Bold Premier League Predictions for 2017/2018: 1st through 5th

In soccer, there are numerous leagues throughout the world. After all, soccer is the biggest sport in the world because it is played in almost every country, unlike American football. The five biggest leagues are Premier League, La Liga, Ligue 1, Bundesliga, and Calico A. But the Premier League is by far the most popular and tightest. Here are my predictions on the Premier League for this season. Please check out my facebook page and follow my twitter.

1st Place: Manchester United

Most people think that Chelsea or Manchester City will win the Premier League this year, but I think that Manchester United will win it because they have made upgrades this year that might actually perform. Romelu Lukaku scored 25 goals in the Premier League last season for Everton and was probably the only reason why they finished 7th. Without him this year, they will probably finish 12th or lower. But he proved in his first game with Manchester United that he will continue to score, netting 2 in their 4-0 rout of West Ham.

Key Player: Paul Pogba

Another reason why they could win is because Paul Pogba will have a much better season. In his first season at Old Trafford, Pogba might have felt that he had to stay back on defense more because of their lack of defensive midfielders. But with the addition of CDM Nemanja Matic this season, Pogba can stay forward and be the playmaker that Manchester United expected they would get when they bought him last summer. Last season he scored 5 goals in the Prem, but this year he could score 10 and get more assists.

2nd Place: Manchester City

Manchester City will have a lot of expectations this season after being the busiest team in the Premier League in the transfer window. They signed Kyle Walker, Danilo, Benjamin Mendy, Ederson, Bernardo Silva, and Douglas Luiz. They will be neck and neck with Manchester United all season, but I think Man U will win the league simply because they will beat Manchester City in head-to-head games.

Key Player: Kevin De Bruyne

De Bruyne did not have a good season last year, scoring just 6 goals in the Premier League, even though he played 35 of the 38 games. For Manchester City to win games, he needs to start scoring goals consistently, because their strikers cannot do everything.

3rd Place: Arsenal

Arsenal was also busy in the transfer window, but more because of the quality they signed. They obtained Alexandre Lacazette from Lyon. Lacazette scored 129 goals in his career at Lyon, and he will need to keep netting them for Arsenal because Alexis Sanchez may not be returning to the club. They also signed Sead Kolanisic for free, which will help because he could be their starting left back.

Key Player: Mesut Ozil

Lacazette may need to score goals, but he needs someone to pass the ball to him. That would be Ozil. He was a decent goal scorer last season, but on a team like Arsenal, he needs to be one of the players setting up the strikers. If he can make chances for Lacazette and Olivier Giroud, he will be more impactful than he was last season.

4th Place: Chelsea

Chelsea won the league last season, but they didn’t do that much to upgrade their squad, unlike other teams. They signed Alvaro Morato, Tiemoue Bakayoko, and Antonio Rudiger. But they sold Nemanja Matic, Juan Cuadrado, Asmir Begovic, and Nathan Ake. And Diego Costa will most likely be leaving the club. Chelsea needs all of their players from last season to play as good as they did to win the league, and that is very hard to do. So I believe that Chelsea will drop down in the table this season.

Key Player: Alvaro Morata

With Costa most likely heading out, Morata needs to step up in the striker role. He scored 15 goals in La Liga last season, but the Premier League is a much more difficult league. He will need to live up to his transfer fee of 65 million euros.

5th Place: Liverpool

Liverpool signed some good talent this summer, including Mohamed Salah, Andrew Robertson, and Dominic Solanke for free. Salah was a great player for Roma, 29 goals in two seasons in Rome. He will be a player to watch for throughout the season.

Key Player: Roberto Firmino

Firmino will need to play well again this season after scoring 11 goals last season. He will also need to play well because he and Daniel Sturridge will be competing for the job of starting striker.

UEFA Super Cup Preview: Real Madrid vs. Manchester United

Tomorrow the UEFA Super Cup will be played in Skopje, in the Republic of Macedonia. The UEFA Super Cup is a game played by last season’s winner of the Champions League (Real Madrid) and Europa League (Manchester United). Heres what to watch for in tomorrow’s game, which kicks off at 2:45 EDT on FS1. Make sure you check out my facebook page and follow my twitter.

Season Recap

Real Madrid won a type of treble last season, which is winning 3 competitive trophies. They won the Champions League, La Liga, and Super Cup last year. Their record in La Liga was 29-6-3. (For those unfamiliar with football records, the table reads Wins-Draws-Losses.) Real Madrid finished with 93 points, 3 ahead of second place Barcelona. In the Champions League, Real Madrid finished second in group play with 12 points in 6 games, and the top 2 from every group qualify for the knockout rounds. Borussia Dortmund finished ahead of them with 14 points, and Legia Warsaw and Sporting finished below them with 4 and 3 points respectively.

In the knockout stages until the finals, there are two games played, one at each team’s stadium. Real Madrid won both games 3-1 in the round of 16 vs Napoli from Italy or 6-2 on aggregate. They moved on to the quarterfinals vs Bayern Munich, from Germany, and Real Madrid won that round 6-3 on aggregate. In the semifinals, they played cross-town rivals Athletico Madrid and won 4-2 on aggregate. And in the final, which is just one game, they beat Juventus of Italy 4-1 to become the 2016-2017 UEFA Champions League Winners.

