My Predictions for the 2014/15 premier league season
I don’t think Arsenal will get champions league football this season, they have got good players at the club, but teams like Chelsea, Manchester City, Liverpool and Man United are spending money and improving their squads. Arsenal need a striker and have been linked with Loic Remy (QPR), Mario Balotelli (AC Milan) and Mario Mandžukić (Bayern Munich). I think they will get Loic Remy from QPR he will be a great signing for them and has already proven he can score goals in the premier league by doing so last season with Newcastle. If Arsenal were to get champions league they would have to make a statement signing like they did last summer and brought in Mesut Ozil, i don’t think they will know and i am predicting them to finish 5th.
I think Villa will be fine this season, they have players in there team that can cause defences problems, Benteke is a handful on his day, Agbonlahor and Wiermann can also score goals. The defence for villa over the years has cost them and with Roy Keane having been brought in as the new number 2, i think its exactly what they need, hes a strong character and will kick them into gear. Joe cole is a good signing for them, he’s experienced and has a good football head and he will be a good asset to their young side. I am predicting them to finish 12th.
Burnley for me will struggle, they’ll give 100 percent there’s no doubt about that but the premier league is a very tough league. I think they’ll give it a good go but am looking at the three clubs that have just come up and financially QPR and Leicester have more money. I do hope they prove me wrong and stay up but i’m going for Burnley to finish 20th.
I think chelsea will be serious contender this season, having already brought in Fabregas from Barcelona and Diego Costa soon to follow i think they’ll be a real force this year i really do. Last season they were missing a striker, if they had a 30 goal striker last season then they would have won the league because defensively they are great and they just lacked goals at the other end. I think they will win it and i’m predicting them to finish first.
Palace were fantastic last season and season and credit goes to Tony Pulis he done a fantastic job, i think they will be safe again this season. I think they will struggle and be in and around the relegation zone but Tony Pulis has been there and done it and knows what it takes to stay in the league. I predict 17th for palace.
This is a tough one for me, Everton had a fantastic season last season finishing 5th and getting into the Europa League, but do they have the squad that can play in europe on a thursday night and premier league on a sunday, i’m not sure if they have. They will bring in some players theres no doubt in that Gareth Barry is apparently close to signing a permanent deal after being released by Man City. If Everton bring in some players then i think they will be able to cope and i’m predicting them to finish 7th.
I think Hull will struggle this season, the europa league is something they will want to compete in and i think they will have a good go. If Hull go far then in europe then i think they will struggle in the league. I don’t think they will go down but they will struggle, Swansea last season did, Newcastle the season before. Hull haven’t got a squad big enough to compete in both. I am predicting they will finish 15th.
I think Leicester have a good chance of staying in the premier league, they have a good squad that won them the championship last year, they have already made a few signings but they need a goalscorer that will keep them up. I don’t think David Nugent is there answer hes played in the premier league before and never really cut it. I’m looking at the other teams in the premier league and my head is saying they will go down. I predict them to finish 18th.
Liverpool have already added Rickie Lambert and Adam Lallana to their squad and German midfielder Emre can is reportedly close to joining the club. I think they’ll have another fantastic season, i believe they have the squad to compete in the champions league and the premier league, my only concern is their defense they conceded too many sloppy goals last season. I think they need to bring in another centre back someone who could be a leader. I predict Liverpool to finish third.
I think any team that finish above Man City will win the league, they have a very good squad with some very talented players. It’s obvious to everyone they need another centre back to partner Vincent Kompany, they’ve released Joleon Lescott and Demichelis looked very suspect last season. It’s been reported that FC Porto defender Eliaquim Mangala is to join them and if they can get that deal done i think it will be a great bit of business. I think they will come up short this season, Mourinho is a fantastic manager and his been there and done that with Chelsea so he knows what it takes to win the league, there wasn’t much in it last season if Chelsea had a Sturridge or Saurez they would have won the league. They have looked at what they need to strengthen and have done, my prediction is for Man City to finish second.
Man United were very poor last season, with Alex Ferguson retiring and David Moyes stepping into his shoes you knew it wasn’t going to be easy but i don’t think anyone expected Manu to have struggled as bad as they did. This season under Louis Van Gaal they will be the Man United will all know. I predict Man United to finish fourth.
Newcastle United’s season hinges on their transfer business, they have already replaced Yohan Cabaye with Ajax midfielder Siem De Jong. Newcastle are in desperate need to land themselves a couple of strikers with Loic Remy, Shola Ameobi and Luuk De Jong having left the club. If Newcastle were to bring in the players they need i think they will be fine but if they don’t then they are going to struggle to stay in the league. My prediction is 11th if they were to bring in the players that are needed.
I think QPR will stay up this season, they have players in their squad who have premier league experience and they have Harry Redknapp who knows the premier league well and knows what it takes to stay in the league. QPR will have money to spend but i think they won’t be splashing it about because it got them into trouble last time. Rio Ferdinand has apparently agreed a deal with the club and that would be a fantastic signing for them. I predict QPR to finish 14th.
I feel for Southampton fans having lost Adam Lallana and Rickie Lambert to Liverpool and Luke Shaw to Man United, it’s going to leave a bitter taste but they got around about 50 million for all three players and i’m sure they will invest it and bring some quality players in. I think Southampton are a great side to watch having lost Pochettino to Spurs i still think they will play the same and it’s really good to watch, they have a really good academy and i’m sure we will see some more young players coming through. I predict southampton to finish 10th.
I think Stoke will struggle this season Mark Hughes came in there last season and tried to change the way they played and fair play to him it worked. This season tho i think they will struggle they aren’t a side i look at and say yeah Stoke have a fantastic team it will be a hard game because i don’t they don’t have a lot of talent in that side and in the next couple of years they will go down. I predict Stoke to finish 16th.
I think Sunderland will struggle again this season but i think they will be fine, Sunderland fans will be hoping for a better start to the season than last. Sunderland need to add some more firepower to their squad as they struggled to score goals last season. If they bring in a striker i think they will be fine. I predict Sunderland to finish 13th.
Swansea will hope to push on from a good season in the Europa league last season, they have already added a striker to their squad in Bafetimbi Gomis and with Wilfried Bony i think Swansea will have a fantastic strike force next season if they were to hang onto Bony. Michu is another player that has been linked with a move away from the club. If they were to keep their players and added a few new faces i think they will finish 8th.
I think Spurs will have a good season and they won’t be too far away from a champions league place, Pochettino is a fantastic manager and he’s going to get them playing. It’s going to be interesting to see what players they bring in, I was very surprised they didn’t go in for lallana he would have been a fantastic signing for them. I think they’ll just fall short of finishing in the top 4, i predict they will finish 6th.
I think West Brom are in trouble this season i really do, the Hawthorns is a really hard place to go but there’s something about them and they are always amongst the clubs at the bottom fighting relegation. I’ve looked at the teams this year and I think there are a lot more better teams than them. I predict them to finish 19th.
West Ham have already started doing their business and have signed some good players, they struggled for parts of last and this year for me they will kick on and finish in the top 10. They will have a full season with Andy Carroll and i’m sure he’ll get into double figures. I predict west ham to finish 9th.
This is what i think the table will be (My predictions for the 2014/15 premier league season:
2nd Man City
4th Manchester United
9th West Ham
12th Aston Villa
17th Crystal Palace
19th West brom