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St. Mary's Musings League Table Predictions

Everyone is doing, so we'd like to join the trend! Check out where we think the likes of Southampton, Manchester City, and others will finish.

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We'll get right to it! First will be the overall final league table we as a site have predicted, which is basically the averages of our predictions. After that, you can see each of our individual predictions.

  • 2016/2017 Final League Standings Prediction

1. Manchester City (1.1)
2. Chelsea (2.7)
3. Manchester United (3)
4. Arsenal (4.4)
5. Tottenham (4.7)
6. Liverpool (5.2)
7. Leicester (7.7)
8. West Ham (8.4)
9. Southampton (9.1)
10. Everton (9.9)
11. Stoke City (10.3)
12. Crystal Palace (11.7)
13. West Brom (14.7)
14. Bournemouth (15)
15. Middlesbrough (16.1)
16. Swansea City (16.3)
17. Watford (16.6)
18. Sunderland (17.9)
19. Burnley (18.3)
20. Hull City (19)

On average, our writers have tabbed Manchester City as champions for this season, while also relegating Hull City, Burnley, and Sunderland.

Now to our personal predictions. Seven writers took part in these!

Tommy Scott

Manchester City
Man Utd
Chelsea
Liverpool
Arsenal
Tottenham
Leicester
West Ham
Stoke City
Southampton
Crystal Palace
Everton
West Brom
Bournemouth
Watford
Middlesbrough
Swansea City
Sunderland
Burnley
Hull City

I think it'll be a tight race at the top. City, United, and Chelsea can all be dangerous. Saints will have a good season, but a long run in Europe will dampen their league form. As for the three relegation picks, Burnley and Hull are sure-things in my opinion, while that 18th spot could go anywhere.

George Galpin

1. Man City
2. Man Utd
3. Chelsea

4. Arsenal
5. Tottenham
6. Liverpool
7. Leicester
8. West Ham
9. Stoke
10. Everton
11. Southampton
12. Palace
13. Swansea
14. Boro
15. West Brom
16. Watford
17. Sunderland
18. Bournemouth
19. Hull
20. Burnley


Champion: I would say Man Utd, but it depends how all his signings bed in and whether they stay fit, so man city edge it for me.

Relegated: the two promoted teams are fairly obvious as I don't think they have strengthened enough; Hull look weaker than before! Burnley have Andre Gray but I don't think they have enough.

I'm going to get stick for Bournemouth, but... It's a toss-up between them and Watford. Sunderland will just stay up as ever, but I have a feeling that it'll be between two teams. Watford I can't see scoring too many goals, but Bournemouth I can see conceding too many so for that reason, I can see them struggling.


David Williams

Man City
Tottenham
Chelsea

Arsenal
Man Utd
Leicester
Liverpool
Southampton
Everton
Stoke
West Ham
Palace
Bournemouth
Swansea
Watford
Middlesbrough
West Brom
Sunderland
Burnley
Hull City


Pep is the best manager in the world. Really looking forward to seeing him in the premier league. City are going to dominate for 3 years. I actually think Leicester are going to be better this year than last. The big boys have all taken steps to overtake them though.

The saints fans that moan about Katrina are insane. Just look at Hull for what could have happened. The Allams seem to have taken opposition to each of their crazy plans personally and now their fans face the very real prospect of their club doing a Blackpool. Hull are a mess and unless things change rapidly they are in deep trouble. Oh well, atleast Hull FC the rugby league club are doing well.

Burnley are the only sensible club in the premier league. It will get them relegated.

Sunderland just signed Djilobodji. For £8m... I think the football world has moved on from the time where Moyes was good enough to get Everton a top 6 place. This year they finally drop.


