Bad news, I’m afraid, Liverpool fans – you’re not going to win the league this season.
According to a supercomputer, anyway, which has predicted Manchester City will regain their crown.
The boffins at Unikrn have worked out that it will again be City and Liverpool occupying the top two places – as it has been for the last two years – but with Pep Guardiola’s men in first place.
While the race for the Champions League places is likely to once more be intense, Unikrn’s prediction says that Manchester United will come third again, with Chelsea retaining the fourth place they grabbed last season.
That means Tottenham and Arsenal will miss out with Jose Mourinho’s men predicted to finish fifth with the Gunners a spot behind them despite the progress they have made since Mikel Arteta replaced Unai Emery.
“Liverpool’s time as champions of England will be short-lived and Manchester City will snatch back their crown, if the predictions are correct,” said a spokesperson for Unikrn.
“One thing that won’t change this season will be Tottenham’s continued dominance in the league over rivals Arsenal.”
At the bottom of the league, West Brom and Fulham are predicted to drop straight back to the Championship with Aston Villa also relegated after last season’s narrow escape.
Leeds, who romped to the Championship title last season, are backed to come in a safe mid-table spot with Burnley among the sides dropping down the league compared to 2019-20.
Here’s how the full Premier League table will look, according to the supercomputer:
2 Manchester City
3 Manchester United
7 Leicester City
11 West Ham
14 Sheffield United
16 Crystal Palace
18 Aston Villa
20 West Brom
Fulham v Arsenal kicks off the new season on Saturday with Liverpool v Leeds the big game of the opening weekend.