English Premier League rankings and predictions

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Yahoo Sports’ Martin Rogers makes his picks for the title, the champions league, and relegation for the upcoming Premier League season

No. 20 Burnley: The Clarets made a fine effort to get back into the top flight, but they’ll be outgunned by superior fire power.<br>— Martin Rogers
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No. 20 Burnley: The Clarets made a fine effort to get back into the top flight, but they’ll be outgunned by superior fire power.
— Martin Rogers
No. 19 West Bromwich Albion: Few managers will start the season under more pressure than the unheralded Alan Irvine.<br>— Martin Rogers
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No. 19 West Bromwich Albion: Few managers will start the season under more pressure than the unheralded Alan Irvine.
— Martin Rogers
No. 18 Hull City: The Europa League will be a fun diversion, but it will be too much of a distraction for a group lacking depth.<br>— Martin Rogers
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No. 18 Hull City: The Europa League will be a fun diversion, but it will be too much of a distraction for a group lacking depth.
— Martin Rogers
No. 17 West Ham United: Injuries and a list of newcomers led by the unpredictable Enner Valencia — trouble awaits the Hammers.<br>— Martin Rogers
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No. 17 West Ham United: Injuries and a list of newcomers led by the unpredictable Enner Valencia — trouble awaits the Hammers.
— Martin Rogers
No. 16 Queens Park Rangers: Following a fine effort to win immediate promotion, key signings like Rio Ferdinand should bring some stability.<br>— Martin Rogers
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No. 16 Queens Park Rangers: Following a fine effort to win immediate promotion, key signings like Rio Ferdinand should bring some stability.
— Martin Rogers
No. 15 Crystal Palace: Palace performed as well as anyone at season’s end. Continuing that momentum will be tough.<br>— Martin Rogers
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No. 15 Crystal Palace: Palace performed as well as anyone at season’s end. Continuing that momentum will be tough.
— Martin Rogers
No. 14 Leicester City: The Foxes crushed their way to the Championship crown and will have money to spend in January if needed.<br>— Martin Rogers
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No. 14 Leicester City: The Foxes crushed their way to the Championship crown and will have money to spend in January if needed.
— Martin Rogers
No. 13 Southampton: A stern task awaits after the summer’s gutting of a talented squad. Fallout may not be as drastic as some predict.<br>— Martin Rogers
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No. 13 Southampton: A stern task awaits after the summer’s gutting of a talented squad. Fallout may not be as drastic as some predict.
— Martin Rogers
No. 11 Sunderland: Gus Poyet showed some vision at the end of last season. The Black Cats won’t be exciting any time soon but they'll be effective.<br>— Martin Rogers
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No. 11 Sunderland: Gus Poyet showed some vision at the end of last season. The Black Cats won’t be exciting any time soon but they'll be effective.
— Martin Rogers
No. 11 Stoke City: American eyes will be on Geoff Cameron as Stoke again seeks to make itself tough to play and tougher to beat.<br>— Martin Rogers
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No. 11 Stoke City: American eyes will be on Geoff Cameron as Stoke again seeks to make itself tough to play and tougher to beat.
— Martin Rogers
No. 10 Swansea City: With relegation narrowly and nervously avoided, Garry Monk can start to rebuild with some solid pieces in place.<br>— Martin Rogers<br><br>
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No. 10 Swansea City: With relegation narrowly and nervously avoided, Garry Monk can start to rebuild with some solid pieces in place.
— Martin Rogers

No. 9 Aston Villa: Signing Joe Cole doesn’t exactly look like an inspired move, but retaining Dutch defender Ron Vlaar most certainly was.<br>— Martin Rogers<br><br>
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No. 9 Aston Villa: Signing Joe Cole doesn’t exactly look like an inspired move, but retaining Dutch defender Ron Vlaar most certainly was.
— Martin Rogers

No. 8 Newcastle United: Their predicted position is more an indictment on the league’s strength in depth than a real belief in Alan Pardew’s squad.<br>— Martin Rogers
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No. 8 Newcastle United: Their predicted position is more an indictment on the league’s strength in depth than a real belief in Alan Pardew’s squad.
— Martin Rogers
No. 7 Tottenham Hotspur: A year on, $150 million spent and still nothing to suggest Spurs are any closer to effectively replacing Gareth Bale.<br>— Martin Rogers
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No. 7 Tottenham Hotspur: A year on, $150 million spent and still nothing to suggest Spurs are any closer to effectively replacing Gareth Bale.
— Martin Rogers
No. 6 Everton: Roberto Martinez’s mission continues with the backing of some welcome financial support from the board.<br>— Martin Rogers
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No. 6 Everton: Roberto Martinez’s mission continues with the backing of some welcome financial support from the board.
— Martin Rogers
No. 5 Liverpool: With Luis Suarez gone, don’t expect a repeat of last season’s near-title heroics despite a string of expensive arrivals.<br>— Martin Rogers
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No. 5 Liverpool: With Luis Suarez gone, don’t expect a repeat of last season’s near-title heroics despite a string of expensive arrivals.
— Martin Rogers
No. 4 Arsenal: Still not good enough or deep enough to challenge the front-runners but Gunners will claim a Champions League spot again.<br>— Martin Rogers
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No. 4 Arsenal: Still not good enough or deep enough to challenge the front-runners but Gunners will claim a Champions League spot again.
— Martin Rogers
No. 3 Manchester United: Louis van Gaal’s arrival will guarantee greater discipline and avoid last season’s disaster but the title will be beyond them. <br>— Martin Rogers
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No. 3 Manchester United: Louis van Gaal’s arrival will guarantee greater discipline and avoid last season’s disaster but the title will be beyond them.
— Martin Rogers
No. 2 Chelsea: Year 2 of Jose Mourinho’s second coming and arrivals of Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas should ensure a strong challenge.<br>— Martin Rogers
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No. 2 Chelsea: Year 2 of Jose Mourinho’s second coming and arrivals of Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas should ensure a strong challenge.
— Martin Rogers
No. 1 Manchester City: With stability, confidence and momentum in their favor, expect a stout and successful defense of the crown.<br>— Martin Rogers
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No. 1 Manchester City: With stability, confidence and momentum in their favor, expect a stout and successful defense of the crown.
— Martin Rogers

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