This season’s fight for the Premier League title is going to be one of the closest fought in the history of the EPL. At the moment, only four points separate the top five teams, and the first place position has changed many times. At the moment, it is Chelsea who leads the pack after going on a six-game winning streak without conceding a single goal. What makes it even more impressive is that they managed to turn things around so quickly after suffering a humiliating defeat to Arsenal 3-0. Since then, they have been playing like the team that won the title in 2014/15. The run they’re currently on has made them the favorites to be crowned champions with many of the best sport betting sites such as Totesport.
All of the teams fighting for the Premier League title have been inconsistent, and the one that manages to put together the longest winning run will be the favorites to win the title. Chelsea is the team currently in the best form in the league, but they have a number of matches coming up against the other title contenders. With the advantage of not playing European football this season, it will help them concentrate more on each EPL match, along with the players having enough energy to battle until the end of the campaign.
Before the season kicked off, many punters had written off Chelsea as genuine contenders to win the EPL. They were hugely disappointing last term under former manager Jose Mourinho, who got the sack before the campaign ended even though he had won them the title the year before.
During Chelsea’s title-winning campaign in the 2014/15 season, players such as Diego Costa, Nemanja Matic and Eden Hazard all played exceptionally well. The following season, they were all dreadful, which lead to many fans criticizing them. Under new manager Conte, however, they have turned it around and look like the world class stars they are capable of being. Costa, especially this season, has been outstanding and is the Premier League’s current leading goal scorer. Hazard, who was almost invisible last year, is now back to his best for both country and club.
Chelsea is the current leaders, with Liverpool their closest rivals at just a single point behind. The Christmas fixtures will play a huge part in which team will go into the new year as favorites to win the league.
Liverpool this season look like they have a genuine chance of claiming the title. Jurgen Klopp has finally put his stamp on the team, and they are playing the style of football the German manager demands. They have played exceptionally well against the big teams this campaign, with wins over Chelsea, Arsenal and last year’s winner Leicester City. They suffered a shock defeat at the start of the season against Burnley 2-0, but that is the only game that they have lost so far.
Liverpool managed to draw against the other title contenders, Manchester United, Southampton and Tottenham Hotspurs, which have given them the consistency needed to fight for the title. It makes the Christmas period a vital period in the season, as the team that manages to go on a run over the busy schedule will put them in prime position to win the Premiership crown.