The season is well underway now and its 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 22 games in and it’s brought up some huge surprises. Now there are arguably nine 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’, but by the looks of things, everyone is sprinting from the start. But who will have the legs to finish in the top 4 positions?
Manchester United – 1/6
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!
Liverpool – 1/4
Usually, it would be a no brainer for Liverpool to get in the top four of the Premier League. They won the league last season and have been one of the best teams in Europe for a couple of seasons now. However, this season they have struggled and are currently fourth on 40 points, 27 points worse off than this time last season.
That being said, they are still a very good team with a very good manager. You don’t just turn bad over night and Liverpool can still play like we know they can. We are confident they will be up there at the end of the season.
Chelsea – 10/11
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 drawn one and won three and look much more defensively solid. There is no doubting that Chelsea have 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, so it just depends which Chelsea turns up for the remaining games.
Leicester – EVS
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 two points 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.
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Tottenham Hotspurs – 3/1
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 need to be getting into the top four with the players they have. Kane was recently injured and without him, his side didn’t even look half as good. If Spurs want the top four, Kane needs to stay fit until the end of the season and keep up this good form.