With only a few games remaining in the 2021/22 Premier League, we’re well and truly reaching the business end of the season, and there’s still everything to play for!
In the fight for top 4, Manchester United welcome Chelsea to Old Trafford, Spurs host Leicester, with West Ham and Arsenal going head-to-head in their quest to bag Champions League football next season.
Here’s what’s coming up in the Premier League…
Tight At The Top
A single point is all that separates Manchester City and Liverpool at the summit. Liverpool are behind, but only just. They head to Newcastle on Saturday, who are in good form themselves after 4 wins on the bounce. Eddie Howe’s team now sit 9th after it looked like they might go down earlier this year.
Liverpool, who play first, will want to put pressure on Manchester City with a win.
The Sky Blues take on Leeds at Elland Road later that day, who are showing signs of improvement themselves under Jesse Marsch. City’s job is simple, on paper. Win all their games and they’re champions once again. Liverpool will be looking for a favour from the West Yorkshire side.
Fight For Fourth
The race for next season’s final Champions League place has been a strange one. One of Manchester United, Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur or West Ham is likely to claim that last spot, but none of them seem to want it.
Manchester United are still mathematically capable of finishing fourth, but defeat to Arsenal last Saturday may have left them with too much to do. On top of that, they travel to Chelsea on Thursday night, with a win unlikely on current form.
On Sunday, Tottenham host Leicester City, who have improved in recent weeks after a difficult season. Tottenham are 5th, 2 points behind Arsenal who currently occupy that final Champions League place. A win is a must for Antonio Conte and his team.
In the later kick-off on Sunday, Arsenal and West Ham face-off in what could be a significant game in the race for fourth. A West Ham win would close the gap between themselves and Arsenal and bring Tottenham and Manchester United back into the chase, should they win their respective games.
Down at the bottom, Norwich travel to Aston Villa on Saturday. It’s not looking good for the Canaries, who sit bottom of the table, 10 points from safety. They need to win all their remaining games and hope for favours from elsewhere if they are to stay up.
At the same time, Watford and Burnley kick-off in a huge relegation clash at Vicarage Road. Both teams are in danger of the drop and desperately need points. The outcome of this one could be significant come the end of the season.
Then on Sunday, Everton host Chelsea at Goodison Park. The Toffees are back in the relegation zone after defeat in the Merseyside Derby on Sunday and with a tough run-in that includes Chelsea, Leicester and Arsenal, they’re looking in real trouble. Can they get a vital win at the weekend?
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JD Football | November 21, 2023