One other marketing campaign will get underway on Friday evening, as followers of the 20 top-flight groups prepare for extra pleasure and heartbreak in 2022/23.
Right here’s what followers of these wanting over their shoulders needed to say forward of the brand new season.
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Southampton – Time up for Hasenhuttl?
Final season: Fifteenth, 40 factors | High Scorer: James Ward-Prowse (11)
Issues stagnated at Southampton final season, with their eventual Fifteenth-place end uninspiring and resulting in strain constructing on Ralph Hasenhuttl.
The ‘Alpine Klopp’ has saved his job, however many consider an extended marketing campaign might lie forward of them, with a lot counting on the standard of captain James Ward-Prowse.
TIA Predicted End: seventeenth
The View From Southampton
Luke Osman (@lukeosman_)
Final season was… actually good, after which actually dangerous. Southampton are likely to undergo two-monthly phases of wanting like among the best of the remaining earlier than then wanting just like the worst group within the league.
We have been fairly lucky that we’d picked up sufficient factors throughout a purple patch across the flip of the yr to stave off the specter of relegation.
This season shall be… doubtlessly extra of the identical. We’ve recruited a number of younger gamers, so inconsistency is predicted.
Our key participant is… James Ward-Prowse. He’s been magnificent over the previous few years and is the glue that holds this group collectively.
Is Hasenhuttl nonetheless the best man for the job? He doesn’t really feel fairly so secure in his job now.
The brand new homeowners have invested upwards of £50 million with no gamers bought, so maybe there shall be larger strain on him to ship a constant efficiency throughout the marketing campaign.
We’ll end… 14th. Proper now, I’d say we’re in hassle, but it surely’s broadly anticipated that additional additions will come on the high of the pitch, which supplies me a bit extra optimism.
Brighton – Potter’s closing hurrah earlier than England job?
Final season: ninth, 51 factors | High Scorer: Neal Maupay (9)
Regardless of usually being straightforward on the attention in 2021/22, Brighton have been once more responsible of displaying an absence of substance at each ends of the pitch, ending ninth.
Relegation is unlikely this time round, however extra ruthlessness is required in what could possibly be Graham Potter’s closing season in cost.
The Brighton boss is the bookies’ favorite to switch Gareth Southgate as England supervisor, ought to he depart after the 2022 World Cup, however a drop in requirements on the Amex might change that.
TIA Predicted End: thirteenth
The View From Brighton
Kieran Maguire (@KieranMaguire)
Final season was… an important begin, garbage bit within the center (three wins out of 25) and a tremendous end which papered over the cracks.
This season shall be… much like final, some intervals of fine outcomes interspersed with one win in 12. The pundits will like us.
Our key participant is… Alexis Mac Allister. He has been given the accountability of the Bissouma function within the group, breaking apart opposition play.
MacAllister had his greatest season for us in 2021/22, however was extra of a No. 10. He scored a worldie winner at Goodison Park and has come to phrases with the Premier League calls for, however might both kick on or stagnate this season.
Does something want to alter below Potter? The large problem below Potter is altering us from a group that’s good in 80 % of the pitch to 1 that creates and finishes extra possibilities.
If he did handle to unravel that, although, one would simply suspect he wouldn’t be the Brighton supervisor for too lengthy, as greater golf equipment would come calling.
We’ll end… 14th
Liverpool will end… 2nd
Leeds – Life with out Phillips and Raphinha begins
Final season: seventeenth, 38 factors | High Scorer: Raphinha (11)
Leeds skilled a tumultuous time of issues final time period, with the godlike Marcelo Bielsa changed by Jesse Marsch after some dire outcomes.
It could possibly be one other lengthy season at Elland Highway, or Marsch might spring a shock and quieten the lazy Ted Lasso comparisons.
TIA Predicted End: 18th
The View From Leeds
Freddie Smith (@fbsmith3)
Final season was… a multitude. Accidents galore, gamers performing under par and poor recruitment resulted in what regarded like an inevitable return to the Championship.
This season shall be… extra managed and calm. Having invested closely this summer time, Leeds shall be hoping for a steadier marketing campaign and decrease mid-table mediocrity would please many of the Elland Highway help.
As a Leeds fan, you be taught to count on the surprising, although.
Our key participant is… Patrick Bamford. If he can stay match and get firing early within the season, Leeds stand a very good probability of staying away from the groups preventing on the fallacious finish of the desk.
Illan Meslier gained us so many factors final season and shall be one other key participant once more this yr.
Will Marsch show the sneering detractors fallacious? All of it is determined by how nicely Leeds do within the first 10 to fifteen video games of the season.
If it’s clear that Marsch has the group urgent excessive, taking part in intensively and looking out threatening going ahead, then I ought to assume most shall be proud of the American on the helm.