Jake Hughes

Chelsea
Manchester City
Manchester United

Arsenal
Liverpool
Tottenham
Leicester
Everton
Southampton
West Ham
Stoke
Crystal Palace
Middlesbrough
West Brom
Bournemouth
Swansea
Sunderland
Watford
Burnley
Hull City


The Chelsea of last year was an aberration mainly due to the Mourinho/dressing room turmoil. Their squad is arguably the best in the league and they've made a couple of smart signings to strengthen that. I think Conte will have the team well-drilled enough to win a league title in his first season. It was, however, tough to determine third to fifth and I think they're totally interchangeable.

I think Saints will finish around midtable (just in the top half) due to a squad slightly weakened by our Europa League adventures. No shame in that!

The unsettled nature of Watford will finally catch up with them after a poor second half of the 15/16 season. Meanwhile Hull are a complete mess with injuries and a lack of spending as their board seeks to sell the club and Steve Bruce leaving. Burnley are admirably run for a club of that size but I think they'll face relegation despite Sean Dyche's best efforts.


Paul Johnson

Man City
Man Utd
Chelsea

Arsenal
Tottenham
Liverpool
West Ham
Leicester
Stoke
Southampton
Middlesborough
Everton
Crystal Palace
West Brom
Bournemouth
Swansea
Sunderland
Watford
Hull City
Burnley


I think City and Utd will be far better than anyone in the league this year, and I wouldn't be surprised if either win it, but I can't see it being anybody else (although Chelsea are a solid outside bet). I've gone with City just because they've got a solid squad and have a little less upheaval going on, but Utd look good so far and will only get better.

I think Southampton will struggle relative to how we've done last couple years. Too much on the plate this year.

Finally, I think Watford, Hull and Burnley will go down. Can't see Watford managing to recreate their success from last year, and neither Hull nor Burnley look especially good.


Daniel Vaughan

City
Liverpool
Utd

Chelsea
Arsenal
Spurs
Everton
Southampton
West Ham
Leicester
Stoke
Palace
West Brom
Bournemouth
Middlesbrough
Watford
Burnley
Sunderland
Swansea
Hull


City, although looking average in pre season, will have too much this season under Pep. Liverpool I think will be leading the league, with a late slip up allowing City in.

United have signed good players and have some star power in the ranks and in the dugout, so I think will finish third.

Chelsea will pip Arsenal to fourth, who miss out on CL for once, with Spurs back where they belong - sixth. Everton will improve under RK, despite an awful transfer window (100m war chest, huh?) and Southampton will finish 8th after dropping out of the Europa League in the knock out stages.

Sunderland's luck runs out, with Swansea having sold too much quality (I know, we can talk) and Hull just not up to the required standard. Shout out to Bournemouth who will struggle at first, but improve as the season goes on.


Robert Molnar

Man City
Chelsea
Tottenham

Man U
Arsenal
West Ham
Liverpool
Southampton
Leicester
Crystal
Everton
Middlesbrough
Stoke
Burnley
Hull City
Bournemouth
West Brom
Watford
Swansea
Sunderland


Pep reinvigorates City and keeps his league title streak going with Chelsea in close pursuit, but not overtaking them this season.

Behind them, Spurs will continue their run up the table under Mauricio Pochettino. I also expect them to defeat Arsenal in both matches this season.

Behind them I have United returning to the top four thanks to the Mourinho effect. While I doubt they will compete for a higher finish, they should be much more effective this year than any of the two seasons under LVG. I also expect Arsenal to fall out of the top four this year in what will be Arsene Wenger's last year in charge.

I have the Saints coming in in the midfield with them and Leicester equal in my eyes. I have my doubts about a top seven finish this year but I will be looking for them to continue their top half finish streak this season.

At the bottom of the table, Watford's instability will finally catch up with them. A revolving door of managers cannot equal sustained success and that fallout will be felt this year. Swansea will also be heading down with Sunderland whose loss of Big Sam will have a massive effect on their form this season. West Brom barely survives to keep Tony Pulis' never relegated record intact.


There you have it! What are your thoughts on our table, as well as your own? Let us know in the comments.