As we enter into the latter stages of the English Premier League Season, position is still up for grabs, with teams such as Man City, Liverpool, Chelsea, West Ham, Arsenal and Tottenham leading the park.
It’s safe to say the race for the title will be between the Top 3 present teams and if we are going to judge by present form and the form of the first half of the season, then City are definitely the favourite. Lots of bets have already been made on sports betting sites in Canada, pitting City as the early title favourites.
But the EPL is an unpredictable league where fortunes can change in the space of a week or two. This could be due to injury concerns, poor form, Covid-19 and fixture congestion as we have seen with Chelsea these past weeks. Where they dropped from the first place down to third after losing some key players like Romelu Lukaku, Ben Chillwell, Kovacic, Havertz and so many more to injuries and Covid 19.
With most of these players returning at the start of the New Year, I do expect a resurgence in their title credentials for the later stages of the season.
Liverpool is another title hopeful that will probably be hoping to have all their players fully fit and available. But unfortunately for them, they will be losing their top two players in Salah and Mane to the African Cup of Nation tournament slated to start January 9th.
The two African stars are arguably a major factor to whether Liverpool will be on City’s tail for the title race. And since both Senegal and Egypt are one of the main favourites for the Nations Cup, Manager Klopp definitely has to do without them till the end of January or till the tournament ends.
Which leaves us with Three London Arsenal, West-Ham and Tottenham. Arsenal has been in great form lately with an impressive 4 straight league win which has placed them 4th placed in the League, four points above their London rivals Westham. West-Ham United has been the feel-good story of the league this season occupying the 5th position having picked up wins against top teams like Chelsea, Liverpool and Arsenal. The Hammers will do themselves justice if they can stand firm in their position to qualify for Europe next season.
Antonio Conte led Spurs occupy the 6th spot having fired former coach Nuno Espirito Santo after a lacklustre performance from the team.
Under Conte, the team is unbeaten in Seven League games, picking up 4 wins and 3 draws. The team looks totally rejuvenated compared to its state under the former manager.
If anyone can take the North-London club to challenge for the op four again, then it’s definitely the Italian.
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