Second place Arsenal host third place Manchester City on Monday in what many believe is a battle between the two title contenders. No disrespect to Leicester City — who sit atop the table, five points clear of Arsenal and who just keep winning. But could they possibly finish the job? And no undue respect to Arsenal and Manchester City either, who have both been hit or miss all season.
But who else? Manchester United are fading, playing dire football and may be looking for a new manager soon. Chelsea just fired “the special one” and have an eye on the relegation zone. (Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini may be on his way out, and rumors that have him replacing Jose Mourinho at Chelsea may provide special impetus for his club.) Perhaps 4th place Tottenham who have a fine group of young players and may be playing the most consistent football after a slow start? But the Spurs always seem to fade late in the season. Manchester City v. Arsenal is 3pm ET, Monday, December 21.