The Premier League kicked off this week, and despite a sense of general excitement, you have to feel a little bit bad for fans of Liverpool, Aston Villa and especially Everton, whose weekend was probably ruined by bad results. You’ll often hear football pundits talk about preseason matches and how you can’t take them too seriously as predictors of a team’s chances. Well, I think the same could be said for the first game of the season. Here are three reasons why I think we should take the results of Week 1 with a grain of salt.
OK. Here are my, admittedly amateurish, predictions for this season of the Premier League. Feel free to comment and call me crazy, or pronounce my genius. At the end of the season, I’ll do another column and we’ll see just how wrong I was. 2009-10 Champions? Chelsea.