It has been an unpredictable season. Hardly anyone predicted Leicester City to emerge as the top club, nor did fans expect Chelsea to struggle as much as they did in the first half of the season (see below for Chelsea’s improving form). The other three of the big four (Manchester City, Manchester United, Arsenal) are at their usual places on the table, and Tottenham has risen to great ranks thanks to three spectacular summer signings (Dele Alli, Toby Alderweireld, Heung-Min Son) and the leadership of Pochettino. West Ham and Southampton are having wonderful seasons as well, the latter in particular improving every year since their return to the Premier League in 2012.
With a third of the season left- or in other terms 36 points left to claim- any one of these teams can potentially lift the trophy. We can expect clubs to be in full pursuit of Leicester City, displaying their very best competition at each game.
Yesterday, February 14th, saw two such incredible matches: Arsenal vs Leicester City and Tottenham vs. Manchester City. Both games ended in brilliant 2-1 fashions that brought the top of the table even closer. Amidst some fan protest against rising ticket prices, these are the games and moments fans die for and continue to come back to stands to watch. Below is one of those moments by substitute Lamela on his game-winning assist for Tottenham (Vine by David Grimsey on https://vine.co/v/inVvlbLg2VP).
It would be a much too bold statement to attempt to predict the title winner. By the way things are going this season, we may even get our hopes up for an ending as phenomenally unpredictable as the one in 2012 with Manchester City.