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Premier League Predictions: 2022/2023 Season

Premier League predictions. Well, it’s that time of year again, isn’t it? Just over a week out from the first round of matches in the 2022/2023 season and everyone and their grandma is dropping—or about to drop—their Premier League predictions for the forthcoming season. Always being an opportunistic bastard, I saw this upswing in trends and decided to push my envelope while gleaming the cube and blast through the glass ceiling while riding a donkey. To be fair, I have no idea what any of that means, it’s just buzz words, but never one to look a gift horse in the mouth, I thought it was time SPOBS got in on the act.

So here it is, ladies and gentlemen, The SPOBS Premier League Predictions for the 2022/2023 season. And may God have mercy on our souls.

Premier League Predictions champions Liverpool

Premier League Champions: Liverpool

Come on, who the hell did you think I was going to pick? I’ve NEVER hidden the fact that I’m a Liverpool fan through and through, and even though most of you will be shaking your head and wondering if this is just blind loyalty, I can assure you it’s not. Liverpool dropped stupid points last season against the likes of Brentford and Brighton, but have a very effective transfer window that will hopefully see that not happen this time out.

One point. One sodding point is all that separated Liverpool and Man City and if Aston Villa hadn’t somehow managed to throw away a f*cking two-goal lead with 10 minutes to sodding go, it would’ve been the Redmen who walked away as Premier League Champions last time out. Do not underestimate just how much of an amazing run Klopp’s men went on either. At the end of 2021, they were nine points adrift of a City team that just seemed to steamroller opponents, yet by the final game of the season, it was a 90-minute shoot-out between the two.

Liverpool came closer than any team ever has to the Quadruple, and after a very decent transfer window, I fully expect them to be challenging on all fronts and pick up another Premier League title at the end of the season.

Champions League Places: Man City, Chelsea, and Spurs

!WHAT!?!?!” I hear you screaming at me through the vast wilderness of the interwebs. “No Man Utd??? You’re just f*cking biased!” Well, yes, you may have a point, but I honestly don’t think that The Red Devils have done enough in the transfer market, or shown anything in pre-season—and I do include when they beat Liverpool’s under 15s 4-0—to suggest that Ten Hag has a snowball’s chance in hell of getting Champions League football next season. This is a long-term project. This isn’t a quick fix. Next season? Maybe. Season after? For sure. This year? It’s a bridge too far.

Expect City—for obvious reasons—Chelsea and their new ownership, and Spurs and their sudden urge to spend money on the right players to fill out the Champions League spots.

Relegated: Bournemouth, Fulham, and Southampton

I just don’t see Forest going straight back down. In Steve Cooper, they have an excellent manager who will be eager to adapt his style if necessary but will more than likely try and do a Leeds and catch teams unawares for the first half of the season, gaining enough points that they’re safe in mid-table by January.

Bournemouth and Fulham both have coaches at the helm that have already proven they’re not Premier League standard, and I think it’s about time that everyone just admitted that Ralph Hasenhüttl might be one of the nicest men in football, but he’s hanging on to his job by the skin of his teeth.

In fact, I’ll go one further, I predict he’ll be the first manager out the door in the 2022/2023 season.

So, am I talking bollocks, or do I have a point? Feel free to yell at me in the comments section.

Written by Neil Gray

SPOBS very own Mouth Of The South (West).

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