Which Teams Want Third And Fourth Place In The Premier League? Anybody?

Posted: April 28, 2019 in Arsenal, Chelsea, Football, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Opinion, Premier League, Tottenham Hotspur
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Manchester City will win the Premier League. Liverpool will finish second. That, at the moment, is all that is fair to assume as the other two slots available within the top four are being contested between teams who appear to be doing their utmost to hand the position to a rival.

Tottenham Hotspur were in a reasonably comfortable third position until they lost at their new home for the first time, beaten by West Ham. Their unbeaten home record must be one of the shortest in history!

Chelsea seem to have found a bit of form recently but it won’t last and they could still miss out on the top four.

Arsenal remain inconsistent and will lose games they should win whilst winning games they would be expected to lose.

Ole Gunnar Solskjær is finding that the marriage isn’t quite as good as the dating was. A lot of “experts” are saying that the players have just reverted to type but, if that is the case, why did they start his reign like a team bent on winning every game they played?

As José Mourinho was frequently quick to point out, there are a lot of changes required at the club. He just wanted to spend money on players but there are certainly other areas which need dramatic improvement.

A Director of Football is required. Younger players need to be targeted and not the superstar signings so beloved of Ed Woodward who, hopefully, will be given his old office back in the marketing department.

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United continually disappoint and this is felt even more when the other teams around them lose games. Had United continued their initial form for a while longer then they would be well cemented into the top four by now.

With two games of the current Premier League season left to play the likelihood is that the season will peter out with the top six in the positions they currently occupy. There may still be a surprise or two remaining but, as we said earlier, nobody appears to want to do anything to change the present situation so it will stay as is.

So, as things stand, third and fourth places are still possibly up for grabs and the question now is; how well would any of the current contenders actually fare in the Champion’s League next season? If they can’t even string a few wins together in the Premier League then the others, not just United, need some big changes as well!

Based on this season’s performance only Liverpool and Tottenham would stand any chance of progressing deeply into the European tournament but Manchester City can never really be ruled out. If Arsenal or Chelsea or indeed both of them were to qualify then they will not be worrying about two games per week for very long, (unless they fall into the Europa League, of course).

The Premier League may well be the best and most interesting league in Europe but it is very disappointing that it fails to deliver a Champion’s League winner with any regularity whatsoever. In fact, the last EPL team to win the tournament were Chelsea and that was back in 2012!

Still, if you read our previous article, (which we’re sure you did), you will realise that the English teams aren’t really English at all and so, even if one of them won Europe’s biggest prize, it would hardly seem like a local achievement, more of an example of global teamwork!

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