Premier League 2016/17 season preview: Richard Jolly’s predictions and analysis

The Premier League 2016/17 season begins on August 13. Here, Richard Jolly previews every team's prospects for the campaign ahead in the English top flight.

With the start of the 2016/17 Premier League season less than two weeks away, Premier League correspondent Richard Jolly provides his previews for each club. Below, find links to his team-by-team analysis ahead of the top flight, based on prediction finish.

1 Manchester City: Pep Guardiola can restore Manchester City’s air of invincibility

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2 Chelsea: Antonio Conte’s Chelsea can be formidable if best form is rediscovered

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3 Manchester United: All change at Manchester United, none more so than in the dugout

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4 Liverpool: Jurgen Klopp begins to mould Liverpool into his preferred shape

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5 Arsenal: Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal remain short in key areas to win title

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6 Tottenham Hotspur: Spurs will do well to better or even match last season

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7 West Ham United: Dimitri Payet and West Ham can soar again if injuries are avoided

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8 Leicester City: Champions Leicester to provide another great story, whatever the ending

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9 Everton: Ronald Koeman a coup for Everton who can lead revival

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10 Southampton: Saints could slip after another summer exodus

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11 Stoke City: Aiming to convert consistency into ambition at Stoke

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12 Middlesbrough: Heavy investment can secure Middlesbrough’s top flight-status

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13 Crystal Palace: A prolific striker away from Crystal Palace being top half

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14 West Bromwich Albion: Another safe yet drab season for West Brom

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15 Swansea City: Swans will need to prosper on limited resources

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16 Sunderland: David Moyes tasked with guiding Sunderland to safety

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17 Watford: A better start than the way last season ended necessary for Watford

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18 Bournemouth: Ultimate price may be paid for Bournemouth’s top-heavy squad

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19 Burnley: Sean Dyche’s Burnley banking on team spirit to defy doubters

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20 Hull City: Summer of instability will lead to Hull City’s drop

Published: July 31, 2016 04:00 AM

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