Oh, I was hoping to read some justifications/summaries.
CL QUALIFIERS: United, Arsenal, Liverpool
RELEGATED: I struggle to care tbh. Um, Huddersfield, Bournemouth, Brighton
SURPRISE PACKAGES: West Ham, Swansea
SURPRISE STRUGGLERS: Chelsea & Spurs
BEST SIGNINGS: Kolasinac, Mendy, Chicharito
WORST SIGNINGS: Danilo, Ederson, Matic, Bakayoko
FIRST SACKING/DEPARTURE: Guardiola
MANAGER OF THE YEAR: Paul Clement
PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Silva
TOP SCORER: Lukaku
MACHEDA AWARD 2017/18: (assuming this means break-out season) Reiss Nelson, dunno any non-Arsenal young players
FIRST “PEP OUT" ON THE BOARDS: Tomorrow
FA CUP: United
LEAGUE CUP: City
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Juve idk
EUROPA LEAGUE: Arsenal
I don’t really know how either Manchester team will do, just put them as the top two because for both managers, not winning the league this season has to count as a failure. In reality I think they both have issues; City’s defensive issues defo aren’t gonna be fully resolved (although in attack they’ll be scary, particularly with proper fullbacks), whereas for Utd I just don’t see how having a team of giants is a successful strategy in 2017. I’m just not sure you can bulldoze your way through bottom half teams, I don’t think it works like that. Maybe I’ll be wrong though, either way they’ll be a deeply unsatisfying team to watch this season (particularly against other top 6 teams).
I’d be really surprised if Arsenal don’t make top 4 this season. Kolasinac is a class acquisition, and we definitely have the strongest fullback options in the league. Meanwhile a whole bunch of players are gonna perform to a much higher standard than they did last season, particularly Xhaka who looks completely different in a 3-4-2-1 (which has properly rejuvinated us imo, in a way that’s not happened for years). If we sign Jean Michael Seri from Nice we have a very strong XI and good back-up options (esp. Iwobi & Ramsey). If City and United fall a bit short of where they should be then we’d be in with a shout for the title. I think the main thing stopping it happening would be a) Wenger being the opposite of a ‘clinch’ manager at times and b) having too many squad players who we’ve kept becase AW likes but aren’t any good, meaning we give unnecessary game time to the likes of Coquelin and Giroud, who proceed to fuck it all up.
Dunno who’ll finish fourth out of Liverpool and Chelsea. Chelsea will obviously struggle, particularly Kanté who’s never had to deal with regular midweek games and probably isn’t suited to the workload. Morata is a downgrade too, as I’ve said before. Meanwhile Liverpool/Klopp won’t cope well with a top 4 push and CL football, and I don’t really think Salah is that great but I’m probably wrong. Spurs will finish behind them both I think, playing at Wembley will fuck them more than they realise.
Don’t really know enough about anything else to comment.