The Actual Story behind this season’s English Premier League – 2015-16
The word on everyone’s lips in the Premier League at the moment is ‘pressure’. Few would have predicted Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea side to be languishing at the wrong end of the table at this satge of the season. Indeed, the bottom half of the table is unfamiliar territory to the Chelsea manager who has enjoyed unrivalled success over the last decade. Mourinho is under considerable pressure to firm up his backline after conceding 12 goals in 5 Premier League games this season. A comprehensive defeat by Everton on Saturday has seen Chelsea have their worst ever start to a Premier League campaign, and with a game against Arsenal coming up this weekend the pressure is going to ramped up even further.
Another manager feeling the pressure is Liverpool’s Brendan Rodgers. A 3-1 defeat to bitter rivals Manchester United has left many fans disgruntled, mainly due to the sterile nature of Liverpool’s play. Incredibly, Rodgers has spent over £200,000,000 on new players since he took over the club, but many critics have claimed that the club has regressed over the last 15 months. Rodgers’ Liverpool will have to negotiate a tricky away tie against Bordeaux in the Europa league, before they can focus their attention on the Premier League again on Sunday. Despite Manchester United basking in the triumph of the victory over Liverpool, tragedy struck late Tuesday night in the Champions League, with star left-back Luke Shaw suffering a suspected broken leg. The United youngster had been enjoying a fine season until a horror tackle early in the first half ended his night, and possibly his season.
On a brighter note, many neutral fans will be enjoying the early season heroics of a plucky Leicester City side. At the moment Claudio Ranieri’s men sit second in the Premier League behind Manchester City. Leicester, alongside Crystal Palace, Everton and West Ham, have highlighted the fact that anyone can beat anyone in the Premier League, these teams have shown that the ‘big boys’ can be beaten home and away. If you are fond of Premier League football you should check out the latest William Hill Football betting odds at http://sports.williamhill.com/bet/en-gb/betting/y/5/Football.html, here you will find some of the most competitive betting odds available anywhere online.
Pressure is also being felt over the North East of England at the moment, with rivals Newcastle United and Sunderland bottom of the table and both without a Premier League win. However, both teams have winnable games coming this weekend, Newcastle host Watford and Sunderland play Bournemouth, they will both hope to kick-start their respective seasons again with 3 points.
Finally, the world finally got to see the Manchester United’s new signing Anthony Martial in action this weekend. The Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal asked for patience from the media and fans, saying too much pressure would be put on the youngster if he was continuously hyped by the media. It didn’t help matters when certain sections of the media started naming him the “next Thierry Henry” without the player even having kicked a ball in the Premier League. Anyway, mere minutes into his Manchester United debut, the young Frenchman danced through the Liverpool defence and smashed the ball into the net. The goal was reminiscent of those scored by a certain former Arsenal player…