If there seems to be an absence of cohesion or plan, then issues might flip.
We’ll end: 14th. Shedding Kalvin Phillips and Raphinha is a large blow, however the signings of Brenden Aaronson, Luis Sinisterra and Tyler Adams particularly will hopefully assist to beat back any risk of relegation.
Liverpool will end: 2nd. Shedding Sadie Mane shall be a blow to Jurgen Klopp’s aspect, however buying Darwin Nunez, who appears to be like like an thrilling prospect, and maintaining maintain of Mo Salah will undoubtedly see Liverpool problem onerous for the title as soon as once more.
Wolves – One other dour season at Molineux?
Final season: tenth, 51 factors | High Scorers: Raul Jimenez, Daniel Podence (six)
With all due respect, neutrals weren’t opting to look at Wolves final season, with their matches invariably low-scoring and defence-minded.
They tailed off because the marketing campaign went on and there’s a feeling that they might now solely go downhill below Bruno Lage from this level.
Extra signings are wanted with the intention to quell the rising negativity at Molineux.
TIA Predicted End: twelfth
The View From Wolves
Sam Prepare dinner (@77ClubPodcast)
Final season was… probably the most boring to look at that I can bear in mind – actually of the final 10 years. It was additionally probably the most disappointing.
This season shall be… no totally different I think about. One other incompetent window from the powers that be.
Our key participant is… Ruben Neves, however I’m going to stay my neck out and say Max Kilman goes to have a giant half to play this season.
Do you assume Neves will keep put? I believe he’ll. He’s on a long-ish contract and I’ve a sneaking suspicion he’ll take the armband this season.
We regarded to have been transferring extra in the direction of a again 4 in pre-season and that, for me, wouldn’t embody Conor Coady.
We’ll end… an optimistic Fifteenth.
Liverpool will end… third
Everton – One other relegation combat for Lampard?
Final season: sixteenth, 39 factors | High Scorer: Richarlison (11)
Credit score the place it’s due, Everton‘s supporters successfully saved their group within the Premier League final season, following some raucous atmospheres created at Goodison Park within the spring.
The mud has settled now, although, and Frank Lampard’s aspect once more look a median group who’ve made few reinforcements this summer time, additionally dropping key man Richarlison.
Relegation nonetheless shouldn’t be on the playing cards, but it surely’s onerous to rule it out.
TIA Predicted End: Fifteenth
The View From Everton
Dave Downie (@daviddownie17)
Final season was… a mirrored image of how poorly the membership has been run for a number of years, which just about resulted in relegation.
This season shall be… sadly, much like final season attributable to an absence of recruitment, given our monetary restrictions.
Our key participant is… Jordan Pickford. His goal-stopping capacity will decide how low we end.
Is Lampard the present alternative as supervisor? A really tough query to reply. To say no is an unfair response, because it consists of him as half of the present predicament we’re in each on and off the pitch.
I’m inclined to say sure as a result of I believe actually any supervisor would significantly battle to do something higher proper now, given the problems available proper now.
We’ll end… seventeenth
Liverpool will end… champions.
Brentford – Second-season syndrome for the Bees?
Final season: thirteenth, 46 factors | High Scorer: Ivan Toney (14)
Groups now know play them and Christian Eriksen has departed, nevertheless, so this could possibly be a larger take a look at of the Bees’ credentials.
TIA Predicted End: 14th
The View From Brentford
Billy Grant (@billythebee99)
Final season was… enjoyable. Three distinct thirds.
The primary third we burst into the Premier League and took groups on taking part in at instances some nice soccer, beating Arsenal and West Ham and taking part in a six-goal humdinger towards Liverpool.
The second third was hanging on time as accidents to key gamers killed our early season momentum, whereas the third was regular service resumed.
Injured gamers have been joined by Christian Eriksen on a brief vacation to west London, with an important season topped off by a 4-1 hammering of Chelsea in their very own yard.
This season shall be… attention-grabbing. We now have introduced in a couple of key gamers akin to defender Aaron Hickey and midfielder Keane Lewis-Potter to bolster the aspect.
Our key participant is… Christian Norgaard. Completely runs the ship.
Is Mikkel Damsgaard the proper Eriksen alternative? Fascinating participant.
Damsgaard is a good attacking midfielder. With Eriksen within the aspect, we had an important thought of the kind of participant we have to make us tick – an excellent skilled participant, which could be very a lot towards the grain of what we do usually.
However Eriksen has proven us what a distinction one or two excellent skilled gamers makes to the aspect, and so long as his harm doesn’t restrict the period of time he performs for us, Damsgaard could possibly be yet one more thrilling addition.
We’ll end… twelfth. One higher than final season.
Liverpool will end… champions.