2022/23 Predictions thread.

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I was really interested to hear TT talking about how he thinks they'll start slow/be off the pace early. Didn't sound promising to me.
The US tour felt more like a PR exercise for the new owners than a preseason. He is also worried theres half a dozen or so players not wanting to be at Chelsea so thats not great atm either. Busy end to the window coming before we can settle.
Why are people so off Chelsea to even make top 4? I know they lost Rudiger but Koulibaly is a good replacement and they’ve brought in Sterling who is a level above the likes of Pulisic and Ziyech.

My big worry is down back, we've lost Rudi, Christensen, about to lose Azpi and haven't addressed our lack of depth in the RWB. It's pretty thin atm.
 

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Why are people so off Chelsea to even make top 4? I know they lost Rudiger but Koulibaly is a good replacement and they’ve brought in Sterling who is a level above the likes of Pulisic and Ziyech.
I have them top four for sure. Arsenal and United are a bit shite.
 

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Chelsea are a watch this space with all of the off field and defensive changes. 2 CBs and 1 RB/leader out with just 1 notable incoming could bring them back down a bit. Sterling is an upgrade on their wide forwards. But apart from that it's pretty much same-same. Perhaps Gallagher improves the midfield a little?
 

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I think people are a bit hesitant on Chelsea with just how they went 2nd half of the season.

If Sterling can score 15 plus goals though, that should put them right back in top 3 calculations I'd imagine.
 

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1. Liverpool
2. Man City
3. Tottenham
4. Arsenal
5. Chelsea
6. Man United
7. Villa
8. Newcastle
9. West Ham
10. Palace
11. Brighton
12. Leicestr
13. Wolves
14. Forest
15. Fulham
16. Everton
17. Leeds
18. Brentford
19. Southampton
20. Bournemouth
 

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2. Man City
3. Tottenham
4. Arsenal
5. Chelsea
6. Man United
7. Villa
8. Newcastle
9. West Ham
10. Palace
11. Brighton
12. Leicestr
13. Wolves
14. Forest
15. Fulham
16. Everton
17. Leeds
18. Brentford
19. Southampton
20. Bournemouth

I was sure you would have Leeds in the relegation zone haha
 

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5. Arsenal
6. Man Utd
7. West Ham
8. Brighton
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10. Leicester
11. Newcastle
12. Crystal Palace
13. Wolves
14. Leeds
15. Southampton
16. Everton
17. Brentford
18. Forest
19. Fulham
20. Bournemouth
 

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11. Wolverhampton
12. Crystal palace
13. Everton
14. Brighton
15. Nottingham forest
16. Fulham
17. Southampton
18. Brentford
19. Leeds
20. Bournemouth
To Get Promoted: hull, Blackburn, Cardiff
FA Cup: Manchester city
League Cup: liverpool
Top Scorer:
salah
1st Manager Sacked: lampard
Best Transfer: haaland
Worst Signing: Martinez
Champions League: man city
Europa League: arsenal
World Cup: England
 

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10. Wolves
11. Brighton
12. Villa
13. Palace
14. Brentford
15. Southampton
16. Everton
17. Leeds
18. Forest
19. Fulham
20. Bournemouth
 

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2. Liverpool
3. Tottenham
4. Chelsea
5. Arsenal
6. Newcastle
7. Manchester United
8. West Ham
9. Brighton
10. Everton
11. Crystal Palace
12. Wolves
13. Aston Villa
14. Leicester
15. Southampton
16. Fulham
17. Nottingham
18. Leeds
19. Brentford
20. Bournemouth
To Get Promoted: Burnley, Luton, Watford
FA Cup: Manchester City
League Cup: Chelsea
Top Scorer: Haaland
1st Manager Sacked: Rodgers
Best Transfer: Haaland
Worst Signing: Choose any Barcelona signing
Champions League: Manchester City
Europa League: Sporting
Europa Conference League: Villarreal
Ligue 1: PSG
Serie A: Inter
Bundeliga: Bayern Munich
La Liga: Real Madrid
World Cup: Spain
 
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Chelsea

5.
Manchester United
6.
Arsenal
7.
West Ham United
8.
Newcastle United
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Wolverhampton Wanderers
10.
Leicester City
11.
Aston Villa
12.
Brighton Hove & Albion
13.
Crystal Palace
14.
Southampton
15.
Nottingham Forest
16.
Everton
17.
Leeds

