AND IT'S LIVE! The Premier League 2022/23 season, as predicted by you...

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“What is a club in any case? Not the buildings or the directors or the people who are paid to represent it. It’s not the television contracts, get-out clauses, marketing departments or executive boxes.

It’s the noise, the passion, the feeling of belonging, the pride in your city. It’s a small boy clambering up stadium steps for the very first time, gripping his father’s hand, gawping at that hallowed stretch of turf beneath him and, without being able to do a thing about it, falling in love.”

- Bobby Robson.

A great quote from an even greater man. Though, given the record attendance at Wembley for the Women's Euros (87,192, in case you wondered), it's just as much mother-daughter today as it is father-son. Anyway, the 2022/23 season is upon us, players have come and gone, and FPL tinkering is in full swing. We sat down with fans of all twenty clubs to go through how they think the season will go, and it's safe to say there's a lot to be excited about. Oh, and throw in a winter World Cup for good measure.


 

Arsenal, Niran Vinod


Who will finish in the Top 4: Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal

Who's ending up in the Bottom 3: Everton, Southampton, Brentford


Are you happy with your club's business in the summer window?


Very happy with Arsenal’s business, building on the foundation laid last summer with depth which we sorely lacked last year and it cost us Top 4. We just need to get Saka and Saliba to sign new contracts and it’s an A* window for Arsenal.

Where do you think you'll finish?


I’m hoping for 3rd, but realistically think we will be 4th. Injuries and the World Cup may mess things up—we have more depth in some areas, but still lacking in parts.


Would you be happy with that?


I’ll be happy with Top 4 and a trophy; incremental progress like Klopp did at Liverpool. Arteta has done a fantastic job of changing the culture at the club which was dire towards the end of Wenger’s era, coupled with the mismanaged contract/sales from the leadership team of the past.


Which player should we keep an eye on / chuck in the fantasy team?


Jesus. He is risen and will finally get a solid run of games. Lacazette was a good player for us but faded too quickly to be leading our line—not having a striker last season cost us. He’s hungry, experienced and brings the winner mindset over. We need experience for this young team!

 

Aston Villa, Sayali Marathe


Top 4: Liverpool, Manchester City, Arsenal, Chelsea

Bottom 3: Fulham, Bournemouth, Leeds United


Are you happy with your club's business in the summer window?


I’m actually very stoked with the progress we’ve made. We’ve signed an incredible centre back, Diego Carlos, and exactly what we needed in the midfield with Boubacar Kamara. We’ve strengthened our keepers’ bench and brought in some real talent from the Youth Academy. I think we’ve been a bit measured with who we've said goodbye to; players like Bertrand Traoré and Anwar El Ghazi deserve a chance to go to clubs that will give them first team football. I think we could still do with a central defensive midfielder and another striker. Gerrard is pretty candid in most of his interviews and the club putting off publishing squad numbers (at the time of writing) leads me to believe we might still be in for some last-minute business—but only time will tell! Overall, I think the Gerrard Effect is very clear on our recruiting this transfer window.

Where do you think you'll finish?


I think best case scenario, we’ll finish 8th. Worst case, 13th.


Would you be happy with that?


I’ll be happy if we finish anywhere in the Top 10.


Which player should we keep an eye on / chuck in the fantasy team?


Keep an eye on Matty Cash and our homegrown talent, Cameron Archer. Coutinho’s first full season for us will be incredible. A low-key player for your FPL: Calum Chambers.


 

Bournemouth, Greg Masding


Top 4: Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal

Bottom 3: Bournemouth, Fulham, Brentford


Are you happy with your club's business in the summer window?


I'm not particularly happy so far. The players we've signed—Tavernier, Rothwell and Fredericks—are good, but we need more. We got rid of eight players and have signed three. The rumours are starting to hot up now, so it should be an exciting end to the window.

Where do you think you'll finish?


My gut feeling says we'll finish 18th. Maybe with some more bodies in before the end of the window, we can give ourselves a fighting chance.


