Football

Claudio Ranieri's Foxes are on course to win the Premier League.

Leicester City's rise isn't the only captivating storyline of this Premier League season

Published Add your comment

Football News
24/7

The Premier League still has some six games remaining yet the amount of fascinating storylines to have emerged so far is too many to count.

Rewind 12 months and we were in the midst of arguably the dullest Premier League season in history, with Chelsea on course to claim the title unchallenged and the same crop of elite clubs battling for Champions League places.

Yet it's all been so different this time around. Whilst Leicester City have undoubtedly enjoyed this campaign's fairytale, West Ham have set the tone for improvements made by mid-table sides following incredible away victories over Arsenal, Manchester City and Liverpool. 

SIGN UP NOW

Want to become a GMS writer? Sign up now and submit a 250 word test article: http://gms.to/haveyoursay4

Article continues below

For so long England's elite have dominated, yet the Hammers have defied the norm and established themselves as Champions League hopefuls, whilst the likes of Chelsea have struggled to secure victory against those who they should be comfortably beating.

Elsewhere, Tottenham Hotspur's philosophy of showing trust in youth has reaped huge reward. While it seems they will miss out on the title this season, the future is extremely bright at White Hart Lane with Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Eric Dier spearheading their charge.

Article continues below

The fighting spirit shown by Bournemouth and Watford - both of whom tipped for relegation at the beginning of this term - has been another welcome surprise. Their perseverance and determination to not bow down to England's superior sides will likely be rewarded with another season in the top-flight.

The same can't be said of Aston Villa, who could be relegated before they play Manchester United today depending on Norwich City's result against Sunderland.

Aston Villa v A.F.C. Bournemouth - Premier League

The Black Cats and Newcastle United are on course to join them in facing the drop, serving to prove that no club is too big to go down and the days of 'minnows' occupying the bottom three are now over.

Meanwhile, in Europe, Manchester City and Liverpool's progress in the Champions League and Europa League respectively has seen English clubs re-establish some dominance on domestic football's biggest stage.

Liverpool v Borussia Dortmund - UEFA Europa League Quarter Final: Second Leg

It wasn't too long ago that fears emerged of the Premier League losing its fourth Champions League spot, yet City appear to have put that discussion to bed after reaching the semi-finals, whilst Liverpool's incredible comeback against Borussia Dortmund on Thursday night was a huge step forwards.

It might be too early to suggest that the English game is on the rise, yet with more money set to be pumped into the Premier League this summer, competition will be more fierce than ever and could see more fairytale stories emerge in the future.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: http://gms.to/writeforgms

Topics:
Leicester City
Chelsea
UEFA Champions League
Europa League
Football
Liverpool
Premier League
Manchester City

Article Comments

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author

DISCLAIMER

This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of GiveMeSport.com or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. GiveMeSport.com and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again