Who Will Be Relegated From The Premier League?!
This weekend saw another excellent round of Premier League matches and also saw one of the greatest Premier League games of all time in my opinion.
The Leicester v Man United game was one of the best games I have ever seen. For Leicester to come back from 3-1 down against a group of players who are arguably some of the best in the world is one of the greatest achievements in football history.
Leicester who were some people’s favourites to go down look certain to stay up as they look like a solid unit with some great players and management behind them.
So who will finish in the bottom three? It is so hard to predict.
The bottom three as of now is Newcastle, QPR and Burnley. If I am really honest I can’t see QPR and Burnley getting out of it.
QPR have looked very average on occasions and with the players they have you’d think they would be doing better. Obviously there is a long way to go in the season but from what I’ve seen so far they need to fix up and the back and upfront otherwise they will be relegated.
Burnley do look like a solid team. Great defensively they put up a great fight against teams the only thing they are lacking is goals.
Even Burnley forward Lukas Jutkiewicz admitted after the game that there is pressure on them to start scoring.
If they do start scoring then there is a great possibility the will stay up. However I feel the lack of squad depth and quality will inevitably send them down. Expect a good fight from them though.
Newcastle have been relegated in recent years but I just can’t see it this season. The quality they have in their squad is so good and and I feel they are just off to a bad start.
The confidence they’ll get from the comeback on Saturday will undoubtedly give them a boost so expect them to start to pick up a few results.
If they don’t then Pardew will obviously be asked to leave and he’ll be replaced by someone who I feel will guide them to quite high in the table.
The players they have they could easily finish in the top eight so this is why I feel they wont be relegated.
So who will fill the last relegation spot? It’s such a tough question this year.
The only other contenders I can really see for this spot are West Brom, Sunderland and Palace even though two of these teams had excellent results at the weekend.
West Brom have looked good and bad this season. Yesterday’s performance against Spurs was their best performance this season however and the return of Joleon Lescott has really made their defence ten times better.
Palace played counter-attacking football at it’s finest against Everton and got one of the results of the weekend for me.
Performances like that against the other top teams and against the teams around them then Palace will have nothing to worry about.
I’m going to go out on a limb and say Sunderland will fill the final relegation spot.
They got very lucky last season after a great run of results towards the end kept them up but I feel this season they are lacking any real bite.
With four draws and a loss you really feel they need a win soon or they’ll be stuck near the bottom all season.
It is still obviously early days so anything can happen. I also expect Villa to be dragged into this battle despite having a good start to the season.
So my final bottom five would have to be as follows:
15th: Aston Villa
16th: Crystal Palace
17th: West Brom