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Now is the time for the writer to give his opinion. It is nearly impossible to predict how a Premier League campaign will pan out, but it's worth a shot.
In terms of picking a winner, it is difficult to look past Mourinho's Chelsea, a club with the best squad on paper.
Despite their gluttony of new signings, Manchester City will be likely pipped to second by their cross-city rivals.
If Arsenal make a couple of significant signings this summer, they will likely finish fourth. If Spurs can keep hold of Gareth Bale, they will likely finish fourth.
Otherwise, it is almost impossible to separate the two clubs fighting for the final Champions League spot.
Swansea City should continue to thrive under Laudrup, while Southampton could also prove a surprise package.
Expect Everton and West Brom to fall a few places in the table, though.
In terms of relegation-threatened teams, Hull City, Crystal Palace and Stoke City are the most likely to be relegated.
But also watch out for Fulham and Newcastle United, who could both slip into trouble come the winter period.
For B/R tactical analyst Sam Tighe's predictions for next season, click here.
What do you think will happen next EPL season. Predict the final table.