Alan Shearer And Ian Wright Make Their Premier League Predictions

Ruben Hill
August 9, 2018

It promises to be an exciting final 24 hours of the summer transfer window as Premier League clubs look to make some late signings ahead of the 5pm deadline on Thursday.

Irrespective of whether or not there are any more incomings, long-serving City captain Vincent Kompany believes there is a level of hunger among his team-mates that was not present when the club failed to defend the Premier League title in 2012-13 and 2014-15.

"If we don't make our team better it will be a hard season for us".

So far, City's only significant arrival of the summer transfer window has been Riyad Mahrez, who completed a £60m switch from Leicester City in July.

Former England worldwide Rooney is optimistic that Manchester United can get one or two more transfer deals over the line to add some more quality to Mourinho's squad.

However, they can still sell players to clubs overseas because English clubs have brought their transfer deadline forward, but it remains at the end of August across Europe.

After the global break, attention turns to Huddersfield Town v Liverpool (Saturday, October 20th, 5.30pm) and Leicester City v West Ham United (Saturday, October 27th, 5.30pm). Conte has been replaced by Maurizio Sarri, and Willian has now confirmed that his future lies at Stamford Bridge.

The promoted clubs have been spending big, with Fulham and Wolverhampton Wanderers particularly active in the market as they look to solidify their return to the top flight.

Reigning champions City stormed to the title with a record 100-point haul last season and they are tipped to successfully defend the trophy by 21 BBC pundits including Mark Lawrenson, Alan Shearer and Alex Scott.

City dominated last season by playing possession-based football featuring a number of tactical innovations and it will be fascinating to see to what extent their rivals seek to emulate the approach of Guardiola.

Which clubs do you think will achieve top four?

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