Doesn’t time fly? We are already more than a third of the way through the Premiership season and whilst there is no surprise that Chelsea and Man Utd once again dominate the Premiership table, there have been some shocks so far.
Surely no one could have predicted how poorly Liverpool would perform this season. The bookmakers think there is a good chance that they will fail to even make it into the top four this season, they are around the same odds as Man City to finish in the Champions League places and they seem to have a 50:50 chance at the moment, although you would have to say Spurs are not without a chance as well.
Burnley have shocked many this season, they have obviously looked at Stoke last season, who stayed up because of a great home record, and they have turned Turf Moor into a similar fortress. With some very poor teams in the Premiership this season it is hard to see them going down and the bookies make Portsmouth, Hull and Wolves all more likely to suffer the drop than Burnley.
Normally by this stage in the season there have been several managerial casualties in the Premiership so it was a bit of a surprise it was late November by the time the first head rolled this season. It seemed Paul Hart had turned a corner with Portsmouth and the bookies agreed, they had Phil Brown as favourite to be Next Premiership Manager To Leave when the announcement came that Paul Hart had been relieved of his duties. Expect two or three more sackings before the Premiership season is over.