– 2 CL places up for grabs
– 4 teams in contention
– 5 games to play
– 29 days left of the season
Well it all comes down to a nervous final month of the EPL season.
Given our awful start to the season we find ourselves in a far more favourable position then we could have realistically hoped for, Arsène has almost pulled another rabbit out of his hat.
It’s (almost) a given that the 1st and 2nd places will go to Manchester so lets concentrate on the 3rd and 4th positions.
Arsenal’s run in:
Spurs’ run in:
Aston Villa (a)
Newcastle’s run in:
Man C (h)
Chelsea’s run in:
Currently we have:
3rd Arsenal 64 pts.
4th Spurs 59 pts.
5th Newcastle 59 pts.
6th Chelsea 57 pts.
Only 7 points between the four teams with 15 points left to play for.
On paper Spurs have the easiest run in but QPR away will not be easy (as we found out) and Aston Villa away may prove to be a handful.
In their last 8 games Spurs have managed to win only 6 out of the 24 points – so let’s hope the rot has started to set in.
Newcastle has an onerous looking run in and may be fortunate to get 6/7 points out of 20.
Chelsea have by far the toughest remaining schedule and with FA and CL Cup commitments complicating things they may end up 5th.
That leaves the Gunners – last but never least – we should finish in a CL position and my earnest hope is that it’s the automatic 3rd spot.
What are your thoughts??
Written by GunnerN5