The 2022/23 Premier League season is finally upon us, with the 30th anniversary of England’s top division beginning with an Arsenal trip to Crystal Palace for the much-anticipated curtain raiser. With a World Cup sandwiched in between and each of the Big 6 teams strengthening heavily, the 22/23 season could be like no other, and here are our 2022/23 Premier League predictions.
Can Pep Guardiola and Manchester City go for a hat-trick of Premier League titles? Will Tottenham join the title race? And how will the Erik ten Hag era at Manchester United begin?
Here’s what we at Man’s Life think.
It is a toss of a coin between Manchester City and Liverpool for the title, but due to the extra depth they have across all positions, the Reds may edge it. Although Mane is a loss, Liverpool replaced him in January with Luis Diaz and Darwin Nunez adds another elite forward to the attack who can play through the middle or the left. Liverpool are yet to lose a league game in 2022, and Jurgen Klopp’s Reds will edge City to the title this season, who have added quality in Haaland and Alvarez but are looking light in terms of numbers.
Manchester City will obviously be there, joined by the two North London clubs, Arsenal and Tottenham. Spurs improved massively under Antonio Conte last term and have pressed all the right buttons in the off-season, bringing in the correct profiles in Richarlison, Bissouma, and Perisic to elevate the Italian’s 3-4-3 system.
The final spot was more of a question mark, but with the uncertainty surrounding Chelsea and Manchester United, it has to go to Arsenal. The Gunners have been trending in the right direction since Mikel Arteta’s arrival in 2019 and have raised their ceiling and floor in the transfer window with some shrewd additions.
The Egyptian has won the golden boot in three of the last five seasons, and the Liverpool winger should be the favourite to make it four in 2022/23. Unlike some of his competitors, Salah will be laser-focused on the Premier League after failing to make the 2022 FIFA World Cup, and everything at Liverpool is set up to feed the Egyptian goalscoring chances.
Frank Lampard looks out of his depth at Everton and will drag the team down unless they rectify it by sacking him before December. Joining the Toffees in the Championship next season will be the two promoted teams, Nottingham Forest and Bournemouth, with both clubs lacking some of that extra quality needed to stay in the premier division.
1. Frank Lampard will be sacked this season
2. Gabriel Jesus will score 20+ goals for Arsenal
3. Sean Dyche will coach either Everton or Southampton by March
4. Tomas Tuchel will succeed Pep Guardiola as Manchester City coach next season
5. Virgil van Dijk will win the player of the season award
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