Before I can work out the league table, I need to consider how many points each team will get...





POINTS
2013-14

POINTS
2014-15

POINTS
2015-16

POINTS
2016-17
.....................TEAM.....................
(in order of last year's table)
....................COMMENTS.................... VERDICT


82

87

50

93

CHELSEA

Struggle to repeat last year's form. Morata isn't at
Costa's level, more games with CL, won't be so
lucky with injuries & is hunger there to retain title?

78

69

64

70

86

TOTTENHAM

Same squad (bar Walker) but that could be a plus?
However home adv. was massive for them last year
so Wembley could make a huge difference.

73

86

79

66

78

MAN.CITY

Already had quality attacking players, now improved
further by Silva, but crucially have added defenders
too, esp. Mendy. Definitely the team to beat.

84

84

62

60

76

LIVERPOOL

Similar squad to last year - Salah a big plus but
Coutinho could yet be a big loss. More games this
year, means thin squad will be heavily tested.

70

79

75

71

75

ARSENAL

Made 2 decent signings and have plenty of attacking
threat, but Sanchez would be a big loss and there's
still huge doubts about their defence and midfield.

74

64

70

66

69

MAN.UTD

Difficult to beat, but too defensive and goal-shy to be
genuine title threat. If they can turn some draws into
wins they'll beat 70 point mark for 1st time since AF.

72

72

47

47

61

EVERTON

Lots of signings, but will they settle and will they
compensate for loss of Lukaku? Koeman improved
team well last year & could do even better this time.

62

56

60

63

46

SOUTHAMPTON

Losing their best players every year finally took its
toll last time as they fell below the 50 point mark.
Unlikely that Pellegrino will get them back above it.

46

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42

46

BOURNEMOUTH

Made some good additions in Ake, Begovic and
particularly Defoe. Should be comfortable in the
mid 40s.

47

36

44

43

45

WEST BROM

Much the same squad, with the addition of Jay
Rodriguez. Pulis will keep them in their usual
position - safe from the drop but under 50 points.

43

40

47

62

45

WEST HAM

Made some good signings this summer and look
set for a good season. Not quite the heights of the
62 points of 2 years ago, but should get in 50s.

52

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41

81

44

LEICESTER

Shakespeare has them playing more like the title
winners than relegation-threatened side of last year.
If they keep Mahrez, could have very good season.

56

50

54

51

44

STOKE

They've lost Arnautovic and seem to be lacking
in terms of quality, especially up front. Hughes could
find this season a struggle, but no fear of the drop.

41

45

48

42

41

CRYSTAL PALACE

De Boer will change the style of the team which could
be ideal for getting best out of their many attacking
flair players. Should be good season for the Eagles.

48

42

56

47

41

SWANSEA
Another tough season in store for the Swans - and it
will be even harder if they lose Sigurdsson. Could be
in the relegation mix.

38

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33

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40

BURNLEY

Dyche has them well organised, but need to improve
away form in order to avoid drop. Losing Keane
could be costly. Tough battle to stay up.

36

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45

40

WATFORD

Once again they've made plenty of signings, but
they need to hit the ground running. Will probably
struggle to reach 40 points again & could go down.

37

49

39

37

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NEWCASTLE

Made a number of signings, but not the ones they
particularly wanted. Despite this, Benitez will be
organised and experienced enough to keep them up.

44

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BRIGHTON

Squad severely lacking in PL quality and experience.
Difficult to imagine 3 teams they might finish above,
so relegation seems inevitable.

31

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HUDDERSFIELD

Another side whose squad is lacking the quality &
experience to compete at PL level. Struggled to score
last year & came up with negative GD. Going down.

24







So now I can put them into order...








PREMIER LEAGUE TABLE: . 2017-18

POS
TEAM
PTS
C
1
Man.City 84
2
Chelsea 78
3
Arsenal 74
4
Tottenham 73
5
Man.Utd 72
6
Liverpool 70
7
Everton 62
8
Leicester 56
9
West Ham 52
10
Crystal Palace 48
11
Bournemouth 47
12
Southampton 46
13
Newcastle 44
14
West Brom 43
15
Stoke 41
16
Swansea 38
17
Watford 37
R
18
Burnley 36
R
19
Brighton 31
R
20
Huddersfield 24






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