Arguably a ballsy pick for 2nd place is Nottingham Forest, but after what happened with Wolves last year it can be easily justified.
Wolves won the league last year a shade cosily, after investing in a youthful side with some of Europe’s top talents and Nottingham Forest have done just that. To start with, Forest recruited Lewis Grabban, a proven Championship goalscorer who managed to bag 21 goals in 37 goals last season.
They’ve also signed the Portuguese pair Joao Carvalho and Diogo Goncalves who both have had impressive seasons at Benfica before struggling last season, if they can perform half as well as Wolves’ Ruben Neves last season then Forest could be in for a season at the top.
These signings are merely adding to what was developing into a good side with young talents like Zach Clough and Matty Cash already playing last season and breaking through. Aitor Karanka has started putting a very good team together here and Forest could perform brilliantly this season.