The Premier League is already a third of the way through the season. The table is beginning to take shape and gaps are starting to form. In short, the template for the rest of the season has been laid down. The table as it stands is highly compressed and is likely to stay that way. The points total of all the teams outside of the top six means that many teams cannot afford to take their foot off the gas.
More managers will depart before the end of the season as owners and chairmen pull the trigger in fear of missing out on the “pot of gold”. So which teams can we really expect to be fighting a relegation battle come the end of the season?
Not Much to Choose
There is little to choose between all of the clubs outside of the top six. It is unthinkable for any of Man City, United, Liverpool, Chelsea, Tottenham or Arsenal to be relegated. So the three relegated teams will always come from the other fourteen clubs.