TIA Writers Season Preview: Premier League Predictions

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The 2014/15 Premier League season starts on Saturday and we get the predictions of the This Is Anfield writers ahead of the new campaign.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Saturday, February 15, 2014: Manchester City's Vincent Kompany in action against Chelsea's Samuel Eto'o during the FA Cup 5th Round match at the City of Manchester Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

We asked for their predictions on the top four, the bottom three, the first manager to be sacked (not including Tony Pulis – questions were asked before his departure from Palace), the surprise team of the season and the league’s best new signing.

Bookmark this page so you can check back and see who got most right next May!

OLIVER SMITH

Top Four:
1. Chelsea 
2. Man City
3. Liverpool
4. Arsenal

Relegated: West Brom, Burnley, Leicester City

First manager to be sacked: Paul Lambert

Surprise team: Stoke City – really maturing and progressing under Mark Hughes. Could see them competing for a Europa League place. 

Best new signing: Alexis Sanchez – could take Arsenal to the next level. Gutted we missed out on getting him as part of the Suarez deal.

HENRY JACKSON

Top Four:
1. Chelsea
2. Man City
3. Arsenal
4. Liverpool

Relegated: Burnley, Aston Villa, West Brom

First manager sacked: Paul Lambert

Surprise team: Southampton (will spend well and finish higher than many think)

Best new signing: Alexis Sanchez 

JACK LUSBY

Top Four:
1. Chelsea
2. Manchester City
3. Arsenal
4. Liverpool

Relegated: Aston Villa, Burnley, West Brom

First manager to be sacked: Sam Allardyce

Surprise team: Crystal Palace or Southampton

Best New Signing: From the PL, Glyfi Sigurdsson; from abroad, Alexis Sanchez

IAN CLARKSON

Top Four:
1. Chelsea
2. Man City
3. Liverpool
4. Arsenal

Relegated: Burnley,West Brom,Villa

First manager to be sacked: Lambert

Surprise team: Leicester

Best New Signing: Sanchez

STEVE HARRIS

Top Four:
1. Chelsea
2. Man City
3. Arsenal
4. Liverpool

Relegated: Burnley, QPR, Aston Villa

First manager to be sacked: Paul Lambert

Surprise team: Crystal Palace

Best New Signing: Sanchez at Arsenal

MARCO LOPES

Top Four:
1. Chelsea
2. Man City
3. Arsenal
4. Liverpool

Relegated:   Burnley, Leicester City, QPR

First manager to be sacked:  Paul Lambert

Surprise team:   Crystal Palace

MAX MUNTON

Top Four:
1. Liverpool
2. Manc City
3. Chelsea
4. Everton

Relegated: West Ham, Leicester City, QPR

First manager to be sacked: Sam Allardyce

Surprise team: Newcastle

Best New Signing: Romelu Lukaku

DAN HOLLAND

Top Four:
1. Liverpool
2. Chelsea
3. Arsenal
4. Man City

Relegated: Villa, Burnley, Leicester

First manager to be sacked: Paul Lambert

Surprise team: Don’t see any real surprise except possibly Everton for the wrong reasons ie going backwards

Best New Signing: Cesc Fabregas – Chelsea

MARK PEARSON

Top Four:
1. Chelsea
2. Man City
3. Arsenal
4. Liverpool

Relegated: Burnley, Leicester, Sunderland

First manager to be sacked: Sam Allardyce

Surprise team: Newcastle

Best New Signing: Cesc Fabregas

BEN TWELVES

Top Four:
1. Man City
2. Chelsea
3. Liverpool
4. Arsenal

Relegated: Burnley, Leicester, Aston Villa

First manager to be sacked: Paul Lambert

Surprise team: Southampton

Best New Signing: Bojan – Stoke

SI STEERS

Top Four:
1. Chelsea
2. Man City
3. Liverpool
4. Man United

Relegated: Burnley, Hull, Leicester

First manager to be sacked: Garry Monk

Surprise team: Newcastle

Best New Signing: Diego Costa

AARON CUTLER

Top Four:
1. Chelsea
2. Arsenal
3. Man United
4. Man City

Relegated: Burnley, Swansea, West Brom

First manager to be sacked: Sam Allardyce

Surprise Team: Sunderland

Best New Signing: Diego Costa

JOSEPH COPELAND

Top Four:
1. Chelsea
2. Man City
3. Liverpool
4. Arsenal

Relegated: Burnley, Hull City, Sunderland

First Manager to be Sacked: Alan Pardew

Surprise Team: Leicester City

Best New Signing: Diego Costa (Chelsea

TOM MCMAHON

Top Four:
1. Chelsea
2. Arsenal
3. Man City
4. Liverpool

Relegated: Aston Villa, Crystal Palace, Burnley

First manager to be sacked: Nigel Pearson

Surprise team: Stoke

Best New Signing: Alexis Sanchez

NEIL POOLE

Top Four:
1. Liverpool
2. Man City
3. Chelsea
4. Arsenal

Relegated: Crystal Palace, Burnley, Leicester

First manager to be sacked: Erm… Tony Pulis!

Surprise team: Liverpool

Best New Signing: Unfortunately, Diego Costa

KYLIE MITCHELL

Top 4:
1. Chelsea
2. Man City
3. Arsenal
4. Liverpool

Relegated: Burnley, West Brom & Crystal Palace

First Manager to be Sacked: Alan Irvine

Surprise Team: Arsenal (OK, I might have cheated on this one but Arsenal finishing anywhere other than 4th would be a massive surprise, right?)

Best Signing: Cesc Fabregas

JEFF GOULDING

Top Four:
1. Liverpool
2. Chelsea
3. Man City
4. Arsenal

Relegated: Crystal Palace, West Ham and Leicester

First manager to be sacked: Sam Allardyce

Surprise team: Tottenham

Best New Signing: Alexis Sanchez

Your turn, predict the top four and bottom three:

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