As we approach the Christmas period of the Premier League, certain teams are known to really switch on as the business end of the season arrives. Manchester United always look increasingly stronger as the season goes on, whilst the likes of Chelsea and Manchester City have the necessary funds to sign who every they want to increase the capabilities of there squad.
There are also sides who are and will over achieve this season. The likes of West Ham, Norwich and Swansea are all proving there doubters wrong. With Norwich and Swansea both showing no signs of the dreaded 'second season syndrome.' Whilst West Ham look a side the complete opposite of one who has just come up, just look at Reading and Southampton in comparison.
Everton and West Brom are taking the Premier League by storm, but will there momentum eventually run out? Whilst Newcastle, who were so impressive last season and finished fifth find themselves currently at the wrong of the table.
Is this Liverpool's return to the summit of English football and return to the UEFA Champions League? Or what about Sunderland? With the experienced manager Martin O'Neil at the helm, The Black Cats find themselves 16th after 17 games played. Arsenal are currently in a season of transisition, but you can back Wenger to get his Gunners to a respectable league position – after all, with the recent transfer exoduses at the Emirates, he deserves some slack.
Unfortunately, three teams must be relegated. It hurts me too say but I think this may be Wigan's final season in the top flight. Roberto Martinez has worked wonders with his current squad – and although they appear to be playing their best football, the Latics are still struggling for results.
Below I have how I think the Barclays Premier League table will look, come the final day of the season.
1. Manchester United
2. Manchester City
3. Tottenham Hotspur
7. West Brom
11. Norwich City
12. West Ham
13. Stoke City
16. Aston Villa
17. Queens Park Rangers
Is this how the League will look come May?