Would you be happy with that?


Obviously I wouldn't be happy, but it's to be expected. So likely won't hurt as much as when we were relegated before.


Which player should we keep an eye on / chuck in the fantasy team?


Dom Solanke—not a bad price and will be our go-to for goals. And he's on penalties.



 

Brentford, Himesh Gadhvi


Top 4: Well, the top two speak for themselves. They’ll still be a country mile ahead of the rest, as they’ve spent big to strengthen their attack whilst still retaining the majority of their core squads. It’s a toss of a coin who wins the league. For the rest, I’ve got a sneaky feeling Spurs will finish 3rd. They finished last season strongly, and bringing in Richarlison will prove to be a shrewd signing. Chelsea, on the other hand, tailed off after a strong start, and despite bringing in proven performers like Sterling and Koulibaly, I think they’ll finish a place below last season. Although, Manchester United—potentially revitalised under Ten Hag—could prove to be a dark horse for that fourth Champions League spot.


Bottom 3: I can’t see Bournemouth surviving this season, based on their lack of transfer activity. Their problem lies in defence: unless they can make the Nat Phillips loan a permanent signing and replace Gary Cahill, then this could be a long, hard season for them. Fulham spent big the last time they were in the Premier League, and though they’ve been less extravagant in the transfer market, much will rely on Mitrović’s goals to keep them up, but I don’t think that’ll be enough. Lastly, I can seriously see Everton struggling again this season. McNeil and Tarkowski won't change up an already brittle squad, and without replacing Richarlison with an equally dynamic signing, it could be the end of the road for Everton’s long stay in the top flight.


Are you happy with your club's business in the summer window?


The main question for this summer, was… would he stay or would he go? Even the most optimistic of Bees fans couldn’t hold a great deal of hope in Eriksen staying, so it was no surprise he left to seek pastures new. With rumours of his Danish heir apparent Mikkel Damsgaard replacing him at the Bees, however, the blow may not be so severe. Aaron Hickey from Bologna is an exciting signing and Thomas Strakosha from Lazio will prove stellar competition for Raya between the sticks. But Ben Mee’s signing could be the most significant of them all—a tried and tested performer with bags of Premier League experience could be invaluable during the inevitable difficult periods in the season. Solid signings, but as with any football fan, you hope for one or two more before the window shuts!

Where do you think you'll finish?


Last season was in three phases for us: an exciting start, a demoralising middle and a rejuvenated end. The signing of Eriksen proved a real turning point in January, inspiring the team to new heights, including that memorable win at the Bridge. I think any genuine Bees fan would’ve taken 13th before last season began, and I think 13th is something most fans would take now. A lot will depend on the potential Damsgaard signing going through, which may push us closer to the top 10, but a repeat of 13th is the more realistic prediction.


Would you be happy with that?


Ultimately, another season of survival in the Premier League for a team with our wage bill and structure would be huge. I’d love to have seen us continue where we left off at the end of last season, with Toney’s goals and Eriksen’s assists pushing us on. Without Eriksen pulling the strings, we’re entering this season with a sense of trepidation. However, retaining your place in the most competitive league in the world for a club of our size is the most important factor.


Which player should we keep an eye on / chuck in the fantasy team?


I have reason to believe Sergi Canós is listed as a Defender on Fantasy at £5m!


You're correct, although he's suspended until 13th August...


In any case, he’s definitely one to keep your eyes on for the long game, as he plays on the wing for us, chipping in with goals and assists. Otherwise, I have high hopes for Aaron Hickey this season. If not for Andy Robertson, he’d be first choice left back for club and country. And at just 20 years old, his best years are still ahead of him. Pick him up while he’s cheap!


 

Brighton & Hove Albion, Connor of @bhafconly


Top 4: Manchester City, Liverpool, Spurs, Arsenal

Bottom 3: Bournemouth, Leeds United, Southampton


Are you happy with your club's business in the summer window?


