Who’s going to win the Premier League? I know it sounds like a pretty obvious answer, but this is January, folks. There’s still four months to play before Leicester City has to cough up that shiny trophy. Chelsea are the clear favorites, but the world is full of surprises; just think “Leicester City”. Well, let’s take a look at the contenders for the title this year, shall we?
This is a no-brainer, folks. The Blues are eight points ahead of the closest contenders, Arsenal, and they are definitely playing the best football in the league right now. I really don’t know how their opponents can pull them off their perch. It will take a spectacular run of really bad games and completely rotten luck to snatch this title from them. However, their next game is against Liverpool; we all know how disruptive Liverpool have been to the title plans of everyone in the top 5. After that comes the match with Arsenal; they lost 3-0 in the reverse fixture. So you see, there’s still a slight chance that Chelsea might lose this race. But I wouldn’t bet on it.
The Gunners have had an interesting season so far. They lost their first match I the league, then went on a run of 14 games unbeaten in all competitions. That takes some balls (I’m not sorry for that pun). However, Arsenal have started showing signs of that inconsistency that has plagued them ever since they won their last league title. Also, Alexis Sanchez is a hot topic around the Emirates now, but not for the goals. His contract negotiations appear to have broken down, and while they are distracted by his demands, Tottenham just beat West Brom 4-0 and drew with Manchester City. Sure, the Gunners are second, but they cannot afford to rest on their laurels.
Spurs have had an equally impressive season. They began their season quite indifferently; however, you could look at them right now and be surprised at how much more like title challengers they look than Arsenal. Also, they broke Chelsea’s unbeaten run at 13 games. They also drew against Manchester City. I think they have earned that third place they occupy right now, and any slip-up by the guys ahead of them could just swing the title race in their favor.
Jurgen Klopp’s men have been stuttering since the turn of the year. They have won just once since the New Year. In fact, they lost their last match against Swansea. This means that the title race is slipping farther away from their grasp. They need an overwhelming amount of luck to come their way if they are to win this thing. However, they can take matters into their own hands when they face Chelsea this weekend.