The race for a top four finish in the PL is hotting up (thank you, Watford!). Who will be there at the end? The remaining fixtures between the top six clubs are:
City have to play 4 games; Arsenal (away), Chelsea (Home), United (Home), Spurs (away).
United have to play 4 games; Chelsea (Home), Liverpool (Home), City (away), Arsenal (home).
Liverpool have to play 2 games; United (away), Chelsea (away).
Chelsea have to play 4 games; United (away), City (away), Spurs (home), Liverpool (home).
Spurs have to play 3 games; Arsenal (home), Chelsea (away), City (home).
Arsenal have to play 3 games; Spurs (away), City (home), United (away).
The way I see it is; City couldn’t lose a top four place even if they wanted to. That leaves three vacancies. If we beat Arsenal on Saturday it would surely put them out of the running (shame about that!). That leaves four clubs (United, Liverpool, Chelsea, and Spurs) competing for three places. We would have two top six games left and our three major rivals would have four (I like that). The remaining fixtures then gives Spurs a great edge for the run-in and, if the final positions were purely based on these games, Spurs would have to be a clear favourite for one of them. This is assuming, of course, that we beat Arsenal.
But the final positions will not be based on these games alone. It all depends on how the four rivals perform against clubs in lower positions on the table, and that is unpredictable. However, if we secure as many points against the lower teams as our rivals do, I think we will enjoy CL football in our new cathedral next season!
And so, the end begins! How do other VS posters see it?