FPL Dugout - Season Predictions


Aaron, Marco, Sleno, Kevo, Mesh and Shiva predict the season ahead with both Premier League and FPL in perspective.

Premier League Champions

If you look at the transfer business of top teams you have to say Chelsea have done the best and quickest business in transfer market. They were genuine title contenders last year with 5 games to go. If you add Costa and Fabregas to that line up, they certainly look the strongest team on paper.

It indeed reflects in the predictions. 5 out of 6 of us have predicted Chelsea to win it this year. Mesh thinks Manchester City will make it back to back league titles. Though they have enough firepower to do that, looking at pre season and Community Shield form, their supporters surely know they have many things to be worked out.

Relegation Battle

Looking at their squad and how they were promoted, Burnley certainly look one of the teams to have a tough season. Again 5 of us think they will go down. Leicester and West Brom are second favorites to go down while 2 of us are also predicting Aston VIlla to be relegated.

Interestingly, despite having done more than decent transfer business and having Harry Redknapp as a manager, Marco thinks QPR will go down.

Kevo, the top scorer from contributors last term, predicts West Ham, Southampton and Manchester United to go down. Apparently he believes Louis van Gaal is so much worse than Moyes that United will be relegated (come on Kevo!)

Premier League – Golden Boot

Those who have watched pre season games would agree that Rooney has hardly looked as motivated and fit enough as in the last couple of years. 3 of us predict him to be the top goal scorer come May 2015.

Sleno probably thinks RVP will still be the most reliable Manchester United attacker and has backed him to be a top scorer. Marco thinks this will be the year when Aguero stays away from injuries and shows us what he is really capable of, while Shiva thinks Diego Costa will settle in pretty quickly and will score more goals than anyone in England.

Here are the complete predictions from all of us. Hope the bargains and flops of the season help you in finalizing your teams as the season kicks off in less than 24 hours!

Marco:

PL Champions – Chelsea
Top four – Chelsea, Man City, Arsenal, Man United
To be relegated – Aston Villa, QPR, Burnley
Top goal scorer – Aguero
FPL top scorer –
Striker – Aguero
Midfielder – Hazard
Defender – Luis
FPL bargain of the season – Emmanuel Riviere
FPL flop of the season – Fernando

Aaron:

PL Champions – Chelsea
Top four – Chelsea, Man City, Man United, Arsenal
To be relegated –  WBA, Leicester, Burnley
Top goal scorer – Rooney
FPL top scorer –
Striker – Rooney
Midfielder – Sanchez
Defender – Terry
FPL bargain of the season –  Sigurdsson
FPL flop of the season –  Pelle

Sleno:

PL Champions – Chelsea
Top four – Chelsea, Man City, Man United, Arsenal
To be relegated –  Leicester, Burnley, WBA
Top goal scorer – RVP
FPL top scorer –
Striker – RVP
Midfielder – Hazard
Defender – Baines
FPL bargain of the season –  Sigurdsson
FPL flop of the season – Yaya Toure

Kevo:

PL Champions – Chelsea
Top four – Chelsea, Arsenal, Man. City, Spurs
To be relegated – Southampton, West Ham, Manchester United
Top goal scorer – Rooney
FPL top scorer –
Striker – Rooney
Midfielder – Hazard
Defender – Ivanovic
FPL bargain of the season – Sigurdsson
FPL flop of the season – RVP and Luke Shaw

Mesh:

PL Champions – Man. City
Top four – Man City, Man United, Arsenal, Chelsea
To be relegated -Leicester, Aston VIlla, Burnley
Top goal scorer – Rooney
FPL top scorer
Striker – Rooney
Midfielder – Fabregas
Defender – Terry
FPL bargain of the season – Leonardo Ulloa
FPL flop of the season – Lukaku

Shiva

PL Champions – Chelsea
Top four – Chelsea, Man City, Man United, Arsenal
To be relegated – Leicester, Burnley, WBA
Top goal scorer – Diego Costa
FPL top scorer
Striker – Diego Costa
Midfielder – Mata
Defender – Terry
FPL bargain of the season – James Ward Prowse
FPL flop of the season – Giroud