The perennial top six is starting to pull away from the rest. Bournemouth Monday, December 26 3 p. March 2019 enjoyed a successful start as Chelsea manager, winning the title in his first season at the club and earning a record number of league victories for a season, with only poor early form preventing them from also setting a new points total. Hazard Chelsea 9 10 S. Who do you get in to keep that club the way they are for the next 20 years? The Blues are currently nine points clear at the top of the table and could have been further ahead if Diego Costa had not missed his penalty against Liverpool.
Winners Tottenham Hotspur — Yep. Fixtures for the 2016—17 season were announced on 15 June 2016. Manchester City needs a few key expensive pieces. And the duo didn't mess around, with City recording a thumping 5-0 win at Vicarage Road and Liverpool seeing off Boro 3-0 at Anfield. Joe: Chelsea has Liverpool and Arsenal at the end of January and early February and that will be pivotal.
Crystal Palace Monday, December 26 3 p. The promoted teams were , and. As they had also qualified there by the virtue of their league position 5th , this spot was passed to the next-highest ranked team 6th ,. Kyle: Who needs the most? Tottenham Hotspur shrugged off a disappointing Champions League campaign to push Chelsea close for the title, though they ultimately missed out. Peter Crouch had scored early on in the game to give the home side a well-deserved lead. That left the day disappointing in more than one regard for the Gunners.
With Kane and Dembele back, and coming, now is the time to look like the beast that was born last season. But while there is uncertainty in north London, it was a day to celebrate for champions Chelsea and a day of relief for Manchester City and Liverpool. Still, 10 points from 12 is a great return. Kyle: Chelsea has Liverpool and Arsenal back-to-back at the end of January. Crystal Palace Nick Mendola 1. Tottenham finishing in the top four and above Arsenal could happen, but we all know how that usually works… Nick: I went United-City-Spurs-Chelsea.
City didn't fool around, beating Watford 5-0. Chelsea secured a 2-1 win over Watford after going down to a stunner from Etienne Capoue. Archived from on 14 July 2015. Chelsea need a striker who can step in for Costa and is okay with being a back up. Crystal Palace — is already getting booed as he drew at Watford, lost at Arsenal and lost at home to Swansea.
Based on current form and almost being at the halfway point, are you changing your mind about your preseason top four picks? With the club struggling, manager was sacked in February and replaced by coach , who steered the club to 12th. He has great job security and a great squad. Plus this season we have also added the predicted points tally of each team, on the right. Paul Pogba also had an impressive home debut as the Frenchman controlled the play and drove his team forward. How tight do you think this title race will be? The season began on 13 August 2016 and concluded on 21 May 2017. When you have Jose Mourinho as the manager and spend excessive money to bring in Zlatan, Pogba and others the target is always on your back in terms of the success that you bring.
Kyle: United badly needs a defender or 4. They scored 12 goals and conceded twice. Nick: Man City could use a center back with experience. He has been openly defiant to those who question his tactics and selection, and he has yet to prove it will work in the Premier League. Joe: Bournemouth to get relegated is a pretty crazy pick. Chelsea had locked up the Premier League title, while Hull City, Middlesbrough and Sunderland were guaranteed relegation.
Out of the big boys, what does Man City, Chelsea and Liverpool need in the transfer window? Kyle Bonn: At the moment it looks like Watford. Also, has faded after a bright start and has to take more responsibility for Tottenham. Middlesbrough were held to a 1-1 draw at Riverside by West Brom. Burnley and Hull City returned to the top flight after a season's absence while Middlesbrough returned after a seven-year absence. Outside of Ibrahimovic, they have looked really stagnant at times in creating chances. I think United is gathering steam and pretty soon Jose will be the one laughing at his haters. He plays attractive football and would be among the top candidates for any job should it open.