So-called challengers who build up some steam, such as Liverpool and Tottenham, then go and let themselves down just when the opportunity arises. After week 15, Liverpool arrived with pundits tipping them for the league after two wins and a big victory in the cup. Liverpool fans were more cautious and realistic and lo and behold they lost to the team in the opposite direction, Newcastle. I have said it before, expect the unexpected. Chelsea lost, Liverpool lost, Man City lost, Tottenham and Man Utd couldn't win and now the top Four, which was so predictable in August, is leaving punters and pundits scratching their heads.
Thierry Henry has called on The 'big teams' to get their acts together and step up to the plate. No longer are they supposed to let this mediocre form keep going but instead they need to put their foot down. Chelsea losing to Bournemouth and Man Utd playing uninspiring football is just not right. The fact is that the rest of the league have caught up, the money spent in the premier league has meant that the gap is closing. Alongside this too is the fact that the quality seems to be lacking. The number of mistakes happening is becoming far too problematic for the big sides, another Skrtel own goal, woeful Man City defending and week after week of Mourinho moaning.
In spite of the unpredictable nature of the league, most people will have money on the top four being Man City, Chelsea, Arsenal and Man Utd in some order. Others expect either Liverpool or Tottenham to replace Chelsea and that is it. With such a close race, do you dare to put your money on the line?