The English Premier League appears more interesting this season than it has been in recent years. The top of the league sees four sides occupying the four Champions League places, and only separated by goal difference.
Liverpool are top with 9 points from three games, and a 7 goal advantage. Tottenham are in 2nd place with a 6 goal difference, and we follow with a 5 goal difference. Watford are the surprise package in at 4th, also with a 5 goal difference. Obviously, it’ll take a miracle for them to remain there for much longer, so I won’t even dwell on them. Obviously, our only real competition are the other 3 teams in the top five – Liverpool, Tottenham, and Manchester City.
These guys have good coaches and a decent team, and it’ll only take something special, and a bit of luck to best them to the title in 2019, but of course, if we keep playing and getting results, we can lay down a real marker before the end of September. Our next 3 fixtures are against teams we can best ordinarily, and that presents us with a chance to be top of the league before the end of September.
We kick off our next 3 fixtures with a game against an in-form Bournemouth side this Saturday, and then, we continue with a game against Cardiff after the international break, before we take on West Ham. A crucial tie, and perhaps, our biggest test this season will follow against Liverpool, but we may well be clear at the top at least by that time. All we need to do is approach every of the next 3 fixtures like a final, and put in as much effort as we did against Newcastle. If we win these games, it would not only put us in the right mood to face Liverpool, it would also likely prime us to top the league, ahead of the others.
It is not going to be easy, but of course we have everything it takes to get out there, and impress game in and out. This may be our chance to get on top, we must seize it adequately.