- Just when we thought we had enough excitement ahead of the new Premier League season, a Super Computer has predicted how the teams will finish the 2017/18 race.
- Almost all teams have completed signings, ready for the new season, with some finalising – others leaving fans in speculation.
At the end of last season, pundits agreed that status quo had returned to the Premier League, a season, after underdogs Leicester City managed to lift the title, a statement that remains in the English Premier League forever.
Here is how the Super Computer has predicted that Premier League 2017/18 season will end.
Clubs to be relegated in Order:
20 – Huddersfield Town –The computer predicts that the newly promoted side won’t stand a chance against the elite and will succumb to relegation.
19 – Brighton and Hove Albion – According to the system, they won’t fight to stay in the Premier League but will go back to the Championship.
18 – Burnley – Sean Dyche’s side, who struggled to remain in the Premier League last season, will have a hard time keeping up, due to the quality of players other teams possess.
17 – Watford – Having acquired a new manager in the summer, Watford FC will manage to survive the drop, only just.
16 – Stoke City – Having acquired the services of Maxim Chuopo Moting from Schalke and Kurt Zouma from Chelsea, Stoke looks strong and able to survive the cut.
15 – Newcastle FC – Rafa Benitez will be looking to keep Newcastle in the Premier League, but has expressed frustrations at the manner in which the club is signing players.
14 – Bournemouth - Eddie Howe’s side looked strong last season, and with the addition of a fit Callum Wilson this coming season they look set to finish the league mid-table.
13 – Swansea City – They almost looked like a relegated side last season but managed to pull off the relegation places and might continue their fantastic run in the new season.
12 – Leicester City – Though they didn’t look like the side that won the title a season ago, Leicester will be looking to become a permanent Premier League club, after exciting performances since Claudio Ranieri left.
11 – West Brom – The club has a been a consistent Premier League club since the early 2000s, signing veterans and experienced players to help them stay in the league. Their nature of being hard to beat at home will be a factor in helping them remain up.
10 – Crystal Palace – Frank De Boer looks to strengthen the side after Sam Allardyce managed to keep them in the Premier League last season.
9 – Southampton- After losing Sadio Mane and Adam Lallana to Liverpool and on the brink of losing defender Virgil van Djik, Southampton is a side capable of clinching a top 10 position under their new coach.
8 – West Ham United – After disappointing performances last season in their new Olympic Stadium, West Ham have completed the signing of former Man Utd striker Javier Hernandez, a move that looks to keep them in the top half of the table.
7 – Everton – Wayne Rooney has come back to the Merseyside outfit and Sandro Ramirez looks to bring a gaol-scoring culture to Ronald Koeman’s side.
6 – Liverpool – Jurgen Klopp will have to struggle to keep Coutinho from going to Barcelona, and will also have to maintain the fitness of top players in his side.
5 – Arsenal – Arsenal have acquired the services of Alexander Lacazette from Lyon and will compete for 5th place with the Reds.
4 – Tottenham Hotspurs – Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino has been criticised for not signing anyone, and as the computer predicts, they will have to struggle to stay in the top 4 this season.
3 – Chelsea – Antonio Conte’s side will not retain their crown according to the machine, despite making high-level signings.
2 – Manchester United – Mourinho’s side looks set to give their all in winning the Premier League after winning the Europa League last season, earning them direct Champions League qualification.
1 – Manchester City – Pep Guardiola looks to have the depth and the quality to win the Premier League this season – having replaced veterans with top signings.