Premier League supercomputer predicts 2021/22 season’s winners and losers

Manchester City will win the Premier League for the fourth time in five years according to a supercomputer prediction, with Liverpool, Manchester United and Chelsea all separated by just two points.

City go into the new season as favourites to keep their crown, especially considering a big-money move for a new striker seems inevitable.

Pep Guardiola’s side walked away with the title last season after a nervy start, winning the league by 12 points.

Manchester United, who finished second last year, will finish fourth according to the supercomputer prediction.

The Red Devils have completed a £73million deal for Jadon Sancho this summer, and are said to be eager to bring in Raphael Varane and Eduardo Camavinga before the season begins.

But according to a supercomputer prediction from SportingIndex, United will drop to fourth this season and finish behind both Liverpool and Chelsea.

Manchester City are tipped to win the Premier League title for the fourth time in five years

Jurgen Klopp’s Premier League champions from 2019-20 were thwarted by injuries last year, with Joe Gomez, Joel Matip and Virgil van Dijk all out of action for large portions of the campaign.

But after bringing in Ibrahima Konate, Liverpool will apparently finish second next season – 11 points behind City.

The Reds have lost Georginio Wijnaldum this summer but have improved their options at the back, and SportingIndex believes they’ll have enough about them to pip Chelsea to second.

Thomas Tuchel’s European champions are expected to try and bring in a new striker this summer, despite spending £250m last year on new attackers.

Chelsea finished fourth last season before winning the Champions League, and SportingIndex believes they’ll go one step further and finish third this season – joint on points with Liverpool.

North London sides Arsenal and Tottenham are tipped to have significantly better seasons than last year, with both disappointing last time out.

Tottenham boss Nuno Espirito Santo replaced Jose Mourinho after a lengthy managerial search
Tottenham boss Nuno Espirito Santo replaced Jose Mourinho after a lengthy managerial search

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Arsenal, who finished eighth in the Premier League last year, are expected to finish fifth, some way off the top four.

The Gunners will apparently amass 62 points and finish behind United, who are tipped to get 74.

Mikel Arteta has made some changes to his squad this summer, and SportingIndex believes they’ll finish above Spurs by two points.

Tottenham will go into the new season with Nuno Espirito Santo as their new boss after finally replacing Jose Mourinho, but even he won’t be able to help them gain Europa League qualification.

Spurs will compete in the Europa Conference League this season after finishing seventh in the Premier League, but they will still finish above Leicester City if the prediction is to be believed.

Further down the table, the positions of eighth to tenth will be occupied by Everton, Leeds United and West Ham in descending order.

Rafael Benitez replaced Carlo Ancelotti as Everton manager after the Italian left for Real Madrid
Rafael Benitez replaced Carlo Ancelotti as Everton manager after the Italian left for Real Madrid

Everton have replaced Carlo Ancelotti with Rafael Benitez, but it seems eighth is the best he can hope for with his new side.

Aston Villa are set to finish 11th on 50 points, the same position but five points fewer than their effort from last season.

Brighton, Wolves, Southampton, Newcastle, Burnley and Norwich finish off the bottom half of the table, with the newly-promoted Canaries escaping relegation by a point.

Crystal Palace, Brentford and Watford are expected to be relegated, with two of the newly-promoted sides heading straight back to the Championship.

Patrick Vieira recently took charge at Selhurst Park, but Palace are tipped to be one of the teams to fall down the pecking order in dramatic style and finish with just 36 points – eight less than their total from last season.

Brentford and Watford aren’t expected to have much of an impact on the top flight upon their promotion.

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