⚽ ⚽ ⚽ 2021-22 Football Predictions Thread ⚽ ⚽ ⚽

CHAMPIONS: Chelsea
CL QUALIFIERS: City, United, Liverpool
RELEGATED: Watford, Southampton, Brentford
SURPRISE PACKAGES: Norwich, Palace
SURPRISE STRUGGLERS: Everton, villa
BEST SIGNINGS: Daka, Anderson, lukaku
TURKEYS: Sancho, grealish
FIRST SACKING/DEPARTURE: arteta
BIGGEST ANNUAL WIG LOSS (CLUB): spurs/arsenal
MANAGER OF THE YEAR: moyes
PLAYER OF THE YEAR: havertz
TOP SCORER: lukaku
FA CUP: city
LEAGUE CUP: United
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: City
EUROPA LEAGUE: West ham

GENERAL BIG SHOUTS: boring season

Big fan of this timeline

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CHAMPIONS: Liverpool
CL QUALIFIERS: City, Arsenal, Spurs
RELEGATED: Southampton, Watford, Norwich
SURPRISE PACKAGES: Brighton, Newcastle
SURPRISE STRUGGLERS: Utd, Chelsea
BEST SIGNINGS: Areola, White, Konate, Harrison, Buendia, Ajer, Mwepu, Daka
TURKEYS: Gallagher, Townsend, Firpo, Bertrand, Varane, Lukaku
FIRST SACKING/DEPARTURE: Vieira
BIGGEST ANNUAL WIG LOSS (CLUB): No idea what this means
MANAGER OF THE YEAR: Potter
PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Trent Alexander Arnold
TOP SCORER: Salah

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CHAMPIONS: If City don’t bore us to death then Chelsea by a considerable distance
CL QUALIFIERS: City/Chelsea/United/Liverpool
RELEGATED: Wolves, Burnley, Spurs
SURPRISE PACKAGES: Palace & Brentford
SURPRISE STRUGGLERS: Wolves, Spurs, West Ham
BEST SIGNINGS: Trippier, Lukaku, Sancho, Messi, Ings
TURKEYS: Romero
FIRST SACKING/DEPARTURE: Nuno
BIGGEST ANNUAL WIG LOSS (CLUB): Spurs
MANAGER OF THE YEAR: Vieira
PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Mason Mount
TOP SCORER: Lukaku
FA CUP: Leicester
LEAGUE CUP: City
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: PSG v Dortmund final
EUROPA LEAGUE: Bureau de Change

GENERAL BIG SHOUTS: Grealish willbe amazing in every one of the 6 games in which he manages 90minutes

Palace will be this season’s Leeds, Leeds will finish top 6

Potter to Spurs at Christmas but by then it’ll be too late to avoid the drop

CHAMPIONS: Manchester United
CL QUALIFIERS: city, chelsea, Liverpool
RELEGATED: Watford, Norwich, Southampton
SURPRISE PACKAGES: Villa top 8
SURPRISE STRUGGLERS: Everton, Leeds
BEST SIGNINGS: sancho, ings
TURKEYS: Konate, spurs need centre back
FIRST SACKING/DEPARTURE: whoever manages Watford
BIGGEST ANNUAL WIG LOSS (CLUB): Everton
MANAGER OF THE YEAR: ole
PLAYER OF THE YEAR: bruno
TOP SCORER: Salah
FA CUP: chelsea
LEAGUE CUP: city
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: psg
EUROPA LEAGUE: Real Madrid

GENERAL BIG SHOUTS: some weird results early in the season. 3 English sides in the champions league semis. Bielsa to leave Leeds before the end of the season.

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LA LIGA: athletico
SERIE A: Juve
BUNDESLIGA: bayern
LIGUE 1: psg

Big Shouts / Reasoning:

Liverpool were exceptionally unlucky last season and I can’t see that being the case again. They have a relatively easy start to get the up and running - think they will be top early on and stay there for the duration.

City have a brilliant squad but think they will have a bit of a shaky start, be lacking in the striker department, and that Pep will do a few tactical masterclasses to lose them points in big games.

Chelsea will get off to a very bad start before clawing it back later in the season, but too little too late. Rode their luck big time last season, as did Utd.

