Champions: Man City
It’s a no-brainer really. City are capable of winning all four trophies this season, but someone else should get one of the cups, so I’m not predicting a clean sweep for them
And I do think it’ll be closer in the league though than last season.
Arsenal have improved massively over the summer with their new signings and they pushed City most the season last year.
They’ll benefit from the experience of last season too.
Liverpool will be closer too The signings from last year will improve again – Gakpo, Nunez, they’ve Diaz coming back from injury too – and they’ve made some top players in midfield too this summer, which is really where the issues were last season.
I wouldn’t call them a “surprise package” because they’re a top side already, but I’m confident they’ll bounce back after last season.
United should also be stronger from their summer business, so that should make it tougher for City, but I still think they’ll win it in the end.
Top 4 – Man City, Arsenal, Liverpool, Man United
In fact, the top 4 looks pretty sewn up to me between those four.
Brighton and Villa will push them, Newcastle too, and I’d like to think Tottenham will be there or thereabouts.
But Arsenal, Liverpool and United in that order should fill out the Champions League spots.
Top scorer – Erling Haaland
It’s all pretty self-explanatory, isn’t it?
I don’t think he can beat his total last year, but I think Erling Haaland will win another Golden Boot.
Relegation: Wolves, Luton, Sheffield Utd
I played with Gary O’Neil at Portsmouth, and he did a really good job at Bournemouth last season to keep them up, so I don’t like saying it, but Wolves look like they’ve lost too many good players and they’d be one of the teams I’d fancy for the drop.
Luton’s an amazing story – managed by another old teammate of mine, Rob Edwards – he’s done an incredible job, but it’s too much of an ask for them to stay up, and I could see Sheffield United going back down with them.
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