Premier League predictions
New teams, new players, millions of dollars spent, no doubt millions more to be lavished.
Manchester City will aim to defend its title for a third consecutive season, while Champions League winner Liverpool will hope to win its first domestic crown since 1990.
It’s Liverpool that gets the 2019/20 season underway with a home clash against newly-promoted Norwich on Friday night as Jurgen Klopp’s men look to put down an early marker.
But what does this season have in store? Will Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane win the Golden Boot? Can anyone spring a surprise and break into the top four? Could we see another shock such as a Leicester City title triumph? Let’s face it, probably not.
Fortunately, CNN Sport’s football experts have some words of wisdom to offer before it all kicks off once again.
Premier League predictions Matias Grez (Charlton Athletic)
1) Who will win the Premier League title?
Manchester City. Premier League predictions Having strengthened in the one area that needed strengthening, signing Rodri from Atletico Madrid to support and (eventually) replace Fernandinho, it’s hard to see any team halting City’s well-oiled machine. Coupled with Liverpool, its nearest rival from last season, yet to strengthen its first team squad, I expect City to run away with the title this year.
2) Who is your player to watch in this year’s Premier League?
Alexis Sanchez. Having been pilloried for his performances since leaving Arsenal for Manchester United — and rightly so — this will be the season we see the Alexis of old. It’s hard to believe a player who was world class a mere two seasons ago can seemingly turn into a bad player overnight. His performances for Chile at this year’s Copa America proved that the old Alexis Sanchez is still in there somewhere.
3) Who will win the Golden Boot?
Sergio Aguero. Simply put, he’s one of the best strikers the Premier League has ever seen, still in his prime and playing in the league’s deadliest front line. Harry Kane might run him close purely down to his incredible individual ability, but the Argentine should edge it.
4) Which team will be the surprise story of the season?
Leicester. Already boasting an exciting core of young attacking talent, the Foxes finished last season in good form following the appointment of Brendan Rodgers. A manager who favors an entertaining style of football, coupled with the exciting permanent addition of Youri Tielemens and the hard-working Ayoze Perez, it looks to be an ideal match.
5)Premier League predictions If you could make one wish for this Premier League season, what would it be?
Alexis Sanchez to win the league and Crystal Palace to get relegated, passing Charlton on its way up.
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