Here is what Premier League clubs should be thankful for this year:
Arsenal: First and foremost, Robin van Persie. Not to mention the resurrection of the Gunners campaign after such a slow start.
Aston Villa: The emergence of Gabriel Agbonlahor as an all around striker.
Blackburn: Fans should enjoy their time in the top flight.
Bolton: That Blackburn and Wigan are still in the Premier League, so Bolton has a better chance of not finishing last this season.
Chelsea: The play of Juan Mata has been a breath of fresh air to this club. Also, that King Roman will not sit idly by during the January transfer window.
Everton: No matter how disappointing the first few months have been, David Moyes always seems to find a way to turn the club around, helping the Toffees climb up the table.
Fulham: Craven Cottage remains one of the best home grounds in football.
Liverpool: Andy Carroll can’t get much worse. Even with that said, Liverpool has a talented squad heading towards a Champions League spot.
Manchester City: The growing maturity of Mario Balotelli as he ceases all the antics and shows everyone what a talent he is.
Manchester United: Another season with Sir Alex Ferguson in charge as he continues to instill a winning belief in the players and fans alike.
Newcastle: For a tremendous start to league play and the return to health of Hatem Ben Arfa.
Norwich City: For being one of the early surprises in football this season.
QPR: It appears that Neil Warnock will keep the Rangers out of relegation and a part of the top flight for another spell.
Stoke City: The Europa League group stage will soon be over and Stoke can return to being one of the toughest defensive teams in England.
Sunderland: Fans should be thankful that Steve Bruce couldn’t possibly mess up this squad much more.
Swansea City: For holding their own against the bigger clubs as Michel Vorm establishes himself as one of the goalies in the league to be reckoned with.
Tottenham: The managerial style of Harry Redknapp makes the Spurs one of the most entertaining clubs in Europe.
West Brom: The inspiring play of Shane Long.
Wigan: That Roberto Martinez will do everything in his power to keep this squad competitive all season.
Wolverhampton: Thankfully Bolton, Blackburn and Wigan are in the league, which may keep the Wolves from being relegated.
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