Premier league news Chelsea's remaining fixtures compared with Liverpool, Spurs and West Ham Last spor news
PremierLeague-News.Com - The battle to finish in the top-four in the Premier League this season looks set to go down to the wire, with four clubs still in with a realistic chance of securing the last place
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! The race to the finish line is officially on. Just four more fixtures stand between Chelsea and another action-packed Premier League campaign reaching its conclusion. The Blues, who face Real Madrid in the second-leg of their UEFA Champions League semi-final on Wednesday evening at Stamford Bridge, bolstered their prospects of finishing inside the top-four this season with a 2-0 win over Fulham on Saturday evening. A brace from attacking-midfielder Kai Havertz sealed a second consecutive Premier League win for Thomas Tuchel's side, meaning they have a five point advantage on fifth-placed Tottenham Hotspur and a six-point cushion on sixth-placed West Ham United, but that could be reduced to just three points if the Hammers defeat Burnley on Monday evening. Video Loading Video Unavailable Click to play Tap to play The video will auto-play soon8Cancel Play now But whether or not the Hammers do seal a return to winning ways at Turf Moor, following last weekend's defeat to Chelsea, the Blues' fate remains in their own hands, with them guaranteed to enter the first of their last four fixtures next weekend in the driving seat. But as we have seen many times in the past in the Premier League, things can quickly change, especially at the business end of the season. With the finish line now slowly creeping into view, football.london has taken a close look at the remaining fixtures of Chelsea, Tottenham, West Ham and Liverpool, all of whom you would consider to the clubs locked in a four-way battle to join Manchester City, Manchester United and Leicester City in rounding off the top-four this season. Chelsea's fixtures: May 8: Manchester City (A) May 12: Arsenal (H) May 19: Leicester City (H) May 23: Aston Villa (A) Read More Related Articles Borussia Dortmund release Erling Haaland transfer statement amid Chelsea and Man United links Read More Related Articles Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel given stark Timo Werner warning ahead of Real Madrid second leg With four fixtures left to play, Chelsea have two at home and two away, meaning they have an even split. However, they must face two of the current top-three and a London derby with Arsenal. Throw into the mix a Champions League semi-final second-leg and an FA Cup final to contest, the Blues have a mammoth run on the horizon. Chelsea's physical and mental strength could define their finishing position. Tottenham's fixtures: 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 other cup competitions to contest between now and the end of the season, meaning the four fixtures listed above are the only games they have to play before signing off for the summer break. Whilst all four fixtures are most certainly winnable for a team as talented as Spurs', clashes with Leeds and Leicester away from home will be tough. You would expect them to win their two remaining home games, but there are no guarantees about the trips to west Yorkshire and the Midlands. Read More Related Articles What Cesar Azpilicueta and Jorginho did to boost Timo Werner's confidence ahead of Real Madrid Read More Related Articles Jurgen Klopp comments on Chelsea nightmare as Real Madrid handed injury boost West Ham's fixtures May 3: Burnley (A) May 9: Everton (H) May 15: Brighton & Hove Albion (A) May 19: West Bromwich Albion (A) May 23: Southampton (H) Unlike Chelsea and Spurs, West Ham still have five games left to play, with the first of those remaining fixtures taking place against Burnley this evening. Three of their final five games are away from home, but they are all matches that David Moyes' side are capable of winning. They don't have to face another side currently above them in the table, meaning their run-in appears to be favourable. Liverpool's fixtures: May 8: Southampton (H) Read More Related Articles Zinedine Zidane drops hint over Real Madrid team selection vs Chelsea as major gamble pays off Read More Related Articles Rudiger, Kovacic, Kante - Chelsea team news and injury updates ahead of Real Madrid second leg May 16: West Bromwich Albion (A) May 19: Burnley (A) May 23: Crystal Palace (H) TBC: Manchester United (A) Like West Ham, Liverpool also have five games remaining in their schedule after their clash with Manchester United on Sunday afternoon was postponed because of United fans staging a massive protest against the club's owners.
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. Of the four fixture dates currently confirmed, two games are at home and two are away. All four games are winnable for Liverpool, but as they have proven so often in recent months they do have an element of surprise about themselves, meaning their top-four hopes could be all but over.
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Conclusion: Overall, of the fixtures that each of the four clubs have remaining, you would say that it is West Ham that have the most favourable run-in, as they do not have to play anyone directly above them in the table. On the flip side, you would argue that it is Chelsea face the sternest run-in, facing two of the three sides currently above them in the table away from home, plus a showdown with Arsenal. But whilst they do look like incredibly tough assignments, Chelsea have proven under Tuchel that they fear nobody and can get the better of the very best.
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