The topics this week are in all forms of football. We have the NFL, NCAA, and Premier League soccer. We have questions about the success of all these teams and how one person can get them there. So let’s see what we all think?
Joel: Looking at the final standings from last season, these two teams didn’t finish that far apart. Although Chelsea ranked 3rd and Arsenal ranked 5th, only two points separated them.
Both teams actually finished with the same amount of wins, but the difference was in ties and losses, with Arsenal being slightly behind. If you check out the odds for teams to win the title this season, both Chelsea and Arsenal come in at 30/1.
However, CBS Sports made sure to note the loss of Eden Hazard for Chelsea, which could be a big blow to the team and cause them to fall. I agree there. I think the loss of Hazard will allow Arsenal to get over Chelsea this season, so I’m buying this.
Rahim: I’m going to have to agree with Joel on this one simply because of the fact that all of the best players for Chelsea are getting transferred elsewhere. We saw Diego Costa leave for Atlètico Madrid a few seasons ago and now Eden Hazard goes to Real Madrid. This is making the La Liga much stronger than the Premier League, but we will still have a pretty competitive season and I buy Arsenal finishes ahead of Chelsea.
Chelsea not only lost some value on the striking side, but also defensively with one of their well-known center backs leaving to join Arsenal. That center back is David Luiz and he will be looking to help Arsenal finish in the top four behind Manchester City, Liverpool, and Tottenham.
There you have it! Now, what do you think?
- Will Lamar Jackson pass for over 3,500 yards and 25 TDs this coming season
- Is this the year
- Will Arsenal finish ahead of Chelsea this season in the Premier League?
Let us know your thoughts in the comment!