How London clubs are doing in the Premier League
Some of the best moments in the Premier League come from derbies. Over the years, we have seen some great derbies such as the Manchester derby, North London derby, Merseyside, South coast derby, and the Tyneside derby. In this current season, the most anticipated derbies are coming in from London as the top teams’ battle for the top four places.
Below is a guide to the five London teams in the 2017-18 Premier League, they log position and how they are performing. You can visit NetBet Sport to place bets on any of the London derbies this year.
The highest-ranked team in London thus far is Chelsea in second position. Of late, Chelsea’s season seems to be back on track after an unconvincing start where the team lost crucial points in matches they were expected to win. The top scorer for the club is new arrival; Alvaro Morata while the best player so far is arguably Caesar Azpilicueta dubbed ‘Mr. Consistent’ for his reliability and assured performances. Defending the Premier League title for Chelsea now seem to be an impossible task but finishing in second position will not be regarded as a total disaster.
Arsenal’s season has been a tale of two different shifts. On home patch, they have lost only one match against Manchester United all season and drawn one against Liverpool making the Emirates a fortress. However, the club’s away form is derailing their season as they sit outside the Champions League places in sixth position. The club’s top scorer is new recruit Alexander Lacazette whose goals have come at home while the most important player is Mesuit Ozil whose impressive performances have made the team tick. Finishing in sixth position will no doubt anger fans after finishing fifth last season.
Tottenham’s season so far banks on the impressive performances of key man, Harry Kane who made history as he broke Alan Shearer’s record of the most goals scored in a calendar year in the Premier League. Sitting in fifth position, not many fans will moan about the club’s league position or performances but the club will no doubt want to finish the season in the Champions League spots.
A poor start to the season meant West Ham spent the opening weeks flirting in and around the relegation zone. That poor start was the reason the West Ham board sacked the then manager, Slaven Bilic appointing David Moyes. In his first weeks, Moyes uplifted the team as they picked up points at tough places. However, the slump is on again and the club currently sits in the relegation zone. New additions in January are crucial if the club is to turn around their season.
Sitting above West Ham albeit only on goal difference is another London team, Crystal Palace. Like West Ham, Crystal Palace sacked manager, Frank De Boer after a poor start and had a good run with the new manager Roy Hodgson but the team is on another bad run again. In the case of Palace, however, the performances have improved but the results are not coming. With a bit of luck, the team can rise from its low position.