With the transfer window yet to shut player movements could considerably affect my thoughts on where sides will finish this term, but going on the basis what we already have: –
I don’t think there is much to chose from the top 6 in all honesty, however the recent capture of Lukaku is the reason why I would tip Chelsea. I don’t really feel that City have replaced Aguero and will miss him but I’ll stick my neck out and say that they will just pip their Manchester neighbours to second. Liverpool, Tottenham, Leicester and Arsenal I don’t really feel that they have consistency at the moment to mount a title challenge. West Ham, Leeds and Everton can be capable of the odd surprise result but I see a safe mid-table season for them. Watford, Palace, Newcastle and Burnley I can see them all having troubling spells but a mixture of experience and strength in depth will see them through. A change of management won’t help Wolves and the loss of Ings will be felt by Southampton, but I can’t see Norwich, Brighton or Brentford avoiding the drop.