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The title will end up in Manchester

Whilst it might be a little premature to predict where this year’s Premier League title will end up, it seems increasingly likely that it will either be Manchester City or Manchester United lifting the crown once again.

City’s display at Chelsea was the biggest indicator of any title winning material. To travel to Stamford Bridge and outplay the current Champions is no easy task – in fact, an away day to Chelsea represents one of the toughest fixtures in the league. Pep Guardiola’s men were very, very impressive and deserve all the praise that has been directed at them.

Meanwhile, United scored four goals once more as they dispatched of a limp, under confident and meek Crystal Palace. This ruthless efficiency has been a pleasure to watch and is reminiscent of the days under Sir Alex Ferguson.

United’s biggest test comes in two weeks’ time where the Red Devils travel to Anfield – there we will see the true mettle of Jose Mourinho’s side.

 

Harry Kane must be considered world class

Harry Kane scored twice as Tottenham saw off Huddersfield, knocking his tally up to 12 goals already this season.

That Kane has failed to deliver on the international scene – at a major tournament – is his only blemish. The Englishman is deadly in front of goal and has a finesse about his finishing that marks him out as one of the best strikers in the world.

It is time we start to include Kane within the world-class conversation and though one must always be wary of a term thrown about so nonchalantly, Kane deserves such a tag.

 

Swansea struggle yet again – destined for relegation?

Is Paul Clement’s Swansea destined for relegation? Judging on their current form, one would not be surprised to see the Swans drop down to the second division by the season’s end.

Currently in the relegation zone, the Welsh side have scored a paltry three goals, which is the second lowest in the division – the most impotent tag going to goalless Crystal Palace, of course.

It seems the loss of Gylfi Sigurdsson has hit harder than some anticipated, for the Swans attack is blunted, stale and short of ideas. Clement needs to address this attacking failure if he is to keep his side in the Premier League.

 

Liverpool kiss the title goodbye

Seven points adrift with just seven games played, Liverpool will have to invoke miraculous stuff if they are to claim a first ever Premier League title.

A 1-1 draw away to Newcastle is by no means a terrible result, but if a team wants to win a title those games need winning.

The pressure continues to mount on Jurgen Klopp and he must now be targeting success in the cup competitions to make this season meaningful.

 

Written by Michael Jones

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