The Best Premier League Title Race Ever? And Who Will Win it?

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Credit: Eurosport

With just one point separating the top three teams in the Premier League table, many fans are asking if this is the best Premier League Title race ever. The biggest question, though, is who from Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City will lift the trophy at the end of the season.

The 2023-24 Premier League season has been an absolute thrillride and one we’re really excited to see the climax of next month. There are seven matches remaining for each of the title protagonists and we’ll give our take on which side is most likely to be champions.

The Best Premier League Title Race Ever? And Who Will Win it?

There are critics of the Premier League that say it’s much more predictable than what the broadcasters and promoters state it is. There is a kernel of truth to that, especially when you consider one team (Man City) has won five of the last six championship titles.

However, there has usually been a decent title battle in most of these campaigns, with Liverpool and more recently Arsenal pushing City most of, if not the entire way. Having two clubs in the race for the title isn’t unusual, but three is almost unheard of, but that’s what we have in 2024.

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The closest example of a three-horse Premier League title that comes to mind is the 2013-14 campaign, with City, Liverpool and Chelsea all battling it out for the crown. That season had a lot of drama, especially from Liverpool with Steve Gerrard’s infamous slip and Crystal Palace’s three-goal comeback against the Reds.

However, even this could pale in comparison to 2023-24, as Chelsea were realistically out of the title race with a few matches to go, making it a two-horse race on the final day. With Arsenal, City and Liverpool all separated by a single point at the time of writing, if that continues, this will undoubtedly be the best title race in Premier League history.

There is a long way to go, but all three clubs are in great form, so it’s easy to see the trio all being in with a chance on 19th May.

Arsenal – First Title in 20 years

Right now, Arsenal are top of the Premier League on goal difference. Their league form in 2024 has been almost perfect, with their only dropped points coming away against Manchester City. That was a 0-0 draw and an excellent result, as the Gunners showed how defensively solid they are right now.

Their clean sheet at the Etihad was the first for an away side in the Premier League in over two years. In fact, Mikel Arteta’s men have only shipped five goals in the Prem in 2024 and it’s that defensive solidity that could well win them a first league championship since the Invincibles in 2004.

Take nothing away from their attack, though, as the likes of Bukayu Saka, Gabriel Martinelli, Leandro Trossard and surprisingly, Kai Havertz have been firing on all cylinders in attack. Six against Sheffield United & West Ham, five against Burnley & Crystal Palace and four against Burnley are all examples of a barrage from The Gunners.

It’s difficult to see who can stop Arsenal in this form, but there are some tricky games remaining for them. Away games against rivals Tottenham and Manchester United are in the schedule, as is a final day clash against Everton, who could well still be fighting for survival after another points deduction.

We asked last season whether Arsenal were genuine title contenders, but the answer is blatantly clear now.

Liverpool – Klopp’s Send-off

Jurgen Klopp will leave Liverpool as one of their greatest-ever managers and he could add another Premier League title to make his send-off just that more sweet. The Reds have already won the EFL Cup, but could make it a treble alongside the Premier League and Europa League titles this season.

The Merseysiders were top by two points, but drew against their rivals Manchester United at Old Trafford at the weekend. That game highlighted two problems for the Reds, with both their failure to convert chances and defensive injury crisis coming to attention.

Despite this, though, it’s difficult to bet against Liverpool, as their run-in is probably the easiest of the three sides at the top. Aston Villa away and Spurs at home are potential banana skins, but both of these clubs’ form has been indifferent in recent weeks as they appear to be running out of steam.

Some will point to the Merseyside Derby against Everton being a tough game, but the Toffees’ record in that fixture has been nothing short of appalling over the past 25 years or so.

Manchester City – Four in a Row

No club has ever won three top division English titles in a row, but Manchester City could become the first ever this season. That’s not just during the Premier League era, but all the way back to the start of the English Football League in the 19th century.

City have been relentless and are still on for back-to-back trebles this season. It seemed as though the only thing that could stop City was Pep Guardiola leaving the Etihad, but both Liverpool and Arsenal are proving to be stiff competition in 2023-24.

The Cityzens are currently one point behind their two rivals but have made a habit of being unbeatable towards the business end of the season. Man City’s remaining games are also on the easy side, with only Spurs away looking like points could be dropped.

Although, City are still in the FA Cup, something Liverpool and Arsenal aren’t, so that could put some more stress onto their squad.

It’s nigh-on impossible to predict a winner at the moment, but if you go by current form, Arsenal are the clear favourites. You do feel as though this run has to end sometime, but it’s difficult to see who could beat the Gunners right now.

One thing that we have to keep in mind is that we can’t predict this season, it’s been absolutely sensational and we can’t see that changing in the final two months.

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