It was another fascinating weekend in the title race and this year’s Premier League promises to be one of the most hotly-contested for years.
Could the title end up in North London?
Two favourites for the title race went head to head early on Sunday. This London derby was a game of extremely high quality and it must have grated for Tottenham fan’s to have scored the opening two goals, yet still find themselves only drawing at full time at the Emirates. Both teams could have won the game and it was one of high quality. Arsenal, in particular, will rue missed opportunities at their home fixture..
Spurs, on the other hand, are still unbeaten after 11 games in the Premier League. That type of consistency should stand them in good stead as the season gets longer and tougher.
Crisis at United?
It was important for Mourinho’s United to get back to winning ways. They dodged a potential banana skin by comfortably beating Swansea away from home, but reports from the camp are not all good. Rumours around the Carrington training ground suggest that the once ‘Special One’ is avoiding his players and acting like a bear with a sore head. We have seen this before, but I think it would be somewhat unwise to right off the Red Devils just yet.
Two teams that have very much caught the eye are Liverpool and Chelsea. The Merseyside Reds have looked unstoppable at times this season, no more so than with another resounding victory over Watford. The defence is questionable, but when you are averaging over three goals a game, I am not sure how concerned Jurgen ‘force of nature’ Klopp will be.
If they can keep this momentum up they must surely be title contenders this year.
A number of Italian journalists claim Conte is the best manager and coach in the Premier League. Bold claims, given the big names this year. However, Chelsea too is building momentum and look like they will most certainly be in the top two or three this year.
Finally, we come to a stuttering Manchester City who drew again this weekend. At times they look magical but haven’t necessarily picked up the results they would want. That said, given the depth and quality of their squad, matched with the proven talent of their manager, Pep Guardiola, can you bet against them lifting the Premier League trophy?
1. Man City 2. Chelsea 3. Arsenal 4. Liverpool 5. Man United
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