Premier League: Who will grab the title?

There is plenty of speculation around who will win the Premier League this year with it looking to be a very tight affair. Brendan Rodgers recently told the press that he felt Liverpool were out of the title race after a falter in their form. However, after handing Arsenal a lesson in determination in a 5-1 victory, the players have convinced me their manager may have been wrong.

So here’s a look at the teams I feel have a chance at winning the title this year. As a QPR fan, I will try to be as unbiased as possible in my predictions.

 

Manchester City – Champions

With their form in front of goal looking strong and an incredible home record, I really feel that City will fire their way to the title. Their goal difference alone will be enough to win the title, drawing on points with the runner up.

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Chelsea – Runner Up

Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea was always going to be in contention for the title. Having been the first team to beat City at home in the league in just over a year, Chelsea have a great chance of winning the title, but City’s goal difference is far superior and I predict they will just lose out on the title on goal difference, finishing second.

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Liverpool – 3rd

Having started the season on top form, Liverpool have been said to fall out of the title race. However, Chelsea’s 1-0 win over City and their 5-1 victory over Arsenal have lobbed them back amongst the teams in with a chance. They won’t be far behind City and Chelsea, but with the help on Suarez’s boot, I can see them finishing comfortably at third.

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Arsenal – 4th

I honestly thought Arsenal were going to win the title just about a month ago. However, they have been really unlucky with injuries striking them at a vital time in the season. For this reason, I can’t see them winning as many games as the teams placed above them and I predict a fourth place finish.

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Let me know what you think in the comments below, and I will write a new blog with the reader’s view!

 

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The resignation of Ian Holloway

Ian Holloway. Always has been, and will be, a legend in the eyes of most football fans across the country, both for his successes and his attitude towards absolutely everything,

As a manager, he has had successes with Queens Park Rangers, guiding them to the Championship back in 2004, Blackpool, having been promoted with them to the Premier League, and Crystal Palace, winning promotion to the Premier League.

He has not enjoyed any success with Palace in the Premier League and has resigned as manager.

His opinion on the matter:

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Ian Holloway

“We need to be able to shut up shop in this Division, we need to defend a little bit better.

“I believe the club is in a fantastic position. I’m very proud of my work with Steve (Parish), I’m very tired as well, to be honest with you.

“Am I the one with the energy left? Am I the one who can believe we can stand and beat Arsenal or get a draw there, I think that’s really important that you keep your dignity and with the changes in the squad, I have to hold my hand up that we didn’t keep that spirit that got us up.

“We’ve had a good grown-up discussion about what we feel, and we both still care immensely about Palace.”

I’d imagine this news has hit Palace fans hard in the past couple of days, or maybe some are happy to see him go. They currently lie 19th in the League with 3 points taken from 24 in the first 8 games.

Palace are rumoured to have Tony Pulis lined up for the job. I’d like to know people’s opinions on this after he was constantly criticised for his tactics at Stoke, is he the right choice for Palace?

Personally, I think he would be the better option for Palace, especially after how he made Stoke an established Premier League teams. I mean, Stoke are even doing well under Mark Hughes!