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I admire your optimism but I think SociopathTuchel is going to outmaneuver SociopathKlopp and SociopathPep both in the mind games and on the field

That said, we were without VVD or any decent centre back last season, Mané & Firmino under-performed, Fabinho was wasted at centre-back for 20 games or so and Thiago hasn’t really got up to speed yet so you’ve got to think that the only way is up Anfield (especially as TAA has had a rest this summer)

Despite this I just reckon Chelsea have much more choice & depth in their squad than anyone else. I’m afraid that Tuchel is gonna somehow manage to get Lukaku & Werner scoring 50+ goals between them with Chilwell & Havertz breaking all the assist records

:frowning:

CHAMPIONS: Man City
CL QUALIFIERS: Chelsea / Man Utd / Liverpool
RELEGATED: Watford / Brentford / Norwich
SURPRISE PACKAGES: N/A
SURPRISE STRUGGLERS: Wolves / Everton (West Ham as in finish lower than last season)
BEST SIGNINGS: Lukaku
TURKEYS: Buendia / Bailey
FIRST SACKING/DEPARTURE: Arteta
MANAGER OF THE YEAR: Tuchel
PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Havertz
TOP SCORER: Lukaku
FA CUP: Leicester
LEAGUE CUP: Leeds
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: PSG
EUROPA LEAGUE: Dortmund
LA LIGA: A.Madrid
SERIE A: Juve
BUNDESLIGA: Bayern
LIGUE 1: PSG

Not sure getting van Dijk back is going to save Liverpool. He was out for almost a whole year, going to take him a while to get back up to speed. Also when he played, they conceded 11 goals in 4 league games

Not a ‘new’ signing but think Benrahma is going to have a lovely old time this season.

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CHAMPIONS: Man UFC
CL QUALIFIERS: Chelsea, City, Liverpool
RELEGATED: Newcastle, Southampton, Watford
SURPRISE PACKAGES: Brentford, Palace
SURPRISE STRUGGLERS: Wolves, Everton
BEST SIGNINGS: Varane, Lukaku, Joachim Andersen
TURKEYS: Romero, Ben White
FIRST SACKING/DEPARTURE: Hasenhüttl
BIGGEST ANNUAL WIG LOSS (CLUB): Spurs
MANAGER OF THE YEAR: Solskjaer
PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Lukaku
TOP SCORER: Lukaku
FA CUP: Chelsea
LEAGUE CUP: Leicester
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Atlético Madrid
EUROPA LEAGUE: No idea, West Ham maybe.

GENERAL BIG SHOUTS: Proper title race between Man UFC, City and Chelsea. Grealish gets sent off in a deciding game and City fuck it.

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LA LIGA: Atlético
SERIE A: Atalanta
BUNDESLIGA: Bayern
LIGUE 1: PSG

CHAMPIONSHIP WINNER: Fulham
CHAMPIONSHIP 2ND + PLAYOFF WINNERS: Swansea, Millwall
LEAGUE ONE WINNER: Rotherham
LEAGUE ONE 2ND + PLAYOFF WINNERS: Sunderland, Oxford
LEAGUE TWO WINNER: Bradford City
LEAGUE TWO 2ND, 3RD + PLAYOFF WINNERS: Northampton, Forest Green, Salford City

Another big shout. Benteke to score 15 this season.

CHAMPIONS: Liverpool
CL QUALIFIERS: Manchester City, Leicester City, Chelsea
RELEGATED: Southampton, Norwich City, Wolverhampton
SURPRISE PACKAGES: Brighton
SURPRISE STRUGGLERS: Arsenal
BEST SIGNINGS: Lukaku, Ben White
TURKEYS: Phil Foden, John Stones
FIRST SACKING/DEPARTURE: Patrick Vieira
BIGGEST ANNUAL WIG LOSS (CLUB): Arsenal
MANAGER OF THE YEAR: Klopp
PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Bruno Fernandes
TOP SCORER: Salah
FA CUP: Manchester City
LEAGUE CUP: Chelsea
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Bayern Munich
EUROPA LEAGUE: ?

