Updated: Jul 19, 2020
With a 5.15am kick off times occurring most days, set your alarm early and get up to watch the EPL!
I published in the hours leading up to the resumption that there were many battles within the ladder with 9 games to go. With each result, things become more intriguing, especially now that we know that Liverpool are the champions.
Man City - what will they throw at Liverpool on Friday morning? While City look safe of keeping a European spot and likely finish in 2nd, forming a guard of honour at home will sting them. After being outplayed and out coached by Chelsea, I’m sure Pep will have the citizens firing on all cylinders. Klopp will also be spurring his troops on to chase a 100+ point season to beat the benchmark that City set only a few seasons ago. I’m certain it won’t end 0-0, but for which of the three results we get I’m not willing to risk sticking my neck out.
Set the alarm, City vs Liverpool!
The feedback from my last article was that my loathing for Man Utd was quite obvious, and maybe too over the top. What they’ve shown post-break is they could actually finish 3rd while they are into the semi-finals of the FA Cup, meaning it could still be a very successful season. What is the secret to their success? Maybe it is leaving attacking midfielder Jesse Lingard out of the match day squad completely - after all he hasn’t registered a goal or assist since December 2018. Yes, that's right, December 2018! The key to their good form is their midfield with Progba and Bruno in great form, while Martial and Greenwood look hungry for goals.
Leicester have the yips and safety for Europe now looks very shakey with their buffer gone. While Chelsea produced a master class to beat City, before losing to relegation threatened West Ham this morning. Wolves keep winning, currently on 52 points and meaning that 3 points splits 3rd-6th. It's tight!
Arsenal bagged 4 goals this morning and are now on 46 points while a huge match in regards to Europa spot is Spurs vs Sheffield Utd to complete Match Day 32. Spurs could of won by a much greater margin than 2-0 vs West Ham and they settled for a draw with Man Utd.
Relegation & Promotion! At the opposite end, every game is a huge result for a side trying to stay up. One week you are safe, the next you are in the drop zone. West Ham taking 3 points against 4th place Chelsea will mean little if they don’t take a point or more against Newcastle. What shapes as Match of Week 33, is a “6 point game” between Brighton Hove Albion and last place Norwich. A loss for Norwich and they are gone, three points for BHA and the last 5 games are less ominous. 1 point each and both are in danger. The promotion battle in the Championship is just as interesting with both Leeds and West Brom stumbling, meaning Brentford, a club that hasn’t played in the top tier for 70 years, could sneak an automatic top 2 spot. Fingers crossed Leeds start winning again, otherwise it’s just like high school all over again and my heart with be broken!