As the curtains near the draw up to the close, the race in the Barclays Premiere League is in its final and vital stage where Chelsea under the stewardship of their bold yet controversial manager Jose Mourinho is leading the chart with seven points clear of the second place Arsenal, with a game in hand. Indeed it is truly a demanding task for any contender to contest with the current leaders, particularly when Chelsea demonstrate the run of form they have been showcasing for the past weeks;
The reigning champions Manchester City however, have their work cut out for them as it was already an uphill struggle in their attempt to reclaim the top spot, with Chelsea expanding their lead with every win but even more so now having lost last weekend to arch enemies and neighbours Manchester United. City under their manager Manuel Pellegrini have a star studded squad worth hunders of millions invested by the owner Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed, and it is not the team they have but the appalling run of form away from home that is the core reason for city’s stagnant progress. Pellegrini’s job might be in danger as he tries to address City’s fall and with the Klopp Saga his job come summer may not be there.
The run for the top spot is always the much desired ambition of each and every participant in the league but however with the world’s most competitive and watched league the top position is not the only coveted riches to be gunning for; the claim of holding the top four spots is up for grabs, so as to participate in the prestigious UEFA Champions League; the arena where the most talented clubs in Europe get to partake.
The race for the top spot may be or gradually can get predictable but the top four position holders is as thrilling to see as a movie, with sometimes the most bizarre and unpredictable of endings, for the constant flux created by underdog wins and grave upsets its usually a nail biting finish, as it is shaping up this time round as well with just marginal differences in points separating the top six and with Arsenal and Manchester United getting hold of top three spots along with the front runner Chelsea, at the expense of their counterparts, particularly with the case with Arsenal with its squad of its Young Gunners, managed by their very own favoured and sometimes not so favoured Arsene Wenger, who is credited at the club to have revolutionised football, by thrashing contenders Liverpool 4-1 at home.
So stay tuned, and do not miss these closing stages in the ever exciting world of the Barclays Premiere League because here of all places “it’s never over till the fat lady sings”…