Barclays Premier League Review 2015-2016 - The Title Race - Lets

Premier League Review 2015-2016

With just nine games to go, the Premier League title race is wide open. After an odds-defying season, Leicester City remain on course for a historic win, but can anyone else stop them? Let’s take a look in our Premier League Review 2015-2016.

What happened to the main contenders?

Just as the Foxes’ much anticipated decline failed to materialise, the predicted rise of the challengers has also proved to be non-forthcoming.

Arsenal have done little to shake off their reputation as perennial “bottlers”, Manchester City have succeeded in becoming less than the sum of their parts, and Chelsea failed to even make it onto the radar.

Despite spending big, Manchester United appear to have put their glory days behind them, and have now joined their arch-rivals Liverpool in the “Maybe next season” club.

While the pre-season favourites have failed to live up to expectations, there have been some strong performances from the less-fancied clubs.

A season of change

Obviously, Claudio Ranieri’s men will take the prize for team of the season – even if they don’t claim the title – but there are plenty of others who deserve honourable mentions.

West Ham are within striking distance of a Champions League place, and with a new stadium in the pipeline, they will be making a few of the old guard nervous. Slaven Bilic’s first season in charge of the Hammers could produce their highest ever Premier League finish.

Another Coach who has excelled in his first season in England is Quique Sanchez Flores. His Watford side were many people’s favourites to go down, but the Hornets appear to have secured their Premier League survival with a quarter of the season still to play.

AFC Bournemouth have won a lot of fans by sticking to their footballing principles, and Eddie Howe’s team also look set to be rewarded with another year in the top flight.

The form team?

That brings us to Tottenham Hotspur. While Arsenal and the two Manchester clubs have been fumbling around trying to hang on to Leicester’s coat tails, Mauricio Pochettino’s men have been slowly coming up on the rails.

A season of sublime consistency has put Spurs right in the hunt for the ultimate prize. In fact, no team has secured more points over the last eight games than the Londoners.

A recent wobble – which included a defeat away to West Ham and a draw at home to Arsenal – seemed to have handed the initiative back to Leicester City. However, the North London club have a less gruelling run-in than their rivals from the East Midlands.

Who will win?

Of course, a Leicester City win would provide the ultimate fairy-tale-ending to what has been a fascinating season. But from a betting point of view, Tottenham are the most likely team to overhaul the Foxes and they do have a slightly more favourable set of fixtures.

The main obstacle for Spurs could be overcoming their poor records at Anfield and Stamford Bridge.

Man City have six away games left to play and have not travelled well in recent times. While Arsenal appear to be on course to be one of the bridesmaids yet again.

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