EPL Table Week 9: Predicting Where Each Club Will Sit
This Premier League season, though only eight weeks old, has already proved pundits wrong.
Arsenal and Liverpool have shocked in their capacity to challenge the division’s bigger clubs after spending a long while away from league silverware, whereas Sunderland are a surprise candidate for relegation after a busy summer window.
And while the unforeseen results aren’t set to stop there, we’ll nonetheless take a look at what the standings might look like after Week 9.
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Saints Keep Marching To Third
Mauricio Pochettino’s management of Southampton has been nothing short of miraculous this term, with the Saints’ most recent result being a well-deserved 1-1 draw away at Manchester United.
Saturday’s result relied largely on a late equaliser from Adam Lallana, but the performance was far from a smash-and-grab as Southampton edged away at bigger, but not necessarily better opposition.
Next weekend should see the south-coast club continue their assault on the European places and see out a comfortable win over Fulham, who have simply lacked the same squad cohesion as their upcoming St. Mary’s hosts.
Arsenal Ammunition Enough To Retain Top Spot
Week 9 Prediction: Crystal Palace 0-2 Arsenal
Will Arsenal be at the top of the league after Week 9?
The fixture that Crystal Palace could simply do without right now is a match at home against high-flying Arsenal, fresh from their 4-1 trouncing of Norwich City.
That latest win for Arsene Wenger’s side was very much the same story as previous games. The rejuvenated cast of Aaron Ramsey, Jack Wilshere and Olivier Giroudm coupled with the prolific Mesut Ozil, made the difference.
A trip to south London shouldn’t pose much of a challenge for the Gunners, whose experienced manager is all-too-wary of the threat an opponent like the Eagles can pose.
Chelsea Win Battle Of The Blues For Second
Week 9 Prediction: Chelsea 3-2 Manchester City
Without a doubt the most enticing fixture of the weekend, Manchester City travel to Stamford Bridge next weekend as two of the league’s most in-form attackers attempt to edge each other in an epic top-four clash.
However, defence will prove the difference with neither Martin Demichelis nor Vincent Kompany at full fitness for Manuel Pellegrini’s team.
Jose Mourinho’s squad are starting to hit a stretch of clinical finishing, netting 11 goals in their last three games and the home leg of this matchup will finish in the Portuguese’s favour.
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