The Premier League season
The 2018/19 season has ended and what an incredible season it has been. There was so much drama and action in so many different ways. From the title race to the race for the top for, to the race for 7th to the relegation battle, everything was contested until the final two weeks. This is what made it the most exciting over Premier League season I have ever watched.
Let’s start with the title race. Manchester City were looking to win back-to-back titles for the first time and become the first team to win back-to-back titles in a decade. However, Liverpool were coming into the season hoping to finally end their 29-year wait for the league title. Both teams started strong and were neck and neck, with Chelsea also up there in the first few weeks. However, as the league progressed Chelsea fell away, and it was expected that Liverpool would not be able to continue this incredible form, but they just kept winning and matching City. Then in early December, Chelsea inflicted City’s first defeat of the season, which gave Liverpool a one-point advantage. City lost two more games in December against Palace and Leicester to give Liverpool a 7-point lead going into their crunch match on the 3rd of January. Liverpool had the opportunity to go 10 points clear but City inflicted Liverpool’s first and only defeat of the season to cut the gap to four. From that game onwards, City only dropped points one more time in the season against Newcastle. Unfortunately for Liverpool, they ended up drawing four more times in the season which gave City the opportunity to get ahead of them. City were so strong this season, every time it looked like they could be heading for a draw they somehow seemed to pull it out of the bag and grind out a result. This is the true mark of champions. Even though Liverpool finished with 97 points, three points off of the record for the number of points gained in a single season, Manchester City were worthy winners.
After the first couple of months it was evident that it would be a two-horse race, and then the final two Champions League spots would be contested between Spurs, Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United. This was also tightly contested and in the final few weeks, it seemed like no team wanted it because all of the clubs fighting, were either losing or drawing. In the end, Spurs and Chelsea made it, purely because Arsenal and Manchester United could not win. The relegation battle was also quite close between Cardiff and Brighton until the last two games. Fulham and Huddersfield were relegated in early April already. However, even though Brighton didn’t win a match since the 2nd of March, Cardiff couldn’t close the gap and were relegated in their first season back in the Premier League.
After all this madness and drama, the season is on its break for the next three months. We cannot wait for it to start again and we hope that next season will be just as good, if not better!