Analysis

Chelsea’s race for the Premier League top four

The business end of the season is well and truly upon us with the Blues among a cluster of teams aiming to finish in the top four of the Premier League. Here we analyse the remaining fixtures of our rivals for Champions League qualification and set a poll for you to answer…

Most teams now have six league fixtures remaining. Of those hunting a top-four spot, Everton are the only side with a game in hand on the rest, while Tottenham have played a game more in lieu of competing in the Carabao Cup final this weekend.

Following the midweek action, Chelsea are back into the top four, level on points with West Ham. We take on the Hammers in the Saturday evening kick-off at the London Stadium this weekend. 

Leicester City's victory over West Brom on Thursday has opened up a four-point buffer on the chasing pack for the Foxes, who are our final opponents at Stamford Bridge this season.

Here is how the top eight of the Premier League table looks this week, along with their remaining fixtures...

Currently 2nd – Manchester United - 66 points – GD +29

Six fixtures remaining, including against Liverpool and Leicester...


Currently 3rd – Leicester City – 59 points – GD +21

Six fixtures remaining, including against Man Utd, Chelsea and Tottenham...


Currently 4th – Chelsea – 55 points – GD +19

Six fixtures remaining, including against West Ham, Man City, Arsenal and Leicester...


Currently 5th – West Ham United – 55 points – GD +11

Six fixtures remaining, including against Chelsea and Everton... 


Currently 6th – Tottenham – 53 points – GD +18

Five fixtures remaining, including against Leicester...


Currently 7th – Liverpool – 53 points – GD +16

Six fixtures remaining, the toughest of which on paper is away against Man United....


Currently 8th – Everton – 49 points – GD +3

Seven fixtures remaining, including against Arsenal and Man City...

 

You've seen all the remaining fixtures. Now have your say! 

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