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A Mid Season Insight into the 2017/18 Premier League

A Mid Season Insight into the 2017/18 Premier League

The arrival of the new year also signifies the halfway stage in the 2017/18 Premier League. While time has flown by, we have seen an exciting and record-breaking season. Though Manchester City has taken the league by storm at the top, it’s not all over in the league. A thrilling battle for the Champions league places awaits. Further, things at the bottom of the table are extremely tight with some rather high profile clubs facing the risk of relegation. The fight to stay in the Premier League is sure to go down to the wire. The first half of the season has certainly set the tone for an exciting end to the season.

2017/18 Premier League season

The top 6 came into this season with an injection of investment and hope. Here is a comprehensive review into the season the early season title challengers have had.

Manchester City 

Stories of this Manchester City team would be told for ages to come. Without question, Pep Guardiola’s men are champions elect. Realistically it is near impossible to suggest that any team will catch them at the top of the table.

Season so far

The Citizens have enjoyed a dream 2017/18 Premier League season so far. Having only dropped points in 2 Premier League games so far, its fair to say Manchester City have the league by storm. With their nearest competitor Manchester United already 14 points behind, winning the title remains a mere formality for them.

Elsewhere too, the City fans could not have wished for a better season. The league leaders progressed from their Champions League group in first place. A relatively easy round of 16 ties vs Basel awaits them. Further, Pep Guardiola’s side is still alive in both cup domestic competitions. They are only a semi-final against Bristol City away from reaching the finals of the Carabao Cup.

Best player 

Such has been the brilliance of Manchester City this 2017/18 Premier League season that numerous names have stood up for them. Like for the better part of this decade, Sergio Aguero and David Silva have shown their class and been absolutely fantastic. Young wingers Leroy Sane and Raheem Sterling have been sensational and impressed football followers around the world. Likewise, the performances of Nicolas Otamendi, John Stones, Fernandinho and Kyle Walker have been impressive and important.

Manchester City- Kevin De Bruyne
Source: Metro

But if there is one player you have to pick as their best player, it would have to Belgian maestro Kevin De Bruyne. The former Chelsea player has arguably been the best player in the league this season. Playing in a deeper midfield position this season, De Bruyne has ran the show for Pep Guardiola. He has shown a knack for playing in killer passes and is leading the assist charts for the league. The club’s record signing has also pitched in with tremendous goals at vital times.

Season rating

5/5. Anything less than that would be unfair to how impressive the 2-time Premier League champions have been. Not only have they got the results but also have played an attacking and attractive brand of football which many thought won’t work in the Premier League.

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