All heck has broken loose in the Premier League this season. Here’s a quick snapshot of what’s happening around the League.
1- LEICESTER CITY
There was a time in the not so distant past that the top four teams were all but decided: Manchester United, Chelsea, Manchester City, and Arsenal. The only question was which order they would end up in.
Other teams would threaten in the beginning of the season and always fade around Christmas – usually when their best players got picked up by a bigger club.
Apparently, Leicester City didn’t get the memo. They intend to win this thing. And it looks highly likely.
2- TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR
Another team that’s supposed to threaten and go away. Also did not get the memo. Also not interested in Leicester’s feel-good Cinderella story. They are the only team that can ruin Leicester’s run.
3- MANCHESTER CITY
If they don’t finish in the top four, Pep Guardiola will be managing in the Europa League, which is like Steve Jobs working at Best Buy.
Arsenal is being Arsenal hanging out in fourth. They’re like that guy who always promises you stuff but never delivers. You believe him at first because he seems so sincere. Then you realize he’s not willing to put in the work…or he chokes…or something. Anyway, you have to let it go.
ON THE BUBBLE…
5 – MANCHESTER UNITED
Fighting for fourth is not United’s natural habitat, but here they are. A win against Leicester would seem cruel if they don’t get the fourth spot. Why ruin it for someone else if you don’t intend to go all the way. (see Arsenal above)
This interview with Cesc Fabregas helps to explain Chelsea’s implosion. He admits, “I forgot how to play football.” There is still no explanation for Jose Mourinho’s demise.
20- ASTON VILLA
There is no love lost between American owner, Randy Lerner, and the Aston Villa faithful. The team has been relegated for the fist time since the Premier League began in 1992. It’s hard to know who to blame. Unlike Chelsea’s sudden capitulation, Aston Villa seemed to be a slowly sinking ship.