By Witshi Bien-Aime
The English Premier League has always been a very competitive competition ever since its creation in 1991. To many, it's known as the most competitive league in all of soccer. The atmosphere is alway crazy and during the whole city supports their beloved club. Even the least successful clubs always have a large fanbase cheering them on regardless, as they're always the clubs with the history.
Before the invention of the Premier League, the competition was known as the Football League First Division. The name was changed in 1991 and the world has adapted to it. Six teams have won the league since the creation. Manchester United have won the title the most number of times (13) and have a powerful presence in the league
Chelsea won their first title in 2004 with Jose Mourinho as manager they won the league again the following year, and won it again in 2009/10. The club had to wait another 5 years for another Premier League crown, won by a returning Mourinho. Since then the club has had ups and downs. Last season a shambolic blues side finished in 10th place leaving one of the most surprising seasons in the league's history with Leicester City winning as the ultimate underdog. This season has changed for both the London club and the league. Chelsea are clear leaders with 60 points, a full 8 points above second placed Manchester City. But there is a tight race for second with only 4 points separating City and their cross town rivals Manchester United, a team who currently reside 4 places below the Citizens.
I Interviewed soccer fans about what they think about the outcome of the league and these were their responses…
“This season the BPL league has been an interesting one, lots of amazing and unrepeatable goals have been scored, many emotions have been shown, Chelsea at this point in the season seems like the winners to take the trophy home, there have been a lot of contenders who have come close to take their spot, lots of teams that were in second and just a few points behind such as, Arsenal, Manchester City, Liverpool, and now Spurs, They have all shown they could possibly take Chelsea’s spot but no one could be able to, so my prediction is that Chelsea will win the league.” - Nicolas Medina
“I think the title race is over. Chelsea are going to win the Premier League they have about a 10 point lead and other teams aren't catching up. I'm a Manchester United fan and I think they don't have a chance for the title just hoping we get into top 4” - Nicholas Kruczkowski
“The title race this season is alot different then we have seen in the past few seasons. Although there is the possibility for a different outcome, it looks like Chelsea will win seeing that they are 9 points clear at the top and no other teams are very consistent this season. Chelsea has been really consistent but the Premier League you really never know and Chelsea has a bad couple of games there's a chance for another team to comeback and win. The top 6 are all really close and if anny one of those teams can find a consistent form they stand a chance.” - Joshue Balderrama