Womenforfootball.com- Things are getting really interesting at English Premier League these days. As the season is approaching the end, three teams in particular are neck and neck in terms of points and chances of Championship. So here is my published article at “soccer without limit” website:
Chelsea, Liverpool or City – Who Will Win the English Premier League?
It has surely been a turbulent English Premier League this year.
Defending champions, Manchester United, started their weakest campaign on record in the absence of their retired legendary manager Alex Ferguson. And soon enough they found themselves in the inevitable position of 7th to drop their hat early into the season.
Arsenal, as usual started their campaign strongly, kept their edge at the top of the table until late March, and with record-signing Ozil, they looked determined to break their eight-year-long trophy drought. Their hopes were dashed one by one, however, during heavy defeats by the three teams ahead of them.
Manchester City bolstered their coaching staff by bringing in Manuel Pellegrini, eyeing the repeat of their last EPL trophy dating back to two seasons ago.
Chelsea finally put an end to months of speculation and brought back Stamford Bridge’s sweetheart, Jose Mourinho in the hopes of a Premier League trophy.
Liverpool, on the other hand, kept faith in their manager, Brendan Rodgers, and they managed a strong come-back after Arsenal’s slip-up, thanks in part to their top scorers, Luis Suarez and Daniel Strurridge.
With five weeks left to the end of EPL campaign, there are technically only three contestants vying for the EPL trophy. Liverpool leads the pack with 32 games played and 71 points. Chelsea sit just behind them with 69 points, and Manchester City are currently third with 67 points but with two games in hand.
Comparing the three teams’ fixture lists, Liverpool have a clear advantage on their side, considering two of their most important fixtures, against Manchester City and Chelsea, will be played at Anfield. That is while Chelsea, with fewest away wins among top three teams, has a crucial away match at Anfield. And Manchester City has crucial away games ahead against Liverpool and Everton. If either Chelsea or Manchester City lose their away match with Liverpool, that could be the turning point of the season.
So far, in terms of fixture lists, home advantage against their rivals, and having the two top scorers of the Premier League in their squad, Liverpool has the best chance to win this campaign’s Championship. After 24 years, Brendan Rodgers may just be the hero Liverpool fans have long been waiting for.