Mad season! There’s still hope for everyone

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We’ve seen a couple of shocking results so far this season, and Liverpool who seemed to be running away with the Premier League title were once again held by Newcastle in a goalless draw.

Chelsea fans were disappointed with the 1-1 draw against Aston Villa, but former Chelsea winger Pat Nevin believes that the season is still far from being concluded.

Analysing the season so far, Pat Nevin wrote in his column for the official Chelsea website: “I was high in the stands at Anfield, Liverpool were 1-0 up at half-time and if West Brom defended any deeper they would have been playing at Goodison Park, Everton. This could be 4-0, 5-0 or even 6-0 if the Reds get another goal.

“Then there was the caveat. Football is mad this season and West Brom have that wily old campaigner Sam Allardyce in charge. A change in the game was unlikely, but it was still possible.

“Forty-five minutes later it was 1-1, Liverpool almost lost it and from discussions online beforehand about them running away with the title, questions were raised about their inability to put away one of the weakest teams in the league, despite having 85 per cent of the possession. Be careful of making decisions on a snapshot of any point, be it half-time, the end of a game, or even a little run of games.

“Leicester, Spurs and of course Chelsea each dropped points unexpectedly in the space of 24 hours, showing us all that these snapshots are dangerously misleading for every team.”

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