Swansea City had a fantastic 2014-15 season, but can they continue to punch above their weight?
Garry Monk worked wonders at Swansea last season, quietly putting together a magnificent campaign and silencing the doubters who had forecast a relegation battle.
Safety will be the first target for the South Wales side, but they will be hoping they can push on and secure a Europa League spot if they can match last season's form.
Stephen Pickering: Swansea look a good bet for another mid-table finish, despite going under the radar somewhat this summer. Andre Ayew could add the spark they need and Garry Monk is an exceptionally talented young coach. Key player: Andre Ayew.
Olly Dawes: Garry Monk has earned a reputation as one of the brightest young managers in England, and the addition of Andre Ayew should make Swansea even more dangerous this season, suggesting another top ten finish.
Mathew Nash: A predictable drop-off from last term for The Swans. Always safe but never inspiring season.
Billy Hawkins: Stability remains, as Garry Monk continues to aid the progression into top half club.
Michael Stevenson: Mid-table perennials Swansea will reside there comfortably next season having quietly gone about their business this summer, with the impressive captures of Andrew Ayew and Eder.
Lewis Doe: Difficult to see the Swans repeating their good form from last season; a slight decline.
Tim Poole: Garry Monk’s men have another good season in store but there is plenty of competition.
Che Thomas: Did very well last season as a sleeper side edging up towards the Europa League spots, though fell just short in the end. Have made additions in a couple of areas that needed some depth (left-back and up front) and brought in Andre Ayew who is a class player. Think they may just edge the five team mini-league that comes after sixth spot.
Chris Linnell: The Welsh outfit’s progression under Garry Monk has been outstanding, and I can only see them improving further following a successful summer window.
Damien Lucas: With the likes of Andre Ayew performing well Garry Monk enhances his reputation for playing good football while getting results on a tight budget with a mid-table finish.
Freddie Shires: Some first-class signings to add to an already strong squad will ensure the Swans make another jump forward this season.
Our writers were asked to predict the outcome of next season's Premier League campaign. We accumulated their rankings (20 points for first place, 1 for 20th, etc), and created a predicted 2015-16 league table.
And here it is:
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