Sure I’ll bite.
1. Manchester City - Biggest weakness last year was lack of depth at CDM, and the signing of Rodri fixes this. They got 98 last year despite KDB being out for most of the season, I think they will threepeat.
2. Liverpool - Still will be very good (as in good enough to win in a normal year) but I think City will be about 5ish points better. Liverpool do not have the depth up front and had some very lucky results last year (against City and Everton to name a few). A bad window means they will lose ground on City domestically but they will still be a threat on the continent.
3. Tottenham - The signings of Ndombele and Lo Celso really strengthen their midfield, as well as getting Kane back healthy. Should be improved on last year but I can’t see them in the top two especially given their RB situation.
4. Arsenal - Should score a lot and concede a lot. David Luiz is a stop-gap who is past his prime. Ceballos will improve their midfield and for that reason I’m putting them above Man United though it should be close.
5. Manchester United - Fixed a lot of issues (especially in defense) but their midfield is rather weak and I’m not convinced Rashford is going to be a 20+ goal striker.
6. Chelsea - Transition year where I think 6 is a given. If a team like Wolves, Leicester or Everton had a better window I could see them dropping but I think there’s a lot of talent in the team that will get a chance this year, guys like Zouma, Abraham, Mount, James, etc. Though replacing Hazard’s goal output will keep them from challenging for UCL spots.
7. Wolves - Didn’t make much noise in the window, I think they’ll tread water on last year’s campaign.
8. Leicester - Love the signing of Tielemans, but I think they’re a little suspect defensively without Maguire.
9. West Ham - I think they’ll be more exciting than good but there’s a lot talent in that side even if the midfield is rather suspect.
10. Everton - Losing Idrissa Gueye is going to hurt. His Kanté-esque defensive output will not be easily replicated even by two guys. Any extra goals brought in by Moise Kean up front will surely be lost at the back.
11. Bournemouth - Exciting attack should hopefully return to last season’s form, and the goalkeeping situation cannot be worse than last year.
12. Watford - Don’t think they will surprise like last year, but solid mid-table. Not big on Ismailia Sarr and they are weak at the back.
13. Crystal Palace - Keeping Zaha will ensure another mid-table finish.
14. Southampton - I think their improved managerial position and signings like Che Adams will keep them off the relegation line.
15. Burnley - Their boring but their formula seems to do just enough to keep them in the Prem.
16. Norwich City - I like Farke as a manager but I’m not sold on Pukki as a PL striker.
17. Aston Villa - They’ve spent far too much in the window for what they’ve gotten, think it will be a fight to stay up for Villa.
18. Newcastle United - Steve Bruce is a massive downgrade on Benitez and it will show. Massively overpaid for Joelinton as well.
19. Brighton - Were dreadful at the end of last year and are still reliant on aging Glenn Murray for goals.
20. Sheffield United - I like Chris Wilder but this side is very weak. He did a hell of a job just to get them promoted. I’d be surprised if they got 25 points.