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CHAMPIONS: Manchester City
CL QUALIFIERS: Chelsea, Man Utd, Liverpool
RELEGATED: Norwich, Watford, Crystal Palace
SURPRISE PACKAGES: would Villa or Leeds doing well be a surprise? Maybe Brentford
SURPRISE STRUGGLERS: Everton, Spurs
BEST SIGNINGS: Lukaku, Varane, Ings
TURKEYS: he won’t be a turkey as such, but I’m not sure Grealish will hit his stride until next season, Sancho maybe similar.
FIRST SACKING/DEPARTURE: Hasenhuttl
BIGGEST ANNUAL WIG LOSS (CLUB): Spurs
MANAGER OF THE YEAR: Guardiola
PLAYER OF THE YEAR: De Bruyne
TOP SCORER: Lukaku
FA CUP: Man Utd
LEAGUE CUP: Man City
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Man City
EUROPA LEAGUE: Roma

CHAMPIONS: City
CL QUALIFIERS: Chelsea, Utd, Liverpool
RELEGATED: Newcastle, Watford, Brentford
SURPRISE PACKAGES: Villa
SURPRISE STRUGGLERS: Everton, Southampton
BEST SIGNINGS: Konate, Buendia
TURKEYS: Martinez, Solorth
FIRST SACKING/DEPARTURE: Benitez
BIGGEST ANNUAL WIG LOSS (CLUB): Arsenal
MANAGER OF THE YEAR: Pep
PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Bruno Fernandes
TOP SCORER: Lukaku
FA CUP: Chelsea
LEAGUE CUP: City
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Bayern
EUROPA LEAGUE: Sevilla

GENERAL BIG SHOUTS: Arsenal and Spurs to finish below Leicester and Villa

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LA LIGA: Real Madrid
SERIE A: Juventus
BUNDESLIGA: Bayern
LIGUE 1: PSG

CHAMPIONSHIP WINNER: West Brom
CHAMPIONSHIP 2ND + PLAYOFF WINNERS: Blackburn, Fulham
LEAGUE ONE WINNER: Ipswich
LEAGUE TWO WINNER: Salford City

turkeys have to be new signings, dude!

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Is he a nailed on starter?

What with his performances at the end of last season / pre-season, seemingly (finally) the full trust of Moyes, no Lingard about and that we don’t actually have many forward options playing behind Antonio he kinda has to.

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CHAMPIONS: City
CL QUALIFIERS: Chelsea, United, Leicester
RELEGATED: Are Fulham back up? If so, them. Southampton, Norwich.
SURPRISE PACKAGES: Dunno man
SURPRISE STRUGGLERS: Liverpool I suppose, fifth place for them
BEST SIGNINGS: Lukaku, Kane, Buendia
TURKEYS: Sancho, dunno who else
FIRST SACKING/DEPARTURE: Please god Arteta (probably Hassenhuttl)
BIGGEST ANNUAL WIG LOSS (CLUB): Arsenal obviously
MANAGER OF THE YEAR: Brendan
PLAYER OF THE YEAR: De Bruyne
TOP SCORER: Kane
FA CUP: Chelsea
LEAGUE CUP: City
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: City
EUROPA LEAGUE: Probably Villareal again or some shit

GENERAL BIG SHOUTS: Liverpool finish 5th, Spurs 6th, Arsenal 8th or 9th unless Arteta and Edu go early. Leeds look like top 4 material until fading second half.

CHAMPIONS: Chelsea
CL QUALIFIERS: Man City, Man United, Leicester
RELEGATED: Southampton, Norwich, Watford
SURPRISE PACKAGES: Brentford, Newcastle, Arsenak
SURPRISE STRUGGLERS: Leeds, West Ham
BEST SIGNINGS: think Rashica will be a shining light in a crap team, Varane, Willock
TURKEYS: Daka, White, Bruno Fernandes
FIRST SACKING/DEPARTURE: Hassenhuttl
BIGGEST ANNUAL WIG LOSS (CLUB): Everton
MANAGER OF THE YEAR: Tuchel
PLAYER OF THE YEAR: no idea
TOP SCORER: Salah

GENERAL BIG SHOUTS: Solskjaer won’t last the season. Arsenal will do better than everyone expects, Leeds will come lower/mid-table. Grealish will be good when he plays but nowhere near 100m