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With 10 Matches Remaining, How Will the 2013/14 Premier League Table Finish?

PL TROPHY 600x399 With 10 Matches Remaining, How Will the 2013/14 Premier League Table Finish?

There are just ten games to go in the Premier League (that’s right, just ten games!) and as the “games remaining” figure ticks into single figures for a host of teams this weekend, it really is the time of the season to make an impression. And that applies for plenty of sides.

This season is rather unique in that respect, because aside from Newcastle United and Southampton — both of who are somewhat marooned in mid-table — every team has something to fight for as the end of the campaign draws close.

The title race is simply enthralling. Chelsea lead the way, Manchester City will be playing catch-up, Liverpool have the momentum and Arsenal are clinging on. Given the summer of seismic change at a host of the top sides, it’s a massive bonus to see such a hotly contested finale to the campaign atop of the Premier League.

The fight for European places is by no means finished yet either, as Tottenham, Everton and Manchester United will be hoping to capitalize on a blip from any of the aforementioned sides and sneak into the top-four. Aside from that, the race for a Europa League spot could also be a cause for intrigue.

And then we have the relegation scrap, which at the time of writing could see any three from a potential 12 teams drop into the Championship. That’s another battle that looks set to go to the wire.

Before I share my predictions on how the Premier League table will look after the season finale, be sure to post your predictions in the comments section. If you don’t have time to figure out the top 20, feel free to post the top 7 and the bottom 3. Then at the end of the season, we can revisit the article to see who was the mastermind!

Here are my predictions for the final Premier League table of 2013/14:

premier league table With 10 Matches Remaining, How Will the 2013/14 Premier League Table Finish?

Chelsea Will be Champions After Three-Way Scrap On Final Day

If the Premier League title race ends ups like this, then we’re in for one stunning finale. Based on my predictions, Chelsea, Manchester City and Liverpool will all go into the final day with a chance of winning the title. But Jose Mourinho’s men will have the experience and battle-hardened qualities to come through, with a draw at Anfield being key in winning their fourth Premier League crown.

Everton To Pip United and Spurs To Fifth 

With Romelu Lukaku looking ready and raring to go for the Toffees again, not to mention a much more favorable run-in, Roberto Martinez will steer Everton to a fifth place finish and European football, just edging Spurs and Manchester United in the process. A 2-1 win for the Toffees against Manchester United and their former boss at Goodison will see the Toffees secure Europa League football for the 2014/15 season.

Heavy Defeats Will See Norwich Relegated On Goal Difference

After their most recent 4-1 defeat to a pretty average Aston Villa team, I harbor little hope for Norwich City. They have some tough games in the run-in, and with a scarcity of goals in the side, they will join Fulham and Cardiff in the bottom three come the end of the final day of the campaign. A couple of heavy defeats to Arsenal and Liverpool at Carrow Road will see them drop down on goal difference, with a host of teams fighting for survival come the final day.

Fancy a go? Have I got it completely wrong? Click HERE to complete the Premier League predictor (courtesy of the “The Mustard”) and post your final standings in the comments section!

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17 Responses to With 10 Matches Remaining, How Will the 2013/14 Premier League Table Finish?

  1. christian says:

    1. Chelsea
    2. Liverpool
    3. MCFC
    4. Spurs

  2. Fernando says:

    1.Chelsea
    2.City
    3.Liverpool
    4.Spurs
    5.Arsenal
    6.Everton
    7.Utd

    18.West Brom
    19.Fulham
    20.Cardiff

  3. Peter says:

    I won’t go as far to say that Spurs will get 4th (but I hope they do!) but there is NO way MAN U finishes above them this year!

  4. Flyvanescence says:

    1. City
    2. Chelsea
    3. Liverpool
    4. Arsenal
    5. Gareth Barry–er, Everton
    6. Spurs
    7. Manure

    Bottom 3: no bloody clue but one will be Cardiff.

  5. Gerry says:

    1. Liverpool [there's a Zimbabwean witchdoctor who predicted Liverpool to win the title so who am I to disagree :-) ]
    2. Chelsea
    3. Manchester City (they will win the FA Cup)
    4. Arsenal

    18. Norwich
    19. Fulham
    20. Cardiff

  6. Steve says:

    I feel like the Everton Man City game will decide the title

  7. Bo says:

    Spur’s in 7th below Man United? No way. There’s no way they will only get 12 points in the next 10 games.

    1.Chelsea.
    2.Man City. (FA Cup win)
    3.Liverpool.
    4.Spurs.
    5.Arsenal.
    6.Everton.
    7.Man United.
    8.Southampton.
    9.Newcastle.

    18.Fulham.
    19.West Brom.
    20.Cardiff.

  8. Chris says:

    28/30 points for Liverpool with Utd, City, Chelsea and Spurs to come? I’m a Liverpool supporter but that is being very optimistic.

  9. bennett311 says:

    Point totals in parenthesis. Going to be a great run in these last few months!

    1. MCFC (87)
    2. Chelsea (86)
    3. Liverpool (80)
    4. Arsenal (76)
    5. Tottenham (72)
    6. Everton (71)
    7. MU (64)

    18. WBA (35)
    19. Fulham (31)
    20. Cardiff (28)

  10. Brian says:

    I think this season’s unpredictability and surprises will continue till the very last day. If City didn’t have to make up so many games, and have to play two games a week, they would win it. But those makeup games will hurt them and they don’t have an easy schedule. Their game against Liverpool will be postponed if they beat Wigan this weekend in the FA Cup QF. The FA Cup semis are to be played April 12 and 13. So that’s another game they will have to reschedule.

    Chelsea have the easiest remaining schedule but they haven’t been dominant so they could drop points yet. If they do Liverpool might overtake them provided Liverpool beat United away and beat Spurs, Chelsea and City at Anfield (they do have a very good home record). So Liverpool are very much in the mix.

    What about Arsenal? Who knows. They could finish strongly or just as easily fade away. Most people seem to think they will fade away and finish 4th or 5th. I think they will still have something to say about the title. That’s the kind of season this has been.

    The present top 4 teams have all been 1st at one time or another this season and for more than a few weeks. None of the other teams have been close to being in 1st. So I believe none of the other teams will displace them even if they still have a mathematical chance to do so.

  11. Martin J. says:

    1. Chelsea
    2. Liverpool
    3. Manchester City
    4. Everton

    18. Fulham
    19. Norwich
    20. Cardiff

  12. Adam says:

    1. MCFC
    2 – 20 doesn’t matter :)

  13. Tony Butterworth says:

    Is the race for Europa league really a race. What’s it called when you are heading for something no one really wants.

    • Christopher Harris says:

      Swansea wanted to be in the Europa League. I’m proud of the accomplishments by the Swans in Europe this season. It’s the first time in over 20 years Swansea were in Europe. And judging by the way the team played throughout the tournament, beating Valencia in Spain and drawing Napoli 0-0 in a tightly fought match, Swansea played like they really wanted to advance further in the tournament.

      Personally, even before Swansea qualified for the Europa League, I’ve been a fan of Europa League. The matches are often very exciting to watch, and you get to see a different dimension from teams. I’d argue that Liverpool’s pursuit in the Europa League last season helped them better prepare for this season’s Premier League campaign.

  14. Brian says:

    1. Chelsea
    2. Manchester City
    3. Arsenal
    4. Liverpool
    5. Manchester United
    6. Spurs

    18. Cardiff
    19. West Bromich Albion
    20. Fulham

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