We’re into September and the 2019/20 Premier League season is well underway, with teams having gotten four games under their belts now. There’s still a long, long way to go until the final matchday. Despite the flying start the league leaders, Liverpool, have gotten off to, there’s time aplenty for the trailing teams to catch and overtake.
Life at the top of the table
As predicted, Liverpool and Man City have picked up from last season where they left off and are battling it out at the very top of the table again. The Reds have won their first four games and are sitting in the top spot with 12 points. A draw in the first four games has seen Man City, who are on 10 points, fall two behind the leaders.
Worryingly for other teams in the top half of the table, these two juggernauts are already pulling away slightly. Four points separate Liverpool and third placed Leicester City, who have eight points. Five points separate the leaders from Crystal Palace, Arsenal, Everton and West Ham United, who sit in the next four spots and are all on seven points.
Is it already too late for other big clubs?
Three teams that won’t have been enjoying the way the season has progressed so far will be Tottenham, Man Utd and Chelsea. All three giants are sitting in the table with just five points from four games and will be feeling they could have fared much better.
Man Utd won’t be feeling it’s too late; in fact, the club’s next three league fixtures are against Leicester City, West Ham United and Arsenal. With all three teams just two points ahead of them, and with two of these three games being at Old Trafford, the Red Devils will see their chance to move into the top four. They did struggle, however, against Southampton and dropped two points, so all three of their opponents could be on for the win.
The next three league games could also prove decisive for Spurs, who face London rivals Crystal Palace, Leicester City and Southampton. Spurs may believe they could strike fellow Londoners Crystal Palace while they’re down, knowing that star player Wilfried Zaha is on the transfer market and free to leave in January. Wins over Leicester City, for whom Jamie Vardy is in scintillating form, and over Southampton, who stood up firmly to the Red Devils, will be harder to secure. A draw or a loss could be more a realistic outcome.
Chelsea may be quietly confident about their next three matches. They face Brighton and Wolves, who are struggling at the bottom of the table, but also have a gruelling game against the league leaders, Liverpool, to address in between both matches. Two comfortable wins, with a draw in between, could be the outcome.
Who will win the Premier League?
It’s excitement all the way. If you’ve followed the various football accumulator tips out there and put money on Liverpool to win their first four games, they’ve served you well. Could they go on to win the title? They pushed Man City all the way last season and are oozing with confidence following their Champions League win last season. They could very well topple the defending league champions this year, although experts have backed the Sky Blues to win the title.