Don’t expect anything different this season, but don’t be disappointed.
Manchester City will win the Premier League again. If they didn’t – given the squad they already had, plus the signing of Erling Haaland – one would have to ask some serious questions.
Liverpool will run Man City close the whole way again, and the difference, I expect, will be that they are even more competitive this year than last. Darwin Nunez could prove to be one of the best signings they’ve made, Louis Diaz has half a premier league season under his belt already and the continuity of the squad as a whole plays in their favour.
The dominance of the league by these two teams may upset people, but at the same time what we see is brilliant football the entire season from them, so no complaints can stem from the quality of viewing.
The competition I look forward to, within the Premier League itself, is how the likes of Chelsea, Spurs, United and Arsenal fare.
Chelsea go into this season with a much more refined squad, and two marquee signings in Raheem Sterling and Kalidau Koulibaly, and I think the gap between them and the top two will shrink significantly.
Equally, Spurs and Arsenal are building fantastic structures, have made great signings and should be a lot more consistently competitive over the course of the season. When it comes to United, the excitement lies in nobody really knowing what to expect in Erik ten Hag’s first season.
So like I said, it would be foolish to expect anything different in 2022/23, but that by no means implies a boring season.