The tussle for the Premier League title took a new twist and became wide open when Chelsea lose to Manchester United last weekend. Chelsea’s lead on the Premier League table has now been reduced from 15 points to four with Tottenham winning their last seven games while the Blues have lost two in their last five.
Putting the remainder of their of fixtures side by side, the hope of the Lily Whytes clinching the title ahead of Chelsea seems bleak but it is yet a possibility. If Chelsea wins five of their remaining six games, that would guarantee the title for them.
Chelsea will play Southampton, Everton, Middlesbrough, West Brom, Watford and Sunderland as their run-ins while Tottenham still have crunch ties against Arsenal, Manchester United, West Ham, Crystal Palace and Hull City. Mauricio Pochettino may have left it a little too late, however, this is the Premier League where possibilities abound.
The hardest of Chelsea’s fixture may be Everton and West Brom but on paper Antonio Conte and his men should come-off those games with nothing less than the three points at stake. Albeit Tottenham are exuding confidence and are high on morale, the games against Manchester United and Arsenal will be difficult for Pochettino to crack. United and Arsenal are battling for a spot in the first quartet of the table.
Chelsea play Tottenham in a Semi final FA Cup clash at Wembley this weekend, a win for any of the teams will boost their confidence for their fixtures ahead. Tottenham were high fliers in the League last season until they crumbled losing two and drawing two of their last five League matches and ended third on the Log. The Lily Whytes will be looking to avoid that same failure.