Bettingexpert’s supercomputer has laid out the prediction of how the Premier League teams will fare this season and who will take home the title. Manchester City are the defending champions this year, with Pep Guardiola’s men eyeing a three-peat of Premier League titles. However, they will start the busy Christmas schedule post the FIFA World Cup in the second place in the league table, with one unexpected side occupying the top spot.
Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal have headed into the World Cup as league leaders, with a significant five-point gap over second placed Manchester City. The Gunners have rejuvenated after failing to achieve a top-four finish last season, and are sitting top of the table. Meanwhile, their London rivals Chelsea and Tottenham are have had a topsy-turvy season so far, whereas Merseyside giants Liverpool are reeling sixth in the table. Manchester United have shown signs of improvements under Erik ten Hag, which are about to sustain a dent after the bombshell Cristiano Ronaldo interview.
Arsenal tipped to go all the way, Chelsea predicted outside top four: Supercomputer’s Premier League calls
The Supercomputer has backed Arsenal to lift the Premier League title, which may seem a baffling outcome to some, while a possibility to some. While many called out Arsenal’s surge as a fluke at the start of the season when they won their first five league games in a row, the same mouths are now labelling the Gunners as serious title challengers. The North Londoner’s have only lost one game this season so far, and apart from their draw against Southampton, they haven’t lacked a cutting edge.
The Gunners have showed all the signs of being Premier League champions this year, having upgraded every department in the summer. The new signings in Gabriel Jesus and Oleksandr Zinchenko have given Arsenal a new dimension, also injecting a superior technical approach and the experience of four Premier League champions’ medals. On the other hand, loan returnee William Saliba has been a revelation as his fearless charge from the back, alongside a solid defensive line justify calls for Arteta’s team to win the the title.
Manchester City, as evident are not predicted to complete a three-peat, with the machine predicting a second place finish for Guardiola’s men. Although the supercomputer says Arsenal and City have equal chances of 48.4% to win the league, the final table would see the Gunners finish above the defending champions. Moreover, City went into the World Cup break with a shock home loss against Brentford, whereas Arsenal delivered a solid performance to topple Wolves away. The morale could be a key here which at the moment is high in Arsenal’s dressing room.
The biggest of startling predictions come for Graham Potter’s Chelsea. The Blues spent close to a whopping £300 million in the summer across seven signings under Thomas Tuchel, only to sack him one week after the window closed. In came Brighton boss Graham Potter, who enjoyed a stellar start to his long term project at Stamford Bridge after the club’s American owner Todd Boehly handed him a lengthy five year contract until 2027.
The Blues went rampant in the first five league games under their new boss, winning three and drawing two while keeping three clean-sheets. However, it seems the honeymoon period is over for Potter as Chelsea have lost all of their last three Premier League outings against Newcastle, Arsenal and Brighton. The Blues were also knocked out of the League Cup by Manchester City, as their players definitely headed into the World Cup break low on morale.
And as a result of their string of disappointing results, the supercomputer predicts Potter’s first season in charge of Chelsea will see him finish 8th with the Blues, behind his former side Brighton. The Seagulls have continued their charge from Potter’s time under new coach Roberto De Zerbi, who has faced Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal [League Cup] till now and has been undefeated. Bar the 8th place finish, if all Chelsea finish outside of top-four, fingers are going to be pointed at Potter, but to avoid such a situation, the club’s owners are reportedly planning to hand him signings which suit his system in the January transfer market post the World Cup.