The season is nearing its final stages now and it’s time to start looking at the Premier League and who are going to be the ones to back to get top four!
The world’s most competitive league is now 28 games in and it’s brought up some huge surprises. Now there are arguably eight sides who could make a good case for getting in the top four. Liverpool, City, United and Chelsea were the ones who got their last season, with it going down to the very last game of the season.
You can pretty much guarantee City will finish in the top four, but as for the rest of them, there is no guarantee, especially the way this season is going.
As the old saying goes ‘it’s a marathon, not a sprint’ and currently no one is sprinting ahead. There are chances here for teams to cement their positions in the top four, but who will be their come to the end of the season.
Manchester United – 1/10
At the start of the season, United were seen as an outsider as to getting into the top four. Now they sit second in the league, six points clear of dropping out. Bruno Fernandes is having another good season along with Marcus Rashford and they seem to keep on getting results.
If they carry on how they are then they should definitely be in the top four, come to the end of the season. Solskjaer will be hoping though they don’t go through another poor patch as they did at the start of the season, or that Fernandes gets injured! They picked up a huge win against Man City, but still have games coming up against West Ham, Spurs and Liverpool which will play a big part in it.
Chelsea – 1/3
Chelsea side got the fourth spot last season and will be made up to be back in the Champions Leauge. This season saw a lot of new faces join the club but it didn’t go to plan to start off with. Lampard struggled and as a result, he was sacked. Ex-PSG manager Thomas Tuchel is now in charge.
Since he joined, Chelsea won six and drawn three, whilst looking much more defensively solid. There is no doubting that Chelsea has a good enough side to be in the top four, however, they have shown us this season they are capable of putting in poor performances. Tuchel will be confident from what he has seen so far and if they can keep up this form, they can push Man United for second place, let alone top four.
Leicester – 4/7
The Foxes looked nailed on to get in the top four last season but a bad run of form after the break let it slip. This was partly down to a huge injury list with key players Chilwell and Maddison missing out. This season though they have come out looking to put last season right and are currently third in the table, just one point behind United.
Rodgers has made this Leicester side one that is very hard to beat. They are a consistent side who don’t tend to go through a prolonged period of bad form. The only thing that could stop them is injuries to key players such as Maddison or Vardy. The creative midfielder is out now, along with Harvey Barnes. Both have been key to Leicester this season and it’ll be interesting to see how they go without them.
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Tottenham Hotspurs – 11/4
Like every season with Mourinho, this one has been full of ups and downs. Spurs started off really well and Kane and Son have formed a fantastic partnership. However, as Spurs tend to do, they can throw away leads and be beaten when they shouldn’t.
Spurs are in good form of late and it looks like Gareth Bale has finally found some form himself. If they win their game in hand, they will go two points off of the top four and with 30 points left to play for, they may just be able to sneak in!
West Ham (3/1), Everton (7/1) and Liverpool (7/2) are the remaining sides battling it out for Europe and maybe Europa League. They are within touching distance but have some tough games coming up. Liverpool are the huge surprise who are currently on a run of six consecutive losses at Anfield in the league. They are really struggling with injuries and could miss out on European football altogether if they carry on.