Premier League: Why Next Season's Title Will Be More Competitive

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Premier League: Why Next Season's Title Will Be More Competitive

Last season's Premiership was very much a two-horse race after the New Year. In the end Liverpool had an astounding season but were pipped to the finish line by slow starting Manchester United. Chelsea were also within touching distance, but never seemed to get going until Guus Hiddink replaced Solari.

Arsenal finished fourth, and a massive 18 points (6 wins) behind Man Utd! There was a period where Aston Villa looked like they would steal fourth, but suffered a large dip in form and their challenge withered. Everton, like Aston Villa, had a terrific season, but when you consider that both were almost 30 points (10 wins) behind the champions, it’s hard to imagine they could ever get higher than a No. 4 spot at best.

While I won't make any predictions about the next season, I evaluate the big four (and perhaps some others), explaining why I think they will do better or worse than last season, and how that could potentially make the upcoming year of football much more uncertain, and hopefully, more exciting!

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