The next big game from the selected teams that might reach the top four is Tottenham vs Arsenal – Saturday 10th February 12.30 K.O (Emirates Stadium, London) you can watch this game from the buzzing atmosphere of the following pubs and bars
With the first half of the Premier League complete, we are still yet to have a clear insight into who will make the “Top Four” Champions League places.
Manchester City, Champions?
Currently sitting top of pile is Manchester City who looked unbeatable, before being beaten convincingly to Liverpool at Anfield. However, even after this loss it looks impossible for them to be caught with their 12 point lead and they’re odds on to be crowned champions at the end of this campaign.
Second In The Table Sit The Red Half Of Manchester
Manchester United have been having a mixed season, starting off with great offensive football Lukaku looked like a serious Golden Boot contender. United were keeping on par with City, until United’s football became stale and their wins began to dry up, conceding goals and drawing consecutive matches. But, with the huge signing of Alexis Sanchez they almost guarantee a top 3 finish and I believe they will be runners up to their blue half rivals.
Last year’s champions, Chelsea, are faltering
Already losing 4 games this season it shows how they have not reached the top level they were last season, having only lost 5 games the whole of the last campaign. With a strong squad and the inclusion of a new striker in this transfer window they are almost guaranteed a top 4 finish.
The battle for 4th is where it really hots up. Liverpool are having an unpredictable season, winning the big matches against the top teams, but losing against teams in the lower half of the league. This January transfer window they have lost a potential match winner with world class ability in Coutinho. There is a question as to whether his departure will be detrimental to Liverpool’s top 4 hopes. They also spent a very large sum of money for Virgil Van Dijk to sure up their leaky defence, but can the £75 million pound centre back correct all of Liverpool’s defensive problems?
North London Isn’t Really Setting The Pace…
Then we have the north London rivals, Tottenham and Arsenal. Both have had mediocre seasons so far and unless things really change results wise, they both could miss out on that vital champions league spot. Tottenham are above their rivals, but it was Arsenal who had the upper hand when they went toe to toe at the Emirates earlier this season. With these rivals soon to face off again, both will be hoping the teams above them drop points and they can sustain a good consistent winning run.
In conclusion, I believe the top three will remain as they are and the fourth spot will go Arsenal. They lost a world class player in Alexis Sanchez, but gained Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Dortmund striker Aubemayang. I believe the experience of Arsene Wenger and the new look team will stake its claim for that sacred fourth spot and they will probably get it.
1. Manchester City
2. Manchester United
Do you agree with this article? … Why not watch the race for top 4 at some of our pubs showing all top tier premier league games, the next one being the 2nd round of the North London derby! Tottenham V Arsenal Saturday 10th February 12.30 KO.