Club football returns this weekend, and we look at the title races in the Premier League, Serie A, La Liga, and Ligue 1, with a focus on Arsenal, Manc
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International football is winding down, and players are gradually returning to their respective clubs. We can’t be grateful enough despite the fact that we enjoyed some fixtures, including Germany’s first loss to Belgium since 1954 and Morocco’s first ever win over Brazil.
What are we expecting across the leagues as club football returns officially this weekend?
We look at the title race in the Premier League, the social distancing in Serie A, what Real Madrid needs to do to stay second because the title race is over, and the fate of PSG in France.
For the English Premier League, it’s pretty straightforward, as it's down to two teams.
It’s a little tricky considering the present dynamics and antecedents.
Although the Gunners have done enough to be trusted this season, beyond that, City has what it takes to go ten games without dropping a point.
If Arsenal keeps winning, it will be tough for City.
Eight points of advantage over the champions counts for something, but injuries can derail Arsenal’s season.
If the Gunners can keep Thomas Partey, who we hear is struggling with his thighs, fit and also find ways to maintain Bukayo Saka’s form, they will be fine.
Manchester City currently has the Champions League in their sights as well as the FA Cup, but the league is also something they don’t want to relinquish so easily.
City must find consistency, and that starts with the visit of Liverpool to the Etihad.
In Spain, Real Madrid can forget about the title as it will take a collapse of epic proportions to get them back into it, but are they even safe in second?
There are more points (12) between them and Barcelona than there are between the defending champions and Atletico in third (5).
The Los Blancos can drive hard as always to win the Champions League, but they have a date against Chelsea, and that could be a tough one considering how erratic Chelsea can be.
The league is as good as gone, and in fact, they would do well to secure the second spot because Atletico won’t let them breathe.
To be continued...