Premier League Dichotomy – Who’s Going to Win the League This Year

It’s the same scenario again, right?

Like every year, the 2023-24 season of the Premier League is off to a flying start again. And a neutral fan, like me, is enjoying every bit of this emotional rollercoaster. 

However, as a fan of football, I’m sure you have, at least once, pondered about ‘okay, but who might win the PL this time?” Well, I think I can name a few possible ones. 

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1: Manchester City

Ah yes, the most predictable choice in the list.

Manchester City has been dominating the league under Pep Guardiola for quite some time. So I think it’s safe to presume that they’ll be in the title race this season as well. 

Why, though?

Well, the problem is Man City has lost quite a few important players this season, like Mahrez and Gundogan. However, they have immediately bought Jeremy Doku and Mateo Kovacic to replace them. While the latter’s yet to show what he’s capable of, the former has been brilliant from the get-go. Doku also has four assists in his last two games. 

So, it’s evident that he’ll grow into his game even more as the season progresses.

City have also acquired the services of one of the best young defenders of recent times, Josko Gvardiol. So, in a way, they have upgraded the team even more since last season.

However, Manchester City still looks far away to be perfect. They have recently dropped out of EFL Cup, thanks to Newcastle’s Victory over them. 

And, the last game against Chelsea, which ended in 4-4, didn’t look good for a team that won a treble quite convincingly last season. So, the title race might not be as easy as most 

Games Played 12
Points* 28
Performance (in the last 5 games) 4 matches won out of 5

2: Liverpool FC

After being out of contention for quite some time, Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool has bounced back with a bang. They have been playing pretty well this season, barring the loss against Toulouse — and, there are three reasons behind it.

Firstly, Salah is back in form again. The right winger of Liverpool has already added 12 goals in his tally and is set to do even more, as things stand. 

Luis Diaz is also finding his goal scoring form slowly yet surely. And Darwin Nunez has been as active as ever in the penalty box, albeit he’s been a little unlucky. 

However, the surprise package for me has been Dominik Szoboszlai. Although a midfielder, he has been almost everywhere on the pitch. Yes he doesn’t really have the goals and assists to show for it, but his addition to the team has really been beneficial for Klopp.

Games Played 12
Points* 27
Performance (in the last 5 games) 3 matches won out of 5

3: Arsenal F.C.

The nearly-champions of 2022-23 season, Arsenal grown deceptively well under Mikel Arteta and co. Honestly, Gunners’ last years performance could very well be considered as excellent as Arsene Wenger’s boys in 2003-04. And, they’re showing no signs of stopping at all.

In fact, they were also going on an unbeaten run, until Newcastle turned up and defeated them in a controversial game. Nevertheless, Arsenal are looking convincingly well this season and I think they will easily end up in top four. 

However, them winning the league will mostly depend on Gabriel Jesus staying fit or Bukayo Saka keeping up his form. Also, the defensive wall of the team has to perform better than they are doing currently. Otherwise, getting the crown will be quite difficult.

Games Played 12
Points* 27
Performance (in the last 5 games) 3 matches won out of 5

4: Tottenham Hotspur

The televised revolution unfolded clearly as Tottenham faced a challenging 2022/23 season despite Harry Kane’s pursuit of the Golden Boot, ending eighth, a staggering 29 points behind Man City. Coach Antonio Conte departed before the season’s close. 

Ange Postecoglou took charge amid doubts but has excelled, notably after Kane’s departure to Bayern Munich. Spurs held an unbeaten streak until a chaotic 4-1 loss to Chelsea, marred by multiple disallowed goals, two Spurs red cards, and injuries. 

Their subsequent 2-1 defeat to Wolves added to the woes after conceding another lead. Why’s such a fall from grace happened with Tottenham, though?

Well, firstly, the game against Chelsea has hurt the Spurs quite eminently. They lost the game and ended up losing two players in injury. And Ange’s high-line pressing isn’t working out as well, especially with a slow defender like Eric Dier. 

Also, Cuti Romero being so reckless sometimes doesn’t help their ambitions. Hence, while it lasted for quite long, the chance of Tottenham winning the league looks quite slim.

Games Played 12
Points* 26
Performance (in the last 5 games) 3 matches won out of 5

A Bold Top 4 Prediction: Chelsea

Chelsea, under new manager Mauricio Pochettino, have had a rocky start to the season despite significant spending in the transfer window. 

Their Premier League performance has been quite inconsistent, winning only three out of nine matches. While they showed promise with a 2-0 lead against Arsenal, they faltered, leading to a 2-2 draw. Subsequent loss to Brentford were disappointing. 

Nevertheless, they found success with a 4-1 win against Tottenham. An impressive 4-4 draw against Manchester City helped them climb back into the top half of the table. 

Also, their frontman, Christopher Nkunku, is coming back soon. Hence, maybe once Jackson goes back to right and Nkunku in the middle, they may get more efficient in front of the goal.

Games Played 12
Points* 16
Performance (in the last 5 games) 2 matches won out of 5