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Best Case, Worst Case scenarios for all 20 teams



The Premier League starts on Friday when Liverpool Norwich City hosts the first of 380 games to be played by 17 May next year.

The writer of ESPN FC, Mark Ogden, gives an overview of the best and worst results that each club can expect of their 2019-20 campaigns.

ARSENAL
Last season: fifth place, 70 points

BEST : Forget a title challenge. The rebuilding of manager Unai Emery in the Emirates is still in its infancy, but the Spaniard will come under pressure to bring the club back into the Champions League. Fourth, the bare minimum ̵

1; especially given the late summer signings of Nicolas Pepe and Kieran Tierney – but perhaps the best that Arsenal can hope for.

BAD : Arsenal is at the crossroads and if it does not occur quickly, they might be prone to being overtaken by Wolves, Everton and Leicester. It's unlikely this season, but the worst scenario is that the Gunners are among the top six.

ASTON VILLA
Last season: Fifth place in the championship, won the promotion playoff

BEST : Back in After three years absence, Villa was busy on the transfer market to stay where many believe that they belong. If they gain momentum and make new signings, much is expected from new striker Wesley, who acts as lender for permanent transfers. Anwar El-Ghazi and Man City's former star Douglas Luiz – Villa could come in the top 10.

BAD : Teams promoted in the playoff championships often struggle to survive the first year of the Premier League. This is the doomsday scenario for Villa. If the signings are unsuccessful, Villa could slip down again.

BOURNEMOUTH
Last season: 14th place, 45 points

BEST : Manager Eddie Howe has transformed Bournemouth into a premier The League's real success stories: The smallest club in the top division always does enough, to avoid a relegation battle. But with such a strong league lead, a top 10 result would be a real achievement this time around.

WORST : How long can Bournemouth maintain its modest budget in the Premier League – Liverpool's Harry Wilson on loan feels like the most exciting new player on paper – and tiny spectators at home? If they hit a bad spot or Howe gets an offer that he can not refuse from a bigger club, Bournemouth could come on the run and get down.

BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION
Last season: 17th place, 36 points [19659005] BEST : Brighton is facing a difficult year ahead. They have just survived the last season and new manager Graham Potter takes command without prior top experience. The best they can hope for is survival, and 17th place could be as good as possible.

WORST : Brighton has a state-of-the-art stadium, impressive training equipment and no rivals within 50 minutes. Mile radius, but this seems to be a crucial season for the Amex, and the worst scenario is that Potter's appointment does not work and they sink.

BURNLEY
Last season: 15th place, 40 points [19659005] BEST : Burnley's seventh place in the 2017/18 season was the best in modern times, and to repeat this feat would be extraordinary. With their budget constraints, a top 10 result would be a great season for Sean Dyche's team.

WORST : The descent is clearly the nightmare scenario for Burnley, but they have become an established top outfit and should be safe from a fight for survival. The worst result for the Clarets would be an injury crisis that drives them to the bottom three points.

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CHELSEA
Last season: Third place, 72 points

BEST : Without Eden Hazard and a transfer ban that denies Frank Lampard the chance to reinforce his squad up next summer may be a title challenge at Stamford Bridge are excluded. With plenty of high-profile players (Willian, NGolo Kante, Antonio Rudiger) delivering in the past, and newly-acquired Christian Pulisic on the flank, Chelsea could finish third behind Manchester City and Liverpool as the best of the others. 19659006] WORST : Lampard's return to Chelsea as a coach was well received by everyone in the club, but if he turns out to be a freshman who is overwhelmed at the highest level, it could be that he did not come under the top four tasted his job.

CRYSTAL PALACE
Last season: 12th place, 49 points

BEST : Under Roy Hodgson, Palace has become too good to go under but not good enough to face the top 10. A good season with all the important players could get them into the top half and it would be a real achievement.

WORST : Palace has retained Wilfried Zaha for now, but is still exposed to a fight survival, especially when the clubs call again in January. Stop Zaha and Palace. Lose it and you are facing a long season.

EVERTON
Last season: Eighth place, 54 points

BEST : Everton wants to be a top 6 club – they even have ambitions to get themselves into the Champions League – but realistically Marco Silva is sixth this season. Manchester United and Arsenal are both in the spotlight when they have a strong campaign and signings like Moise Kean in the summer.

WORST : Everton can claim sixth place, and probably will not be below ninth but ninth place would be a bad season given their ambitions. To end the bottom team in the Everton Wolves Leicester race would be a disappointing season, but given the heavy investment in improving the squad, it's likely to be a bad one as well.


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LEICESTER CITY [19659004] Last season: 9th place, 52 points

BEST : After Leicester won the Premier League in 2015/16, Leicester's goal, under manager Brendan Rodgers, is a top-six outcome or one better to achieve. If they take sixth place and return to Europe, it will be a huge success.

WORST : Like Everton and Wolves, Leicester knock on the door of the top six, so everything outside the top-10 would be good He beat expectations and probably cost Rodgers the job.

LIVERPOOL
Last season: Second place, 97 points

BEST This season's Liverpool is all about winning the Premier League. The Champions League ended with coach Jürgen Klopp waiting for an important title at Anfield last season. However, since he has no title since 1990, his season is measured by whether he wins the league or not. Given that Man City has spent money on a center-back and midfield upgrade this season, while Liverpool added only prospects (Harvey Elliott, Sepp van den Berg), it will be an even harder prospect than last season.

BAD : A second place would be a hit, but with Mo Salah and Sadio Mane missing the preseason over the African Nations Cup and Roberto Firmino and Alisson catching up after the Copa America, the fatigue factor saw this season The The Pursuit race denied them the top 2 placement.

