Premier League title will be 4-team race the rest of the way
With the international break getting ready to end later this week, we've got English Premier League showdowns back in our lives. Oh, how sweet it is. While seeing your country play in World Cup qualifiers is lovely, few things beat EPL Saturdays and Sundays.
Come this weekend, the race is back on and it goes without saying, but four teams continue to be at the top ready to push for the glory: Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester United and Manchester City. Folks, it's going to be like this the rest of the way.
Chelsea sits at the top of the table
What a remarkable season it has been for Chelsea FC thus far. Thomas Tuchel's men are in first place with their 16 points, holding a slim lead over the other three teams in the hunt. Stamford Bridge has been rocking.
The addition of Romelu Lukaku has been glorious for the attack. While Chelsea suffered a disappointing loss to Man City at home 1-0, that shouldn't bring the supporters down. This team sure has what it takes to win it all this year.
'It gave me the mentality and the mindset that I needed to become the player I am today.' 👊— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) October 11, 2021
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Liverpool is looking sensational as well
Over in Merseyside, Liverpool has been brilliant. The Reds are coming off a thrilling 2-2 draw with Manchester City ahead of the international break. In that match, Mo Salah was the star of the show.
Salah scored one of the best goals of the season. The man has been awesome once again this year. Defensively, the return of Virgil Van Dijk has been so great to see. LFC very well could lift the trophy high into the sky for the second time in three years.
Can Manchester City make it back-to-back next spring?
We can't discuss a championship run without mentioning Manchester City. Pep Guardiola's side is once again in the thick of things and the attack was only made better with the addition of Jack Grealish. With that said, it's clear the team is missing a true standout striker.
The rumors of Harry Kane making his way to the Etihad Stadium grew loud over the summer, but things never get done. Despite that, City is looking incredibly tough and they could win their third 'ship in the past four years. They're always going to be a team to watch out for.
Inconsistency could haunt Manchester United
Last but not least, Manchester United is in fourth place of the table and fans are dreaming of a memorable season. With that said, inconsistent play on both ends of the pitch is once again being a thorn in the side for the club.
Fans continue to call for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to be sacked because of it. Defensively, United is just too up and down for any title confidence to be had. From our chair, we think United will be in the hunt, but they're just not good enough to close things out.