Opinion: Predicting the final Premier League table

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Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

The Premier League season is coming to a close with many positions left to fight for. Therefore, I thought I would predict every single game left using a league table calculator and this is the standings I was left with:

1st Man City – This is inevitable, isn’t it? The richest team in England have looked unstoppable after recovering from a poor start. Whilst the opportunity of a quadruple remains, I expect City to win the title comfortably, however they may begin to slip up to focus on Europe. 

2nd Man Utd – I can see it being quite tight between the next few positions. However, I expect Ole’s men to continue to perform and finish secondone better than last season. They may have been carried by Bruno, but there is no doubt they deserve top four. 

3rd Chelsea – They may have looked poor under Lampard but ever since Tuchel came in, they have looked sensational. The West London side are yet to lose a game under him whilst the opportunity of a Champions League final is very possible. Third for them seems very likely and very fair. 

4th Leicester – Are Leicester now a ‘Big 6’ club? Well, if they finish in my predicted finish, they should definitely be considered. The Foxes have performed well all season despite a poor injury record; therefore, I can see them scraping the final UCL position. 

5th West Ham – It hurts me to say this, however, I think the ‘Irons’ will finish above us. At the start of the season, I predicted West Ham to finish 19th, however, they have looked incredible under Moyes and thoroughly deserve European football. If Moyes doesn’t win Manager of the Year, it would be a robbery.  

6th Spurs – Another disappointing finish awaits us in N17, in my opinion. No desire from the players, poor tactics from the coach and multiple individual mistakes make me think that this season will end in a mediocre sixth. However, at least we will finish ahead of Arsenal again! 

7th Liverpool – No one expected this at the start of the season, however, this is a very possible reality. Liverpool have looked shocking without their star defender Van Dijk, but this is no excuse for the reigning champions. They have poor for many months and it still baffles me how they beat us twice 

8th Arsenal – The possibility of no European football at Arsenal looms ahead. They have looked below-par throughout with star striker Aubameyang vanishing up front. Some people had the audacity to call him better than Kane last season! Anyway, Arsenal will have yet another season below us with Arteta’s job on the line once again.  

9th Everton – If this happens, Everton will class this season as disappointing. Ever since the start of the campaign, Everton have been in the battle for European places so a ninth-place finish for them would be underwhelming. With Ancelotti at the helm, the ‘Toffees’ need to be aiming for much higher. 

10th Leeds – This would be a sensational result for the newly-promoted fallen giants. The media’s favourites have played some scintillating football this season under Bielsa, however their poor performances against the ‘big six’ have ruined any chances of getting Europe. 

11th Aston Villa – Compared to last season, this would be an impressive year for Dean Smith’s men. However, after their rapid start, the Villans have fallen away without Grealish, showing their reliance on the Englishman. Nevertheless, it is a solid season for the midlands side.  

12th Wolves –disappointing season awaits at Molineux. Compared to the previous years, the fans won’t be happy. Ever since, Jimenez’s career-threatening injury, Wolves have not looked the same with no threat up front.  

13th Burnley – Sean Dyche has done another incredible job at the Lancashire club. With such a low budget, he continues to get the best out of his average side. It may be boring, but Burnley are getting results and performing well. 

14th Southampton – This could be classed as a disappointing season for the South Coast side. After starting so well, and being top at one point, Southampton have dwindled down the table and the possibility of finishing 14th won’t please their fans. 

15th Crystal Palace – Another mid-table finish waits for the South London side. Roy Hodgson, who is now 73, has continued to perform despite being under pressure for some time. It’s not incredible, but Hodgson deserves praise for keeping them up again. 

16th Fulham – I am very optimistic for Fulham’s run in which would see them finish 16th despite currently being in the relegation zone. Parker and his men started poorly, however, they have improved drastically and become a hard team to beat. I’ve enjoyed watching Fulham play, especially due to Scott Parker’s Spurs connection. 

17th Brighton – A few weeks back, I said Potter could be a future Spurs manager, shocking some people due to their league position. Brighton may not always get results; however, they play some amazing football and it is ridiculous that they may finish this low. I think they will finish on 33 just two points above the relegation zone.  

18th Newcastle – A club as big as Newcastle getting relegated would be sad to see, however, I can really see it happening. With many star players out injured, and with Bruce at the helm, I think Newcastle have little chance of survivalMost of the blame should be on Mike Ashley, who continuously lets down the fans.  

19th Sheffield United – After last season’s performance, Sheffield have collapsed. The sacking of Wilder showed everything that is wrong with football. He’s taken them from a League One club to a Premier League side for two seasons. A poor campaign, but I’m sure they’ll be back. 

20th West Brom – An incredibly disappointing season will probably see Sam Allardyce get his first-ever relegation. The sacking of Bilic was shocking, especially considering his last game was a draw against Man City. However, they have never shown any potential to stay up and I believe they will finish bottom.  

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