Fairly happy. Need to recruit more and scared about losing Cucurella with no cover—been a weird one really.

Where do you think you'll finish?


14th.


Would you be happy with that?


Yes but it would be a decline from last season. With the lack of recruitment and losing key players, I'd say fair.


Which player should we keep an eye on / chuck in the fantasy team?


Moisés Caicedo—very cheap, young player that will start most games and chip in with goal contributions.


 

Chelsea, Bola Odusina


Top 4: Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea, Spurs

Bottom 3: Forest, Bournemouth, Leeds


Are you happy with your club's business in the summer window?


Yes and no. Sterling is a great signing but Barcelona have been stealing our targets, Jules Koundé the latest acquisition. It’s a shame we were unable to sign him, even after our offer was accepted. I think it is key for Chelsea to secure defenders, and especially a centre back.

Where do you think you'll finish?


Realistically I think we will finish 3rd as City and Liverpool are a class above. It will be difficult to keep up with them.


Would you be happy with that?


I would be happy with 3rd if a trophy is also included.


Which player should we keep an eye on / chuck in the fantasy team?


My brother, Bradford City defender, Timi Odusina (Had to be done!) I think Sterling is the player to keep an eye on for FPL. I’m optimistic he won’t have to adjust too much and will go out and perform at a high level from day one.


 

Crystal Palace, Michael Scriven


Top 4: Manchester City, Liverpool, Spurs, Arsenal

Bottom 3: Leeds United, Bournemouth, Fulham


Are you happy with your club's business in the summer window?


It has been exceptional, once again backing Vieira with some great options. Still need one or two more through the door in midfield for it to be a very good window; centre mid is lacking for us.

Where do you think you'll finish?


I think we can break the Top 10 this season if we can get the right man firing up top, a combination of Édouard and Mateta to get 10+ each.


Would you be happy with that?


Would be over the moon with anywhere above 10th—it shows quick progression from the Roy era.


Which player should we keep an eye on / chuck in the fantasy team?


There are two I'd recommend, one is super easy: Wilf, 15 goals last season all comps, gotta be going to for 20. Second choice is Eze: he's a steal at £5.5m, creator, goal scorer... off the back of his injury and has looked wonderful in pre-season.


 

Everton, Ross Povey


Top 4: Liverpool, Manchester City, Chelsea, Spurs (because they have Richarlison, of course!)

Bottom 3: Fulham, Bournemouth, Leeds United


Are you happy with your club's business in the summer window?


Not so far... A tough farewell to Richi has dominated the Toffee's Transfer Timetable. Tarkowski is a decent signing, hopefully. However, seeing our friendly performances so far (Minnesota United anyone? Anyone?) I am already getting the familiar 'Blues' that are par for the course for us Everton fans.

Where do you think you'll finish?


I'd be delighted with a top-half finish.


Would you be happy with that?


I'd be happier than I should be! But based on our performance last season, it would be a good progress measure in our return to form.


Which player should we keep an eye on / chuck in the fantasy team?


Anthony Gordon is one-to-watch, he carried us last season along with Richarlison and Jordan Pickford. Your Fantasy team would be woefully lacking without Jordan in goal. He's England's number one for a reason!


 

Fulham, Rob French


Top 4: Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea, Spurs

Bottom 3: Bournemouth, Leeds United, Fulham (groan)


Are you happy with your club's business in the summer window?


In a word, no. Too slow (again) to get players in, and this time around with no excuse of using the Championship Playoffs as ‘putting us behind other teams’ in time and efficiency. Let's use the Leno situation as an example. We could have signed him a month ago, but for reasons being known to the hierarchy, we simply couldn’t get it done. Let’s just pay the cash to get him in early doors, get him in and settled in the team… have a full pre-season, get integrated etc. Imagine he is the difference between staying up or not (wishful thinking)? A few million quid (or whatever the hold-up was) is not a lot of money in terms of the Premier League footballing machine.


