It’s almost too early to do this, but that’s why it’s called predictions anyways.
With still 36 rounds of games to play over the course of the next 9 months, knowing those that will get relegated from the EPL to the Championship is almost like asking for too much, especially given the fact that such earlier prediction is bound to have changed instantly given how everything has panned out quickly in 2 weeks of action.
Still, for all it’s worth, these are teams that could have a relegation battle on their hands when the season draws to an end.
Eddie Howe’s side were just 2 points away from the guaranteed 40 for survival last term, finishing 16th in their first ever EPL campaign.
Despite making some few decent transfers this summer, they currently sit bottom of the log after 2 losses in 2 games.
Chances are they won’t be able to rake in much needed points for survival this term in what will be a stiffer and more competitive season for all.
Apart from the early signs, Bournemouth just don’t look like a team that can keep up with the rigour and demands of the top flight, so it should be least surprising if they finish in the relegation zone at the end of the season.
All the best Cherries!!!
Burnley might have shocked us all by handing Liverpool a 2 – 0 defeat on Saturday, but they look like a side that will flatter to deceive once again.
Winning last season’s Championship and returning to the EPL immediately in grand style proved their hunger, but just as they got demoted after a season the last time out, same looks bound to happen this time.
Sean Dyche has already stated they aren’t able to make big transfers like other sides, and that just further reveals why they might not be ready to earn a permanent stake in the EPL yet.
Few more seasons in the lower division might just do the trick.
Big Sam is gone and same could be said of the Black Cat’s chances of survival this term.
Sunderland escaped the drop last season despite accruing just 39 points, 2 more than Newcastle, but repeating such heroics might be tougher this season, considering how how they’ve started out.
Losing few of their key players hasn’t really helped out, and how a manager like David Moyes (who will likely get fired along the way) will help them stay up this season isn’t known.
From the look of things, they will need another miracle to remain in the top flight at the end of the season.
The departure of Williams, Ayew and Gomis could jeopardize the Swan’s chances this season as they haven’t been able to get quality replacements to make up for the loss of the 3 players.
The Italian head coach, Francesco Guidolin might have been hired in January to help solve the immediate problem and relegation scare at the time, but how he’s able to do guide them through a season from start to finish isn’t known yet.
At the moment, the signs aren’t good.