Premier League: Editor’s predicted table - how will Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham and the rest finish?

The Premier League season begins today, with Manchester City hoping to somehow improve on a treble, Arsenal leading the challengers and Tottenham looking like losing their talisman.

With kick off imminent, this is when I stick my neck out (or not) about a season which looks set to be fascinating.

The manic transfer window is far from over. Harry Kane’s likely move to Bayern Munich could create movement, but even without that, all the big clubs are still likely to do business.

Manchester City had a phenomenal campaign in 2022/23 and it’s hard to see them drop off to any great degree.

But Arsenal have undoubtedly strengthened well, and it will be interesting to see whether Liverpool and Manchester United’s moves lift them at all.

Chelsea can’t possibly be worse - especially now under Mauricio Pochettino - while at Spurs, Ange Postecoglou is going to have to rustle up all the feel-good factor he can find.

Newcastle may find themselves stretched this season, with Champions League football, but my pick for a surprise package this year is Aston Villa, who continue to grow and have recruited well.

At the bottom things are going to be very tough for promoted clubs Luton and Sheffield United, and even the hyped Burnley, led by Vincent Kompany. But I fancy several clubs with Premier League pedigree to find themselves in real danger of relegation.

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