Full focus on the Premier League

This is how we think the Premier League table will look at the end of May

The Premier League is well and truly back, and after 7 games we all now have a fair idea of what the final table will be, but as it stands now, it looks like this:

 

PositionTeam
1Manchester City
2Liverpool
3Chelsea
4Tottenham Hotspur
5Arsenal
6Watford
7Bournemouth
8Leicester City
9Wolverhampton Wanderers
10Manchester United
11Everton
12Burnley
13Crystal Palace
14West Ham United
15Brighton and Hove Albion
16Southampton
17Fulham
18Newcastle United
19Cardiff City
20Huddersfield Town

Manchester City and Liverpool have both started the brightest. Guardiola’s side look strong, but not quite as scintillating as last term.

Liverpool are playing very fluid football, but star man Mo Salah has not been firing on all cylinders. One season wonder? Only time will tell.

A European adventure?

Chelsea are breathing down their necks in third after a brilliant start under Maurizio Sarri. While it’s a north London battle for fourth with Tottenham and Arsenal figting for the final Champions League spot. Will Spurs lack of spending in the summer come back to haunt them?

Manchester United have been underwhelming and manager Jose Mourinho has been constantly scrutinised in the media and by former players due to lacklustre performances. The ‘Special One’ is the bookies favourite to be sacked first in the Premier League.

Burnley, the resurrection

Local side Burnley are sitting twelfth in the league and are starting to show signs of rediscovering their form. The Clarets suffered heart break after an early exit from Europe at the final hurdle. The European hangover was in full flow and Sean Dyche’s side continued their bad form with a 2-0 defeat against Manchester United. 1 point from their first 4 games surprised most, Burnley looked set for a comfortable top half finish after a terrific previous season. The club were then beat again by newly promoted Wolves who were hungry for the win. Another setback for the squad and Sean Dyche when they were eliminated by Burton Albion in the third round of the Carabao Cup. Disastrous.

The pin dropped with the Turf Moor outfit as they stuffed Bournemouth 4-0 at home, Ashley Barnes bagging a double to secure all 3 points.

Next up for Burnley is winless Huddersfield at home. Huddersfield have been very poor and have seriously lacked firepower. There is no creativity in the team and Burnley should be confident of victory.

Burnley fans are hoping that the early exit from the Europa League is a blessing in disguise. Could this be the start of a win streak? Hopefully for Burnley the victory against Bournemouth will propel them on to bigger and better things. The Clarets will be back.

Some fans reacted to the recent 2-1 victory over Cardiff. “Don’t know why people thought we’d suddenly become Barca because we finished seventh. Winning by one goal grabs have been the bread and butter for the last few years.” Said Stephen Long.

The battle against the drop

Huddersfield and Cardiff look toothless and almost certain to be relegated to the Championship. Brighton and Newcastle are sailing dangerously close to the wind, but Newcastle may be the unlucky party thanks to problems between owner Mike Ashley and manager Rafa Benitez.