14 games is a fair time to pass judgement on a season well underway so just before we get into the Festive season fixtures, here is my team of the season so far
Clyne - Cahill - Terry - Cresswell
Alexis - Matic - Fabregas - Downing
Aguero - Costa
Manager: Ronald Koeman
Yes, it is quite heavy on Saints but I have been mightily impressed by them and they deserve all the accolades they are getting despite the recent reverses.
My tips for the season
- Chelsea to win by 6 points
- City, Utd and Arsenal to finish in the CL Places.
- Southampton and Spurs to play Thursday night football.
- Everton and Swansea to miss out on Europe.
- Aston Villa, QPR and Burnley to get relegated. Leicester squeak through on the last day.
...and while we are at it, Real Madrid to successfully defend La Decima. Mourinho to park the bus and beat Guardiola in one of the earlier rounds. Everton to go far in the Europa league, maybe even till last 4.
You heard it here first.