Definitely, the end of EPL will be interesting. Events do not let become just any other season. The case is different this year and no surprises like last year’s Their performance in the Champions league were awesome; reaching the quarterfinals. Comparing with what other regulars did such as Arsenal and Manchester City failed to do, their performance was wonderful. Consistently, Chelsea- representing the blue side of London- has been at the top of the table for sometime now. The strength of the runners up to dislodge them is low.
Other big boys in the league will now battle it four the top four positions. The first four positions guarantee participation in the EUFA Champions League next season. The first and second positions are grabbed with Tottenham and Chelsea. It is a race among four teams to get the remaining two chances. The arrival of Antonio Conte revitalized the rugged Chelsea. Discipline, tactics and formations are new things brought by Conte to Stamford Bridge. Discipline at Chelsea deteriorated faster under the leadership of Mourinho. The performance has been consistent since they received a beating from Arsenal in October.
The rate of scoring goals, the pace at which they play their football and the number of points accumulated describes the performance of Tottenham this season. They have accumulated enough points to keep the second and Champions league football next season. Manchester City, Liverpool, Manchester United and Arsenal have t sharpen their tools to secure the two slots. The teams have equal chances of taking the two positions. Sixth and Europa football is gone with Everton.
Considerably, Liverpool has an easy path. Although it failed to get past Southampton in the last outing, odds in the last three games favor them. The only threat is that competitors have games in hand. Guardiola’s Manchester City is in the form of the season and with two more games in hand, they can leapfrog Liverpool to third. Wins in their remaining matches will assure them of the third spot.
Manchester United has the biggest hurdle to skip. The team finds itself in a dilemma. They have secured their spot in the Europa League Final. Winning the trophy assures them of automatic qualification into the Champions League next season. This is what Manchester United desires and wants. The shortest route to the competition is winning the Europa League. Chances are they use this option.
Assessing the case for Arsenal is rib cracking. The boss is the most experienced coach in EPL. The question stills lingers over his failure to command performances. For the first time in the history of football, Wenger beat Mourinho in a competitive match. Failure to finish in the top four will tent the good record enjoyed by Wenger for qualifying for Champions League Football since arriving at Highbury in 1996. The fight is big and worth for finishing among the top four in EPL.