Predicting the Top 5 Premier League Finishers
Predicting the Top Five BPL Finishers
Everybody can speculate about who will finish where, but you just never know when it comes to injuries and fitness. That being said, this is exactly how the BPL will finish this year. Tottenham and Liverpool are on the decline, and they’ll round out the sixth and seventh positions. The better teams are going to finish as follows.
Tim Howard is fresh off an inspired World Cup performance and Lukaku is now a permanent fixture and he’s getting to the point where he needs to establish himself. Everton were good last year and they’re getting better. They're still not up there with the Chelseas and the Arsenals, but they're in the right direction under the right leadership.
4. Manchester City
4. Manchester CIty
City didn’t break the bank this summer. Instead they shored up some of the players they already had. But they didn’t lose any key pieces either, and this exact team won the league last year, they're just all a year older. The only thing hampering back-to-back titles is that the three teams ahead of them did get better.
3. Manchester United
3. Manchester United
United finished seventh last year, so with no European soccer in the works, they’ll be strictly focused on the BPL and English football. Louis Van Gaal is already making a difference, and despite a setback against Swansea, Van Gaal isn’t going to let United fall into the gutter.
Chelsea broke the bank again, bringing in Fabregas, Luis and Costa (whom I’m still not sold on). Couple that with Jose Mourinho’s deathly fear of losing and they’re sure to finish in the top four yet again. The only thing hampering their climb to the title is a team with more confidence, more hunger and more additions than the Blues.
Arsenal was primed to win the BPL last year, but injuries stunted them when it mattered most. They’ve only gotten better, with Sanchez, Debuchy, Chambers and more still to come. Ramsey is healthy, Walcott is due back and confidence is overflowing following the FA Cup and FA Community Shield. This is the year Arsenal return to the top.