Feck, we can't control results, but we can control expectations.
I hope you're right, but I expect you're not.
Switch the Palace game to a narrow W, and this is how I think it'll play out.
This.It's fun to look ahead at upcoming fixtures but ultimately fruitless. One game at a time. City could very well do us 5-0 if they turn up so there's no point looking beyond that match. They are still a level above the rest and waaaay more developed as a team than we are right now.
DAt the moment we're full of confidence and getting plaudits from everyone, however our next 8 league games occur over the span of 7 weeks, amongst an FA cup tie, a league cup tie, and Barcelona H&A in the EL - an extra 4 games.
The league games are:
City (H): Little needs to be said about this game.
Palace (A): Bogey team, beat them once in our last 4 meetings and Selhurst park has never been an easy game for us
Arsenal (A): They have our number at the emirates of late and are flying league leaders.
Palace (H): Again, bogey team
Leeds (A): We tend to smash these since their return to PL, but they have all the ingredients to be game raisers v us, especially at bellend road. I'd be surprised if this was a walk in the park
Leicester (H): On paper the easiest team on this list however, we've only beat them once in our last 4 meetings & is sandwiched between Barca games
Brentford (H): This season's giant slayers. Leathered us 4-0 at their ground earlier in the season
Liverpool (A): Liverpool at Anfield
What are our expectations for this run of games? If we get 15 points, I would say that's a fantastic return. 11-13 would be acceptable. 10 or lower would be disappointing
Yeah the thin squad is really gonna hurt us against City,Barca and scousers,less so against Arsenal because they don't have much depth either.D
So 17/24 which I think would be a good return, obviously any game could change, we might win all three against the big teams and drop points elsewhere.
I'd be happy with anywhere between 13-20 though, we have a lot of games and a thin squad.