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Chelsea's race for the Premier League Top Four - three games to go

Following dropped points all round by the teams placed third to sixth in the Premier League, the Blues are in fourth ahead of our clash with one of our direct rivals for Champions League qualification. Here we look at what is just a handful of remaining games for Chelsea, Arsenal, Tottenham and Manchester United who are battling it out for two spots in the top four and set a poll question for you to answer...

Here are the standings at the top of the Premier League table following the latest round of fixtures. 

Three points continue to separate third and sixth place following our 2-2 draw with Burnley on Monday night when we missed the opportunity to move up to third. With the other three all losing over the weekend, the Blues are level on points with Tottenham who are above us, and just above Arsenal and Man United who have all played one game less than Maurizio Sarri's side. Man U are the ones who have an inferior goal difference to us, especially after they shipped four without reply on Sunday at Everton. 

In two days’ time the picture may look different again as the other three all make up those games in hand on Tuesday or Wednesday night.

Tottenham host Brighton first, and then on Wednesday, Arsenal are at 10th-place Wolves and there is the small matter of the Manchester derby, with Old Trafford the venue.

The remaining fixtures for each of the four teams are listed below. Our trip to Manchester United is our next game, and both us and Arsenal still have to travel to Leicester.

Check out the full fixtures below.


Currently 3rd - Tottenham - 67 points - GD +29 - four games left


Currently 4th - Chelsea - 67 points - GD +21 - three games to play


Currently 5th - Arsenal - 66 points - GD +25 - four games left


Currently 6th - Man United - 64 points - GD +15 - four games to play


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