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Predicting the 2017-18 football season: writers’ picks

The 2016-17 English Premier League football season kicks off this weekend, and’s crack staff of writers have been hard at work preparing for the new football season. This week, three writers made their bold predictions for the season ahead. Will their predictions come true? We will find out in May.

Mark Rowbottom

Premier League champions: Manchester City

Champions League qualification: Manchester United, Tottenham, Chelsea

Relegated: Burnley, Huddersfield, Brighton

English League Cup: Everton

FA Cup: Manchester United

Champions League winners: Bayern Munich

Des Duffy

Premier League champions: Manchester City

Champions League qualification: Tottenham, Liverpool, Manchester United

Relegated: Brighton, Huddersfield, Swansea

English League Cup: Liverpool

FA Cup: Tottenham

Champions League winners: Paris Saint-Germain

Drew Farmer

Premier League champions: Arsenal

Champions League qualification: Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea

Relegated: Brighton, Huddersfield, Stoke

English League Cup: Manchester City

FA Cup: Manchester City

Champions League winner: Barcelona

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