Premier League 2015 – 2016 Season Review
Chelsea, Arsenal, Manchester United, Liverpool, Tottenham, Manchester City, Southampton, Crystal Palace, Everton, all sharing the same dream, the Barclays Premier League Trophy. Unfortunately only one of these teams dreams will come true this season. The question is, who’s will it be? That is exactly what I will be trying to predict in this article.
First off, Chelsea. Last season’s winners have had a good season in the transfer window, investing well in players such as Pedro (23 million), Falcao (loan from Monaco) who will hopefully perform better than he did last season, and a few youngsters such as Kenedy, Nathan, Baba Rahman and Pantic. They haven’t got off to a great start losing their first game 3 – 0 against Manchester City, drawing against Swansea, and just winning against West Bromwich Albion, thanks to their new signing Pedro, who got a goal and an assist in the first half an hour. My overall prediction for them is third, I really don’t think that they have the chance to win again this season.
Secondly, Manchester City. They have had a bit of a pricey summer, signing 49 million Sterling from Liverpool, a bit of a risky deal I think because Sterling did not perform as well as he should’ve done last season. They are negotiating with Wolfsburg for the signing of De Bruyne, who I’m sure would make an excellent addition to the team. Then they have also signed Patrick Roberts from Fulham for 12 million, a big of a waste of money I think, and Fabian Delph from Villa who I’m sure will excel this season in Midfield. On their transfers out, they haven’t really picked up any real money, just over 4 million that is. They have had an extremely good start to the new season, winning all three of their games (Everton, Chelsea and West Brom), also keeping clean sheets in all of them. My prediction for them this season is first and I think that their form will continue throughout the season and for them to finish with the trophy.
Third, Liverpool. As usual, Brendan Rogers has brought plenty of new players to the club, as well as selling lots too. In the transfers ‘in’ there are plenty of well-known names, Milner and Ings free, Benteke, 32 million, Firmino for 29 million, Clyne for 12 million and Joe Gomez for 3 million. They have picked up a great 51 million in the ‘out’ section, thanks to Man City signing Sterling. They have also lost Balotelli and maybe Markovic on loan and Steven Gerrard, free, to LA Galaxy. My opinion is that players like Benteke, Firmino, Clyne, Henderson and especially Coutinho and Sturridge will excel this season. they have got off to a great start winning two games and drawing one against Arsenal, with Mignolet keeping three clean sheets. My prediction for them is familiar to their performance two seasons ago, second place just behind Man City.
Next, Man United. In my opinion, Man United have had an average summer, signing 12 million Darmian, who I think is a complete waste of money, Depay for 31 million, who I think should be worth maybe 20 million and Morgan Schneiderlin for a huge 25 million. Their best signing is probably Schweinsteiger for a good 14 million. They also, like Chelsea and their rivals Man City haven’t picked up much money in the transfer season. They have got off to an average start winning 1 – 0 against Villa and Tottenham and drawing 0 – 0 against Newcastle. My prediction for them is probably fifth as I think that Depay and Darmian really won’t perform this season.
Arsenal have had a pretty boring transfer season only spending 10 million so far on Cech from Chelsea and actually only picking up their money from loans, no actual done deals for money. There have been rumors about Cavani coming to Arsenal for big money but Wenger hasn’t bid yet. They have got off to a disappointing start sitting in ninth place just ahead of their London rivals Chelsea, winning against Palace, drawing against Liverpool with Petr Cech’s amazing save, and losing to West Ham. My prediction for them this season is fourth, but if they do sign Cavani that could be completely different.
In conclusion, my prediction for the Premier League to 10 this season is as follows:
1: Man City
5: Man United
7: Crystal Palace