Premier League Predictions – A Chelsea Win or a Liverpool Loss?
It’s a big day for the Premier League, with Manchester United and Liverpool taking to the Elimination Stage for the third successive season. These teams have qualified from the group stages three times, making them favourites to win this competition. But what can they do against the juggernaut that is Chelsea? Will Manchester United take another step forward and challenge for fourth place? Or will Liverpool lose again, their hopes based on last year’s form being too optimistic? Let’s take a look…
Manchester United: The Red Devils sits on top of the table having won seven games in all competitions, scoring more than twice as many goals as second-placed Newcastle United. They’ve also scored more goals than any other team this season and have become comfortable at the top of the table, having passed their winter break with flying colours. Meanwhile, injured Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has recovered from a thigh injury and hopefully makes a full recovery, which will help him return to form in time for next week’s fixtures. Liverpool need victory over Watford and Arsenal and look capable of doing just that although Champions League qualification is still a certainty.
Chelsea: The Blues are in fourth position having lost two of their opening three matches, against Villa and West Bromwich. However, Didier Drogba and Harry Kane are leading the way for the club on the field, Drogba’s brace against Villa was one of the best individual performances this season by a Chelsea player and Harry Kane’s hat trick against the Baggies was an exceptional show of class. The Blues are definitely in the premiership title race and will hope that injuries don’t cause them any problems as they continue to build on their impressive pre-season campaign.