It is almost the end of another Premier League season and with just 4 games left to go we still have so much that is left to be decided. Today I have sat down with fellow football lover and passionate Liverpool fan Raj Dharampuriya to breakdown how we think that the end of the season results will pan out, who will win the league? Who will be relegated? Who will finish top 4? And who’s the season’s best player? Let’s take a good look and make our final picks for the season.
Raj of course believes that this year will be Liverpool’s and it is his prediction that Manchester City will draw at Old Traffford this Wednesday night, leaving the path wide open for Liverpool to win their remaining games and lift the prize. I believe that it is most certainly possible for City to drop points at United but I still think that this Liverpool side have another draw in them so I’ll be going for City to retain the title.
The relegation scrap has already seen Huddersfield and Fulham face the drop but who will make up that final position? This looks to be a straight shoot-out between Brighton and Fulham although Southampton may find themselves in the mix. Both Raj and I however are in agreement that Southampton will not find themselves in the thick of this battle. As much as Raj and myself would like to see Neil Warnock keep this Cardiff side up, we just think that the challenge is too great and the win against Brighton only served to offer some false hope. Brighton could potentially finish the season without winning another game and still stay up thanks to their 3 point lead and superior goal difference. But for some heroics Raj and I both have Cardiff to make up the final team going back to the Championship.
With United, Chelsea, Spurs and Arsenal battling for positions 3 and 4, this competition is far more exciting that it looked just 2 months ago. Spurs dropped vital points against City at the weekend but nobody could capitalize on that with Chelsea drawing and Arsenal and United both facing shock defeats. United still have City to play and then they entertain Chelsea in what can only be described as a proper 6 pointer. Raj Dharampuriya however believes that the Chelsea v United game will not matter because it will be Spurs and Arsenal finishing in those places. At one stage it looked like Arsenal were going to finish above Spurs but after that Crystal Palace defeat at home and with a couple of away games left, both Raj and I agree that the Lilywhites will not face a St. Totteringham’s day this year.
Raj and I are absolutely unanimous on who should get the player of the season award and despite the great contributions from Hazard, Sterling and Son, it will be Virgil van Dijk who should scoop the award. For more articles like this click here to check out the Lets Be Games Changers blog!