Pep’s City Blues, Or: The Premier League Title Race After New Years

With half the season gone and the FA Cup claiming the weekend it’s the ideal time to take a look at the title race in the Premier League.

Our main focus lies on Manchester, naturally. We ponder Pep’s motives and approach, while rejoicing in United’s good run. (Of course, we always had faith in Mourinho.) The big question, though, is: With a Top 4 finish now looking reasonable for United, what two sides would they overtake by season’s end?

Here are the minutes in case you want to jump around:

  • 02:00 Can Burnley plan for PL football in 2017/18?
  • 06:30 What sort of impact will Joey Barton have at Turf Moor?
  • 08:30 Is this the Man Utd of old?
  • 12:30 Will we see Memphis Depay again for Man Utd?
  • 16:00 Can Man Utd sneek into the top 4? What competition will they prioritize?
  • 20:30 Do Arsenal suddendly have grit?
  • 23:00 Is there defeatism setting in for the blue part of Manchester?
  • 29:00 Are City a fairweather side?
  • 33:00 Can Tottenham push for the title?
  • 38:00 Quick prediction game update
  • 40:00 Can Liverpool sustain their form?
  • 45:30 Chelsea Chelsea Chelsea Chelsea
  • 52:00 Top 4 “predictions”

About Sebastian

Sebastian writes and talks about football of all eras in German and English. His series of Retro Match Reports focus on British, German and Italian football history. For YYFP he is currently working his way through the late '70s and early '80s. Follow Sebastian on Twitter: @maltacalcio.

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