Premier League 2018/19 preview: Team-by-team guide and predictions

A guide to the new English football season and a look at each of the 20 sides and how they will perform over the coming 38 match weeks

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The new Premier League season begins on August 10 and there are plenty of fascinating narratives

Manchester City are looking to become the first side in a decade to retain the title after a record-breaking 2017/18 campaign.

Liverpool and Manchester United lead their challengers, while Chelsea and Arsenal have new managers in charge.

Wolverhampton Wanderers, Cardiff City and Fulham are the promoted sides looking to establish themselves.

Richard Jolly has analysed all 20 clubs and gives his verdict on how each side will fare and links to those stories are below. The teams are listed below in the order Richard predicts they will be in when the season comes to a close on May 12.

1. Manchester City More history on the horizon at the Etihad Stadium

2. Liverpool Mohamed Salah can lead Jurgen Klopp's strengthened side on title challenge

3. Manchester United Settling Alexis Sanchez key to United's hopes

4. Chelsea Maurizio Sarri's task to galvanise Blues back to top four

5. Tottenham Hotspur Lack of transfers put pressure on Mauricio Pochettino

6. Arsenal Aubameyang goals key to hopes of return to top four in Emery's first season

7. Everton Richarlison and Gylfi Sigurdsson can lead Marco Silva's revolution 

8. West Ham United New signings start of new era led by Manuel Pellegrini

9. Wolverhampton Wanderers Flying return to top flight ahead for Championship winners

10. Leicester City Jamie Vardy vital to adapting to life without Riyad Mahrez

11. Newcastle United Rafa Benitez's biggest test yet on Tyneside

12. Fulham Londoners can excel on their top flight return

13. Burnley Tall order to repeat past success for Sean Dyche's squad

14. Crystal Palace Wilfried Zaha again the man leading Palace's prospects

15. Southampton Home results key to kicking on under Mark Hughes

16. Bournemouth Changing times in terms of manpower for Eddie's Howe side

17. Watford Finding goals and improving away form the pivotal issues for Javier Gracia

18. Brighton and Hove Albion Finding goals the worry for Chris Hughton

19. Huddersfield Town Second season syndrome on horizon for Terriers

20. Cardiff City Junior Hoilett and new signings vital to hopes of avoiding relegation


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