The 2020/2021 Premier League season is almost over, but there are still four games left and a lot to play for, especially in the race for the top four.
Last weekend saw another round of games except for Manchester United vs Liverpool, which was postponed due to fans protest at Old Trafford.
Nonetheless, Freshsports in its usual tradition, review some of the talking points from last weekend’s game.
Manchester City A Win Away: The Citizens have been head and shoulders above their rivals in the Premier League this season. Pep’s men are now just a win away from winning their third league title in four years after they beat Crystal Palace on Saturday.
Sergio Aguero, who is departing at the end of the season, put Man City ahead before Ferran Torres made the win comfortable. City could’ve won the league had Liverpool beaten United on Sunday, but the game was postponed.
However, Pep’s men could now win it next Saturday if they beat Chelsea.
Chelsea Strengthen Their Grip On Top Four: The battle for the final two places in the top four is set to go down the wire, but Chelsea maintained their position following a 2-0 win over Fulham at Stamford Bridge.
The Blues stay fourth following that result three points ahead of West Ham, who beat Burnley on Monday. It’s an important win for Thomas Tuchel’s side as they face Man City, Arsenal and Leicester City in three of their last four games.
Everton’s Failing European Hopes: Early in the season, Everton were seen as a dark horse for a top-four spot. But since the turn of the year, they’ve been on a downward spiral.
The Toffees lost at home to Aston Villa last weekend and are now nine points behind Chelsea- although they have a game in hand.
Carlo Ancelotti’s men have now won just one of their last six games in the league and are running out of games to make a late push for a European spot.
Leicester’s Missed Opportunity: Leicester City sit in third place, but could have strengthened their position with a win over ten-man Southampton on Friday.
However, the Foxes could only play out a 1-1 draw despite the Saints playing over half of the match with ten men. Brendan Rodgers men remain third but are now just two points ahead of Chelsea.
And with a clash against United, Chelsea and Spurs still to come, it’s not all sealed and done for the Foxes.
Arsenal Warm-up For Villarreal Clash In Style: Arsenal lost the first leg of their Europa League tie against Villarreal, but they bounced back with a 2-0 victory over Newcastle in the league.
Goals from Mohamed Elneny and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang gave Mikel Arteta’s men the three points at St. James Park. The Gunners can no longer make the top four, but the result is a boost ahead of their second leg clash against Villarreal.