Premier League Title Race Set to Go Down to the Wire


Premier League Title Race Set to Go Down to the Wire


With no team making a blistering start to the season, it looks like the Premier League title race is wide open and could go right down to the final games of the campaign.

Here we take a look at which teams seem to be in the mix for what is set to be one of the most intriguing Premier League title races the competition has seen in years.

Reds in the Hunt Despite Injury Woes

Liverpool stormed their way to their first Premier League title last season, but it looks to set to be a much tougher proposition this time around. The Reds, who are at the time of writing 11/4 with bet365 in the football betting, have been forced to deal with a whole host of injury problems in the first half of the campaign.

The loss of Virgil van Dijk to a knee injury has been the biggest set-back for boss Jurgen Klopp. But, despite the list of walking wounded, Liverpool still finds themselves challenging at the top end of the table. Just nine wins from their first 17 games show how much more competitive the Premier League is this season. The reigning champions look like they will be there or thereabouts come the business end of the campaign.

City Recovering from Sticky Start

The pressure was on manager Pep Guardiola after a tricky start to the season for his Manchester City side. City suffered a heavy 5-2 home defeat at the hands of Leicester City, before drawing 1-1 with newly promoted Leeds United. Draws with West Ham, Liverpool, and a defeat to Tottenham were to follow, but now the Citizens appear to be back on the right track.

With City set to be boosted by the return of striker Sergio Aguero from injury, Guardiola's side will be given another injection of quality at the start of the year. Skipper Kevin de Bruyne continues to be a key

figure for the side, and if the Belgian star can stay fit, then City could take some stopping this term.

Kane and Son Give Spurs Hope

Tottenham perhaps lack the depth of Liverpool or Man City, but what they do boast is two of the best attackers in the Premier League in the form of Harry Kane and Heung-min Son. The pair have enjoyed tremendous starts to the season and helped thrust Spurs into the position of title contenders.

 

 

The concern would be if either or both players were injured at any point in the campaign and who would be able to step up to fill the void. Gareth Bale has not had the impact Tottenham fans would have been hoping for on his loan spell back in north London, but the Welshman does of course have the ability at this level to score goals. If Jose Mourinho gets a bit of injury luck on the way, then Spurs could be in the mix.

United Showing Promise

It has been a while since Manchester United were real title contenders, but the Red Devils certainly are this season. Much like their neighbours, City, it was a sluggish start by United, but they have started to find their rhythm in recent weeks.
Missing out on the Champions League knockout stages could also keep Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side fresh for the end of the season, while the likes of Liverpool and City will hope to still be competing in Europe.

 

 

 

Bruno Fernandes has been the key for United this term. If the Portuguese playmaker can keep up his goals and assists, then the Red Devils could be in with a chance of ending their 10-year wait for a Premier League title.