Here are all the Premier League 2018-19 highlights
With almost one-third of the premier league season beyond us, the table has begun taking shape into what it will look like come May 2020. While the title race is panning out to be a three horse race between Manchester City, Chelsea and Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham are expected to battle it out for the coveted fourth, champions league qualifying spot this season.
Coming back to Premier League 2018-19 highlights, the bottom of the table things are much tighter with just 4 points separating 14-20. Caught in the relegation spots at the moment are Fulham, Huddersfield and Cardiff but that situation could change with a win for any of the three teams.
As we step into a two-week hiatus in the premier league, we take a closer look at the title race and bring to you the over and underachievers from the 2018-19 campaign so far.
For the first time in premier league history have three sides been unbeaten in 12 points which speaks a thousand words about how competitive and fierce this season is going to be. While Manchester City has continued their title winning the form of last season, blistering and burning through teams with their star-studded line-up, the likes of Liverpool and Chelsea have been snapping at their heels with their own unbeaten streaks.
Liverpool who is two points behind Manchester City on 30 is living up to what was expected to be a year that would see them challenge the holders for their trophy. Despite being unbeaten in 12 matches in the premier league, Liverpool has been far from convincing, putting up performances that have been on two sides of the coin. There was a Liverpool that went full throttle against Chelsea and then there was a Liverpool that struggled to scrape past Crystal Palace and Huddersfield.
For the team, the biggest cause of concern has been their new signings not clicking. Looking to bolster the goal-keeper role, something that plagued Liverpool the entire last season, costing them the champions league trophy, Liverpool signed Alisson for 70m, a signing that has not been what Liverpool supporters would have imagined. Other signings Fabinho and Keita haven’t done wonders either for the club, seeing the old set of players having to play more than their expected minutes, something that has impacted Klopp’s heavy pressing style of play that has seen Liverpool trouble teams.
A delight to watch this season have been Chelsea who miraculously has taken no time in adapting to a new manager, Sarri’s style of play. The Italian has rejuvenated and revolutionized the London outfit’s style of play with his quick passing and interplay strategy, which has seen Chelsea blow apart sides.
Jorginho and Hazard have been of quintessential importance to the side who going into the international break are the only side in Europe to remain undefeated across all competitions. However, a cause of concern for them has been converting their well-worked moves into goals with striker Morata having another appalling season. With attackers Willian and Giroud, a not natural goal scorer as well, Chelsea lack in the department as was obvious in their recent draw against Everton. They need to address this problem at the earliest if they are to stay in touch with a Manchester City side who are already looking invincible at this early stage.
Over Achievers Of The Season
- Bournemouth at 6
- Arsenal at 5
- Wolverhampton at 11
- Brighton at 12
Under Achievers Of The Season
- Tottenham- Despite being at 4, Tottenham have failed to impress us with their style of play. Their champions’ league campaign has underlined everything wrong with the team that has suffered defensively and in the middle of the park this season.
- West Ham– A hoard of signings along with a new manager meant West Ham was finally going to have a decent season. However, a poor start saw them winless after 4, a run that has not improved drastically. A hoard of injuries has only contributed to their poor run.
- Fulham– Bottom of the table despite spending 100 million with no cohesion at the back.