All week here at Footyblog.net, we have been asking you the fans to vote on the key matters still to be settled in the final month of the Premier League season. Here are the results.
The Title Race
It’s clear to see after Arsenal’s recent decline that the Premier League title race is between three teams. Liverpool are currently top of the table but have to face both of their title rivals in the run in. The situation is the same for both Liverpool and Manchester City, win their remaining games and they are champions. Any slip ups and Chelsea will be right on their heels. Here is how you feel about who is going to win the Premier League title.
- Liverpool: 67%
- Manchester City 22%
- Chelsea 11%
A staggering two thirds of the Footyblog.net fans believe that Liverpool will with the Premier League title this year. Brendan Rodgers men are currently top of the Premier League and as mentioned, have to play both City and Chelsea at Anfield in the coming weeks, starting this weekend with Manchester City.
Much more will be clear after that fixture. A win for either side puts them firmly in the driving seat. A draw bring Chelsea right back into it but their poor recent away form coupled with their participation in the final four of the Champions League may make it a big ask for Jose Mourinho’s men.
Footyblog.net’s prediction: Manchester City.
Arsenal’s poor form has seen them drop away from the title race and following last weekend’s defeat away at Everton, are now clinging on to fourth place. Everton have a game in hand over their rivals which if they win, would move them into that fourth place. FootyBlog.net fans make Everton the slight favourites.
- Everton 56%
- Arsenal 44%
Everton have by far the hardest run in, having to play both Manchester clubs in their final six games but they are bang on form at the key time of the season. Everton have scored three goals in each of their last four games, winning them all. Arsenal’s run in is slightly easier but are likely to have some scheduling issues as they remain in the FA Cup, a trophy they will be hoping to win.
However, Arsenal have the know-how. They have been here before, including last season when they picked up their form to secure the fourth spot on the last day of the season, and that could work in their favour.
FootyBlog.net’s prediction: Arsenal.
Cardiff, Sunderland and Fulham currently occupy the three relegation places but just outside of the drop-zone looking down nervously are the likes of Norwich and West Brom. It looks likely that Cardiff and Sunderland will be going down and will be joined by either Norwich or Fulham, and your voting reflects that.
- Sunderland 89%
- Cardiff 84%
- Fulham 73%
- Norwich 42%
- Crystal Palace 10%
Over 80% of people believe Sunderland and Cardiff are going to be relegated this season and both clubs by their own omissions know they need a miracle to avoid the drop.
Fulham host Norwich this weekend and that will give a lot of answers as to who will stay up and who will go down. Norwich, who travel to Craven Cottage, currently hold a five point advantage over the drop zone and a win would arguably seem safe. A Fulham win would close the gap to two points and when you compare the two teams run-ins, Norwich have Liverpool, Chelsea, Manchester United and Arsenal, Fulham would then have to be considered favourites.
Footyblog.net prediciton: Sunderland, Cardiff, Fulham.