows was the departure of Nuno Espirito Santo from Wolves. The decision was “mutually agreed” apparently but Santo has now moved on to Tottenham and the new man at the helm at Molineux is the little known Portuguese manager Bruno Lage. The 45-year old was formerly Benfica gaffer and has also been assistant manager to Carlos Carvalhal at Swansea and Sheffield Wednesday. It’s a big risk from the Wanderers board.

There have been a number of interesting arrivals at the Black Country club. Barcelona winger Francisco Trincao has arrived on loan and he’s joined by Yerson Mosquera from Atletico Nacional, Jose Sa from Olympiakos, and Bendeguz Bolla from Fehervar. Are these additions enough to compensate for the loss of Rui Patricio and the loan signings from last season that have returned to their parent clubs such as Willian Jose and Vitinha. Personally, I think the loss of Patricio is the biggest one. Keepers play such a key role in the foundation of a team that can unsettle a team to the core if the replacement doesn’t fit.

I have lingering doubts over the appointment of Lage. Yes, he won the Primeira Liga when at Benfica but he’s generally got very little experience at managing at this high a level. He has big boots to fill following on from Santo. Can he do it? The good news is that he has a solid squad to use. Raul Jimenez is back from his fractured skull injury and that’s a huge boost for the club. Quality players such as Adama Traore, Conor Coady, Willy Boly, and Daniel Podence are all still involved so he has the resources. I’m just not sure Wolves have the right man in Lage.

My Prediction: 13th


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Crystal Palace

The next team I’m looking at are one who are more of the interesting teams this season in the Premier League. Crystal Palace have taken the bold decision of appointing former New York City FC and Nice manager Patrick Vieira as their replacement for the outgoing Roy Hodgson. The last time they took such a risky decision was when they made Frank de Boer their manager and that didn’t go particularly well did it?!

There is an argument to say that Palace over-performed under Hodgson. The former England manager made the most of his limited squad but there was still a feeling that with the right additions this Eagles team could go a step further. Vieira has emphasised the need to get their best players into the game more but that’s easier said than done. You look at this Palace team and it has its fair share of quality players including Wilfried Zaha, Luka Milivojevic, and Eberechi Eze but it lacks depth. Vieira has looked to address this by bringing in Michael Olise from Reading, Marc Guehi from Chelsea, and Joachim Andersen from Lyon. There is a feeling he’s also not done yet with his transfer activity. He’s dispensed with a lot of the dead wood in the team such as Wayne Hennessey, Stephen Henderson, Scott Dann, and Connor Wickham but the departures of Mamadou Sakho, Gary Cahill, James McCarthy, Andros Townsend, and Patrick van Aanholt will raise eyebrows given this lack of depth the squad possesses.

This is an appointment that I really want to work for Palace. I have a soft spot for Vieira and I think he has all the attributes to become a fine manager. He’s not really made any real impact as a manager so far but with the right resources and if he can get his best players playing to their full potential then you feel he could do a decent job at Palace. I’m going to give him the benefit of the doubt and back a solid campaign.

My Prediction: 12th

Aston Villa

Now, one of the teams that will be very difficult to judge ahead of this season is Aston Villa. Dean Smith’s side have been the selling team in the biggest Premier League transfer of the summer with Jack Grealish leaving for Manchester City for £100 million. The evidence was clear to see of how important Grealish was to Villa’s form. When he played they had a win ratio of 56%. When he wasn’t playing they had a win ratio of just 23.5%. So how can they expect to maintain their standards of last season with their talisman now gone?

Well, the club haven’t wasted any time investing the Grealish sale money in the playing squad. Norwich attacking midfielder Emiliano Buendia has been identified as the immediate successor to Grealish in that creative role. It’s a shrewd purchase and having seen him in both the top flight and Championship I think they have done well to bring the Argentine in. Right winger Leon Bailey has also been signed from Bayer Leverkusen. Any FIFA or Football Manager player will be buzzing with that one. Then there’s the shock arrival of Southampton striker Danny Ings. Where did that come from?! Talk about a bolt out of the blue. The return of Ashley Young also adds some experience to the ranks. Manchester United centre back Axel Tuanzebe on loan is also a wise move. Not a bad set of signings for the Villa. There have been no other major departures asides from Grealish that the Villa fans will be worried about. Bjorn Engels, Ahmed Elmohamady, and Neil Taylor are all players the team can manage without.

