Opinion: Ranking every Premier League team on where they will finish this season

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The 2020/2021 Premier League season has been up and running for four months now and after plenty of goals, mistakes, shock results, and a horrible lack of atmosphere – it’s time for our final Premier League table prediction.

  1. Liverpool: The major injury issues, including Virgil Van Dijk and Joe Gomez, have allowed the title race to burst wide open. However, their recent form suggests that they still have enough fire-power to achieve back-to-back titles.
  2. Manchester City: They have fixed their issues at the back but are not free-flowing enough going forward anymore to de-throne Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool.
  3. Manchester United: An up and down side, but Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford look a force to be reckoned with. Still not enough for the title, though.
  4. Tottenham Hotspur: Many put them as the title outsiders, but recent form suggests they are not ready for that. Once their style finds the right balance, they will achieve a Champions League spot.
  5. Leicester City: Their squad, with their Europa League commitments, doesn’t quite have enough depth to get into the top four. But a very balanced team, with the lethal Jamie Vardy, means they are the best of the rest.
  6. Chelsea: Great individuals, but a lack of cohesion and identity in their play will let them down.
  7. Everton: A brilliant transfer window means they look a great outfit, but their squad is too thin for a top-four spot at the moment.
  8. Aston Villa: A great start means they are eyeing up a Europe spot, but they will fade as the stronger teams come through towards the end of the season. Still a fantastic campaign for Dean Smith though.
  9. Arsenal: A shocking start to the season appears to have calmed down with two wins in a row, but they have too much of a hill to climb to even get a Europa League spot.
  10. Southampton: Very impressive start to the season, but their intense pressing style will be hard to keep up.
  11. Wolverhampton Wanderers: Overall, quite a disappointing campaign. They will miss Raul Jimenez and lack another goal scorer to keep them in the top half.
  12. Leeds United: A breath of fresh air to the league with their style, but it also hinders them at times as they can get picked apart.
  13. West Ham United: Good overall team, but are too inconsistent and lack a proper goalscorer to fire them to the next level.
  14. Crystal Palace: Wilfried Zaha’s individual brilliance will bail them out of any danger, but they still lack the players around him to propel them to new heights.
  15. Burnley: Have got experienced players and a manager in Sean Dyche who will guide them to safety.
  16. Newcastle United: A toxic theme around the club, mixed with Steve Bruce’s negative football, means they will have a bad season. Individuals like Callum Wilson and Saint-Maximin will just do enough.
  17. Fulham: They will just about avoid the drop under Scott Parker. Their new system is getting points on the board, and they will just squeeze out enough to stay in the Premier League.
  18. Brighton: A horrible season for Graham Potter. Their attractive style earns them credit, but too often they get picked apart.
  19. West Bromwich Albion: Sam Allardyce will not produce his normal miracle. They will take it to the wire but do not have a solid base or enough quality to avoid the drop.
  20. Sheffield United: Left too big of a hill to climb, having not even picked up a win yet. Chris Wilder, if he keeps the job, will have to start preparing for the Championship.

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