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They call it a two-half game and that was exactly the first half of the season for Arsenal.The only result of a note until mid-December was a win over Manchester United at Old Trafford when the Red Devils had their own problems but one run of seven games without a win after that, Mikel left Arteta’s job on the sidelines that was until a win over Chelsea sparked an unbeaten stretch that is still going on as fans begin to rub Arteta’s style off on the field, but it’s not a quick fix, but im Right now it looks like a solution but there is still much to be done

Aston Villa has played the fewest games of all this season and has three more games to go before reaching halftime after suffering a late start to the season and a training ground closure thanks to COVID that puts them in an almost fantastic position which suggests they are lower in the table than they should be – because they have been brilliant this season.They are the best improved team of the last year and would be among the contenders for the title if they played in their games Jack Grealish made it even better, Ollie Watkins was a keen addition, Emi Martinez put up a solid defense and head coach Dean Smith got them to play one of the most attractive attacking footballers in the league if they could go on like this they be dark horses for a European place

Brighton is having a hard time again this season Neil Maupay, who dealt with the coaching staff, was of no use and when Maty Ryan fell on the bench, he was looking for a new club. They balance in their now usual position, precariously just above that Being a relegation zone, with the only salvation that those among them are far worse off The Liverpool draw and the rapprochement with Manchester United and Spurs have shown that no team has really blown them away and that they are very good at dealing with one Keep screaming – no team has drawn more games – but they just have to turn some of them into wins to make sure they’re safe

For much of the first half of the season, it looked like this might finally be the time Sean Dyche’s magical touch of keeping Burnley in the Premier League would fade away since then – as highlighted by the impressive away win over Liverpool – but the Clarets are still sitting dangerously close to the relegation zone, albeit with a small buffer for those who struggle under them like Brighton, could be saved by the fact that the bottom three did so in the first half of the season Struggled a lot but there is still a lot to fear Burnley has only scored 10 goals for the entire season which is a real problem even with the defense holding on

Chelsea have been very average so far this season – they beat the teams you expect to beat, lost to the teams you expect to lose, and fought everyone else in The Blues have only won one win in the last five games – a 1-0 win against 10-man Fulham – as two of the new signings at Timo Werner and Kai Havertz have not found contact since their arrival in England Lampard was also not in able to impress a recognizable style on the team and it will be interesting to see if he can survive the remainder of the season.He has earned more leeway than most at Chelsea because of his history at the club, but Roman Abramovich has none Fear of firing people who have done well at Stamford Bridge in the past – after all, he fired every manager he hired since buying the club Feeling that Lampard has time to borrow unless he manages to make things

Crystal Palace is having another Crystal Palace season – rugged but not spectacular – unless Roy Hodgson keeps stepping on the roster with his roster, they have already shown they will get enough wins to keep on track Water The win against Manchester United at Old Trafford was a particular highlight of the season so far, but again there is so much on the shoulders of Wilfried Zaha he seems to have stopped pushing for an exit and instead bows his head and plays his best Football, and Palace benefits from it Expect them to be midfield again

Everton has gone from James Rodriguez-inspired shock title contenders to hyped midtablers who fail to keep their earlier promises, and to real dark horses for a place in the Champions League Carlo Ancelotti has brought the Toffees back there after a fantastic start to the season where they think they are at the top of the table that stopped very abruptly and all of the conversation about Everton stopped – and it was during that quiet time that the resurgence happened.The main concern is what happens when injuries occur and they get into one A season as busy as this one You collapsed once when this happened So are they going to do it again?

They feel sorry for Scott Parker who has to stay strong and determined in his post-game press conferences, but Fulham is really struggling this season and looking from their depths. Only two wins are a worrying return at this stage of the season but it it’s not that they haven’t shown any potential only Liverpool and Brighton have drawn more than Fulham so far and while it’s frustrating that they haven’t been able to turn them into wins it ensures they don’t turn into losses, which is what they still do keeps on surviving One way or another, it could be the difference between descent and survival

Where do you start with Leeds? They have been wildly entertaining at times and utterly disappointing at others.They are a bit like Norwich’s version this season last season – only better Norwich threw everything on their attacks, committed to their own style of football and left the defense after the fact that Leeds was one bit similar and it only shows the two draws are the lowest in the Premier League this season, suggesting that it is a win or failure mentality, a brilliant mentality to watch when you are neutral but when If you are a Leeds fan, every 5-0 win over West Brom you have to put up with it, there is a risk of a 6-2 defeat to Manchester United just around the corner and you will probably have enough for midfield as long as you can the attack continues to fire as before

Leicester City topped the table earlier this week before other results were completed, and they fully deserve to be in the title race – not that they would admit they are, this is one of the closest title race in the recent past The seven best clubs are no more than eight points apart If Leicester can stay consistent, get wins where they are expected and get points from the bigger teams that are there is no reason why they can’t stay here Brendan Rodgers is a fantastic coach and he proves it it every season he stays at King Power Stadium as his team just does their job every week. They are the dark horses for a second Premier League title in five years

