This time last year, I was doing an excellent job of predicting the final league table. Don’t bother checking that, just accept that my predictions were probably great, because only an idiot would pick Leicester to finish two places above Liverpool, Sunderland to finish four places above Burnley and Spurs to win it all with Chelsea 5th, right?
To celebrate the start of a new season, I'm dusting off my crystal ball again, but this time I’ve dragged the rest of the Posse in with me. Rather than a league table, we’ll each be
guessing predicting a number of outcomes from the coming season, focussing on Leicester City.
Premier League Champions
Jack Lee: Tottenham Hotspur
Shane Evans: Manchester United
Cassandra Dubiel: Manchester City
Michael Franca: Man City, they just have so much fire power
Jake Lawson: Man City (or anyone but Spurs)
Matt Cook: Man City
Russel Horton: Man City
Tony Bradshaw: Man Utd, they recruited well with a manager who knows how to win the league
Jack: Watford, Brighton, Huddersfield
Shane: Burnley, Bournemouth, Huddersfield
Cassandra: Burnley, Brighton, Huddersfield
Michael: Burnley, Huddersfield and Swansea (especially if they lose Gylfi)
Jake: Swansea, Huddersfield, Watford
Matt: Swansea, Brighton, Watford
Russel: Huddersfield, Brighton, Swansea
Tony: Huddersfield, Brighton and Burnley
Leicester’s League Finish:
Cassandra: 8th or 9th
Tony: 7th, the top 6 are getting stronger each year
Any Foxes Cup Success?
Jack: Out to West Brom in the 3rd round. Of both.
Cassandra: I think we've got a lot better depth this season than last and with fewer games so a good cup run is definitely possible
Michael: Depth in midfield and forward positions may help but I don't foresee us winning any cups
Jake: If by success, you mean "minutes for fringe squad and youth players, but exit early enough not to hurt us in the league," then yes.
Matt: League Cup Semis
Russel: Quarter final of FA Cup
Tony: No, league cup is more likely than FA but no one takes it too seriously anymore. With a bit of luck I'd love a FA cup win (finally)
Michael: Vardy (duh)
Matt: Oh a whim, Ahmed Musa
Tony: Iheanacho - should be a good battle with Vardy
Player of the Year:
Shane: Kasper Schmeichel
Michael: Wilfred Ndidi. He's still young but he's the complete package
Russel: Sigurdsson. Just kidding, Ndidi
Tony: Demarai Gray - will make us all forget about Mahrez
Jack: Matty James
Shane: Ben Chilwell
Cassandra: Chilwell, I think he'll cement himself as a starter sooner rather than later
Michael: Demarai Gray. With Riyad on his way out, Gray will be a consistent starter and contributor.
Jake: Matty james
Tony: Tom Lawrence - showed good promise in Championship last season
Best Summer Signing:
Jack: Harry Maguire
Michael: Kelechi Iheanacho. He'll start alongside Vardy and be a game-changer.
Jake: Harry Maguire
Tony: Harry Maguire looks to fit the bill
Cassandra: Not Arsenal
Michael: Roma. They continue to make "final offers" but seem persistent. Eventually the two sides will settle.
Matt: Stays until next summer
Tony: The reserves! No, Roma look like they want to keep chasing and I'd say he'll be there by end of August
Some pretty strong agreement for some of those. Looks like Man City will win everything, Leicester will win nothing and Huddersfield probably shouldn't bother unpacking.
We’re a lot more split on transfer matters (except no one loves Iborra apparently) and whether or not Ndidi or Kasper will save us, but at least we can all agree that Jamie Vardy is going to continue banging them in. Unless you’re
Ahmed Musa Matt.