The games are coming fast and furious and with Champions League and FA Cup in between, let’s try to catch up on the weekend results from the Premier League. The Title Race is still very much up for grabs. Liverpool and Manchester City both refuse to lose and with their number of games played being different, the top team keeps flipping back and forth the past few weeks. Liverpool wins and takes over first. Manchester City wins and takes back first. The pressure is pretty intense., First team to blink and take a loss, likely loses the Premier League title. No pressure….easy peasy!
The Top 4 Race is equally as dramatic, with big swings week to week as well. Let’as look at the big moves this week.
Manchester United with a huge loss against Wolves to drop them into the 6th spot. Tottenahm and Chelsea with big wins to push them up into the 3rd/4th spots. And then Arsenal, just a week ago in the drivers seat with a huge loss against Everton to drop them into 5th. 5 games to go and still undecided. Two of these 4 will make Champions League and two will be hugely disappointed.
Let’s recap the winners from Week 33 in the race for the Title and Top 4 position.
Manchester City 2-0 over Cardiff City.
Liverpool with a 3-1 win over Southampton.
Manchester United 2-1 loss to Watford.
Arsenal 1-0 loss to Everton.
Chelsea 2-0 over West Ham United.
Tottenham over Crystal Palace 2-0.
Lets take a closer look at the top game of the week, Chelsea v. West Ham United. A brace fornEden hazard. The first a pretty epic goal for the season. The ball control is world class.
The second shows off his elegant first touch and scoring ability.
Race for the Title & Champions League Top 4
Win-Loss-Tie 1- Liverpool 25-1-7 82 Points. 33 Games
2- Manchester City 26-4-2. 80 Points. 32 Games
3-Chelsea 20-6-7 66 Points. 33 Games
4- Tottenham 21-10-1 64 Points. 32 games.
5-Arsenal 19-7-6 63 Points. 32 Games
5-Manchester United 18-7-7 61 Points. 32 games
Wolves, Watford, Leicester City and Everton round out the Top 10.
There are now no teams within 3 points of the 18th position and fighting to stay up. Southampton and Burnley sit just outside the 18th spot at 33 points and are well clear of the relegation zone. Two teams are now officially relegated and will return to the Championship league next year. The new bottom three:
18. Cardiff City 28 Points. Still have a chance but need to make up 6 points on the 17th spot.
19. Fulham 17 Points. RELEGATED
20. Huddersfield 14 Points. RELEGATED
Cardiff City will need a small miracle, at minimum 2 wins but probably 3 and a team above them to just fall apart.
Match Week 34 Preview
Game of the Week. #1 Liverpool vs. #3 Chelsea. A big game for both clubs. The momentum of a win could carry Liverpool to a title or Chelsea to a Top 4 finish. Major implications. A very difficult game for Chelsae at Liverpool, but anytine you have Eden Hazard…you have a chance. If he is feeling it then watch out!
Get ready for an exciting finish to the season. 5-6 games to go. Every game is huge!!!!