It might be tough to call this season a comedown from last season’s highs, but there hasn’t been nearly the same dominance from Liverpool Long-term injuries to your two center-backs are a massive setback, of course, but the alarming decline of Trent Alexander- Arnold, Jordan Henderson, and most importantly the top three has made one of the closest title races possible for years. Even their Anfield fortress was finally penetrated when Burnley finished an undefeated home streak of 1369 days (AEDT) on Friday Just one goal in the last five games is far from what you’d expect from a team with Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane.The criticism of Liverpool may have been harsh at times, but that’s what you get when you reach the heights they are in have reached the past two years

Manchester City is now the favorite to win the Premier League title this season according to most bookmakers, and there are still many twists and turns on Pep Guardiola’s side by the end of the season, definitely looking good after a rocky start to the season City has come to life since losing to Spurs in October In the last ten games she has conceded only two goals and won eight of them (including the last six) John Stones and Ruben Dias have forged a brilliant partnership on defense that has been the foundation of their recent success with a number of injured players and from COVID, without Sergio Aguero being here and not shooting many of their strikers for the rest of the world Title contender threatening

Since Sir Alex Ferguson retired in 2013, Manchester United has finished the season an average of 23 points behind eventual title winners and has been 32 and 32 respectively in the last two seasons 33 points behind champions Manchester City and Liverpool To be at the top of the tree halfway by two points (even though Man City has a game in hand) is a phenomenal improvement The arrival of Bruno Fernandes had an Eric Cantona-like effect A title challenge wasn’t planned for this year, but they are now at the top Special praise also goes to Paul Pogba and Luke Shaw, who have been outstanding this season after years of criticism Ole Gunnar Solskjaer finally has both hands on the wheel and is driving Manchester United back in the right direction

Newcastle United is a tough one their fans are rightly not happy Steve Bruce bears the brunt of the abuse despite claiming Rafa Benitez giving back similar points The problem remains in the boardroom and until then Bruce’s hands are tied with a game in the hand they’re seven points away from the decline halfway through, but it’s the lack of goals (only one in the last five games) and style of play that affects the most while those currently among them continue to struggle , they will be safe again, but just being safe is enough for such a passionate fan base that has been unsuccessful for so long, out improvements are needed but will not be released this season

Sheffield United can also use the remnants of that transfer window to prepare for life in the championship because with just five points from 19 games and already 11 points for safety reasons, it will take a turn of epic proportions this season to salvage it is a big surprise how well they did last year, holding their own in the top 5 for most of the season before missing out on Europe in the end Chris Wilder is lucky enough to still have his job but probably because as they prepare for relegation, he still has it. The lowest score in Premier League history is Derby County with 11 points At the current rate, Sheffield United are only on track 10 times

Southampton has been impressive again this season as Ralph Hasenhuttl continues to move his star up as Premier League manager James Ward-Prowse has moved up again but that much depends on Danny Ings’ sparkling form as long as he’s fit Having the Saints a chance to beat Liverpool was an obvious highlight but their overall form against the Big Six was impressive as they drew with Arsenal and Chelsea and pushed Manchester City and Manchester United all the way in highly competitive matches Top-half finish should be the least they can achieve this season and they could even be a landing call for the Europa League

After a big transfer window, the season started with a disappointing loss to Everton and the usual moans and moans over the loss of Jose Mourinho.But then they made a fantastic run up, claiming that Mourinho had actually gotten back to his best But then there was another loss of form, claiming Mourinho lost it again The truth is somewhere in the middle No team have conceded fewer goals or scored more goals in the first half than Tottenham, but they really seem to be struggling in the second half If Spurs can learn to hold onto leads they’re really in the mix for not just Champions League seats but title chat then there’s something to do with Gareth Bale he’ll never be fit if he’s not playing All Premier League fans will hope that we can see more of him in the second half of the season

Remarkably, West Brom are the only club to have sacked their manager in the Premier League so far this season and even that still seems like an unnecessary step given the slight change in form or style before and after but them chose Sam Allardyce, who has never been relegated, to save them from the mess they found themselves in. Early impressions suggest that even Big Sam, after a few severe defeats, will not be enough to save them Baggies have conceded nine more goals than any other team in the league, and only Burnley and Sheffield United have scored more goals. There are many problems and very few solutions so far. It could be another case of ‘Boing, Boing’ for them Baggies to be

Imagine where West Ham could be if they hadn’t fired David Moyes the first time only to bring him back a year later to save them from relegation West Ham has a formula for success with a determined defense, a formidable midfield partnership between Declan Rice and Tomas Soucek and Mikhail Antonio’s goals that put them in seventh place, just one point behind Tottenham and eight points from the summit Credit goes to Moyes, who shows the kind of nous that West Ham is one of the teams that doesn’t seem to have benefited from having fans in the stadiums in the first place, and a top-half finish is the least they can go for right now

It’s been a pretty bad start to the season from a normally competitive Wolves squad who have now lost nine of their 19 games and are at 14th Of course, Raul Jimenez’s horrific injury that left him with a fractured skull rocked the team, leaving them to rely on a Portuguese teen to lead the line they’ve been building their attack around Jimenez for the past few seasons and it shows that Adama Traore’s form is waning as a result. They’re still a tough team, but losing to bitter rival West Brom in the Black Country Derby is a real low for this underperforming team

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