Tottenham Hotspur may have once been in a title race with Liverpool and Man City, but they now find themselves teetering on the edge of a top-four spot.
After Chelsea comfortably beat Watford at home today, the Blues overtook Spurs into third.
Manchester United drew 1-1 to Huddersfield, this ending their pursuit of the top four. Arsenal were also held to a 1-1 draw against Brighton, and while that doesn’t rule them out for the top four, they will need a huge goal difference swing to leapfrog Spurs.
This frustrating thing for Spurs fans is that their demise came by their own hands, as the club have lost a staggering 13 games this season.
What should have been a comfortable third place finish turned into a potential Europa League slump, but fans can finally now relax.
The club will still want to finish on a high and attempt to leapfrog Chelsea again next weekend, while also putting it far beyond Arsenal’s reach.
So, who have the top four challengers all got on the final day of the season, and who is most likely to win their game?
Manchester United –
United are at home to relegated Cardiff on the final day of the season, and are by far the most likely winners of the four clubs in question. However, after drawing against Huddersfield today, the Red Devils are now out of the race for the top four, although they are still competing to at least secure fifth.
Arsenal drew this evening against Brighton at home, all but handing a top-four spot to Tottenham. It would take an eight-goal swing for Arsenal to match Spurs’ goal difference on the final day. The Gunners face a trip away to Burnley on the final Sunday, and although Sean Dyche’s men are often tough to beat, you fancy Arsenal to get the job done.
Spurs have a huge game in midweek away to Ajax, and if they are knocked out of the Champions League, they could be fatigued both mentally and physically. Fortunately, the result against Everton probably won’t matter, although it would be nice to finish above Chelsea.
The Blues have by far the toughest final day match, as they face an away trip to Leicester City. If Chelsea lose or draw and Spurs win, the Lilywhites could still secure third.
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