Sorry I haven’t been keeping up here, my laptop was dead for the last two months or so! But enough about that. What’s been going on with EPL? Well, to no one’s surprise, the title will be going to, once again, a team from Manchester. That’s right Manchester City or Manchester United will walk away with the league title this season. Or maybe not. Chelsea and Tottenham Spurs are close on their heels.
In the league, both Manchester Clubs have done well. In other competitions, United has (unfortunately) done very well. City … well, not so much. Yes, they’ve done well in the FA Cup, making it to the quarter finals, but they were knocked out of the Champions League in the round of 32…yet again. This time, they didn’t even make it to Europa League. Maybe next year they can finally make it to the round of 16. *crosses fingers*
Although Andre Villa Boas struggled with Chelsea, he has been a great manager for the club. If Spurs can keep their form up, they will be playing in Champions League next season, and maybe this will help them keep Gareth Bale from joining another top club. What about Chelsea? Well, after getting knocked out of the Champions League (also in the round of 32) and getting a new manager, Chelsea has improved. They are just 4 points behind Manchester City on the table.
Who’s behind the four Champions League spot contenders? That would be Liverpool, Everton and Arsenal, three clubs that have had up and down seasons. Of course, none of these clubs have had it as bad as a certain London club *cough* QPR *cough*. If you haven’t looked at the EPL table, QPR is, well, at the bottom with only 17 points in 26 games. As a Real Madrid fan, this pains me because one of Madrid’s canteranos (a player who came up through Madrid’s youth system) is in QPR and has gone from being in the best club in the world to a club that is almost certainly going to be relegated at the end of the season.
One of my wishes is that after this season, Esteban “Pirata” Granero will leave QPR and join a much better club. Back to the other clubs. Liverpool and Arsenal have had some great wins, as well as some very interesting results. Will their respective managers still be there after this season is over? Only time will tell.
By the way, there’s a big match up coming up this weekend! That’s right, Manchester City will take on Chelsea at home Sunday, Feb. 24. The match will take place at 8:30 a.m. EST. That’s 5:30 a.m. for us in the West Coast. Yikes! But of course, I will be up, I’m sure I won’t be the only one, this is a must win for City.