This year the Barclays Premiership has already produced some unpredictable weekend football outcomes and no doubt there are still numerous to come. Leading the pack are the champions Chelsea
which is almost certainly been the only predictable thing to come out of the season so far. Once the fixture list was produced ever single manager in the league would have concluded that it was
most likely Chelsea would sit at the top of the table with 5 wins out of 5, even thinking about their poor pre-season results and their defeat to Manchester United in the curtain opener the
Community Shield. Even so they strolled past West Brom, Wigan, Stoke, West Ham and Blackpool, scoring 21 goals in the method and only conceding a single objective. They already have a four point
cushion over second place huge spending Manchester City who they however failed to beat.
Funds can't get you success! This statement could have to be revisited at the end of the season. Manchester City have started slow but are steadily building some momentum and their new players are gelling a lot quicker than everyone predicted. They have already beaten Liverpool, Chelsea and drawn away to Spurs. They have a lot of energy about their play and are a strong physical youthful side with the right amount of flair to win games. The only concern they will face is keeping all of their multi-million pound players happy, which will be less difficult with the English players than the foreign ones I predict.
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The year of the Berbatov! Has his time finally come after 2 years at Old Trafford? His early season form definitely suggests this. He sits on top of the goal scoring table with 6 leagues goals in 7 games already this season and how Manchester United have needed him as Rooney has failed on all fronts to spark any type of his form from last season which this is largely due to his off the field antics, which we all know about so there is no will need to delve further in to that. As ever they have started the season slowly, but what has been a shock to the system for all of their fans is the despicable state of their defensive performances. Last season they only conceded 28 goals and this season a goal a game already. Nevertheless Rio Ferdinand returned to the beginning line up away to Sunderland where they didn't concede and was in impeccable form for England against Montenegro.
Liverpool languish in the bottom 3 of the table! Yes you read that correctly, they are in dire straits at the moment, nevertheless it looks like the sale of the club from the current American owners will be pushed by way of by the High Court these days (13/10/2010). Not that the takeover will change the on field prospects of the club straight away and being realistic there won't be any large names coming over in the January transfer window if they still languish in the bottom half of the table. So sadly their season is already over after all the pre-season ambitions they had.
The Premier League returns after the international break and the unpredictability will no doubt continue with the likes of Blackpool and West Brom specifically shocking a few much more teams. Will Chelsea create on their 4 point lead or come the next international break will we see Arsenal, Spurs or Villa competing for top stop.