I think this will obviously be a huge season of transition for Aston Villa. You can’t really replace a player of the quality of Grealish but you can evolve without him. Smith has moved well to bring in quality signings. I genuinely don’t think Buendia’s potential is that far off Grealish’s ability. Bailey and Ings are also two brilliant signings. If this new look Villa team can gel and even bring in one or two more arrivals then even this mid-table finish I’ve predicted could prove to be a harsh judgement.

My Prediction: 11th

West Ham

It’s the top half of the table now for these Premier League predictions and the first team in the upper echelons of the top flight are West Ham. David Moyes did an incredible job last season to get his Hammers team to finish in 6th place and qualify for the Europa League. The performances of players such as Vladimir Coufal, Tomas Soucek, Jarrod Bowen, and Jesse Lingard helped to put the club on the brink of qualification for the Champions League. Unfortunately, it doesn’t appear that the club has taken steps to build on last season’s achievements.

Fans that had hoped the club would look to make Lingard’s loan move from Manchester United permanent have been left disappointed with the attacking midfielder returning to his parent club. Other loan signings Craig Dawson and Said Benrahma have made their loan moves permanent as expected. However, the only other arrival is the loan signing of PSG goalkeeper Alphonse Areola. The departures of Fabian Balbuena and Felipe Anderson will certainly have a feeling of what could have been about them. This summer transfer activity just screams of a club that is resting on its laurels and if I was a West Ham fan that would concern me.

A couple of things have left me thinking West Ham could drop down a few places compared to last season. Firstly, I think the team benefited from not having fans in the stadium last season. Nothing against the Hammers fans but there was certainly a more nervous and, dare I say, toxic atmosphere when the fans were at games and chanting against the ownership of the club. Secondly, the squad is certainly weaker right now than it was last season. Yes, they still boast the likes of Coufal, Soucek, Bowen, Declan Rice, Pablo Fornals, and Michail Antonio but Lingard was so key for them last season. Not only have they lost him but they’ve not replaced him. Mid-table at best for the Hammers I fear when they really should have been looking to build on the foundations of the last campaign.

My Prediction: 10th


There has already been a lot of talk about Leeds suffering from second season syndrome this campaign but I think this is unlikely. Why? One reason. Marcelo Bielsa. The Whites have arguably one of the most innovative and clinical managers of his generation in the Argentine and last season’s 8th placed finish wasn’t a fluke or a one-off. Can the Yorkshire side improve on last season’s showing?

It’s been an interesting summer for Leeds in the transfer market. Bielsa has lost a few of the old heads in Pablo Hernandez, Gaetano Berardi, and Ezgjan Alioski but he’s been shrewd with his dealings to bring exciting prospects in. The signing of Manchester City starlet Jack Harrison on a permanent deal was the one that every fan wanted to see. I feel the arrival of Barcelona attacking full back Junior Firpo is also a superb addition. Birmingham’s Amari Miller and Valerenga’s Kristoffer Klaesson will add a bit more depth to the squad as well. It does look like the Leeds squad is just as strong this season as it was last season except with a season of top flight experience under their belt.

OK, so I do think we can expect another solid campaign from Leeds. I do wonder if Patrick Bamford can keep scoring as he did last year. That combined with the fact other teams in the top third of the table will be looking to make a real push for Europe this season means I’m putting them slightly lower than I possible feel comfortable doing but I still think this Leeds team under Bielsa will be flirting with Europe again. Another 2-3 first team additions and there’s no reason Leeds can’t challenge for European football.

My Prediction: 9th


My next pick will almost certainly divide opinion because it’s a very hard team to call. Everton have appointed former Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez as their manager and it depends who you speak to whether you hear he will recreate his magic from Newcastle or if he’ll be the modern day version of The Damned United! I have faith that the Evertonians have enough humility that they’ll give the old boss of their rivals a fair crack and I also think Benitez has enough integrity and determination to get on with doing a decent job on the blue side of Merseyside.