Talking about the players, I love the signings of Leno and Duffy. Much needed experience, something we have made the mistake by not doing the last two times around. João Palhinha to try to solidify and make us hard to break down—he comes with a bit of quality on the ball which will obviously help tick things over as well. Mbabu, Soloman and Pereira are sort of dart throws… I’m optimistic and hope they get a good go in the team. The one that I really wanted to see get over the line was Diop from West Ham. I think it was close but an injury to their new summer signing has stopped that one. We still need more players as our first team squad is not only lacking of Premier League quality… but simple numbers as well.

Where do you think you'll finish?


Ugh. I really, really want to say we will stay in the league, but I just can’t see it. The first 8 to 10 games will be massive. Or maybe even until the ‘Winter break’! The World Cup could help us in many ways but, by then, the damage could be done, Silva could be sacked and we could be looking at the Championship at Christmas again… I think we finish 19th.


Would you be happy with that?


No!


Sorry.


Who would be? But I am a realist and understand what we are. I would love to be proved wrong.


Which player should we keep an eye on / chuck in the fantasy team?


The loss of Wilson for a few months is a really bad blow for us in real life and Fantasy Football purposes—Mitro’s main source of chances and one of our only real creative, pacy players. So for Fantasy purposes I’m intrigued by Soloman and Pereira to create for Mitro now. Pereira looks like he will be on some or most set pieces and Solomon by all accounts just wants to get at players directly and looks tricky. So maybe those two could be decent value, which is the name of the game.


 

Leeds United, Dom Gioia


Top 4: Manchester City, Liverpool, Spurs, Chelsea

Bottom 3: Brentford, Fulham, Bournemouth


Are you happy with your club's business in the summer window?


It’s been decent. We have added some good signings and have slightly more depth going into this season, which is imperative with the five subs rule being implemented. However, losing Raphinha and Phillips—our two best players—is a huge blow and I don’t believe we are stronger. Leeds need a left back and a striker, then it will have been a solid window. Without these two additions, we’ll be in trouble again.

Where do you think you'll finish?

15th.


Would you be happy with that?


Currently yes as our squad is weaker than last season and it’s progress. Having another season established in the Premier League means we can invest and kick on the season after, and aim for Europe!


Which player should we keep an eye on / chuck in the fantasy team?


Jack Harrison (permitting he isn’t sold).


 

Leicester City, Conor Graves


Top 4: Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal

Bottom 3: Forest, Bournemouth, Brentford


Are you happy with your club's business in the summer window?


What business? I'm not happy at all! We haven’t signed anyone to date (at the time of writing), which is worrying. But I suppose we have a lot of people back from injury and we aren’t playing European football this season, so it isn’t... too bad?

Where do you think you'll finish?

I’m going to to be optimistic and say we will finish Top 6. I’m saying 5th for now.


Would you be happy with that?


I would be over the moon with that! Europe next season, let's go!


Which player should we keep an eye on / chuck in the fantasy team?


The player you should keep an eye on is one of our own, Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall. He’s going to be the next Leicester captain and a soon-to-be England international for sure.


 

Liverpool, Rikesh Chauhan


Top 4: Liverpool, Manchester City, Arsenal, Chelsea

Bottom 3: Brighton, Bournemouth, Forest


Are you happy with your club's business in the summer window?


We’ll have to wait and see how smart the swoop for Núñez was as a quick replacement for Mané (and you’d imagine to fight fire with fire given City picked up the most exciting striker in the world in Haaland). It’ll be good to have an out-and-out number 9 to switch up our usual formation, especially as the front three are in a bit of a transitional period.

Where do you think you'll finish?


I didn’t think anyone would get close to City this season, and that was before they had signed Haaland (not to mention Álvarez also being part of the set up). Liverpool are still the only team that can compete with them this season, and it really showed in the Community Shield. Granted it's a bit of a glorified friendly, and Liverpool were clearly sharper in pre-season, but as far as statements of intent go, this was eye-opening. I thought Haaland would run away with the no. 9 hype but the head-to-head with Núñez may be a bit tasty. I think the mistakes of last season will weigh heavy on the team, too. We can match City, but we need to put the non-blockbuster games to bed. If we do that, we may well do one point better than last season.


