A Premier League week with a six pointer game in the league between Manchester City and Chelsea to start off with can never be boring. Elsewhere, Alan Pardew is under scrutiny as he hopes to finally secure a win.
Chelsea’s winning streak of seven games, is something that they have achieved for the first time in seven years. They are up against a team who ended their streak with a 1-0 win at the Etihad, last time around. Things are better at the moment for City and Pep at the moment, as they are up for the title charge alongside Chelsea. Pep Guardiola recently stated that, “It is the chance to play the best team at the moment in the Premier League. The last five or six weeks they have played amazing.”
It is a shame that Leicester City, the champions from last season are on the verge of relegation if they are to correspond in the same way they have been heading all season. Claudio Raneiri also has his Champions League surge in mind and with the first place of their group already being secured, they won’t be involved in Europe for the next couple of months for emergency. This is perhaps the best time for them to sort things out, and specially the best way to push for points starting this week, with a trip to the Stadium of Light with Sunderland really struggling at the moment.
At the start of every season, West Brom were tipped as possible relegation candidates, yet to everyone’s surprise, Tony Pulis has never been relegated from the Premier League and, while his pragmatism can be tough to watch, it is impossible to argue that he is not meeting expectations at The Hawthorns. With seven points from their past three matches, another win over Watford at home turf, could we see West Brom end the weekend in sixth place. Where will be the haters then?
If Spurs lose this game, they can be ten points off the top of the league and will be highly unlikely that they can push for the title with Liverpool, Manchester City, Arsenal and Chelsea all set to improve over the winter transfer window if they are to get into the market. The one thing that Pocchetino need is his final third players to deliver.
Elsewhere, Liverpool will be up against a free flow Bournemouth side, which we can expect to be a high goal-scoring game, as Jose Mourinho aims to charge for three crucial points to try and push for a top four finish.
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