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No team can match the depth and class of Manchester City , who could field Bernardo Silva, Gabriel Jesus and Raheem Sterling as a second-choice attack.

With Pep Guardiola’s vision now perfectly drilled into the entire squad – to which Phil Foden and Brahim Diaz can add even more firepower – there is no reason to believe that their standards should slip.

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Another strong transfer window should ensure that Liverpool continue their upward trajectory and finish as the best of the rest.

Chelsea came from nowhere to win the Premier League title two years ago, and I expect them to go well under Maurizio Sarri, while Tottenham are underrated every summer, despite finishing inside the top three in all of the last three seasons.

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There appear to be some incredibly overrated teams in this market. I don’t see any of Southampton, Newcastle or Bournemouth justifying their prices, all of which are around 2/1.

That means there is value elsewhere, and I am going to plump for Brighton , who have added plenty offensively to what was already a strong defence.

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The bottom half of the table is so close that the finest margins will again decide who drops down to the Championship.

Newcastle’s price of looks enormous to me. They at least look poised for a bad start, with their standard transfer window chaos extending to the players, who are blanking the media as part of a dispute with the club about bonuses.

I thought Bournemouth were poor for large parts of last season, saving themselves from a relegation scrap with one good run of post-Christmas form.

And, though it wouldn’t surprise me to see them ruffle a few feathers, Cardiff possess the squad with the least quality.

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After – wrongly, in my view – being overlooked last season, I see no reason why Kevin De Bruyne shouldn’t pick up where he left off. He surely won’t come second twice in a row.

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I’m probably wrong to think that so many elements of last season will just repeat themselves, but I see nobody stopping Mohamed Salah .

Both City and Liverpool are bound to score loads of goals, and Salah is the most lethal of the attackers on either side that is not at much risk of rotation.

JACK GREEN

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Not the most exciting pick, but I’m going for City . The league should be tighter than last season, but they’re clearly the best team.

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I think Liverpool will push City a lot closer this time around and their squad is clearly the second best in the top flight.

Spurs have done nothing all summer, but their squad is settled, they’ve got Harry Kane and they look a safe bet to be in the Champions League again next season.

Chelsea might start slowly after leaving it so late to bring in Maurizio Sarri, but the former Napoli boss should make them a real attacking force and I see them edging out Manchester United and Arsenal.

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I’m expecting Burnley to be knocked out of Europe very soon, which should free them up for another top-10 run in the Premier League.

This could go disastrously wrong given how tight it is from seventh to 17th, but this is a good price for a team that were the best of the rest by far a year ago.

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Cardiff should make it difficult for a lot of sides with Neil Warnock’s defensive style, but their squad is the weakest in the division and I can’t see them scoring enough to stay up.

David Wagner did an amazing job keeping Huddersfield in the top flight last season but they faltered toward the end of the campaign and could struggle this time around in what looks like a more competitive division.

Bournemouth are my outside bet to go down. Eddie Howe’s side went through some shocking spells last season and don’t seem to have improved much this summer.

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Kevin De Bruyne arguably should have won this award last year and will not be denied this time around. If City retain the title as expected, it’s hard to see any other player winning this.

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Harry Kane is the best striker in the league and the safest bet to score 25 goals.

It’s tough to go against Mo Salah, but I can’t see the Egyptian being as ridiculously prolific as he was last season.

TOM CLEE

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Manchester City won the league by 19 points last season, so it will take some turnaround to stop them doing so again.

Pep Guardiola won’t allow the same complacency to creep in that scuppered previous title defences under Roberto Mancini and Manuel Pellegrini, which probably means everybody else is playing for second place.

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Liverpool have strengthened all over the pitch, and proved last season they’re the only team capable of taking on Man City at their own game.

Tottenham are more established in the top four than any of their rivals, having finished third or higher in each of the last three seasons.

I also think that Arsenal will benefit from a surprisingly serene summer, at least compared to Manchester United and Chelsea.

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They’re not the longest price, but West Ham feel like a relatively safe bet in this market of fine margins.

They only finished two points off 10th last time around and, having spent the second-highest amount of money in the league and acquired a title-winning manager, ought to enjoy a season of progression.

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Huddersfield ran out of steam last year, ending up with a goal difference that was 10 worse than any other team left in the league.

