Good to see more clubs joining Liverpool in overpaying for players now :P
Burton away in league cup R2. We were going to be away due to special dispersion for Anfield expansion
There not a LFC H2H league for FF this season? If there is, send me the code please.
Who's going to win the title this season? I look at all the squads and the summer transfers so far and I'm not particularly impressed by anyone?
Man City - yes it's great that Guardiola has been brought in but they haven't added any players this summer which immediately improve their first XI. Lot of money on the likes of Stones and Sane but not that much experience there. Not sure if they will be able to rely on Gundogan and even someone like Nolito looks back-up rather than first choice. Yes Pep is a great manager but he will take some time. This is still the same squad with similar weaknesses which finished 4th last season even if there was a good CL run there. Can't see them running away with the title even if they underperformed last year
Man Utd - Mourinho is a winner and knows the league well. He's gone out and bought a new spine in Ibra, Mkhitaryan, Pogba and Bailley but I'm not convinced that is a £160mil improvement on the spine. The squad finished 5th last season and I'm not sure the squad is enough like a Mourinho squad for him to have a quick start. Mourinho's sides usually peak in their 2nd season so maybe this season has come too soon?
Leicester - done well to hold onto the Vardy and Mahrez so far and it looks like they are replacing Kante with another decent player. All the stars lined up for the last season with the form of Vardy and Mahrez never falling and the defence stepping up later in the season. Can't ignore how few injuries they had last season and less games since no Europe + not that well in cup competitions. Having overperformed last season, I'm not convinced by their business that they can follow it with another success.
Arsenal - same old consistent Arsenal in finishing top 4 and above Spurs but never quite pushing for the title. Another summer of not seeming to go for the jugular. Xhaka should do well but they are still lacking a star striker who leads a charge to the title. Injuries always an issue for Wenger and I'm not convinced he has the ability to get a squad with weaknesses to overperform? Always does a decent job but surely next season is the last chance for Wenger to make a real title challenge?
Spurs - the squad looks good on paper and Poch is doing well. The real issue will be whether mentally they can follow up from last season which was probably their best chance in years to win the title but then also the physical side of such a long season + so many key youngsters having played in a major international tournament. Can the likes of Kane and Alli really push another 50+ game season consistently at a high level? I don't think they have seriously addressed that weakness.
Chelsea - strange one since their squad didn't change loads in the last two seasons but they swung from title winners to being really bad. Only Batshuayi and Kante who have come in - does that address all their issues? However with no Europe, a smaller squad might not be an issue. Should be up there too.
Liverpool - the transfer business looks good from the inside but from an outside perspective I can see how people aren't that impressed. Have we shaken off that mentality and can Klopp finally improve the defence? Not that much star quality in the side either.
I'm pretty sure Chelsea have two more big signings to make. Ideally we will buy a CB and a striker/winger but we could possibly go one player in one player out so could make up to 3 signings.
I don't think the lack of europe will affect Chelsea in any way with regards to signings either. The player profile of our targets are generally players who play for lesser teams in europes grand scale(Napoli/Sporting/Leicester) or don't have europe whatsoever(Everton).
Also Mourinho's a ****ing ******** for not putting in a buyback clause for Lukaku.
Here is my probably biased prediction for the season:
2nd Man City
6th Man Utd
8th Don't care, relegate the rest.