Last season felt like a missed opportunity for Everton. I know I for one was expecting big things of the Toffees last season with Carlo Ancelotti in charge and a number of big name signings such as James Rodriguez, Allan, and Abdoulaye Doucoure coming in. A 10th placed finish can only be described as underwhelming and Ancelotti has departed to begin a second spell in charge at Real Madrid. This season, Benitez has looked to strengthen what is already a very capable squad. Andros Townsend from Crystal Palace, Asmir Begovic from Bournemouth, and Demarai Gray from Bayer Leverkusen have been brought in for a total of £1.7 million which may well tell you how much the Everton board are scaling back on funding. Pre-season had been looking decent until the 4-0 defeat away to Manchester United last week. Still, friendlies mean nothing, right?

You only need to look at the record of Benitez to see that Everton have appointed a born winner. He’s done it in Spain and in England on more than one occasion. It might take time but I think this managerial appointment could be a fantastic one. If Benitez can get the stars playing to their full potential then there’s no reason why this Everton squad that has been built with millions of pounds over recent seasons can’t progress to the next step and become big challengers for European competition this season. Keep that back-line tight, bring the best out of those talented midfielders, and get Dominic Calvert-Lewin scoring then they are looking good.

My Prediction: 8th


Another season dawns and another debate about whether Arsenal can get back to competing for the Champions League qualification spots ensues. Well, it’s not really a debate. It’s more a discussion about how far off the pace they’ll be! I think we can all agree that the Gunners aren’t in anyone’s shortlist to be battling it out for the title and even the top four seems a long shot with Mikel Arteta in charge.

I take a look at this Arsenal squad and I just think “what has changed?”. OK, so they’ve gotten rid of David Luiz and that can only be a positive move. The arrivals are hardly inspiring though maybe with the exception of the over-priced £50 million signing of centre back Ben White. Nuno Tavares from Benfica and Albert Sambi Lokonga from Anderlecht are young and unproven in the Premier League. It seems that not enough has been done to address the issues that were hampering the North Londoners last season. I think the real hope their fans can have this season is in the form of the English youngsters Bukayo Saka and Emile Smith Rowe. If they continue to flourish and the likes of the more experienced Granit Xhaka, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, and Nicolas Pepe can have decent seasons then maybe they can get back to playing European football but I don’t think the club’s hierarchy fully appreciates how much rebuilding is required at the club.

Teams like Arsenal don’t stay mediocre for long but this is a dour period for this great club. I’m yet to be convinced that Arteta is the man to restore the glory days. There is the crux of a very decent squad here but they still lack the depth required to push on back to the top tier of the Premier League. The transfer movements this summer simply haven’t done enough to persuade me Arsenal are back in the mix at the top end but I do think we’ll see a slight improvement on last season.

My Prediction: 7th


It’s a big season of uncertainty coming up for Tottenham in the Premier League this season. The controversial decision to sack Jose Mourinho just days before their EFL Cup Final was followed by an embarrassing pursuit of their next manager that saw pretty much every other potential gaffer out there either being rejected or turning the club down. Eventually, Daniel Levy settled for former Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo but it’s already clear this won’t be an easy job for the Portuguese man.

Spurs had a season of so much promise last year that started so well but ended in such an underwhelming manner. Europa Conference League football this season feels more like a punishment than a reward. As if the managerial man hunt wasn’t unsettling enough, the club has also had to deal with star striker Harry Kane handing in a transfer request and failing to turn up to the start of pre-season training. Interest from Manchester City refuses to go away but Kane, for the time being, remains a Tottenham player and is set to play against City in their opening league game.

Transfer activity has been minimal so far with left winger Bryan Gil joining from Sevilla and a few loans arriving in the shape of keeper Pierluigi Gollini and centre back Cristiano Romero from Atalanta. If Kane stays then there’s no reason why Santo can’t push for Europe again with this squad. Unfortunately, it almost seems like an inevitability that Kane is leaving and then it could be a tough season. I’ve put Tottenham this high purely because I think whilst Kane stays they should win more games than they lose.

