Leicester vs Wolves: the race for 7th place heats up

Leicester ease past Arsenal

Leicester City took a huge step forward in their challenge for 7th place on Sunday.

Brendan Rodger’s side didn’t look likely to be anywhere near 7th place under Claude Puel.

But since the former Liverpool boss took charge they resemble a much better side.

The Foxes would smash Arsenal 3-0 on Sunday with Jamie Vardy scoring a brace and his 100th Leicester league goal.

BRIGHTON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 27: Nuno Espirito Santo, Manager of Wolverhampton Wanderers looks looks on prior to the Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Wolverhampton Wanderers at American Express Community Stadium on October 27, 2018 in Brighton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Leicester vs Wolves

As a result, Leicester are now just three points behind 7th place Wolves.

7th place will become a Europa League spot should Manchester City beat Watford in the 2019 FA Cup final.

Everton and Watford are also still in with a shot of finishing in 7th spot.

However, they are both four points behind Wolves with Watford’s goal difference worse than Wolves.

As a result, it will likely be either Nuno Santo’s or Brendan Rodger’s side that finish in 7th.

Neither side has a particularly easy finish to the season though.

Wolves’ last two games see them face Fulham at home and Liverpool away.

Fulham are in much better form now they have been relegated plus Wolves are usually poor against the bottom six sides.

Then, Liverpool are unbeaten at Anfield all season and will still likely be fighting for the title.

As for Leicester, their next game is away to Man City with their final game of the campaign home to Chelsea.

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