I always think that football predictions are hilarious because at the beginning of the season you sit down and you make all of these guesses and predictions, and then after a couple of months you realize just how little you actually know about the sport. At the beginning of this season I sat down with football writer Cash Myricks and we had our own try at picking out the winner of this season’s Premier League. I have to be honest and say that I picked Chelsea for it, and Cash went with Liverpool.
Now the league is tighter than it usually is at this stage of the season, but it is fair too ay that my Chelsea pick is not looking too good, and losing a manager may come before their title challenge. Cash’ guess is still in with a shout, but at this halfway point I’ll make another bold claim, and say that Manchester City will run away with this title, and here is why.
Pep Guardiola may not have understood what was meant by the word ‘mojo’ when asked in an interview last month, but the truth is that this is a team which has its mojo back, and everyone should be scared by that. When this City squad feel confident, everyone should quake in their boots.
Much has been made about the amount of money that Pep has spent on that defense and at the beginning of the season they were seriously shipping goals. The resurgence of John Stones however has put a stop to those goals leaking and this is now a City team which can attack with so much more confidence, knowing that they have a solid backline to rely on should they lose the ball.
Kevin de Bruyne
There is simply no better midfielder in world football right now than Kevin de Bruyne and I have absolutely no doubt in my mind that he will lead City to this title. There seems to be absolutely nothing that KDB cannot do and that is what is inspiring this City team to perform in the way that they are. Short of an injury to the Belgian, he will be leading this City team to great things this season.
Under The Radar
It seems that we have found the perfect position for Pep Guardiola and that is being written off and at the back. Because of the way that City’s games have fallen, it has meant that they had a number of games in hand throughout the beginning of the season. This, coupled with some poor results left the team way behind, yet they have come steamrolling forward and now they look set to take top spot.
Much was made of Guardiola’s men, but as we can clearly see, they are coming for the crown and nobody is going to be able to stop them, at least this is how I see the season panning out now.
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