Chelsea’s last four Premier League appearances against Liverpool, Tottenham and West Ham
The race to the finish line is officially on.
Only four games remain between Chelsea and another action-packed Premier League campaign coming to an end.
Les Bleus, who face Real Madrid in the second leg of their UEFA Champions League semi-final on Wednesday night at Stamford Bridge, boosted their chances of a top-four finish this season with a 2-0 win over Fulham on Saturday evening. .
A brace from attacking midfielder Kai Havertz sealed a second straight Premier League victory for Thomas Tuchel’s side, meaning they have a five-point advantage over fifth-placed Tottenham Hotspur and a six-point cushion over West Ham United, sixth, but that could be reduced to just three points if the Hammers beat Burnley on Monday night.
But whether or not the Hammers seal a return to victory at Turf Moor, following last weekend’s loss to Chelsea, the fate of the Blues remains in their hands, with the guarantee of making the first of their last four matches on the weekend. -end next in the driver’s seat.
But as we’ve seen many times in the past in the Premier League, things can change quickly, especially at the end of a season.
With the finish line now slowly in sight, football.london took a close look at the remaining matches of Chelsea, Tottenham, West Ham and Liverpool, which you all see as the clubs engaged in a four-way battle to join Manchester City, Manchester United and Leicester City to round the top – four this season.
May 8: Manchester City (A)
May 12: Arsenal (H)
May 19: Leicester City (H)
May 23: Aston Villa (A)
With four games to go, Chelsea have two at home and two away, meaning they are tied. However, they face two of the current top three and a London derby with Arsenal. Throwing in the mix a semi-final return of the Champions League and a final of the FA Cup to play, the Blues have a gigantic race on the horizon. Chelsea’s physical and mental strength could define her final position.
May 8: Leeds United (A)
May 16: Wolverhampton Wanderers (H)
May 19: Aston Villa (H)
May 23: Leicester City (A)
Unlike Chelsea, Tottenham have no further cup competitions to go by the end of the season, which means the four matches listed above are the only matches they need to play before signing for the summer break. While all four games are most certainly winnable for a side as talented as Spurs, clashes with Leeds and Leicester away from home will be tough. You’d expect them to win their last two home games, but there are no guarantees on trips to West Yorkshire and the Midlands.
West Ham Calendar
May 3: Burnley (A)
May 9: Everton (H)
May 15: Brighton and Hove Albion (A)
May 19: West Bromwich Albion (A)
May 23: Southampton (H)
Unlike Chelsea and Spurs, West Ham still have five games to go, with the first of those remaining games coming against Burnley tonight. Three of their last five games are away from home, but these are all games that David Moyes’ side are capable of winning. They don’t have to face another side currently above them in the table, which means their break-in appears to be favorable.
May 8: Southampton (H)
May 16: West Bromwich Albion (A)
May 19: Burnley (A)
May 23: Crystal Palace (H)
To be confirmed: Manchester United (A)
Like West Ham, Liverpool also have five games to go after their clash with Manchester United on Sunday afternoon was postponed due to United supporters staging a massive protest against club owners. At the time of writing, no new date for this fixture has been announced which means Liverpool have four dates confirmed for their other remaining fixtures. Of the four dates currently confirmed, two games are at home and two away. All four games are winnable for Liverpool, but as they have proven so often in recent months, they have an element of surprise in themselves which means their first four hopes could be almost over.
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Overall, of the matches that each of the four clubs have left, you would say West Ham has the most favorable run-in, as they don’t have to play anyone directly above it. ‘them in the table.
On the other hand, you’d say it’s Chelsea facing the most severe showdown, facing two of the three teams currently above them in the far-from-home table, plus a showdown with Arsenal.
But while they look like incredibly difficult missions, Chelsea have proven under Tuchel that they fear no one and can make the most of the best.