A promising start to Premier League life ignited a sense of optimism in the Terriers’ loyal supporters, but a string of relatively poor results has extinguished the flame, and the realisation of the tough climb ahead has started to sink in.
For most football fanatics, the 2015-16 Premier League season has been erased from the memory. Yet, for Leicester City fans, there is a contrasting story.
Arsenal travelled to Vicarage Road in the late kick-off on Saturday, and were on the back foot for much of the first half, with Watford choosing to take the game to Arsene Wenger’s men rather than sit back and invite pressure.
As the Premier League returned after a slightly less comatose international break than usual, one of the main talking points was how Chelsea would respond to being thoroughly outplayed on their own patch by Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City.
The Premier League has long held a reputation for its competitiveness, its unpredictability, though perhaps above all, the sheer equality of contribution that all PL teams make on an annual basis to the collective product of Premier League football.
Everton spent big this summer transfer window – armed with the cash freed up by the departure of Romelu Lukaku to Manchester United for a reported €84.7m, Ronald Koeman went all out to sign some of the most promising players on the market to reshape his squad.
After a thrilling first six game-weeks in this year’s Premier League campaign, the top quarter of the table already contains the teams expecting to be occupying these spots by the end of the season. Watford currently sit in the sixth position, but Arsenal are lurking just one point behind in seventh.