Barclay’s Premier League 2014-15 Predictions

by Sameer Arshad | Posted on Thursday, August 14th, 2014 | 0

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As we gear up for what will undoubtedly be another thrilling ride filled with controversy, exciting fixtures and shocking results, I’ll take the time to give my predictions on the Premier League 2014/15. With so much action, huge goals, questionable calls, upset results and adrenaline-fuelled last minute winners that take place in a single season, it’s hard to condense my predictions in to one article, but I’ll do my best:

Upset of the season:

My pick for upset of the season comes in the first week of fixtures, and it will feature consistent top five placers Chelsea, as they trot out to Burnley FC for their Monday 18th tilt. After beating Wigan Athletic 2-0 in the last game of the championship, the Lancashire based club will face off against London giants Chelsea, but will hold the home advantage over the ‘Blues’.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not calling a five-goal drumming, but I expect the Nothern stand outs to hold the fort, putting in a stirring performance against the much higher valued club, and look for Michael Kightly to pinch a last minute winner for the Clarets. 1-0 to Burnley and a shocking start to the season for Chelsea.

Player of the year:

Rahim Sterling

England National and Liverpool winger Raheem Sterling gave us a glimpse of his abilities in the 2013-14 season, scoring 10 goals in a total of 34 appearances for the Northern club, and showing that he is maturing rapidly at the tender age of just 19. The club came so close to scoring Premiership glory in their last season, and the former QPR/Liverpool youth squad is touted for a big future.
I’ll address the subject of the league winners in the next heading, but The Reds will certainly have the player of the season helping them out on the wing, as Sterling will shine brighter than anyone this year, at least in my books.

The winners:

Manchester City Highlights

Manchester City are flying high right now, and it’s easy to understand why; Joe Hart in goal, Frank Lampard on Loan, Samir Nasri, Edin Dzeko, Pablo Zabaleta, Negredo, Javi Garcia, Sergio Aguero and Bacary Sagna are just a few of the many huge talents on the squad right now. Manuel Pellegrini has all the tools at his disposal to make it two seasons on the bounce, and also has the highest win percentage of any manager in the club’s history.

The club also scored the league cup last season, and there is no reason that they couldn’t squash the competition and win the league and league cup two years on the trot for the first time in City’s storied history. It’s a Sky Blue season if you ask me.

Comeback of the season:

manchester United Live Stream 2014-15

As far as clubs are concerned, I feel like Machester United have the most to answer for after their dismal showing in the 2013-14 season. Under the tutelage of former Everton boss David Moyes, the champions of 2012-13 failed to qualify for European football for the first time since 1990, and limped through to a seventh place finish at the close of business.
Under the new management of Louis Van Gaal, assisted by club legend Ryan Giggs, I feel the sky is the limit in the near future for the Red Devils. Although still not back on par with their City opposites, I predict a solid season resulting in at least a top five finish for the 20-time domestic champions this season.

Signing of the season:

For me, Cesc Fabregas is undoubtedly the best signing made during the last transfer window, and will pay most dividends for his £27 million price tag. An eight-year Arsenal veteran, and most recently playing for Spanish giants Barcelona, Fabregas has scored a total of 99 goals in 454 domestic appearances.
His recent acquisition also makes the week 7 home game against his former club Arsenal all the more interesting. My prediction for Fabregas in 2014-15? An outstanding season that sees him enter next year as a staple of the North London football club.


It’s always tough to hang at the top, and unfortunately two teams must say goodbye to premier league football each season. This time around, I’m choosing struggling top flight teams Aston Villa and Leicester City for the axe. Villa suffered a rather brutal season last time out, barely scraping their way to the 15th spot at the end of the show.
Leicester on the other hand had a mighty season in the championship last year, finishing at the very top and strolling straight in to the premiership. Unfortunately for them, I feel they are destined for a trip back down the tables, as Leicester just does not have the fire power to hang with the big boys in the domestic Premier League.

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