18.
Brentford
19.
Fulham
20.
Bournemouth

To Get Promoted:
Norwich, Blackburn, Watford
FA Cup:
Tottenham Hotspur
League Cup:
Manchester City
Top Scorer:
Mohamed Salah
1st Manager Sacked: Scott Parker
Best Transfer (non-Haaland division): Raheem Sterling (PL) / Sadio Mane (Europe)
Worst Signing (non-Barcelona division):
Gabriel Jesus (PL) / Vitinha (Europe)
Champions League:
Bayern Munich
Europa League:
?
Europa Conference League:
Manchester United
Ligue 1:
PSG
Serie A:
Milan
Bundeliga:
Bayern Munich
La Liga:
Real Madrid
World Cup:
England
 

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5. Manchester United
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8. Newcastle United
9. Wolverhampton Wanderers
10. Leicester City
11. Aston Villa
12. Brighton Hove & Albion
13. Crystal Palace
14. Southampton
15. Nottingham Forest
16. Everton
17. Leeds

18. Brentford
19. Fulham
20. Bournemouth

To Get Promoted: Norwich, Blackburn, Watford
FA Cup: Tottenham Hotspur
League Cup: Manchester City
Top Scorer: Mohamed Salah
1st Manager Sacked: Scott Parker
Best Transfer (non-Haaland division): Raheem Sterling (PL) / Sadio Mane (Europe)
Worst Signing (non-Barcelona division): Gabriel Jesus (PL) / Vitinha (Europe)
Champions League: Bayern Munich
Europa League: ?
Europa Conference League: Manchester United
Ligue 1: PSG
Serie A: Milan
Bundeliga: Bayern Munich
La Liga: Real Madrid
World Cup: England
What makes you think Gabby will suck?
 

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What makes you think Gabby will suck?

Didn't cut it as a main striker in a much better side, with better service and system - so expecting him to perform better as main striker in a worse team that creates less chances and has an inferior system seems like a big ask. I also would think that he is being brought in to take Arsenal into the top 4, and as you can see I don't think that will happen. So lack of team success also a factor.

But I don't make the prediction with much conviction. So if he's really good (which is entirely possible), fair play to him.
 
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I guess Jesus was back up striker to a team that would rather not play one than him.

Also scored the same amount of goals as flop Lukaku and half of those came in one game.

While I think he'll go alright it's not really that big of a call to think he'll flop.
 

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Jesus never really got a sustained run at it, with the full confidence of the manager at city though did he?

Was always second fiddle to aguero, and even the last two seasons pep never really gave him a good crack.

Personally I don’t think he’s a great finisher (from a being clinical perspective), but could easily be proven wrong. Strikers more than anyone else thrive on self-belief, momentum and positive energy. Might just get all 3 of those things at Arsenal while never really having the opportunity to foster them at City
 

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I'll do EPL only:
1.Tottenham
2.Liverpool
3.Man City
4.Man United
5.Chelsea
6.Arsenal
7.West Ham
8.Aston Villa
9.Newcastle
10.Crystal Palace
11.Brighton
12.Leicester
13.Everton
14.Southampton
15.Brentford
16.Wolves
17.Nottingham Forrest
18.Leeds
19.Fulham
20.Bournemouth

FA Cup: Man City
League Cup: Man United
Top Scorer: Harry Kane
1st Manager Sacked: Jesse Marsch
Best Transfer: Gianluca Scamacca
Worst Signing: Kalvin Phillips
 

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3.
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4.
Arsenal
5.
Chelsea
6.
Manchester Utd
7.
Brighton
8.
Newcastle
9.
Aston Villa
10.
West Ham
11.
Leicester
12.
Wolves
13.
Crystal Palace
14.
Leeds
15.
Nottingham Forrest
16.
Everton
17.
Brentford
18.
Fulham
19.
Southampton
20.
Bournemouth

To Get Promoted:
Norwich, Blackburn, Sunderland
FA Cup:
Chelsea
League Cup:
West Ham
Top Scorer:
Haaland
1st Manager Sacked: Lampard
Best Transfer:
Haaland
Worst Signing:
Richarlison
Champions League:
Barcelona
Europa League:
Sevilla
Europa Conference League:
Fiorentina
Ligue 1:
Lyon
Serie A:
Roma
Bundeliga:
RB Leipzig
La Liga:
Real Madrid
World Cup:
Belgium
 

