Manchester City are favourites for the Premier League title this season, and history suggests it will be a close race. Liverpool moved to the top of the table following a 4-0 victory against Tottenham Hotspur this afternoon, though Manuel Pellegrini’s side are just four points behind, with two games in hand over Brendan Rodgers’ Reds. Chelsea are also in the mix, just two points off the top, though manager Jose Mourinho has written off their chances after a 1-0 defeat at Crystal Palace yesterday.
Chelsea and Man City still have to travel to Anfield, in matches which many people feel will decide the destination of the title. Based on last year’s results in the games the top three are still to play, Man City will be crowned champions – but it will go right to the wire. If the outcome of the remaining matches are the same as they were last season, Liverpool and Chelsea will finish with 83 points, while Man City’s extra game will be the difference, finishing with 84.
However, Liverpool and Man City both face a trip to Palace at Selhurst Park and following yesterday’s heroics from Tony Pulis’ men, neither side will be considering that a guaranteed three points. *When working out the results, in the event of the team not being in the Premier League last season, we took the result from the teams who were relegated.