BONUS LINK - if you want to test your skills against these great minds below, there will be a Fosse Posse FPL league this year. The code to join is 3yjync
After a wildly successful season, it’s time to kick on and really push for the top.
No, not Leicester City, I’m of course talking about the Fosse Posse Premier League predictions.
Last year was our best ever effort (we even got some right), so if you want to know exactly how the next season will pan out, pay close attention.
Who will win the Premier League?
Jack: I always bet against Man City and it almost never works out.
Michael: Man City (unfortunately)
Jake: Man City - having the best manager and best players seems like a good combination
Helen: Man City if they add a striker
Anuradha: Chelsea as Man City haven’t signed a striker
Tanner: Man City but the closest title race in years
Tram: I think Man Utd’s recent acquisitions will help them a lot
Who will be relegated?
Jack: Watford, Brentford and Southampton
Michael: Watford, Newcastle and Burnley
Jake: Brentford, Crystal Palace and Watford
Matt: Southampton, Wolves and Newcastle
Helen: Burnley, Norwich and Watford
Anuradha: Norwich, Watford and Brighton
Tanner: Norwich, Brentford, and Southampton
Tram: Norwich City, Watford and Brentford
Biggest surprise club?
Jack: If their finishing improves from abysmal to even just bad, Brighton
Michael: Crystal Palace (let’s try this again)
Jake: A club that lost their best player but bought well and seem to be in it for the long haul: Norwich City. Who did you think I was describing?
Matt: Norwich City
Helen: Aston Villa even with Grealish gone
Anuradha: Aston Villa will cope with the loss of Grealish
Tanner: Crystal Palace, at least by Palace standards
Tram: West Ham. Leicester will have to compete with them for a UCL spot
Where will Leicester finish?
Jack: it hurts but 5th
Michael: 4th, for real this time
Jake: We will finish 3rd this year. I will brook no dissent.
Helen: 5th with the investment the bigger clubs have made
Anuradha: hoping for 1st, but think it will be 4th
Tanner: 5th. I just don’e see how we close the gap on last year’s top 4
Who will be Leicester’s breakout star?
Jack: Harvey Barnes - he’s broken out, but this will be the next step up
Michael: Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall
Jake: Luke Thomas. By January, he’ll be the first choice left back.
Matt: Daka when he scores the Europa League winning goal
Helen: Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall. Expecting to hear a lot of that Oasis chant!
Tanner: Boubakary Soumaré. He could see minutes immediately if Ndidi is pushed to CB
Tram: Daniel Amartey
Who will be Leicester’s Player of the Year?
Jack: Ricardo Pereira
Michael: A healthy Ricardo Pereira
Jake: Wilfred Ndidi. He’s been among our best every year and somehow keeps getting better
Matt: Iheanacho for getting us to the Europa League final
Helen: Harvey Barnes to break the curse of the no. 7
Tanner: Harvey Barnes will terrorise defences all over Europe
Tram: Harvey Barnes
Will Leicester win a trophy (other than the widely acclaimed Community Shield)?
Jack: No. Cups take a back seat
Michael: My money’s on the even more acclaimed Carabao Cup
Jake: No. The focus will be on the Champions League
Matt: Europa League
Helen: my head says Europa League but my heart says Carabao Cup - Kasper and Vardz to win every major English trophy
Anuradha: Carabao Cup
Tanner: If the squad stays healthy we have a shot at Europa League and domestic cups
Tram: I think we have a shot at the FA Cup or Carabao
Who logs more minutes: record-breaking signing Jack Grealish or Southampton cast-off Ryan Bertrand?
Jack: I’ll say Grealish because I have high hopes for Luke Thomas
Michael: Grealish, but he’ll have less assists from set pieces!
Jake: I think they will play exactly the same number of minutes in the league due to Pep’s rotation system and Rodgers’ love of “respected veteran leaders”
Helen: Bertrand. Pep loves to play roulette with his selections
Anuradha: Easy answer, if not injured then Bertrand
Tanner: Bertrand, assuming the Man City squad stays healthy
Tram: £100M Grealish will get the same amount of minutes as £0 bertrand this season
So what have we learned?
We like Manchester City and we don’t like Watford, Leicester will finish in the top 5 (in no small part thanks to the contributions of Harvey Barnes and a host of players waiting to break out) and most of us are still pretty easy to bait into some light Grealish taunting.