Would you be happy with that?


Who wouldn't? It would be great to see a team with Liverpool's passion, heritage, reputation and, of course, fan base, win the league. We have the romance of what makes this game the beautiful one; it's hard to say the same for City.


Which player should we keep an eye on / chuck in the fantasy team?


It may yet be a season too early, but Fabio Carvalho and Harvey Elliott are going to be spectacular to watch, should they get enough game time. The player I’m most excited about this season — provided he stays injury-free — is Thiago Alcântara. He’s a magician, and there aren’t many like him left. In terms of FPL though, is there even any point playing if Salah isn't your captain?

 

Manchester City, Siân Davies


Top 4: Manchester City, Liverpool, Manchester United, Arsenal

Bottom 3: Everton, Fulham, Forest


Are you happy with your club's business in the summer window?


It has been the stuff of dreams. Haaland and Álvarez will provide us with a different type of attacking threat, and Phillips is a great replacement for Fernandinho. I am a bit concerned that we've let Zinchenko go without securing a replacement left back. I am also sad to see him go on a personal note, he always gave 100% and he loved the club. I think cashing in on Sterling and Jesus was the right thing at this time. They are both quality players but Jesus would've struggled for game time and Sterling seemed unsettled.

Where do you think you'll finish?


I always hate answering questions like this. I am quietly confident we can make it three in a row, but this is City so don't expect a smooth ride.


Would you be happy with that?


Whatever anyone says, the Premier League is the one you want to win. I'm still pinching myself that we have six to our name. I'd be over the moon to add another.


Which player should we keep an eye on / chuck in the fantasy team?


At only £8 million, I think Jesus is a must-have in your fantasy football squad.


He's currently the highest-owned attacker in Fantasy at an incredible 71.5% at the time of writing, so we definitely agree!


He seems to be enjoying his football at Arsenal and has been scoring loads in pre-season. From a Manchester City perspective, I'm backing Jack [Grealish] to make a big impact this year. Most players tend to take a season to adapt to the 'Pep way' and I think we can expect big things from him, including those all-important goals and assists.


 

Manchester United, Aneesha Dewshi


Top 4: Hate to say it but probably Liverpool, Manchester City, Chelsea and hopefully Manchester United (c'mon lads don't embarrass me!)

Bottom 3: Leeds United, Southampton, Brentford


Are you happy with your club's business in the summer window?


Not completely satisfied, I thought we would've signed a few more players and really mixed things up. It will be interesting to see how Ten Hag settles into his new role and how he'll shape the team, including which players he favours.

Where do you think you'll finish?


Ideally Top 3 but other teams are looking stronger than us at the moment. We need time to rebuild and re-strategise to get back to the top. Next year, I want us back in the Champions League!


Would you be happy with that?


In an ideal world we'd come out tops but I've got to remain grounded! We've got a new manager and he'll need time to settle into his role and how to get the best out of his players. Give us a few years and we'll be back on top, where we belong!


Which player should we keep an eye on / chuck in the fantasy team?


I'm rooting for Anthony Elanga this season, he's shown that he's hungry for goals and I think he's learnt a lot from some of the older players on the team. I'm also hoping that Rashford is back on form again. I've seen he's been busy training hard, so I hope that translates into his game and increases his confidence and ability on the ball.


 

Newcastle United, Luke Alland


Top 4: Manchester City, Chelsea, Liverpool, Tottenham

Bottom 3: Leeds United, Forest, Brentford


Are you happy with your club's business in the summer window?