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Arsenal
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West Ham
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Newcastle United
10.
Crystal Palace
11.
Brighton and Hove Albion
12.
Leicester City
13.
Brentford
14.
Southampton
15.
Wolves
16.
Everton
17.
Nottingham Forest
18.
Leeds
19.
Bournemouth
20.
Fulham
To Get Promoted:
Norwich, Watford, Sheffield United.
FA Cup:
Tottenham
League Cup:
Manchester City.
Top Scorer:
Salah
1st Manager Sacked: Jesse Marsch
Best Transfer: Christian Eriksen
Worst Signing:
Gianluca Scamacca
Champions League:
Real Madrid
Europa League:
Roma
Europa Conference League:
West Ha...lol. Villareal
Ligue 1:
PSG
Serie A:
Inter Milan
Bundesliga:
Bayern Munich
La Liga:
Real Madrid
World Cup:
Argentina
 

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14. Brighton
15. Fulham
16. Southampton
17. Forest
18. Leeds
19. Brentford
20. Bournemouth

To Get Promoted: Burnley, Blackburn, West Brom
FA Cup: Spurs
League Cup: City
Top Scorer:Kane
1st Manager Sacked: Marsch
Best Transfer: Haaland
Worst Signing:
Champions League:City
Europa League: Arsenal
Europa Conference League: West Ham
Ligue 1: PSG
Serie A: Inter
Bundeliga: Bayern
La Liga: Real Madrid
World Cup: Brazil
 

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City might miss Top 4 this season with all of the outs to other EPL sides.
 

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Conte actually won the title in his first year at Chelsea - with a 43 point turnaround! But it followed one of those weird recent Mourinho seasons where he seemed to sabotage his team. Chelsea had won the league 8 points clear the season before, so you could say it was return to form.

Looking at Spurs incoming players I think they have mostly added depth rather than improved the quality of their first 11. At their best they can beat anyone. They took 6 points off City last season. But they are inconsistent. They lost the 4 games against Chelsea and United, and also lost games to Burnley, Brighton, Southampton, Wolves and Palace. In total they lost 11 games. City lost 3, Liverpool 2.

It would be good to see Spurs challenge for top spot but I think with Haaland firing City might be even more dominant.
Conte is the Gai Waterhouse of football. He pushes/thrashes teams to the limits and then when he's broken them, he moves on to a new batch of players elsewhere.

The side he has this year has the best center forward in the division and the best complimentary player too him possible. From there, the quality of player available to him is not of the same calibre as he had at Chelsea but you can bet your bottom dollar, he'll set up his team exactly the same as he did with Chelsea to best utilise Kane and Heung-min Son and Richarlison when needed. He doesn't have the incomparable 26 year old Kante who was like having an extra player on the pitch or Courtois.

The weakest link in the side is Lloris. He has been a favourite of mine for years but I feel that he was right on the edge at the 2018 World Cup and he has deteriorated since then. I fear for him this year.

Tottenham also have to navigate Champions League football and I just don't think they have the resources to mount serious challenges in both the Champions League and the Premier League. That's not to say they won't do well in the Premier League, they do have Kane and Heung-min Son after all, but they could well be a "one season wonder".
 

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Conte is the Gai Waterhouse of football. He pushes/thrashes teams to the limits and then when he's broken them, he moves on to a new batch of players elsewhere.

The side he has this year has the best center forward in the division and the best complimentary player too him possible. From there, the quality of player available to him is not of the same calibre as he had at Chelsea but you can bet your bottom dollar, he'll set up his team exactly the same as he did with Chelsea to best utilise Kane and Heung-min Son and Richarlison when needed. He doesn't have the incomparable 26 year old Kante who was like having an extra player on the pitch or Courtois.

The weakest link in the side is Lloris. He has been a favourite of mine for years but I feel that he was right on the edge at the 2018 World Cup and he has deteriorated since then. I fear for him this year.

Tottenham also have to navigate Champions League football and I just don't think they have the resources to mount serious challenges in both the Champions League and the Premier League. That's not to say they won't do well in the Premier League, they do have Kane and Heung-min Son after all, but they could well be a "one season wonder".
Had no idea Spurs had signed Haaland as well. They should go well.
 

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