The summer is coming to an end and that means one thing, the Premier League is coming back. The weekend’s ain’t been the same without Match of the Day, all these transfer stories don’t excite me like watching football. A lot of the managers who came in last season now have had a full summer to bring in their own players so they have no excuse to disappoint like last season. All of the top teams have bought one big player apart from Spurs which I will get into later, so I expect the competition to be stronger domestically and in Europe. Everton are also trying to challenge the top 6 and have spent over £90 million whilst bringing back old favourite Rooney. I have written out my predictions for the upcoming season including golden boot winner so take a read and let me know your views.
- Lukaku to win golden boot
Even though I ain’t his biggest fan, it is clear to see he is a goalscorer at this level. He scored over 20 Premier League goals and even though the majority were against the smaller teams this will benefit his new team as that was their main problem at home. With the amount of chances that were being created last season I expect at least 25 goals from him. He will have competition from Kane who has been on fire in the last few seasons and Aguero who when fit is the best player in the league. But I think Spurs will struggle a bit which might affect Kane’s form.
2. Spurs to drop out the top 4
If you want to know why Spurs will never be one of the biggest clubs in Europe and continue to be nearly great just look at this summer as an example. I wrote about this in a previous post about Spurs at certain points previously reaching a point where they have to take the next step to becoming a great team and winning things. They broke the Arsenal curse and had their highest points tally ever in the Premier League. But now a week away from the start of the season they have made no signings to strengthen the team, they only have one striker to rely on for goals. We all know Daniel Levy likes to be hard in transfer market but whilst all rivals have strengthened they have done nothing and even if they do sign some good players it will take them time to fit in with the team. They also haven’t replaced Kyle Walker who they sold to City. Pochettino probably isn’t happy with the way the summer has gone even though they have had a decent pre season. I expect the two Manchester teams to be stronger and Arsenal which may leave them in big trouble.
3. An English team in Champions League semi final
This season will have 5 english teams as United won the europa league. Last season the English teams were very disappointing and weren’t very competitive. Leicester were our best team which tells you everything, this season I’m expecting Chelsea to progress far as well as the two Manchester clubs. These managers have a lot of experience and we should be expecting them to reach the quarter finals at least. I’m also expecting Spurs and Liverpool to get out the group if the draw is favourable for them.
4. Aguero to win player of the year
It’s amazing that Aguero has never won the player of the year award. The main reason being injuries which have prevented him playing a full season. Whenever he is fit he scores nearly every game and is one of the few players we can all agree is world class. He had a few issues last season with Guardiola but he came back stronger and score over 30 goals. As long as Guardiola proves how good a coach he is I think he will get the best out of him the way he did out of Lewandowski and Messi.
5. Arsene Wenger to leave at the end of the season
Even though it feels like or has gone on forever I think this will be Arsene’s last season. The level of anger with the fans has reached breaking point and even though they have spent money on Lacazette, I predict a slightly better season but not anything to make Arsenal fans happy. I don’t think they will ever win the Premier League with him as their manager and soon the performances will affect revenue and then the board will have to make a decision.
Feel free to leave a comment below on my predictions. My next post will be on who I think will win the league this seaaon.