Three’s a crowd: Who’s gonna make the Premier League top four?
Across the whole of Europe there’s still plenty to play for, but the Premier League’s race for a top four place could be the most competitive.
There’s two games left to play and a pair of spots still undecided in the battle for Champions League football.
Tottenham Hotspur are in pole position, but will still be looking over their shoulder.
So we take a look at where it could be won and lost going into the final fortnight of the league season.
Spurs have stabilised after a dismal run of five games without a win in late February and early March that put an end to their title ambitions.
They will hope the 1-0 home loss to West Ham United last weekend is just a blip on their charge to third place.
Mauricio Pochettino’s men end with an away game at Bournemouth and a home tie against Everton. The Lilywhites scored eleven goals and conceded just two in the reverse fixtures earlier in the campaign.
But will their Champions League semi-final against Ajax prove too much of a distraction?
At one stage this season, it looked like Chelsea wouldn’t be in this position. The fans were left bewildered by Maurizio Sarri’s team selections and Callum Hudson-Odoi was still sitting on the bench.
Their 1-1 draw with Man United on Sunday, has nudged them two points clear of Arsenal and now look set to grab the crucial fourth spot.
But the Blues will be wary of the threat of their final two opponents. Watford have impressed everyone this season and are in the FA Cup showpiece next month.
Leicester City just beat Arsenal and were 1-0 winners over Chelsea in December. Sarri won’t be sitting comfortably just yet.
Rewind to mid-April and things were going well for the Gunners. They swept aside Napoli in the Europa League and looked a sure thing for a top four spot.
Ten days and three losses later, it looks like a Europa win may be the only way to salvage their season. Doesn’t that sound familiar Arsenal fans?
But remarkably, they’ve still got a sniff of bagging fourth spot.
A home win over a relegation-threatened Brighton & Hove Albion is vital. Regardless, they will have to cure their travel sickness with a trip to Burnley on the final day.
It’s been a season of highs and lows for Man United this season. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer injected a hunger into the empty stomachs that- United fans had become accustomed too.
A win over Paris-Saint Germain in March has proved to be the peak though. Sunday’s stalemate with Chelsea has given them a mountain to climb.
Nothing less than six points will do. Huddersfield Town and Cardiff City could be on the end of a few hammerings here.
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