My Prediction: 6th


OK, so the more I think about this one, the more I’m wondering if I’m putting them too high. It’s Leicester and there’s no denying that Brendan Rodgers continues to not only do a cracking job with the Foxes but it seems he’s not stopping in evolving them in a positive way. Qualification for the Europa League last season felt like a bit of a disappointment given how long they held a Champions League qualification spot but winning the FA Cup was a remarkable achievement. The team followed that up by beating Manchester City in the FA Community Shield last week.

This Leicester squad is packed with players that are not only talented but complement each other so effectively. Jamie Vardy is defying the limits of age by still doing the business. The arrival of Patson Daka from RB Salzburg is an interesting signing given how prolific Kelechi Iheanacho was at the back end of last season. Are Leicester preparing for Vardy or Iheanacho to depart or will Daka simply be further depth for the front three positions with the option to move others out wide? I’m sure Rodgers knows what he’s doing. The injury to centre back Wesley Fofana is a big blow to the club’s plans for the season and it’ll be interesting to see if they look to invest in a short-term replacement. You’d expect Jonny Evans and Caglar Soyuncu to begin the season as the back pairing but has an opportunity opened up for Filip Benkovic to work his way back into the side?

I think Leicester have shown that they can deal with injuries and loss of form to key players in a suitable manner before. The likes of James Maddison, Vardy, and Harvey Barnes have all missed games or been out of form and Rodgers somehow finds a way to keep his side’s points tally ticking over. I expect another consistent season again for the Foxes but I feel they will probably fall just short of qualifying for Europe’s top table once again.

My Prediction: 5th

Manchester United

This is where the going gets really tough in terms of predicting who will finish where. Each of these teams now are ones I feel will qualify for the Champions League but deciding who will finish in which of those top four places is a near impossible task. After much consideration, my first pick is Manchester United. Why have I put them in fourth place? The answer is simple. Their manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

The Red Devils have struggled to make themselves title contenders since Sir Alex Ferguson departed the club back in 2013. A number of world class managers have been given the chance to try and turn the club’s fortunes around but so far nobody has succeeded. Solskjaer now appears to be the man that the United board have decided should be given time and money to rebuild the club. I just don’t see enough to make me think he’s the man to do it. Yes, the club finished 2nd last season but a combination of other teams faltering and an extraordinary number of penalties being awarded in United’s favour last season kind of skewed things. I still feel that Solskjaer struggles to break down teams that don’t attack his side and it seems when it comes to winning a trophy he still lacks that killer instinct to get the job done.

I will admit that United have had a brilliant transfer window with the arrivals of Jadon Sancho and, soon-to-be-confirmed Rafael Varane. I think Varane in particular is an absolute steal and they’ll be the envy of their rivals for his signing. I still think the team lacks the depth to build a realistic title challenge and the managers of the three teams I’m putting ahead of United are all better tacticians. I’m fully expecting another rollercoaster campaign for United littered with impressive wins, disappointing defeats, and eventually another campaign where they came so close to returning to the glory days of old but yet again fell just short.

My Prediction: 4th


I appreciate that Chelsea are being tipped by many people to potentially win the Premier League this season and there’s clearly enough evidence to back this. However, I see Thomas Tuchel’s squad and I just think “how on earth do you keep so many big names happy?”. It looked like it was going to be a quiet transfer window for the Blues after the excess of last summer but the club record transfer fee paid for Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku ensured that the club did strengthen it’s team even further this time around.

You have to wonder what could have been last season if Tuchel had been in charge at Stamford Bridge for the entire season. The former Borussia Dortmund gaffer still walked away with the Champions League trophy and his side looked superb in the league. He’s managed to build an incredibly solid defence and he’s now got an attacking line-up including Lukaku, Timo Werner, Kai Havertz, Christian Pulisic, and Hakim Ziyech that is the envy of most clubs in the top five European leagues. It’ll be interesting to see what system Tuchel adopts for this coming campaign. Does he stick with what served him so well last season or does he switch things up to accommodate the arrival of Lukaku?

One thing that will be key for Chelsea this season is Tuchel’s man management. How does he motivate these players? How does he keep them well gelled when they might not be playing every week? How does he keep things fresh without diverting from what made his side so successful last season? I’m fully expecting Chelsea to be in the hunt right until the end but I think Tuchel will have a tough balancing act on his hands that might just be the club’s downfall when it comes to challenging for the league.

