For the longest time, even with their injuries, many fans and pundits have just assumed that Liverpool Football Club would once again stroll to the Premier League title for the second straight year. While that may wind up being the case in the months to come, their defeat at the hands of Southampton last night means they’ve now picked up just two points from their last three league games.
That isn’t exactly the form of champions and today, we’re going to run through a few of the other contenders who we now believe could legitimately have a chance in the title race – even if the Reds are probably still going to be viewed as the favourites.
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If City win their two games in hand then, all of a sudden, they’ll be two points clear of rivals Liverpool in the league table. That would’ve seemed very unlikely just a few months ago but as we’ve already alluded to in this piece, this isn’t the standard Premier League season format that we’ve all come to know. Pep Guardiola is preparing his team for a real surge of momentum and it could quite easily take them all the way through to another reign as Champions of England.
It may have been a while since Manchester United were legitimate contenders in the title race, but we’re now in a position where Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is one good result against Burnley away from seizing control at the top of the table. They’ve dug deep and they have been able to grind out a string of impressive victories, but the big concern rests in whether or not they can keep that trend going between now and May. Either way, it’s far more than most expected from the Red Devils this season.
Leicester City are probably going to be too inconsistent to really make their own case for another run at the title but in the current climate, you really do just never know what is going to be waiting around the next corner. Brendan Rodgers has a habit of upsetting the status quo and the table currently indicates that they are just one point off of leaders Liverpool. They’ve got some winnable fixtures coming up and they shouldn’t really be afraid of anyone that they come up against.
Tottenham Hotspur’s critics are still there for all to see and there are still some very, very valid points to be made about Jose Mourinho’s style of management. Alas, if Spurs are able to win the Carabao Cup and use that as fuel in the title race, very few people will be able to suggest the Special One is out of his depth. We all know that nothing comes easy in this league but with Son and Kane at the helm and Bale working his way back to full fitness, anything is possible.