Manchester United came back after a disappointing 2015-2016 season in which they finished 5th in the Premier League. That season wasn’t the worst though because they won the FA Cup. Last season, they won the Community Shield, a game played between the FA Cup winner and Premier League winner from the previous season, and they won the Europa League and EFL Cup. They finished 6th in the Premier League, but their success was more in tournaments than the EPL. In the Europa League, they finished second in their group with 12 points, one behind Fenerbahce Sk. In the knockout stages, they beat Saint-Etienne of France 4-0 on aggregate to advance to the round of 16. They beat Rostov of Russia 2-1 on aggregate to move to the quarters. There they just beat Anderlecht of Belgium 3-2 on aggregate. In the semifinals, they beat Celta Vigo of Spain 2-1 on aggregate, and in the 1 game final vs. Ajax of Netherlands, they won 2-0.

Game Preview

Manchester United have not announced their lineup yet, but they have said on twitter that Luke Shaw, Ashley Young, and Marcos Rojo will miss the game through injury, and Phil Jones and Eric Bailly will miss it through suspension. Real Madrid did announce their lineup though. It is:

I predict that Real Madrid will win 3-2 with Ronaldo scoring twice and Bale once for Real Madrid, and Lukaku and Rashford scoring for Manchester United. The reason Real Madrid will win is that they have not yet had a great preseason so they will really want to get the new season started with a win and they will probably put out a better squad than Manchester United.



Transfer Rumors: Neymar, Mbappe, Ozil?

Welcome to Transfer Rumors, where we look at some of the potential transfers that could be happening soon. All of the rumors were first reported at the site Football Whispers, which rates the transfers on a scale of 1-5. 1 is unlikely, while 5 is a done deal. Here are some emerging rumors.

Neymar to PSG. Rating: 3.5

Neymar has been in the news for a while now about how he could be signing a massive deal with Paris Saint-Germain. Sources have told ESPN FC that PSG will get Neymar for $258.9 million and that the deal is for at least 4 years. Neymar is currently in China to fulfill his promotional commitments with Barcelona. But the source tells ESPN FC that Neymar will complete a medical and sign a contract with PSG in Qatar later this week.

Kylian Mbappe to Real Madrid. Rating: 3.8

Mbappe is a young player from France who has played for Monaco in the Ligue 1 for 1.5 years. He has such a high value because he is only 18 and has the potential to be one of the best strikers in the world. Mbappe got a new number, and some people are saying that Monaco is making a hint that Mbappe is staying.

Mesut Ozil to Barcelona. Rating: 1.6

Ozil could be moving to Barcelona from Arsenal, but the deal would be unlikely. Ozil was the club transfer record breaker when he signed from Real Madrid in 2013. And Ozil is probably the second best player on Arsenal behind Alexis Sanchez, and with Sanchez’s future unclear, Ozil would be the star of the team if Sanchez leaves.

Bonus: Nemanja Matic to Manchester United Confirmed

Manchester United announced today that Matic is signing for the Red Devils. Matic has signed a 3-year contract and will now be reunited with manager Jose Mourinho, who coached him before at Chelsea. Matic has been linked with Man U all summer, and the deal is finally done.

Rooney Joining Boyhood Team Everton

Wayne Rooney is back in Liverpool, where he grew up as a kid and started his professional soccer career.

The 31-year-old striker/midfielder will return to Everton for an undisclosed fee after 13 years with Manchester United. The Englishman scored 253 goals in 559 appearances for Man U. Rooney joined Everton at age 9, and was the second youngest player in club history to make his first senior appearance when he debuted on August 17, 2002.

Rooney said this on Twitter:

He also thanked Manchester United:


Lukaku Is Signing With Manchester United!

Romelu Lukaku will be playing at a new club next year. The Belgian striker will be sent to Old Trafford after Manchester United agreed to a 75 million euro transfer fee, according to sources close to Old Trafford. The 24-year-old has scored 71 goals in 133 games with Everton. Lukaku was originally expected to sign with Chelsea this summer and return to his first Premier League team, but he ended up signing with Man U.

Man U’s manager, Jose Mourinho was Lukaku’s manager when he played for Chelsea, and they could be on good terms because of that connection. Now Manchester United could have a better season in the Premier League and could make a run in the Champions League.

My Favorite Anything : Premier League Club

My favorite Premier League Club is Manchester United because they have lots of superstars on their team and they always sign a world class player during the transfer window.

Top Players

3.  Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Right Winger

2.  Paul Pogba, Midfield

1.   Zlatan Ibrahimovic,  Striker

Manchester United has more than three superstars on their team, and you can always expect the team to make a huge signing in the transfer window.


Manchester United have won the Premier League 20 times, the FA Cup 12 times, 5 EFL Cups, and won the Champions League 3 times.

This is why Manchester United is my favorite football team. Comment below with yours and participate in the vote.