Champions, European football and relegation…
It’s crunch time in the Premier League as we enter the final weeks of the football season.
It looks as though the title is as good as Chelsea’s, but after Saturday’s slip up at home to Crystal Palace, could Tottenham catch them?
Liverpool, Man City and Man United are all competing for spaces in the top four but Arsenal’s chances look to be slowly drifting away, they are only seventh points ahead of 8th placed West Brom, albeit with two games in hand.
The battle for survival is heating up too, with 11th placed Bournemouth sitting just 7 points ahead of the relegation zone.
Therefore, I have taken the liberty of predicting the entirety of the remaining fixtures and see how the table will stand.
The Final Table
So there you have it
Chelsea, of course, won the league fairly comfortably but not by the ridiculous margin that some would have expected a couple of weeks back.
The Blues dropped very few points in the title run in, losing just the once, to Everton away, in our end of season prediction.
Tottenham finished second, in what would be, their highest ever Premier League finish.
Spurs beat Manchester United in what could be the final game at White Hart Lane but dropped a few points along the line, but only away from home, as they seem to have made White Hart Lane a fortress under Mauricio Pochettino.
Man City & Liverpool make the top four
Manchester City pipped Liverpool to third place after outscoring the majority of teams that they faced.
City’s poor defence was taken into account and Guardiola’s men dropped a few silly points in the final few games.
Liverpool finished in the Top 4 just three points ahead of Manchester United, who claimed a Europa League position.
Everton ended the season in 6th after a steady run of results which left Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal holding their heads in shame, down in 7th.
We predicted Arsenal to pick up just 11 points between now and the end of the season and The Gunners found it difficult to cope whilst playing the likes of Tottenham, Man United and Leicester.
However, anything is possible in football, and if Arsenal pick up form anytime soon, they could undoubtedly finish as high as 6th.
Mid table positions
West Brom, who have looked rather impressive recently, finished in 8th, just 3 points behind Arsenal with Southampton and Stoke filling up the top half.
Leicester, who just weeks ago, were relegation favourites, finished 11th, picking up a few memorable wins along the way, including a 2-1 victory away at Arsenal.
West Ham ended their first season at the Olympic Park in 12th with Burnley and Bournemouth not too far behind them.
Watford finished the season in 15th, surviving by just 6 points which led to Walter Mazzarri’s sacking.
The relegation battle
Big Sam was the hero for Crystal Palace as he safely secured top-flight football at Selhurst Park for another season at least.
Marco Silva became an instant legend for the Hull fans, as they narrowly survived by just 2 points.
Paul Clement couldn’t keep Swansea up after losing to West Brom on the final day of the season sealed their fate.
Jermain Defoe wasn’t enough to keep David Moyes’ Sunderland in the Premier League but it was Middlesborough who finished the season in last position after simply not scoring enough.
What do you think?
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