- Manchester City have been backed to successfully defend the Premier League title next season
- According to FiveThirtyEight's supercomputer, City will clinch the trophy with 85 points
- Liverpool, Chelsea, and Tottenham Hotspur have all been tipped to finish a top-four finish ahead of Arsenal and Man United
A supercomputer has backed Manchester City to retain the Premier League crown next season.
City will be hoping to reclaim the title under the tutelage of Pep Guardiola, having beaten Liverpool to the honour last time by just a point.
While the Manchester club are expected to face stiff competition from the Reds, Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea, and rivals Man United, the supercomputer contends they have an upper hand in winning the title.
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Chelsea have been backed to finish third, ahead of Tottenham, who, according to FiveThirtyEight's supercomputer, will have to settle for a fourth-place finish.
Despite their heavy investment, Arsenal and Man United have been predicted to miss out on a Champions League slot, with the two billed to finish fifth and sixth, respectively.
Fulham, Nottingham tipped for relegation
Meanwhile, FiveThirtyEight's supercomputer has projected that Fulham, Nottingham Forest, and Bournemouth will be relegated.
The three clubs were promoted to the top flight last term after a successful season in the Championship last term.
In the prediction, Nottingham are expected to finish bottom of the log with 35 points, with Fulham and Bournemouth missing out on survival by four points.
Erling Haaland slammed for flopping during Community Shield
Erling Haaland leaves Kevin de Bruyne furious during Man City's Community Shield defeat vs Liverpool
Earlier, Sports Brief reported Manchester City’s Erling Haaland had a first half to forget on Saturday, July 30 during the season curtain raiser against Liverpool.
Pep Guardiola gave Haaland the nod to start for the Citizens in his first competitive game, but the fomer Borrussia Dortmund struggled at the King Power Stadium.
Haaland joined Manchester City in a £51 million deal earlier this month and is expected to lead Pep Guardiola’s attack in the 2022/23 campaign.
Source: Sports Brief News