The new Premier League season is almost here and it is time to launch our Power Rankings ahead of the 2021-22 campaign.
That’s right, it’s time to focus on which teams are trending in the right direction and which teams are stuck in neutral, or even worse in reverse, after a summer of preseason preparations and transfer moves all mixed in with international tournaments galore.
Below we rank all of the Premier League teams from 20-1 based on where they’re at right now and we will update these rankings throughout the season.
It’s a long, wild ride from August to May, so buckle up for a crazy nine-month marathon of Premier League action.
20. Watford – A few decent signings but largely the same squad which got relegated, then promoted back to the PL. Xisco Munoz did a great job to drag them up late in the season last season, but I just can’t see them scoring many goals.
19. Norwich City – See above, really. Daniel Farke has done a great job gaining two promotions to the PL in the last three seasons and the Canaries have kept a lot of their squad together too. Adding Billy Gilmour on loan is a massive boost and you get the sense Norwich will be much closer to staying up this time around.
18. Brentford – The new boys have spent smartly, as always, and they have had a good summer of preseason games after winning the playoffs to clinch a first-ever PL season. Thomas Frank’s side will take risks and will be fun to watch but if Ivan Toney can’t deliver in his first season in the PL, who else is going to score the goals? The Bees will be a lot of fun and everyone’s favorite second team. Think Bournemouth and Blackpool when they were first promoted.