TIA Writers Season Preview 2015/16: Premier League Predictions

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The 2015/16 Premier League season gets underway this Saturday and we get the predictions of the This Is Anfield writers ahead of the new campaign.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Sunday, January 18, 2015: Manchester City's manager Manuel Pellegrini against Arsenal during the Premier League match at the City of Manchester Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Last summer, most correctly predicted Chelsea to win the league, and Alexis Sanchez to be the best new signing – although nobody got the bottom three correct.

There’s some pretty unanimous opinions again this summer ahead of the new season.

We asked each writer for their predictions on the top four, the bottom three, the first manager to be sacked, 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!


KARL MATCHETT:

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

Relegated: Bournemouth, Norwich City and Leicester City.

First manager to be sacked: Claudio Ranieri.

Surprise team: Palace for a top-half finish, pushing top eight.

Best new signing: Petr Cech will add a lot to Arsenal but Morgan Schneiderlin could potentially make a title-winning difference to Manchester United, so him.


NEIL POOLE:

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

Relegated: Villa, Leicester and Norwich

First manager to be sacked: Dick Advocaat

Surprise team: Stoke

Best new signing: The lad who has replaced Nathaniel Clyne [Ed: Cedric Soares].


DAN HOLLAND:

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

Relegated: West Ham, Aston Villa and Bournemouth

First manager to be sacked: Steve McLaren

Surprise team: Watford

Best new signing: Memphis Depay


HENRY JACKSON:

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

Relegated: Watford, Leicester and Bournemouth

First manager to be sacked: Dick Advocaat

Surprise team: Stoke City

Best new signing: Morgan Schneiderlin, although that bloke that left Liverpool will be dynamite for Man City, sadly.


CRAIG RIMMER:

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

Relegated: Leicester City, Watford, Newcastle United

First manager to be sacked: Claudio Ranieri

Surprise team: Stoke City

Best new signing: James Milner (I didn’t want to say Raheem Sterling…)


TOM MCMAHON:

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

Relegated: Leicester City, Norwich, Sunderland

First manager to be sacked: Quique Flores

Surprise team: Bournemouth, who will stay up while playing attractive football.

Best new signing: Dimitry Payet, or a forward that hasn’t signed for a top 6 club at the time of writing this!


JACK LUSBY:

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

Relegated: Sunderland, Leicester City, Watford

First manager to be sacked: Roberto Martinez

Surprise team: Bournemouth/Aston Villa

Best new signing: Jordy Clasie/Morgan Schneiderlin [td_ad_box spot_id=“custom_ad_3″]


AARON CUTLER:

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

Relegated: Watford, Leicester, Norwich

First manager to be sacked: Quique Sanchez Flores


MAX MUNTON:

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

Relegated: Bournemouth, Leicester City, West Brom

First manager to be sacked: Mauricio Pochettino

Surprise team: Watford

Best new signing: Rickie Lambert — he’ll be a revelation for West Brom!


BEN TWELVES:

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

Relegated: Bournemouth, Norwich, Sunderland

First manager to be sacked: Dick Advocaat

Surprise team: Crystal Palace

Best new signing: *cough* Raheem Sterling *cough*


JOSEPH COPELAND:

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

Relegated: Aston Villa, Bournemouth, Watford

First Manager to be Sacked: Tim Sherwood

Surprise Team:
Crystal Palace

Best New Signing: Bastian Schweinsteiger


Click here to see what the writers predicted last summer – with some accurate and some miserable predictions!


YOUR TURN:

Vote for who will finish fifth, and who will win the title, then give us your responses to the rest of the questions in the comments below.

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Click here to read our Liverpool specific predictions for the new season

TIA 2015/16 Season Preview

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