Three Clubs Who Will Survive The Relegation Battle In The Premier League This Season
We have entered the business end of the season and it is getting quite edgy in the Premier League relegation battle.
All the teams had enough chances to bolster their squad in the January transfer window. Some teams took advantage of it, while few persisted with the same squad. However, it is now turning out to be an intense scramble in the wrong end of the table with Manchester City destined to win the league this season.
From the 10th placed AFC Bournemouth to 20th placed West Brom, any team could get the hook and that has made the relegation battle tighter than ever before.
Here are three clubs I feel would succeed in avoiding the drop, by hook or crook this season.
Newcastle United have a lot to fight for and just can’t rest on their laurels after beating Manchester United at home on Sunday.
Rafael Benitez would have liked to add more to the squad last month but the loan-signings of Kenedy and Islam Slimani might bolster his team’s chances of avoiding the drop.
For all reasons, I don’t see the Tyneside-based club going down after achieving promotion last year.
Swansea were completely written off by almost everyone (even the fans) before Carlos Carvalhal took charge on December 24, 2017. Since then, the Swans have seen an upturn in their form.
They have only lost once (to Spurs), since the end of December. The Welsh side are on a five-match unbeaten run with consecutive wins over Liverpool and Arsenal and last weekend against Burnley.
There is a delight in seeing the Swans beat the big boys but nothing can be compared to Carvalhal’s post-match analogies!
Well, if Swansea were written off, Crystal Palace were believed to end up dead bottom in the table. But that hasn’t been the case as Roy Hodgson has galvanised his boys to put up a fight.
Hodgson has done everything he can with the talent on the roster and the money he can spend. The Eagles currently sit 15th in the table, a point off Brighton and Newcastle.
Although Palace are teetering with the majority of the mid-table, I feel Hodgson will guide them to a top-10 finish.