The 2019/20 Premier League season is upon us and with Aston Villa, Sheffield United and Norwich all winning promotion from the Championship, the battle to avoid the drop is set be as competitive as ever.
Brighton survived by the skin of their teeth last term as Cardiff, Fulham and Huddersfield all suffered relegation.
The Seagulls are again expected to struggle alongside the promoted trio and the likes of Burnley and Newcastle United, who replaced Rafael Benitez with Steve Bruce over the summer.
Ahead of the big kick-off, we asked data kings Google Cloud, Opta and Squawka to crunch all the numbers to produce a full script of the upcoming campaign.
Read on to see how they believe the Premier League relegation battle will pan out - and when you're done, check out more from The Script, including exclusive excerpts focusing on each of the division's 20 teams.
MORE FROM THE SCRIPT:
- How were The Script's conclusions calculated?
- Premier League: The Golden Boot race
- Premier League: The relegation battle
- Premier League: The 'Big Six' mini-league
- Premier League: Playmaker award
- Champions League: The knockout stages
- Europa League: The knockout stages
- The Script in full
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