This season's EPL looks as competitive as ever. For a few years, people believed there was a "Big 6"—but this looks like it has been blown wide open. Some of the classic big teams are struggling, while there are some newer faces in the mixup. In this article, we're going to have a look at how the top candidates have faired in the first few games of the EPL this year. Who still has a chance to make it? Remember, if you fancy a flutter on one of these teams, you can find all the odds and more at bet-michigan.
Liverpool currently sit in first, and look like they could win the league for the first time in over 3 decades. It would be their first ever EPL. So their chances of finishing top 4 and getting into the Chanpions League look really high. Even if they have a few setbacks, they should be there.
The other big contender for the league title this season is City. They've won the last two. While they haven't looked as great this season, they should still qualify for Europe with room to spare.
People thought this was going to be a tough season for Chelsea under new boss (club legend) Frank Lampard. Especially as they aren't allowed to sign any new players. But thanks to Frank's refreshing brand of youthful attacking football, they're currently doing way better than expected. Can these youngsters keep it up for the rest of the season? Do they have enough experience for the run-in? Only time will tell.
Spurs got to the Champions League Final last year, their first ever. But they've been struggling since then. This is partly due to not having invested enough in the squad during the transfer season. Right now, it doesn't look like Spurs will make it to the top 4. But they've still got the quality to turn things around.
Another big team who're struggling this season is Man Utd. Will Ole be given the time to turn things around? Or will someone new take the wheel over the next few months?
The real surprise package of the EPL season so far is Leicester under Brendan Rodgers. Not many people expected it before a ball way kicked this season, but they currently look like a good shot for top four. Remember, some of these players have won the league in the past, so it shouldn't be too much of a surprise.
This is the real outside shot. But they're currently sitting fifth in the table at time of writing. Almost nobody expects them to stay there, but could they? Right now, this newly promoted side would probably be happy finishing above the relegation spots, but they'll try and keep winning for as long as possible.
Who do you think is going to make the top four this season? Have you got the money to back that prediction up?