As a busy XMAS schedule kicks of thought it was time to reassess.
Football is a funny old game.
Liverpool are our only serious rival, we are better than them but they are only 2 points behind.
After yesterday they may start believing it really is their year - written in the stars.
If we slip up and they get their noses in front anything could happen.
XMAS period and our NY match against them are key.
Either team could open a gap during this period that would be very hard to close......
I still think it is very close, I rate it about 60/40 in our favor (maybe even less)
Revised final placings prediction:
Potential PL winners:
1. Man City:
positives: we are playing well, team spirit looks good, Kevin back soon
negatives: no Fern1 replacement, injuries to key players (Kevin, Kun, Mendy...), coping with CL matches
positives: they are grinding out wins while not playing well
negatives: front three potency form last season looks like a one off, squad depth, no midfield, CL or Europa league
Top four battle:
positives: Hazzard is a match winner
negative: Hazzard over reliance, David Luiz
positive: they have their mojo back, can play beautiful football, can score goals
negative: defence is to weak, Ozil
positives: a fit first eleven are very good
negatives: players must know Levy is ripping them off, ground situation, squad depth, lack of investment.
This Summer I expect it all to start falling apart for Spurs - assuming their players actually want to win something and earn top $
6. Man Utd:
negatives: Jose, Woodworth, Glazers, Pogba, Lulu, defence, 'style' of play is outdated
They are accelerating backwards.