The new Premier League season is fast approaching after the conclusion of Euro 2020 and Copa America, and a supercomputer prediction is an interesting read
Manchester City will win the Premier League for the fourth time in five years according to a supercomputer prediction, with Liverpool, Manchester United and Chelsea all separated by just two points.
City enter the new season as favorites to retain their crown, especially since a significant move for a new striker seems inevitable.
Pep Guardiola’s side won the title last season after a nervous start, winning the league by 12 points.
Manchester United, who finished second last year, will finish fourth according to the supercomputer prediction.
The Red Devils struck a £ 73million deal for Jadon Sancho this summer and are said to be keen to bring in Raphael Varane and Eduardo Camavinga before the start of the season.
But according to a SportingIndex supercomputer prediction, United will fall to fourth place this season and finish behind Liverpool and Chelsea.
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2019-20 Premier League champions Jurgen Klopp were thwarted by injuries last year, with Joe Gomez, Joel Matip and Virgil van Dijk all out of action for much of the campaign.
But after bringing in Ibrahima Konate, Liverpool will apparently finish second next season – 11 points behind City.
The Reds lost Georginio Wijnaldum this summer but improved their options at the back, and SportingIndex believe they will have enough to push Chelsea to second place.
European champions Thomas Tuchel are expected to try to sign a new striker this summer, despite spending £ 250million last year on new strikers.
Chelsea finished fourth last season before winning the Champions League, and SportingIndex believe they will go one step further and finish third this season – together in points with Liverpool.
North London sides Arsenal and Tottenham are expected to have much better seasons than last year, with both disappointing last time around.
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Arsenal, who finished eighth in the Premier League last year, are expected to finish fifth, a short distance from the top four.
The Gunners will apparently rack up 62 points and finish behind United, who are expected to get 74.
Mikel Arteta has made some changes to his squad this summer, and SportingIndex believe they will finish above Spurs by two points.
Tottenham will start the new season with Nuno Espirito Santo as their new boss after finally replacing Jose Mourinho, but even he will not be able to help them qualify for the Europa League.
Spurs will take part in the Europa Conference League this season after finishing seventh in the Premier League, but they will still finish above Leicester City if the prediction is to be believed.
Further down the rankings, the eighth to tenth positions will be occupied by Everton, Leeds United and West Ham in descending order.
Everton have replaced Carlo Ancelotti with Rafael Benitez, but it looks like eighth place is the best they can hope for with their new squad.
Aston Villa are expected to finish 11th with 50 points, the same position but five points short of their effort last season.
Brighton, Wolves, Southampton, Newcastle, Burnley and Norwich finish in the bottom half of the table, with the newly promoted Canaries escaping relegation by one point.
Crystal Palace, Brentford and Watford are expected to be relegated, with two of the newly promoted teams returning straight to the championship.
Patrick Vieira recently took the helm at Selhurst Park, but Palace are expected to be one of the teams to drop dramatically and finish with just 36 points, eight short of their total from last season.
Brentford and Watford are unlikely to have much of an impact on the top flight when they are promoted.