The team that is least bad will win the title! by KM
Hello, hello! Well Christmas games come so thick and fast, I sincerely forgot there was a round on the 28th. Luckily I caught up to the Arsenal game, while switching from time to time to see that boring draw between United and Chelsea.
I will not draw much conclusions from a game with Bournemouth, because in a week, we beat City, we get destroyed by Southampton and then we win against a team that has it’s first season in the top flight. The only conclusion from this league I can make so far is that it’s so unpredictable that only the team closest to any sort of consistency will win it.
Last year it was Chelsea, but now you cannot put your finger on anybody really. But back to the game, king Ozil came out with another assist and a goal to his name. By far the best player in our team right now.
Other than that, I liked the rotations. We introduced Chambers, Gibbs, the Ox and Gabriel and I thought we were much fresher than we were a few days ago. And games like these are exactly the ones we can introduce those players, to both give some well deserved rest to players like Monreal who have been excellent all year and he’s played every single game so far.
So Leicester face Man City before the reverse fixtures start and then Tottenham twice in the following two weeks. The Foxes are starting to fade out, but hopefully they will make one last stand. They are starting to suffer from the fact that despite a couple of good players in Mahrez, Vardy and Kante their squad is short and the games start to crush them, plus the fact their good results so far make them favorites in most games.
Despite their miraculous campaign so far, I still feel like City and sadly – Spurs look like the biggest title threat so far, and I’m hopeful that the Mahrez-Vardy party will continue for two more rounds, because our own inconsistency means we must hope that others will also drop points against the lesser sides.
It doesn’t matter if we are top when January begins, but if we are top when May ends. We were top for more than 50% of the time a few years back and we still finished fourth. On a final note, reports from the Daily Mail suggest we’re close to signing Elneny – a midfielder from Basel. I can hardly say anything about him, but we do need CM reinforcement. Until it is on Arsenal.com though, it’s just a rumour.
Have a great week everyone!