Predicting the 2019/20 Premier League season – Top four, relegation, Golden Boot & more

A new Premier League season is almost upon us, so it’s time for our annual predictions. Read ours and share yours in the comments.


Liverpool kick off the new campaign at home to newly-promoted Norwich on Friday night, as they look to go one better than last season.

The Reds are second-favourites to be crowned Premier League champions, but Man City remain the team to beat.

Norwich, Sheffield United and Aston Villa will be hoping to stay in the division following promotion, while the remaining sides will all begin the season full of hope.

This Is Anfield’s writers have predicted how things will pan out in 2019/20—who do you agree with?

 

Matt Ladson

CARDIFF, WALES - Sunday, September 2, 2018: Arsenal's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang celebrates scoring the second goal with team-mates during the FA Premier League match between Cardiff City FC and Arsenal FC at the Cardiff City Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

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

Relegated: Sheffield United, Newcastle, Crystal Palace

First manager to be sacked: Roy Hodgson

Surprise team: Southampton

Best new signing: Tanguy Ndombele

Golden Boot: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang


Jack Lusby

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, May 12, 2019: Liverpool's Mohamed Salah with the golden boot for being joint top scorer for Liverpool after the final FA Premier League match of the season between Liverpool FC and Wolverhampton Wanderers FC at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

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

Relegated: Sheffield United, Burnley, Newcastle

First manager to be sacked: Steve Bruce

Surprise team: Southampton

Best new signing: Rodri

Golden Boot: Mohamed Salah


Henry Jackson

LONDON, ENGLAND - Sunday, August 4, 2019: Liverpool's Mohamed Salah during the FA Community Shield match between Manchester City FC and Liverpool FC at Wembley Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

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

Relegated: Sheffield United, Norwich, Newcastle

First manager to be sacked: Roy Hodgson (I hope!)

Surprise team: Wolves. Surprisingly disappointing, because of Europa League football.

Best new signing: Tanguy Ndombele

Golden Boot: Mohamed Salah


Karl Matchett

LONDON, ENGLAND - Sunday, August 4, 2019: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp before the FA Community Shield match between Manchester City FC and Liverpool FC at Wembley Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

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

Relegated: Newcastle, Brighton, Sheffield United

First manager to be sacked: Graham Potter

Surprise team: Man United or Aston Villa

Best new signing: I’m not hugely impressed with any confirmed deals yet.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Craig Dawson, Youri Tielemans and Josip Drmic are the ‘best’ ones relative to club level, then out of the big two options, I’d go Tanguy Ndombele over Rodri.

Pablo Fornals might be the best bit of business overall, though he may need some adaptation for West Ham to get the best out of him.

Golden Boot: Mohamed Salah – 25+ goals in the Premier League.


Joanna Durkan

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, October 25, 2014: Hull City's manager Steve Bruce covers his "Big fat head" as the Liverpool supporters on the Spion Kop sing their famous song about him during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

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

Relegated: Sheffield United, Brighton, Norwich

First manager to be sacked: Steve Bruce

Surprise team: West Ham

Best new signing: Tanguy Ndombele

Golden Boot: Mohamed Salah


Chris Williams

Ole Gunnar Solksjaer (Pic by Vegard Grott/Propaganda)

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

Relegated: Burnley, Sheff Utd, Brighton

First manager to be sacked: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Surprise team: Southampton

Best new signing: Sebastien Haller

Golden Boot: Mohamed Salah


James Nalton

Aston Villa manager Dean Smith

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

Relegated: Aston Villa, Sheffield United, Brighton

First manager to be sacked: Dean Smith

Surprise team: Newcastle not being relegated might be a surprise, though will go with Everton.

Best new signing: Tanguy Ndombele

Golden Boot: Raheem Sterling


Ben Twelves

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, August 12, 2018: West Ham United's manager Manuel Pellegrini during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and West Ham United FC at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

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

Relegated: Sheffield United, Brighton, Crystal Palace

First manager to be sacked: Roy Hodgson

Surprise team: West Ham—can see them finishing in the top six

Best new signing: Tanguy Ndombele

Golden Boot: Mohamed Salah

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