The 2022/23 Premier League gets under way on Friday 5 August, with Crystal Palace hosting Arsenal on opening night. Sixteen rounds of fixtures will be squeezed in before the middle of November, when the top flight of English football (and other competitions around Europe) will break for the first ever winter World Cup. The Premier League action will resume on December 26 and run through until the last weekend of May.
Manchester City are the defending champions and the team to beat once again. Pep Guardiola’s side have now won four of the last five titles and have been widely backed to come out on top in 2022/23. Last season’s trio of relegated teams, Burnley, Watford and Norwich City, have been replaced by Fulham, Bournemouth and Nottingham Forest.
So, how will the Premier League table look after every team has played 38 games? You’ll find our predictions for the 2022/23 season below based on a deep dive into all of the 20 teams. We scored each team’s goalkeeper, defence, midfield, attack, and bench on a scale of 1 to 10, giving us a total score of up to 50. Be sure to click through to read an in-depth preview of each team.
Premier League 2022 Predictions – Team by team
1. Manchester City – 48/50 points
The defending champions already had a top-class starting XI and they have now added a Norwegian superstar to their squad. City are once again the team to beat. Read the full preview.
2. Liverpool – 48/50 points
Sadio Mane’s departure has been offset by the arrival of Darwin Nunez. Liverpool came mightily close last season and will push Manchester City hard again. Read the full preview.
3. Tottenham – 42/50 points
With Antonio Conte in charge, a title challenge may well be possible for Tottenham this term. Read the full preview.
4. Chelsea – 41/50 points
Chelsea should secure another top-four finish, but they will probably fall short of the top two once more. Read the full preview.
5. Arsenal – 40/50 points
Arsenal have strengthened their squad after missing out on the Champions League last term, but fifth place might be where they finish again in 2022/23. Read the full preview.
6. Manchester United – 39/50 points
The Erik ten Hag era is about to begin but Manchester United still have numerous problems to solve. Read the full preview.
7. West Ham United – 39/50 points
David Moyes has done a brilliant job at West Ham, who will be there or thereabouts in the European battle. Read the full preview.
8. Leicester City – 38/50 points
Leicester should be more consistent than last season but they have failed to strengthen in the transfer market. Read the full preview.
9. Aston Villa – 38/50 points
Aston Villa are an ambitious club with their eyes on the top seven, but there is still ground to make up. Read the full preview.
10. Newcastle – 36/50 points
Newcastle will not be troubled by relegation at all this season, but Europe will probably be beyond them too. Read the full preview.
11. Crystal Palace – 35/50 points
Patrick Vieira did a tremendous job last time out and his Crystal Palace side should be comfortable in mid-table again. Read the full preview.
12. Brighton – 35/50 points
Brighton will be aiming for another top-half finish, but they need to become more efficient up front. Read the full preview.
13. Wolves – 34/50 points
Wolves ended last term poorly and they are unlikely to finish in the top half this time. Read the full preview.
14. Everton – 33/50 points
There will be no quick fix for Everton after the disappointment of last season, but they should steer clear of a relegation battle. Read the full preview.
15. Brentford – 32/50 points
Brentford will be desperate to avoid second-season syndrome, but a backwards step is a distinct possibility. Read the full preview
16. Nottingham Forest – 32/50 points
Nottingham Forest have done some impressive work in the transfer market and Steve Cooper can keep them up. Read the full preview.
17. Southampton – 31/50 points
Southampton have turned back towards youth, but survival would be a success this term. Read the full preview.
18. Leeds – 29/50 points
Jesse Marsch wants to put his own stamp on this Leeds team, but the loss of their two best players is a huge blow. Read the full preview.
19. Fulham – 28/50 points
Fulham won the Championship last season but have struggled in the Premier League in recent years. Read the full preview.
20. Bournemouth – 28/50 points
Bournemouth are the favourites for relegation, and we reckon an instant return to the second tier beckons. Read the full preview.