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MANCHESTER CITY
Last season: First place, 98 points

BEST : How to beat a season that ended with a home-made treble? City Face Football's "Mission Impossible" this season, unless they do the same again and add the Champions League, but Pep Guardiola's team is so strong and dominant – especially because Joao Cancelo and Rodri are too contributed to the mix – that they really could win you all four this time around.

WORST : Ending the season with empty hands is the worst scenario for City, but at the moment this seems to be a strange business. Winning nothing and losing Guardiola at the end of the season would be as bad as it gets.

MANCHESTER UNITED
Last season: Sixth place, 66 points

BEST : The times at Old were so turbulent Trafford since Sir Alex Ferguson retired in 2013 that is a season without layoffs a manager would be a good result. If coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer keeps his job, United will finish in the top four and maybe even win a trophy as good as he can go. The commitment of Harry Maguire shows that they can finally have the top defenseman, who can stabilize a team that is known for their leaky goals last season. The real task of the six best rivals will be to face Leicester, Everton and to assert Wolves. If you do not dismiss Romelu Lukaku, this will be a real challenge. Could United land outside the top six? It's not beyond the scope of possibilities

NEWCASTLE UNITED
Last season: 13th place, 45 points

BEST : It was a desperate summer for Newcastle. After losing coach Rafael Benitez and strikers Ayoze Perez and Salomon Rondon and spending 40 million pounds to replace Joelinton, anything less than relegation under new coach Steve Bruce was seen as a positive result at St. James Park.

] WORST : Newcastle appears to be a club about to collapse, and one owner (Mike Ashley) does not seem to be interested in spending enough money on his team to push the table, which leaves his passionate fans on the verge of a revolt. The descent would be bad, but the worst result for Newcastle would be a repeat of what happened to neighbor Sunderland: successive descents and no sign of returning to the top.

NORWICH CITY
Last season: championship title, promoted

BEST : Daniel Farkes' team has climbed the ladder in a gallop last season, so confidence in Carrow Road is high in the To be able to survive the Premier League. Burnley and Bournemouth have shown that less talented teams can be successful, and a top 10 result would be a good result for Norwich.

WORST : Norwich won the climb with ease, but there are no guarantees in the Premier League and the Premier League can be an unforgiving contest. They may also regret taking the less popular route of keeping the team that has set them up and not making any significant summer additions to accommodate the extra quality in the top division. Norwich's nightmare scenario is a fight in which they descend again.

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SHEFFIELD UNITED
Last season: Second place in the championship, promoted

BEST : The Blades have broken their club transfer record four times this summer – in order: midfielder Luke Freeman, winger Callum Robinson, striker Lys Mousset and striker Oliver McBurnie – that is, they are undoubtedly a serious problem when they return to the top for the first time since 2007. Nevertheless, they are the relegation favorites. A higher finish than the 18th would be enough to burst the champagne corks. [19659006] WORST : Manager Chris Wilder has built a dedicated, unified team in Bramall Lane, but if quality is not enough, United may find it difficult. The worst end result would be to beat Derby's record low of 11.

SOUTHAMPTON
Last season: 16th place, 39 points

BEST : The 2018-19 campaign was truly one to forget, but the second half of the season under Ralph Hasenhuttl showed some potential, and With a couple of good signings this summer forward – the saints managed only 45 goals in the last season, but Danny Ings made a permanent transfer as well as Che Adams to snatch – they should at least have midfield comfort and a season of consolidating their status in the pushing the highest league.

WORST : If this squad does not fully accept Hasenhuttl's style of play – He was once referred to as "Anti-Guardiola" because he favored pressing, opposing football – and if Ings and Adams in the front row did not do well get along, they will be relegation candidates again in 2019-20.

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TOTTENHAM
Last season: Fourth place, 71 points

BEST : Spurs have become a team that promises more than they deliver, but after five years, Mauricio Pochettino is determined to achieve actual success to monitor. Spurs must win a trophy this season, and in the league they can share the two best of the last year as they find more consistency. The new additions of Tanguy Ndombele, Ryan Sessegnon and Giovani Lo Celso should provide the depth needed to remain competitive from start to finish – a great disappointment, even if they would win silver elsewhere.

WATFORD
Last season: 11th place, 50 points

BEST : Watford has to recover from the humiliation of losing the FA Cup final of last year's 6 -0 to Manchester City , A top 10 result is a challenge, but in Watford's range.

WORST : If the FA Cup final leads to a hangover this season, Watford may forget the top ten, but Javi Gracia's team are too good to go under. The worst you can expect is a season on the edge of the relegation zone.

WEST HAM UNITED
Last season: 10th place, 52 points

BEST : Manuel Pellegrini's team spent a lot of money this summer, so they have the potential to join the race to top six to displace. It's a year too early for West Ham to take this seriously, but anything over the ninth will be a great campaign.

WORST : West Ham should be at least a Top 10 club, but they have to succeed After winning only nine of 19 league games at London Stadium last season, their home form worked flawlessly. Otherwise you risk another hit in the lower half.

WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS
Last season: seventh place, 57 points

BEST : Wolves are arguably the strongest contenders for the first six and that's certainly within their reach. The Champions League seats are probably a jump too far, but at Molineux a fifth or sixth place is possible at the expense of a traditional "Big Six" national team.

WORST : The Europa League could be a problem for wolves. They have to play six games by the end of August to even reach the group stage. If Europe puts a strain on them, they could get out of the top 10.


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