Which are the sides who will finish bottom 5 and which finish bottom 3 ?
This is a tough decision to make
With Everton , Bournemouth & Brentford to go down.
Normally would have picked Fulham but they seem to be in a better position than Brentford this coming season (especially defensively).
Leeds will be there or thereabouts as well especially with them losing some quality. But they’ve got a good coach in there and some strength in depth should imo be enough to save them this time.
Bournemouth don’t seem to have the ambition to survive this year and seem to be quite happy shuttling to and fro the premier league.
Everton have a major problem with glaring weaknesses and probably have the worst coach in fwank there among the entire premier league. The loss of richarlison will hurt them and they can ill afford to lose someone like DCL or Gray for extended periods of time.
Aston Villa , Leicester , Crystal Palace might find themselves at various times in the bottom 5 but they have enough quality among them to finish from 10th - 14th , same goes for Brighton
I like how Forest is shaping up and they should be in all likelihood comfortably be safe.
Largely agree with the OP’s post except for Brentford. I think they have a really good coach and if they keep hold of their forwards they should survive. Southampton on the other hand have a coach who should have been replaced last season if not before and they don’t have particularly productive forwards.
I didn’t put Forest there as they are adding to their squad and that might just be enough to keep them out of trouble. Dressing room chat should be interesting though: “Are you really getting 200 grand a week you useless ******?”
Soton / B’mouth, EFC and Fulham to go down.