One week before the Premier League 2013/2014 season kicked off in August, the Paddy Power Blog asked some lovely people for their Top Four predictions. Then, we completely forgot to publish it. However, with many now suggesting this is the most open Premier League in years, we thought it’d be a nice time to lob it out there.
So, in no particular order (and not allowing our pals to revise their August predictions) here’s how they thought this year’s Premier League would finish…
Graham Hunter, football journalist
- Manchester City, Chelsea, Arsenal, Manchester United
Guido Fawkes, political journalist
- Chelsea, Man City, Man U, Arsenal
Matt Chapman, horse racing broadcaster and journalist
- Chelsea, Man U, Man City, Arsenal
Amy Eustace, Paddy Power Blog writer
- Chelsea, City, United and then Spurs if they keep Bale and Arsenal if they don’t…can I say that?
Graham Sullivan, Paddy Power football trader
- Man Utd, Manchester City, Chelsea, Tottenham
Not Big Sam, Twitter loony
1. Man City – now managed by an affable mafia don from the 80s, they’re the team to beat.
2. Chelsea – Mourinho’s back, but things are never the same the second time around. Like Airwolf.
3. Man United – United without Sir Alex is like East 17 without Tony Mortimer. They’ll crumble like a sand castle under a stream of hot piss.
4. West Ham – mark my words; this is the year I go interstellar. It’s on.
Daniella Moyles, TV presenter (above)
- Man Utd, Chelsea, Man City, Spurs x
Jason McAteer, former Liverpool and Ireland footballer
- Chelsea, City, United, Liverpool
Jerry Flannery, former Ireland and Munster rugby player (above)
Arsenal will be champions as they have made one very clever Strength & Conditioning signing over the summer. After that it doesn’t really matter who comes second, third and fourth as winning is all that matters. That is all I’m willing to disclose on the matter, thank you kindly.
Regards, The Flaninator
Georgia Salpa, model
Hi. Jesus I know nothing about football. OK, I’ll ask my boyfriend x
How about Man City, Man Utd, Chelsea, Arsenal x
Geoff Shreeves, Sky touchline reporter
Ha, are you mad! I would get dogs abuse from everyone apart from who I predicted to win it!
Paul Galvin, Kerry footballer (above)
- Chelsea, United, City, Arsenal
Ruby Walsh, jockey
- Manchester United, Chelsea, Manchester City, Arsenal
The latest odds on a Top Four finish as the table stands for the leading clubs are: Arsenal (8/11), Spurs (13/10), Liverpool (5/4), Manchester City (1/10), Manchester United (1/8), and Chelsea (1/12). Just one person had predicted a Liverpool top four place.