My Prediction: 3rd


Last season was a bit of a let-down for Liverpool fans as the club looked to defend the league title it won for the first time in 30 years in 2019/20. The long-term injuries to Virgil Van Dijk and Joe Gomez undoubtedly hampered Jurgen Klopp’s side all season but he somehow still engineered a campaign that saw the Reds qualify for the Champions League. Now all the big guns are back fully fit for the start of this season and you have to think that we’ll see a Liverpool who are back to their title-contending best.
It’s been a summer of mixed emotions for Liverpool fans. The good news was the signing of the highly-rated centre back Ibrahima Konate from RB Leipzig for £36 million. That’s strength in depth for Klopp in a position that needed addressing. It’s a shame for the likes of Nat Phillips and Rhys Williams who performed so brilliantly there when called upon last season. However, there was a sad departure with the understated Georginio Wijnaldum leaving the club for PSG on a free. I did half expect Klopp to look at drafting in a replacement but he clearly feels Fabinho, Jordan Henderson, Thiago, and Naby Keita are enough to cover that central midfield area. There is also talk that Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is set to adopt an attacking central midfield role this season.
I’m excited to see Liverpool back to their best under Klopp. When all their stars are available there are very few teams that can stop them. I think we can expect another decent campaign from Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah. I still think they should be looking for someone to compete with Roberto Firmino but he is essential to unlocking the talents of Mane and Salah. I wouldn’t be surprised if Liverpool did bounce back to win the title this season. Losing full back Andrew Robertson for the opening stages of the league is a blow but I think they’ll have enough to at least finish in the top two.

My Prediction: 2nd

Manchester City

The one team left to be covered by these previews is an unsurprising one and will surely be many people’s favourites to win the Premier League and retain their title. Yes, it’s Manchester City. Pep Guardiola’s side romped to the trophy last season and still possess the quality in strength and depth throughout the squad that makes you feel it’ll take one hell of a team to beat them this time around.

This summer has seen City at the centre of two of the biggest transfer stories circulating. The arrival of creative English midfielder Jack Grealish for £100 million from Aston Villa was speculated about as early as before the 2020 European Championship. It has also since sparked suggestions that Bernardo Silva could be on his way out of the Etihad Stadium this summer. The Citizens also continue to be linked with a £150 million move for Tottenham and England striker Harry Kane. The clinical finisher remains a Spurs player for the time being but with Sergio Aguero having departed for Barcelona over the summer it makes total sense that City would move for Kane as his replacement. It would be a frightening squad if they manage to pull that transfer off as well!

In my opinion, Guardiola continues to be one of the finest managers of his generation. Yes, you’ll get those that claim he’s a fraud because he’s living off the Barcelona era that was influenced by Xavi, Andres Iniesta, and Lionel Messi, and that he can’t succeed without money but I don’t buy into that theory. I think he gets this City team playing attractive and devastating football when they are in full stride. The fitness of Kevin De Bruyne will be key and if they can carry Raheem Sterling form from the Euros into the league campaign then they’ll be very hard to beat. I think if a team finishes ahead of City this season then they win the league. Not sure I can see it happening though. City signing Kane will seal it for me but they’ll be the marker to beat even without him.

My Prediction: 1st

the moment i was done with a shitty lite article…


This was written a long time ago. How else do they talk about Man United’s transfers without mentioning Cristiano Ronaldo.

I think Chelsea is the main contender to win the tournament. They gonna have a good fight with MC

Chelsea are really good. Man City might be a cut too good.
I’m rooting for Man United… let’s hope for a great season.

B4 am fired , Ndio hii CUP tunarudisha kwa mapema bila maneno mingi;


Ati Sisi kama asenaleh tulikubali lakini tukasema asenaleh inaeza pigwa na teams zote isipokuwa flani :D:D
ati loss 36 games win 2 against manuseless manchietha manmaviiiiiiiiiiizzzz:D:D:D:D
hao ni kufa nao uwanjani :D:D:D




The season is really difficult for Watford, there are so many giants in the league…

They face the defending EPL champions next.

team kubwa manchester united with a squad worth 100 billion kshs imepigwa by Everton team ya shida @kush yule mnono @chap

Everton 1---- man united 0