The English Premier League considered as the world’s best league continues to be as unpredictable as ever with at least four teams battling it out for the top division’s title.
Surprise package Leicester City lead the momentum for the title charge but doubts have been cast over the team’s ability to sustain a serious title challenge given the lack of depth in their squad and moreso no ‘title winning’ experience. The team has continuously proven skeptics wrong with only two loses so far in the campaign compared to their closest challengers Arsenal and Manchester City who have both racked up five losses each already in the campaign.
Manchester City come a close second, three points behind trendsetters Leicester and their poor away form continues to work to their disadvantage after being held to a 2-2 draw by West Ham over the weekend. While they have been considered clear favorites by pundits since the start of the campaign Manuel Pellegrini’s team have been poor on the road and arresting their inconsistent form away from Etihad will be key in winning the title.
Currently third in the table, Arsenal have lately been their own undoing with their latest loss against defending champions Chelsea inflicting another dent to their title bid. The Gunners have been top of the table but their form during the festive season has seen minnows Leicester City overtake them.
Tottenham Hotspurs continue to get even more formidable under Argentine coach Mauricio Pochettino with team in fourth place and five points adrift leaders Leicester City. With a squad boasting the best young English talent, Tottenham have been extremely impressive with one of the best defensive record in England’s top division this season and although they are considered outside favorites to win the Premier League, they have proven they have the mettle to fight England’s big boys and it will be no surprise if they end up running away with the title come May.
Manchester United’s poor form under Dutchman Louis Van Gaal continues and it is absolutely unrealistic to expect them to win the title although it is mathematically possible whereas Liverpool are still finding their feet under German coach Jurgen Klopp who took over from Brendan Rodgers after he was sacked for poor results.
Football pundits continue to have different picks and it remains to be seen who among these top four teams will be crowned England’s Champions at the end of the season.
Who is your pick for the 2015-2016 English Premier League title?