The 2020-21 Premier League season has been unlike anything that we have seen previously. It looks set to be one of the most engaging second halves to the season in recent years, with competitive fights at both ends of the league table. Every team in the league will still be hoping to achieve their targets that they had planned at the beginning of the season, but how could the most unpredictable Premier League season in recent history play out?
Title Race Goes To The Wire
The Premier League title race has been underwhelming over recent seasons, with Manchester City and Liverpool both running away with a title in two of the previous three seasons. However, a runaway leader certainly doesn’t look to be the story that will develop in the second half of this season, as there are four sides in with a realistic chance of winning the league. Defending champions Liverpool have struggled over the winter period, and have seen a gap open up between themselves and the leaders, but still remain a credible threat.
Meanwhile, Leicester City are looking for a remarkable second league title and are looking like one of the strongest sides in the division at present. However, the title race could be down to the two Manchester clubs, with United and City both being in incredible form. United are on the longest run in Europe’s top-five leagues, while City have won their last six Premier League fixtures. It could be a battle for the ages, with the football odds by Oddspedia constantly changing with every twist and turn.
Fulham Stave Off Relegation
The battle at the other end of the division also promises to be one that goes down to the wire. Sheffield United already look cut adrift from the sides around them, which means that they could be condemned to the drop after one season back in the top-flight. However, the final two spots could make for an interesting battle between five sides. Newcastle United’s form has seen them get close to the relegation places, while Burnley and Brighton & Hove Albion aren’t picking up wins nearly consistently enough.
Fulham are the one side in the bottom five that have been improving as the season has progressed, and if they can win huge upcoming league games against West Bromwich Albion and Brighton, then they could give themselves an excellent opportunity to survive despite being labelled as one of the worst sides in Premier League history earlier in the campaign.
Bruno Fernandes Wins PFA Player Of The Year
The PFA Player of the Year award is the most prestigious in English football. It has been won by legendary players such as Cristiano Ronaldo, Thierry Henry and Alan Shearer in the past. Bruno Fernandes could be the front runner for that award this season, as he has been the catalyst for the upturn in form achieved by Manchester United.
Since he arrived in January 2020, Fernandes has won the player of the month award on four occasions, and is yet to suffer a defeat away from Old Trafford. The Portuguese playmaker has scored 27 goals in 50 games for the Red Devils, and if he can maintain that form, then he should hold off Jack Grealish, Harry Kane and Kevin De Bruyne, who will also be among the main contenders.