The Premier League 2022/23 season was one of the most thrilling and unpredictable in recent memory, with plenty of drama, goals and surprises.
Manchester City were crowned champions for the third time in a row, completing a historic domestic treble with the FA Cup and the Champions League.
Arsenal finished second, their best result since 2005, thanks to some impressive signings such as Declan Rice and Kai Havertz.
Manchester United came third, securing their first trophy since 2017 with the Carabao Cup.
Newcastle United were the surprise package of the season, finishing fourth and qualifying for the Champions League for the first time since 2003.
Liverpool had a disappointing campaign, ending up fifth and missing out on Europe's elite competition.
Chelsea was even worse, finishing 12th and facing a major rebuild after losing several key players and suffering injuries to their new signings.
So what can we expect from the next season? Here are some of our predictions for the 2023/24 Premier League:
Manchester City will be the favourites to retain their title, but they will face a stronger challenge from their rivals. Pep Guardiola will have to keep his squad motivated and hungry, as well as deal with the departures of some of his stars such Cacelo. City will also have to cope with the pressure of defending their Champions League crown, which could affect their domestic form.
Arsenal will be hoping to build on their impressive second-place finish and challenge City for the title. Mikel Arteta has transformed the Gunners into a formidable force, with a balanced and exciting team that plays attractive football. Martin Odeegard has been a revelation in midfield, providing leadership, energy and quality. Saka has rediscovered his best form after a long time forming a lethal partnership with Martinelli up front. Arsenal will also have the advantage of playing in champions league, which could give them an edge in the league.
Manchester United will be aiming to improve on their third-place finish and win their first league title since 2013. Erik Ten Hag has made some smart signings, such as Rasmond Hojland and Onana from Inter Milan. The Red Devils have a talented and young squad, with players like Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Antony leading the attack. However, they will also have to balance their domestic ambitions with their European commitments, as they will be playing in the Champions League.
Newcastle United will be looking to consolidate their fourth-place finish and establish themselves as a regular top-four contender. Eddie Howe has done a remarkable job at St James' Park, turning the Magpies into a dynamic and entertaining team that can compete with anyone. Alexander Isak has been a sensational signing from Real Sociedad, scoring 25 goals in his debut season. Saint-Maxim has left and that would affect their play but we’re looking forward to the impact of new signings like Tino Livramento. Newcastle will have to cope with the demands of playing in the Champions League for the first time in 20 years, which could affect their league performance.
Liverpool will be desperate to bounce back from their disappointing fifth-place finish and reclaim their place among Europe's elite. Jurgen Klopp has faced a difficult season, with injuries, poor form and off-field issues affecting his team. The Reds have lost some of their players, such as Henderson, Fabinho and Carvalho. They have also replaced them adequately, so are a little bit prepared for this season. Liverpool will have to regain their confidence if they want to challenge for the title again.
Chelsea will be hoping to forget their disastrous 12th-place finish and start afresh under a new manager. Frank Lampard was sacked after a poor run of results and replaced by Pochettino. The Blues have spent big in the transfer market, bringing in players such as Robert Sanchez, Lesley Ugochukwu and Axel Disasi. They have also sold some of their stars, such as N'Golo Kante, Kai Havertz and Mason Mount. Chelsea will have to adapt quickly to Pochettino’s system and style if they want to climb back up the table.
These are just some of our predictions for the next season of the Premier League.
Of course, anything can happen in football, and there could be more surprises, shocks and twists along the way. The only thing we can be sure of is that it will be another exciting and entertaining season full of drama, goals and passion. We start today!