Experts predict the 2016-17 Premier League standings

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With the Premier League season beginning in just two days, we’ve been having a little fun here at ProSoccerTalk.

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Over the last few weeks we have been churning out season previews — you can find them all here at PST Preview central — and we took some time to predict how the PL standings will look on May 21, 2017 after the final games of the 2016-17 season have been played.

As always, it’s tricky to stick our necks out on the line, and I’m sure you will let us have it in the comments section, but here it goes…

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Predictions from our five writers have four different winners of the Premier League as there’s so little to call between the perennial giants. As for newly promoted Burnley, Hull and Middlesbrough, it’s not looking good.

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Below you can see who we think will win the league, who will qualify for the Champions League (top four) and who will be relegated to the Championship (bottom three). Plus this season we have also added the predicted points tally of each team, on the right.

Bonus: Click on the teams and it will take you to their 2016-17 season preview.

Feel free to let us know your final PL standings in the comments below. Anyway, here’s our predictions…


ProSoccerTalk’s PL predictions

JPW Nick Mendola Kyle Bonn Andy Edwards Matt Reed
1. Man City 86  1. Man Utd: 76  1. Man Utd: 83  1. Liverpool: 76  1. Chelsea: 85
2. Man Utd: 80  2. Man City: 76  2. Man City: 82  2. Arsenal: 74  2. Man Utd: 82
3. Chelsea: 78  3. Spurs: 73  3. Arsenal: 77  3. Man City: 72  3. Spurs: 78
4. Arsenal: 77  4. Chelsea: 71  4. Spurs: 77  4. Chelsea: 70  4. Man City: 77
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5. Spurs: 73  5. W. Ham: 69  5. Liverpool: 73  5. Spurs: 69  5. Liverpool: 72
6. Liverpool: 69  6. Liverpool: 64  6. Chelsea: 68  6. Man Utd: 69  6. Leicester: 68
7. W. Ham: 62  7. Arsenal: 64  7. W. Ham: 66  7. W. Ham: 65  7. Arsenal: 65
8. Stoke: 58  8. Everton: 64  8. Leicester: 66  8. Stoke: 62  8. W. Ham: 58
9. Everton: 55 9. Leicester: 57  9. Saints: 58  9. C.Palace: 55  9. Stoke: 55
10. Leicester: 54  10. Stoke: 52  10. C.Palace: 50  10. Leicester: 53  10. Saints: 52
11. Saints: 51  11. Saints: 50  11. B’mouth: 50  11. Swansea: 49  11. Everton: 50
12. C.Palace: 50  12. C.Palace: 44  12. Everton: 48  12. Saints: 48  12. C.Palace: 49
13. Swansea: 46  13. B’mouth: 43  13. Stoke: 47  13. S’land: 46  13. Swansea: 46
14. S’land: 45  14. S’land: 41  14. Watford: 44  14. Everton: 44  14. Watford: 46
15. Watford: 43  15. Swansea: 40  15. Boro: 41  15. B’mouth: 43  15. S’land: 43
16. B’mouth: 41  16. Boro: 37  16. Swansea: 40  16. Burnley: 41  16. B’mouth: 43
17. Burnley: 38  17. Burnley: 35  17. WBA: 38  17. WBA: 39  17. Boro: 37
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18. Boro: 36  18. Watford: 32  18. S’land: 37 18. Boro: 36  18. Burnley: 35
19. WBA: 35  19. WBA: 30  19. Hull City: 35  19. Watford: 34  19. WBA: 31
20. Hull City: 30  20. Hull City: 29  20. Burnley: 29  20. Hull City: 25  20. Hull City: 27