It's not the all guns blazing approach that everyone seemed to think it would be, however, I think every Newcastle fan is appreciating the calm and considered approach to the signings we've made. All of them make sense and slot into the side. Yes, I think we do still really need a striker, but we are not making mugs of ourselves. For the position we are in and considering where we were in January, I'm very happy. My mood could change completely come the end of the transfer window but I do think we are missing a trick if we don't get one or two more players in. I just want to see us make the most of the five subs rule... and for us to be a bit more competitive on FIFA.

Where do you think you'll finish?


I'd love to say Top 8, although that might be a push. It really depends on whether there is back-up for Callum Wilson. To be realistic, I'd say 9th.


Would you be happy with that?


It depends on the position I am thinking of this in. From January (and being hopeless around the bottom of the league) I'd be ecstatic. However, we were in Top 4 form from February onwards, so this season for me is defining for how quickly the project can kick on. We just need to reach that next level to really start working our way into the Top 6. Do I think we'll win a title (as everyone seems to think) in the next five years? Probably not. Although, it would be great to win a first division trophy before we reach the 100-year mark...


Which player should we keep an eye on / chuck in the fantasy team?


Bruno Guimarães. He is a stunning footballer to watch; he has it all. Can get him on the cheap in the FPL team as well (£6m). Since he's come in, he's managed to bag a huge amount of goals for a defensive midfielder. Oh, and Joelinton, obviously. The man is an absolute machine, never thought I'd be buzzing to see him play.


 

Nottingham Forest, Stuart Staves (long suffering Forest fan in Toronto, Canada)


Top 4: Manchester City, Liverpool, Spurs, Chelsea

Bottom 3: Fulham, Bournemouth, Everton


Are you happy with your club's business in the summer window?


Yes. When we got promoted, our owner Evangelos Marinakis said he would back us this summer and, true to his word, he has invested upwards of £80 million on 11 players (at the time of writing). He hasn’t always got it right owning the club but his financial commitment has been outstanding over the last five years.

You have to remember that last season was a miracle season, having been bottom when Cooper joined us in September. However, we had five loan players who all went back to their parent clubs, plus we lost Samba and Grabban (hero 'keeper and our main striker). We had to invest heavily to replace those seven, as well as improve the overall squad. We have been criticised by some in the media for the way we have gone about our business, but we needed to do it.

Outside of new transfers, we signed Brennan Johnson to a 4-year contract, and have agreed in principle a new contract for Steve Cooper. Lastly, the redevelopment of the stadium looks like it's moving in the right direction and could be completed by 2024. After years of mis-management and neglect, it feels like we might be moving in the right direction on and off the pitch.

Where do you think you'll finish?


Think we might surprise a few people, so I am going for 15th. I do think it will be a bumpy start and might take a while for the new players to gel but I think we will stay up.


Would you be happy with that?


Absolutely. Although people think we live in the past of the '70s/80s glory, every fan knows what the last 23 years have been about. League One was the low point, Championship tested us most seasons. Just staying up would be a huge achievement.


Which player should we keep an eye on / chuck in the fantasy team?


JLingz will get all the media attention, however, Moussa Niakhaté—the centre back we brought from Mainz 05—looks a quality operator. He comes with a reputation as a real leader as well as an accomplished defender.


 

Southampton, Southampton FC Fan Page


Top 4: Manchester City, Liverpool, Spurs, Arsenal

Bottom 3: Bournemouth, Forest, Everton


Are you happy with your club's business in the summer window?


I would say I'm very pleased with our transfer business so far. We are one or two players away from a very solid window. Just need another striker and a loan back-up full-back and I would then say it's 10/10.

Where do you think you'll finish?


I think we'll finish 14th.


Would you be happy with that?


In all honesty, yes. As long as it includes a good cup run.


Which player should we keep an eye on / chuck in the fantasy team?


I think Joe Aribo could be a good cop for FPL.


 

Tottenham Hotspur, Chris Cotonou


Top 4: With the amount of strengthening across the Top 6 this window (and not to mention dark horses, Newcastle) it looks set to change. Chelsea are having a poor pre-season, but I think they'll salvage themselves enough to stay above Arsenal. Liverpool's Darwin Núñez and Luis Díaz can seem a little hit-and-miss, and there's already proof that Haaland is working for City, so the title race is much the same for me. I think it will finish: Manchester City, Liverpool, Tottenham, Chelsea.


