What last weekend’s results mean in the race for a top four finish

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Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

With Tottenham, Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea all vying for two Champions League spots, Spurs have a real fight in their hands to finish in the top four in the Premier League.

Moving to the new stadium would undoubtedly serve as a boost for the lilywhites, Tottenham still have some tough away fixtures coming up including trips to both the Etihad and Anfield.

While Tottenham did not have a game last weekend, two of their rivals for CL qualification, Chelsea and Manchester United were both in action. It is fair to say that Tottenham’s chances improved after the results of the games.

Chelsea lost 2-0 away at Everton in what was their game in hand, missing out on the chance to move into fourth place and put pressure on those around them.

Man Utd meanwhile were knocked out of the FA Cup after losing to 2-1 to Wolves despite naming a strong side.

While being knocked out of the FA Cup could work in the Red Devils’ favour as they can now concentrate on Champions League qualification, the defeat once more exposed some chinks in their armour.

Solskjaer’s men have been extremely inconsistent with their performances over the last month or so, which certainly bodes well for Tottenham’s hopes of finishing in the top four.

At this moment, the only in-form team out of the four appears to be Arsenal, and as long as Spurs can at least match the Gunners’ results over the next few weeks, they should be able to qualify for the Champions League for another season.

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