4. PSG can go all the way.
It’s tricky to judge a team that is so much better than the competition in France’s Ligue 1 but a 4-0 away win in the knock-outs of the Champions League – even against a team as porous as Bayer Leverkusen – suggests the Parisiens are the finished article. In Zlatan Ibrahimovic they have one of Europe’s most talented match-winners but Lauren Blanc, a former France international centre half, has built a solid base around Thiago Silva, Marco Veratti and Thiago Motta, with the latter two both completing over 100 passes against the hapless Germans. PSG weren’t far from the semi-final last year and they’ve improved since then. They’ll take some beating this season.