Manchester City are inevitably the favourites to win the Premier League, having managed to do this in five of the last six seasons.
It is expected that Liverpool will improve on last season’s fifth-place finish, having added the likes of Alexis Mac Allister and Dominik Szoboszlai to their faltering midfield. Last season was the first time that the Anfield club had failed to finish in the top four since the 2015/16 campaign.
Aston Villa had a superb 2022/23 season under Unai Emery, with the Spaniard taking over from Steven Gerrard’s disastrous reign partway through the campaign, guiding the Villa Park club to a seventh-place finish, seeing them qualify for the Europa Conference League on 61 points. On top of this, Villa have shown a lot of ambition in the transfer market having signed the likes of Youri Tielemans and Pau Torres.
Luton Town were promoted to the Premier League via the Championship play-offs and are inevitably the favourites to be relegated from the top flight.
During the 2022/23 season, Man City managed to score a total of 94 goals, while their city rivals United scored just 58 times, however, the Red Devils look to be making a series of changes to their squad in order to rectify this issue, following the signing of Mason Mount, while also being in the hunt for Andre Onana and Rasmus Hojlund to improve the functionality of their side.
Mohamed Salah has a sublime record when it comes to Premier League goals, with his worst Liverpool tallies to date being the 19 he managed in 2019/20 and 2022/23. The Egyptian’s first campaign at Liverpool was his most memorable having bagged 32 goals in 36 Premier League appearances.
Martin Odegaard managed to score exactly 15 goals in 37 league appearances last campaign and will have to be at his best once again should Arsenal find themselves in another title race.
Last season, Arsenal managed to score 88 league goals, while Liverpool found the back of the net 75 times in total.
Despite having a defensive manager in Antonio Conte, Spurs fired in 70 goals, a statistic that Ange Postecoglou will be looking to improve on having added James Maddison to his squad, while Chelsea scored just 38 goals - a major issue that Mauricio Pochettino will be looking to fix.
The Stamford Bridge club will be hoping that the additions of Christopher Nkunku and Nicolas Jackson from RB Leipzig and Villarreal will help fire them back into the Champions League places.
Manchester United performed well last season in what was Erik Ten Hag’s first season at Old Trafford - especially considering their issues in the striker position and several off-the-field sagas. The Red Devils managed to earn 75 points while only beating one of the top 10 (Fulham) away from home, showing just how good their home form was.
Due to this being their first-ever Premier League campaign, Luton are expected to finish at the bottom of the table having surprised many pundits on their way to promotion from the Championship last season.
In the 2022/23 season, Newcastle scored 68 goals while Spurs managed to score two more than the Magpies.
As previously mentioned, Man United managed to accumulate 75 points in the Premier League despite their poor record away from home. Erik ten Hag’s men are also looking to improve the functionality of their squad in the transfer window on top of their striker woes as between them Anthony Martial, Wout Weghorst and Cristiano Ronaldo scored seven Premier League goals in 2022/23.
Bukayo Saka scored 14 goals and created 11 assists last season in what was the England international’s best campaign to date. At the age of just 21, there is always the chance that Saka could become even better with his prime years still ahead of him.
In the past two seasons, Trent Alexander-Arnold has managed a total of 21 Premier League assists, with the 24-year-old being regarded as one of the best crossers in world football. If the likes of Darwin Nunez can become more clinical (only scoring 9 goals from 13.84XG) then perhaps the England international can rack up even more assists and make it to at least 15.
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