Thursday, August 28, 2014

EPL Table - The Undefeateds

Ok, I must apologize off the bat for breaking rank but to me undefeated means you have won every match you’ve competed in. Yes, that means no ties. That said in week two of the EPL we’ve already been reduced to just four, so let’s take a look at who will be the last club left standing. Tottenham Hotspur – Wow, how many of you said Spurs would be at the top of the table in week 2? Liars. This comes as a huge surprise despite their 6th place finish last season and a productive off-season. Truth is they’re playing some of the best football in England with an impressive win at West Ham and an easy disposal of QPR at home on top of two wins over AEL in the Europa League. As good a they look right now they will be further tested this week as they host Liverpool and travel to Emirates to take on Arsenal at the end of September. Chelsea – This is no surprise as the Blues were expected to be at the top of the table to start the campaign and perhaps in May as well. However check back with me in a month and we’ll see if we’re still as confident as an early 2 vs. 3 matchup with Swansea will be a litmus test for both sides then they come right back one week later and take on city. They will either establish some distance at the top or find them themselves on the fringe of the Champions League cutoff to start off the season. Man City – The defending champs already look in mid-season form in both their victories but of the four undefeated sides they by far have the toughest stretch over the next month. A stretch that includes Sotke, Man City, and Chelsea but with two of the three at home 2 out of 3 results is probable and 9 points isn’t out of the question so the Sky Blues may already be setting their mark early in the season. Swansea – Similar to Spurs not many outside of Liberty Stadium thought they’d be this high on the poll, but the challenge will be how long they can maintain their vantage point. We already spoke about their matchup with Chelsea but before they get to the Blues they’re have to face a hungry West Brom side but if they can pull off a split they’ll be in pretty good shape for mid-September. Barclays Premier League Table August 28

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