Some have gone as far as to claim that fifteen teams could be relegated from the Premier League this season, especially with West Brom, Hull and Stoke all putting up a decent fight. Clubs seem to be scrambling over each other to avoid sitting in the drop zone, with Tottenham still bottom of the table despite a recent resurgence.
Everton were another side near the bottom of the division, until 1-0 wins against Bolton and Fulham steered them up the table. Nevertheless, it goes to show that a run of wins from any team can send them shooting up the Premier League, and leave someone else in the mire. ESPN reports that David Moyes is predicting a wide open relegation race this season.
“I think a lot of teams will be involved in the relegation battle. We have seen a few teams down at the bottom picking up points that nobody expected. We have won a couple, but then so have several sides at the bottom. The situation has been turned on it’s head again.
“I don’t know how this will work out, and what points total people will need. Over the years it was said that it was 40 points for safety, but it was lower than that last season.
“It is very difficult to judge, but at the moment things are very tight.”
Which teams do you reckon will be going down this season? Everton are now seventh and appear to be moving in the right direction, and Tottenham fans surely expect to see their team clamber out of the drop zone. Are supporters of Wigan, West Brom, Fulham and Bolton concerned about the possibility of relegation, and will Stoke and Hull City manage to keep clear of trouble?