Now that the transfer window is firmly shut, here are my top 4 predictions for the 2015/2016 season.
- Manchester City
- Manchester United
Manchester City have started strong and have taken maximum points from their first three games scoring 10 goals and conceding none. That early season pace usually serves to create a cushion against the inevitable slump all teams have at some point during the season.
Arsenal started very poorly with an opening day defeat at home to West Ham but wins against Crystal Palace and Newcastle as well as a well deserved draw at home to Liverpool have pushed the Gunners up the table into sixth place. The form of new signing Petr Cech will prove crucial in winning Arsenal an extra 10-15 points this season.
Manchester United had two very poor wins in their opening fixtures and were surprisingly held 0-0 at home to Newcastle before an inevitable loss away to Swansea. However, I think the new discipline instilled in them by Louis Van Gaal will see them through what is likely to be a turbulent season.
The only reason I’m tipping Chelsea to finish fourth is the fact that the cream always rises to the top. They may have their worst ever start to a title defence but they were Champions last season and it would be unthinkable that their quality would atrophy that fast. I think they will struggle to finish with over 74 points but they will get over the line eventually.
Please don’t beat me over the head if my predictions are way off in May.
Till next time…Victoria Concordia Crescit.