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Latest From the Premier League

All 20 teams have now played 8 games and the Premier league is heating up. We have seen a fair share of drama so far and long may it continue throughout the season. Along with having some of the greatest players, the unpredictability of the Premier league makes it the best league in the world.   

Manager Watch

The Premier League season always provides twists and turns throughout the season. We have already seen Watford manager Xisco Munoz get given his marching orders after being sacked by the Watford board after just 10 months in charge, this didn’t come a surprise to many as Watford have had 17 managers in the last ten years. The man to take the reins at Watford is ex Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri. Watford fans will be hoping he can replicate the miracle he produced when in charge of Leicester.

Staying on the topic of football managers, the inevitable has happened, Steve Bruce’s time as Newcastle manager has come to an end after Bruce departed Newcastle by mutual consent. The departure is due to Newcastle consistently underperforming but mainly down to the change in ownership of the club. The takeover brings an end to Mike Ashley’s 14-year spell as Newcastle United owner. The billion-pound takeover aims to resurge Newcastle’s hopes for titles and silverware, their last major trophy was the FA Cup in 1955.

One man who’s future is constantly in doubt is Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. With a group of talented individuals he can’t seem to galvanise his side. After a ambitious transfer window in the summer, Manchester United were dubbed favourites to take the Premier League crown. So far they have showed signs of inconsistency in their first eight games and the manager has come under fire from various football pundits. Will Ole be at Old Trafford come the end of the season? Only time will tell.

Manchester United v Liverpool: One to Watch

This fixture is one of the fiercest in the Premier League. This weekend both teams go head-to-head in an important Premier League battle. Manchester United have won just one of their last 10 Premier League meetings with Liverpool, drawing 6 and losing 3. After Liverpool got the better of United with a convincing 4-2 victory at Old Trafford in May, they are looking to secure consecutive league victories at Old Trafford for the first time since January 2002.

The current Manchester United team have not really been hitting the heights that many expected so far this season. With the return of Ronaldo and positive additions in the form of Sancho and Varane, you would have thought they would be sitting higher than 6th, four points behind their opponents on Sunday, Liverpool.

View From the Top

Chelsea currently lead the way at the top of the table with 18 points, Stamford Bridge is proving to be a difficult place to get a result for teams at the moment. Top will be playing bottom at the Bridge this weekend as Norwich City make the trip to London, in which will be a huge task for them.

Liverpool are only a point behind the leaders Chelsea, with a convincing 5-0 win over Watford and an entertaining win against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League they will be looking to continue this fine form, however the challenge at hand is a big one with the massive game at Old Trafford this weekend.

A team that has surprised the Premier League so far this season is Brighton. Brighton are currently in the top four on 15 points, but it is a long season and I can’t see them holding this position throughout the season. Brighton come up against the team who are above them in the table, Manchester City. Last years champions are currently sitting in third, as they have proved over a number of seasons now, they can be rampant, ruthless and relentless on their day. Manchester City are brimming with talent this season with De Bruyne, Phil Foden, Bernado Silva and the addition this term of Jack Grealish, they are a team who can punish any side.

Tottenham Hotspur, who with the team they have should really be pushing higher up in the league. This has been the tale of past seasons for Spurs and it is looking like the same story so far this season. Harry Kane got off the mark against Newcastle last weekend scoring his first goal in the Premier League this season, can he be instrumental for them this season amid all the transfer talk which surrounded him in the summer?

Looking Down the League

A team that are morphing into mid table regulars of late are Arsenal. Arsenal have gone from top 4 contenders in previous years to a mediocre mid table outfit. Their draw with a revitalised Crystal Palace under Viera at the Emirates Stadium on Monday just showed how far they had really fallen. Palace capitalised on Arsenal’s sloppy performance, Arsenal struck late on to rescue a point. Arsenal currently sit in 12th place in the Premier League with lot’s of work needed to be done.

When looking at the bottom of the table there are a few teams that could be in big trouble this season based of their starts to their campaigns. Burnley, Newcastle and Norwich are currently sitting in the bottom three in the Premier League. All the teams in the bottom three have not managed a win so far this season. Norwich who have become a yoyo club sit rock bottom on 2 points with Newcastle and Burnley just above on 3 points.

In my opinion I think that these three teams will be relegated come the end of the season. The one team that won’t be feeling too nervous being in the bottom three at this stage is Newcastle United as their season is potentially going to take a massive turn due to the billion pound takeover. The January transfer window will be an exciting one to see who they recruit in this massive re-build.

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Chelsea Stutter Sees Rivals Sharpening Their Knives


The last few weeks of the Premier League season look set for a thrilling battle, with just eleven points separating the top four teams with nine games remaining. 

Chelsea may still be the bookies’ favourites to win title, but their odds lengthened over the weekend as a wobble at home against Crystal Palace allowed Tottenham to close the gap to just to seven points.

Liverpool also moved three points closer to the long-time leaders, while Manchester City’s draw at Arsenal improved their balance by a point. One thing is for sure: if Chelsea were sitting comfortably on their ten point lead, they will be finding seven points decidedly less relaxing.

This Wednesday will see Manchester City visit Stamford Bridge for a game that will provide Antonio Conte’s side with an almost immediate opportunity to show their fans that Saturday’s loss was no more than a blip. As well as giving Chelsea a huge fillip, a home win would seriously dent Manchester City’s hopes, but another Chelsea loss would blow the title race wide open.

With so many ‘must win’ games remaining for the top teams, it’s impossible to see how the final weeks might play out.  A Chelsea procession, however, is looking less and less likely.

Liverpool could prove to be the dark horses, as they will avoid all the top teams in the remaining weeks, while, aside from Wednesday’s match, Manchester City’s only top-of-the-table clash will be their home derby against Manchester United. Tottenham, currently best placed amongst Chelsea’s rivals, have Arsenal and Manchester United yet to deal with.

Should Chelsea manage to maintain their current gap, then a home win against Middlesbrough on Monday 8th May will see them home. However, with a tough away game at Everton and both Manchester City and Manchester United due to visit Stamford Bridge before that fixture, it’s anyone’s guess as to what the league will look like at that point.

Chelsea may take some solace in the fact they are due to play at home against bottom-ranked Sunderland in the season finale, but they will be desperate to ensure they don’t leave it that late.

Having to win on the final day would come about only as a result of some very patchy late-season form, meaning their confidence would be low and their nerves frayed. With momentum firmly behind their rivals, a final-day shoot-out is not a lottery for which Chelsea want to buy a ticket.

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