Wednesday December 20, 2017
We are not quite halfway through the Premier League season, but we already have good cause to wonder whether the future champions are sitting in pole position in the Premier League table. Manchester City has played 18 matches and won 17 of them, with no losses and one draw to add to those stats. The top three teams remain unchanged from the previous week, with Manchester United taking the second spot. They have won 13 matches, drawn two and lost three, so they are a short way behind the leaders. Chelsea then take third place at present, with 12 wins, two draws, and four losses.
With such a convincing record thus far, it is hard to imagine things changing too much at the top of the table. Could Manchester City be on course for a third win after their previous two wins in the 2011-12 and 2013-14 seasons?
They will have some competition from Manchester United, who already have 13 wins under their belt, and Chelsea, with five wins. They may be ahead of the pack now, with 52 points to date against the second-placed Manchester United, with 41 points, but that gap could still be closed over the next few months. Chelsea, last year’s winners, are only just in third position with 38 points, so there is a lot to play for yet. Can Manchester City maintain their performance thus far over the next few months until the Premier League is resolved for this season?
Meanwhile, the three teams sitting in the relegation positions at present are Newcastle United, West Bromwich Albion, and Swansea City. However, with that said, the few teams sitting just above them are very close in points, so anything could happen at that end of the league. We expect there will be lots of changes over the next few months before the relegated teams become clear.
But we will be watching closely to see if Manchester City can notch up another win. Their position is commanding at present, with by far the biggest goal difference of all, but lots of things could happen between now and May. Would you bet against them to win the Premier League 2017-18 season?