Manchester City will be top of the Premier League table after seven matches of the new season, according to our predicted table.
Pep Guardiola’s men finished top of the pile last term and look set to get off to a strong start when the campaign begins in August.
The Citizens take on Tottenham, Norwich, Arsenal, Leicester, Southampton, Chelsea and Liverpool in their opening seven games and can expect a return of 17 points.
That would be enough to see them aop the table ahead of October’s international break, although rivals Manchester United won’t be far behind.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men will also have 17 points according to our predicted table but will be second after seven matches thanks to an inferior goal difference.
Manchester City could be top of the Premier League after seven matches of the new season
United take on Leeds, Southampton, Wolves, Newcastle, West Ham, Aston Villa and Everton in the opening weeks of the season.
Hot on their heels will be Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds, who can expect a healthy return of 16 points from 21 available in their first septet of fixtures.
Liverpool round out the top-four after seven matches, putting them just ahead of Chelsea who will be hoping to build on last season’s Champions League win.
Our table shows Manchester City top of the pile from Manchester United, Leeds and Liverpool after the first seven games
Our predicted table has Leicester and Aston Villa completing the top-seven on 14 points before a five-point break to Tottenham and Arsenal in 8th and 9th.
The north London pair are facing big summers in the transfer market after experiencing difficult campaigns for differing reasons last time around.
Newcomers Brentford complete the top-half of the fledgling table, while at the bottom there can be little surprise over who might be involved in a relegation scrap.
Wolves, Brighton and Norwich make up the…