Bottom 3: Fulham, Bournemouth, Everton. The latter have lost squad strength during the window, with Frank Lampard seeming a little out of his depth. As for Nottingham Forest, this is a big club with a vibrant fanbase and a mission to return to where they belong on the football pyramid. They will do a Brentford and surprise everyone.


Are you happy with your club's business in the summer window?


As a Spurs fan, the transfer window is often characterised by missed opportunities, Daniel Levy's hilariously tight bargaining, and the 'second-best' option; which has made us stagnant for years and widened the gap to the big boys. This summer, it feels like a different club. Perišić brings a winning-mentality that has been lacking in our dressing room. Bissouma is a midfielder that many of our rivals would include in their starting XI. Richarlison will surprise everyone, and his tenacity will hopefully outpace the 'Spursy' mentality of the Pochettino leftovers that haunt the club (ahem, Harry Winks). Clement has his reputation to fight for; Spence looks quick, and Forster... well, you can't be overjoyed about everyone. But he's a solid backup. We're still in the race for Zaniolo and Maddison, too. If this is the new Tottenham Hotspur, I think pre-seasons are going to become even more exciting in years to come.

Where do you think you'll finish?


Conte always steps up in his second season. He also often wins the title. But I can't see that happening, especially as it's so competitive this year and because we're returning to UCL football, as well as having our sights on a real-life-trophy-thing (what's that..?). We can pip Chelsea this season; they're looking dejected and as though they're downing tools against Tuchel. Third would be my guess.


Would you be happy with that?


As a Spurs fan, a return to the very top of the table would be great, but my mind isn't so much on our league finish—as long as it's above Arsenal. Ideally, this is the year we win a bleeding trophy and put all that banter to rest. Give me a Carabao Cup and fourth, and I'll experience a form of ecstasy that is as strange to Tottenham fans as Jack Wilshere being considered for a pundit's role at TalkSport.


Which player should we keep an eye on / chuck in the fantasy team?


Harry 'Class A' Kane. He's looking lethal in pre-season, and has stated that he's not been happier to be at the club. That's actually quite new for him, sadly. I smell thirty goals at least.


 

West Ham United, Ryan Guinn


Top 4: Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal


Bottom 3: Forest, Leeds United, Bournemouth


Are you happy with your club's business in the summer window?


Simple answer, no. We’ve got some interesting new players, but definitely not enough to give us that extra push. It will be interesting to see how Scamacca performs, but I think we’re really missing something by not giving Benrahma enough of a chance. He has scored some absolute belters for us, and if Moyes could give him a bit more support, he would be an amazing asset. Instead, he was one of the most substituted players in the Premier League last season. I don’t get it!

Where do you think you'll finish?


I’m hoping for 5th, but I think around 7th-8th is more likely. We had such a great start last season but it quickly wore off.


Would you be happy with that?


If we stay in the Top 10, I’m happy.


Which player should we keep an eye on / chuck in the fantasy team?


Definitely keep an eye on Benrahma. We’re sitting on something great there—will be a real shame when he inevitably leaves West Ham.


 

Wolverhampton Wanderers, Wolves Fancast


Top 4: Manchester City, Liverpool, Spurs, Chelsea

Bottom 3: Everton, Forest, Bournemouth


Are you happy with your club's business in the summer window?


What business? Just kidding. Nathan Collins appears to be a shrewd signing with a high ceiling of potential. As of now, keeping Neves and Moutinho is huge, hopefully we can keep Morgan Gibbs-White too, who appears to be chased hard by Forest. Hoping our owners give Bruno Lage a fighting chance to be top-half competitive with more incomings, but we're not holding our breath.


Where do you think you'll finish?


A 12th placed, deflated, mid-table finish.