Premiership Preview 2007-2008

Posted: 10.08.07 in Blogging

This is my insightful prediction into the final table of this season’s Premier League campaign. Everyone will disagree, but I don’t care!

  1. Manchester United

    Although their summer signings, Hargreaves aside, were low-key but big-money signings, it will be last year’s outfit that will prove to be the winners again. They managed without Heinze during his injury last season, so he won’t be a significant miss for them. Michael Carrick will be their star of the season, provided he keeps Hargreaves out of the first team.

  2. Chelsea

    I found Chelsea’s summer signings disappointing: I don’t think Pizarro will adjust well to the Premiership, but questioning Mourinho’s judgment is a dangerous thing! Shaun Wright-Phillips will come to the fore this season, and will find his England form once again.

  3. Portsmouth

    Portsmouth are going strength to strength, making solid signings and Harry Redknapp is creating a team for the future. Sol Campbell‘s contribution will be the key to Portsmouth’s finishing position.

  4. Liverpool

    Benitez’s side this season is not too much different from the team last season. Alvaro Arbeloa should be their star player, should he get a regular starting spot.

  5. West Ham United

    West Ham have spent a lot of money during the off-season, and made some quite shrewd signings. If Craig Bellamy gets the right service, he will fire the Hammers up the table.

  6. Newcastle United

    Big Sam has made a few signings over the summer, strengthening areas that he felt were weak. However, the team is still susceptible to injuries – particularly in that dreaded defence. Geremi will provide some goals for the Toon this season.

  7. Arsenal

    It isn’t just the loss of Henry and the impending loss of Wenger that I feel is eroding the Arsenal camp; I feel they are becoming weak in all areas of the pitch. Tomas Rosicky could prove to be an unlikely light in a team that will lose confidence quickly.

  8. Tottenham Hotspur

    With a strikeforce that the rest of the league fears, Spurs will be thought of as a dangerous opposition. However, it wasn’t the strikeforce that was weak last season, and I feel Jol has only strengthened his frontline. Tom Huddlestone will come to the fore, dominating the Spurs midfield.

  9. Blackburn Rovers

    Rovers have pretty much the same starting eleven as last year: I feel the new signings aren’t as good as the players they already have. Benni McCarthy will create goals out of nothing and will be the main focus of the pundits.

  10. Sunderland

    Mackem fans have barely had a day without a new signing to read about in the daily papers. Sunderland have strength in numbers, and I think Keiran Richardson will be their best signing.

  11. Manchester City

    Perhaps Eriksson will prove to be City’s best signing of the summer. His signings may seem rushed, but this makes them unknown entities. We won’t know how their season will go until after their first few games. Martin Petrov could be their best player.

  12. Aston Villa

    Martin O’Neill’s rescue of the club is still slow in progress, but steady. They have made two signings over the summer and said goodbye to many more, which is very much a disappointment. Gary Cahill will make the step up to become a solid centre-back.</small

  13. Birmingham City

    The Blues will have a good enough season to ensure a safe passage to the Premiership next season. Gary McShreffrey will make his step up to the top level with ease.

  14. Everton

    The Toffees are due a bad season this time. I feel they may buck the trend of having one season good, one season bad; but they haven’t made any real changes to last season’s team. Mikael Arteta is going to be the creative element for Everton this season.

  15. Reading

    Reading made the same mistake Wigan did last season, and countless other surviving newly-promoted teams have done in the past: they have failed to keep their more successful players. Their survival this season will be ensured if Leroy Lita finds the net regularly enough.

  16. Fulham

    I have been quite impressed by Sanchez’s signings over the summer, and perhaps their new strikeforce will fire them out of danger. However, their defence could be their downfall. David Healy will be their most impressive buy.

  17. Bolton Wanderers

    I don’t think life after Allardyce will be a quiet one. I think their signings might have been better. Nicolas Anelka will have to work hard and produce the goods this season, or else he will be on his travels again.

  18. Wigan Athletic

    I think Chris Hutchings could be this season’s Iain Dowie, and could soon find himself in a sinking boat. Some might argue that his signings were good ones, but some would certainly argue against that. Titus Bramble will be a better player for having left Newcastle, and I think some will be surprised by his commanding presence and tough tackling.

  19. Middlesbrough

    I predicted Boro would be relegated last season because of their lack of signings and flood of players heading towards the exits. It seems to have got worse this season, so I fear for them. Jonathan Woodgate will be their best player, but don’t expect them to keep many clean sheets this season.

  20. Derby County

    It seems as though Derby are insuring against their swift return to the Championship by tightening up the pursestrings. All eyes will be on Giles Barnes, but any highlights in their season will be made by Robert Earnshaw, who will desperate to prove himself in the Premiership once again.


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