first_img Chelsea fan arrested for allegedly racially abusing Heung-min Son LIVE on talkSPORT stalemate City have also been in rampant form and were very unlucky to share a point with Spurs after VAR denied the reigning champions a last-gasp goal in the match.Following their blistering starts, many pundits are rightfully predicting the race for the title to be between these two sides come May.However, you never know with the Premier League.Although highly unlikely, City and Liverpool could go on a poor run and crumble when the pressure is on.In light of this, has identified four clubs who have started the campaign brilliantly but ultimately disappointed at the season’s end. statement Germany vs Netherlands (Friday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT 2MK Dons vs AFC Wimbledon (Saturday, 12pm) – talkSPORT 2Sunderland vs Burton Albion (Saturday, 3pm) – talkSPORT 2England vs Bulgaria (Saturday, 5pm) – talkSPORT Then the collapse came in February.A 2-2 draw at Birmingham, where summer signing Eduardo horrifically broke his leg, sparked the start of a terrible run of form which would ultimately wreck any chances of a first title since 2004.One win in eight matches allowed Manchester United to take the crown, with Arsenal finishing the season behind Chelsea in third.Chelsea – 2008/09Luiz Felipe Scolari had a lot of pressure on his shoulders when he took the Stamford Bridge hot-seat and he started his reign with a string of fine results.The Blues were rampant and only lost to Liverpool in their first 13 games of the season, scoring 32 goals in the process. 5 Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January Ian Holloway thinks Arsenal have made a mistake in hiring Mikel Arteta update Keegan almost led Newcastle to the title in the 1995/96 season but ultimately the campaign ended in disappointment Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas Evans guided Liverpool to the top of the table at Christmas but ultimately their season ended in failure The Premier League has paused for the international break and it’s already clear Liverpool and Manchester City are the teams to beat this season.Jurgen Klopp’s side have breezed to four victories on the bounce, with their latest a comfortable 3-0 victory at Turf Moor against Burnley. 5 deals BIG PRESENTS UP TOP 5 Former Brazil boss Phil Scolari had a great start to his Chelsea tenure Five defeats in eight between February and April led to one of the most famous football rants in history, with Keegan fuming into the Sky Sports cameras.Newcastle eventually finished second – four points behind Sir Alex Ferguson’s side.Liverpool, 1996/97The Reds had a fine opening three months of the campaign, with boss Roy Evans leading an exciting team to the top of the table at Christmas.And the Reds genuinely looked like they could end their six-year wait for a title until a barren patch of form saw them take just four points from three games. Newcastle United, 1995/96Newcastle started the season with a bang, winning their opening five games in style and scoring 19 goals in the process.And they continued their stellar form right up until Christmas, with Rob Lee’s winner against Blackburn at St James’s Park keeping the Kevin Keegan hype train on the tracks.The Tyneside outfit would go on to stretch their lead over Manchester United to 12 by the end of January.But then the wheels dramatically fell off. Liverpool transfer news live: Star man wanted by Real Madrid, Mbappe latest and more 5 LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS appointed latest rookie error targets Spurs investigation into alleged racial abuse of Rudiger is so far ‘inconclusive’ They remained in contention until defeats to Manchester United, Sheffield Wednesday and Coventry ended their title hopes and they limped to a fourth-place finish.Liverpool are still waiting for a title to this day, despite being top at Christmas in 2008, 2013 and 2018.Arsenal, 2007/08Thierry Henry was sold to Barcelona ahead of the 2007/08 campaign and it didn’t seem to effect the Gunners, who stormed to the top of the table with eight wins out of their opening nine fixtures.Their next two matches saw them earn respectable draws with Liverpool and Manchester United before they defeated Reading, Wigan and Aston Villa to continue their surge.As the busy December period approached, Arsene Wenger’s side had a five-point gap over second-placed Chelsea, plus a game in hand. Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Strugglers Wigan hold Blackburn to goalless draw in Championship Wenger’s Arsenal fell short of the title in 2008 Steve Round reveals how Mikel Arteta convinced him to join Arsenal staff Arsenal had a blistering start to the 2007/08 season but they crumbled under pressure Getty Saturday is GameDay on talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2 as we become your go to destination for all the Premier League action.We’ll bring you LIVE commentary of Premier League games across all three time slots on Saturday – 12.30pm, 3pm and 5.30pm – delivering award-winning coverage to more GameDay listeners than ever. Check out all the live commentaries coming up across the talkSPORT network this week on target 5 However, their season turned into a disaster after a succession of draws in December and defeats to Arsenal, Manchester United and Liverpool,As with many managers working under Roman Abramovich, Scolari was sacked following the poor patch, with the Blues ultimately finishing third behind United and Liverpool.last_img