Neil Warnock hasn’t got the best track record when it comes to keeping teams in the top flight, so Cardiff look up against it.

I’ll also go for Crystal Palace as my outside shot, who didn’t win a single point without Wilfried Zaha last season. Being that reliant on a player who doesn’t want to be there seems a very dangerous position to be in.

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Kevin De Bruyne is the man who most makes City tick. Presuming they win the title, it’s hard to see him being overlooked again.

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Harry Kane might take a while to get going after the World Cup, while Mohamed Salah will surely slow down eventually.

I’ll take a punt on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang , who hit the ground running with 10 in 13 for Arsenal last season.

WILL ROOK

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After bagging 100 points and walking the league last season, I can’t see past Manchester City .

They have added Riyad Mahrez who, along with the emerging Phil Foden, will strengthen what was already the Premier League’s best squad.

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Liverpool have made some exciting signings that should ensure they come closest to challenging City.

Tottenham have enough quality to finish in the top four for a fourth consecutive year despite a stagnant transfer window, while I expect Arsenal to make an impressive start to life under Unai Emery.

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There is very little between the middle third in the Premier League, as evidenced by Newcastle’s 10th-place finish last season – just eight points above 17th.

I’m backing Fulham . They have done some eye-catching business, bringing in Alfie Mawson, Jean-Michael Seri and Andre Schurrle and won’t just make up the numbers.

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An obvious pick, but Cardiff look the likeliest of the lot to go down. While new signings Alex Smithies, Greg Cunningham, Josh Murphy and Bobby Reid have all impressed in the Championship, they won’t be anywhere near enough to keep them up.

I also expect Huddersfield to join them. David Wagner’s side did well to stay up last year, but a run of just one victory from their final 10 matches exposed plenty of their flaws.

The final relegation spot could realistically be taken up by one of eight other sides, but I’m drawn to the on offer for Southampton. The Saints were dreadful in the second half of last season and I’m not convinced that they were right to keep hold of Mark Hughes after limping to survival.

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Kevin De Bruyne was the best midfielder in the Premier League last season, and will be again this term.

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As hard as it is to tip against Mohamed Salah, I can’t see a repeat of his career-best season.

Manchester City will score a hatful of goals again this season and Sergio Aguero is the man that will get a decent proportion of them.

TOM BOWLES

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Last season I went with my heart, rather than my head and tipped Manchester United to pip Manchester City to the title.

I’m not going to make the same mistake this time around. City, followed by Liverpool (welp).

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Liverpool have made two signings in Alisson and Naby Keita that will definitely improve their starting line-up, which is more than what the teams around them have done.

Tottenham have qualified for the Champions League for the last three seasons, and there’s no reason to think that won’t happen again.

I’ll go with United to join them. Their transfer business has been surprisingly meh – it’s remarkable they haven’t bought at least one established full-back – but the squad is full of players who should perform better than last season and I don’t think Jose Mourinho is close to reaching Chelsea-meltdown level just yet.

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Newcastle do OK for a club that are perpetually in turmoil, and there’s nothing about the current one that makes me think Rafa Benitez and his hard-working lads will be any worse than last season, where they finished 10th. To paraphrase Karl Pilkington after he was asked to explain why the animals on Noah’s Ark didn’t eat each other, I can see them pulling together through this crisis.

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History says that Neil Warnock is not a Premier League-standard manager, and his Cardiff squad doesn’t look good enough to compete at this level.

Huddersfield stayed up with a -30 goal difference last season, but I don’t think they will be as fortunate this time around.

As for who joins them, I reckon it’ll be an established Premier League club. I don’t rate Bournemouth, but am going to plump for Watford .

Hornets supporter Adam Drury tells me that this is the most concerned he’s been heading into a Premier League season, which is good enough for me.

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There’s no better player in the Premier League than KDB, but the fact he was overlooked last season in favour of a goalscorer is significant. So, I’m going for Harry Kane , for reasons stated below.

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I imagine Kane is still annoyed that he didn’t claim what would’ve been a third successive Golden Boot last season, especially as his 30-goal haul was his best ever in the Premier League.

While I’m not prepared to swear on any of my family members lives, I think he’ll better that total this campaign.

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