Who will win the premier league – last game of the season
As the 2013 – 2014 Premier League season reaches its thrilling climax, focus on who will actually win has never been more intense. Unlike previous seasons, this years Premiership really is too close to call. With Manchester United and Arsenal just not hitting form this season it is left to Manchester City, Chelsea and Liverpool to slug it out, right until the last minute.
European places for next season have all been decided with Chelsea, Man City, Arsenal and Liverpool play in the UEFA Champions league while Man U and Spurs fight for the remaining Europa League place alongside Everton and Hull.
Title pressures will never have been greater than at the Etihad Stadium. After recently losing the opportunity to secure second title in three years the light blues failed to take advantage of Chelsea’s away win over Liverpool. Manchester City need to keep a calm head and ensure they hold off Sam Alardyce’s West Ham, loosing their cool and any points against the Londoners would prove to be a fatal blow for their campaign.
Liverpool’s efforts to win the title seem to be dependent on others making mistakes. They need West Ham to nab three points from Man City to stand anything like a real chance of winning their first title since 1990. Liverpool does seem to have played a tournament of mixed achievements. Their glorious 11 match winning run really placed them on the brink of winning, only to be lost with a defeat by title contenders Chelsea and a draw to lower placed Crystal Palace in quick succession. Sounds like a belief issue to me!
Chelsea, themselves seem to be living up to the Chosen One’s expectations regarding this season’s title. With a goalless draw against Norwich earlier in May, their title run really did seem to be suffering from a lack of steam. The draw left them one point behind fellow contenders Liverpool and Man City who both had a one game advantage over the west London team. Perhaps it’s time for Mourhino to start rebuilding his squad.
So, all in all, who does seem to be the most likely to succeed at this late stage? Chelsea appear to be written off but what of Man City and Liverpool? Given that Liverpool need Man City to loose out to Wet Ham United it does seem more probable that Man Cty will be successful and lift title number two in three seasons.