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The Fascinating End of EPL

Assessing occurring events when the English Premier League heads into the homestretch is interesting. The 2016/2017 EPL season is not just any other season. The case is different this year and no surprises like last year’s Leicester City’s fairytale continued in the EUFA Champions League this season as it reached the quarterfinals. Even regulars including Arsenal and Manchester City failed to get into the quarterfinals. Consistently, Chelsea- representing the blue side of London- has been at the top of the table for sometime now. The strength of the runners up to dislodge them is low.

With the winner almost certain, focus on the remaining matches shifts to those who will make it in the top four. Finishing in the top four positions comes with a ticket to take part in champions league football next season. The first and second positions are grabbed with Tottenham and Chelsea. It is a race among four teams to get the remaining two chances. The arrival of Antonio Conte changed Chelsea in many ways. The new coach cam with new systems and formations. In many ways, Mourinho had failed to instil discipline in his last season in charge of Chelsea. After losing to Arsenal in the first leg, things changed at Chelsea.

The rate of scoring goals, the pace at which they play their football and the number of points accumulated describes the performance of Tottenham this season. The result is another Champions League football next season. Manchester City, Liverpool, Manchester United and Arsenal are the four teams battling for the remaining two champions’ league football positions. No one has more advantages to get any other slots. Everton will finish seventh irrespective of what happens at the end.

Considerably, Liverpool has an easy path. Although it failed to get past Southampton in the last outing, odds in the last three games favor them. The problem is others have one or two games in hand. Wins in the remaining games will assure Manchester City a third place. Manchester City only need to win all their games and they finish third.

The steeple for Manchester United is longer. The team finds itself in a dilemma. They are in the Europa League final. The prize comes with Champions League Football. This is what Manchester United desires and wants. Mourinho and his charges can use this to get their target. Manchester is likely to focus on this trophy.

Arsene Wenger and Arsenal are their own enemies. The boss is the most experienced coach in EPL. It is difficult to understand why newcomers such as Conte come and dominate him. Arsene Wenger beat Mourinho in a competitive match for the first time. Wenger has never failed to qualify for Champions since joining Arsenal. The fight is big and worth for finishing among the top four in EPL.