Hip hop fans may have been surprised by Drake’s release of the “If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late” 17-track mixtape with no warning.
However, it would be even more of a shock if he followed up with a Greatest Hits album, consisting of those tracks that bare the greatest resemblance to the English Premier League.
Luckily for Drake, if he ever thinks such an idea has legs to help make him more millions then we at news.bwin have already crafted the playlist for him. Here it is.
We’ll Be Fine
Arsenal have qualified for the Champions League in every season since 1995, but that hasn’t stopped concern in recent seasons that the Gunners would end the campaign out of the top four.
Arsene Wenger’s men are out of the top four again at present in fifth, but there is nothing to worry about. Arsenal are 3/10 to finish in the top four.
Aston Villa have been ever presents in the Premier League, but after a couple of seasons flirting with the drop, this may be the time they finally finish in the bottom three. Villa are 6/4 to go down.
Tottenham would miss Villa more than most, having won eight of the last nine top-flight tussles between the pair.
Shut It Down
Chelsea have led in 22 of their 25 Premier League matches this season and only dropped points in four of them.
It is their ability to shut games down when ahead that is a key reason for Jose Mourinho’s side being seven points clear at the head of the top-flight standings.
Doing It Wrong
Only six wins through their opening 25 Premier League matches has left Everton lingering in the bottom half of the Premier League table, despite many predicting a top-six outcome at worst at the start of the season.
It has been at the defensive end where things have been going wrong, with only last year’s promoted trio and Stoke keeping fewer than Everton’s six clean sheets thus far.
Tottenham lead the Premier League in points obtained from losing positions this season.
They have rescued 15 points having fallen behind, with 12 goals netted in the final five minutes of matches.
Started From The Bottom
Southampton’s climb up the football pyramid in recent seasons has been especially noteworthy.
In May 2011, the Saints were celebrating winning League One, promotion was secured from the Championship 12 months later and now in just their third campaign back in the Premier League, they are fully involved in the fight for a top-four finish.
It is 2/1 that Ronald Koeman’s men finish in the top four.
Putting bets on Stoke in recent weeks has been somewhat difficult because of the inconsistencies of Mark Hughes’ men.
They are hard to trust from a punting perspective given they have won two of their last six Premier League games, drawn two and lost two.
Best I Ever Had
Paul Gascoigne, Glenn Hoddle, Jimmy Greaves and Gareth Bale can all rightly take their place in Tottenham folklore, but the impression Harry Kane has made in the last four months suggests he is well on the way to becoming the biggest cult hero of the lot.
Kane has already netted eight goals in 2015, which is more than any other Premier League striker.
Mario Balotelli doesn’t need much encouragement to make headlines, whether situations involving his relationships with Rafaella Fico or Fanny Negusha or setting off fireworks in his bathroom.
This week, the headlines have arrived for the right reasons, as he scored his first Premier League goal for Liverpool at the 13th attempt to beat Tottenham.
Money To Blow
Financial Fair Play regulations have made it difficult for Manchester City to spend the billions kept by owner Sheikh Mansour, but high-profile acquisitions can still be expected in the future.
Around £75m has already been blown this season on squad players Eliaquim Mangala, Fernando, Willy Caballero and Wilfried Bony.
Shot For Me
Sticking with the Citizens and Jesus Navas has had 34 shots in the Premier League this season, with 29 from inside opposing penalty boxes. Yet he hasn’t scored a single goal.
Maybe Navas should be asking teammate Sergio Aguero to take the shots instead!
6pm In New York
All of Frank Lampard’s family, ex-Chelsea teammates and Manchester City friends will soon have to remember that New York is five hours behind the UK.
So phoning Lampard at 6pm UK time will not mean catching the 36-year-old at 6pm in New York. Instead it will be 1pm and Lampard will probably be on the training pitch with New York City.