Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Can the three new boys survive?

The three promoted teams have certainly established themselves as viable contenders in the Premiership. In this particular article I am going to focus on the three promoted sides from the previous campaign and analyse their chances of remaining in the top tier of English football. The teams that were promoted into the Premier League last season include: Queens Park Rangers, Norwich and Swansea City.

Out of the three promoted sides, the team that is currently performing the best when regarding their Premiership standing is Norwich. The Canaries have been in outstanding form this season and their current manager – Paul Lambert – must be very proud of his team. Their star player, Grant Holt, has scored a total of nine goals this season making him Norwich's top goal scorer. Those looking at football predictions need to remember this.

Lambert's team currently resides in eighth position in the Premier League and looks likely to secure a top half finish. Their chances of being relegated into the Championship are slim to none.

The second team I shall talk about is the Welsh outfit Swansea. The Swans have been in inspired form this season and manager Brendan Rodgers has made his side an incredibly hard team to beat, especially at home. Currently, the Welsh team's star individual has to be their highest goal scorer Danny Graham. Swansea look highly unlikely to be demoted this season. They play some great football and it's hard to see them finishing behind some of the lesser teams in the Premiership. Those betting on football should bear this in mind.

Lastly, I shall talk about the recently promoted side that has failed to meet expectations; that team being QPR. Neil Warnock – the manager that gained promotion with the Hoops – was sacked with the owner of the London club looking for someone with more experience at the top level, this manager being Mark Hughes.

Since Hughes' arrival he has brought in some great players, the most notable two being Djibril Cisse from Lazio and Bobby Zamora from Fulham. These two signings have yet to make a drastic impact to the QPR side with the London club residing in a disappointing sixteenth position. Of the three promoted sides Queens Park Rangers look the most likely to endure a relegation.

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