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The Run-In: Analysing The Title Contenders’ Remaining Fixtures

The Run-In: Analysing The Title Contenders’ Remaining Fixtures

The Run-In: Analysing The Title Contenders’ Remaining Fixtures

On Wednesday night, Manchester Metropolis returned to the highest of the desk for the primary time since December following a victory over Everton at Goodison Park.

Guardiola’s facet overtook rivals Liverpool on purpose distinction, though the Reds nonetheless have a recreation in hand over their Manchester counterparts.

The victory additionally took Metropolis 5 factors away from third place Tottenham who’ve managed to win their final three league video games on the spin within the absence of Harry Kane.

After the latest spherical of fixtures the Premier League’s prime presently seems to be like this;

 

With 13 video games to go (12 in Metropolis’s case) the highest three is finely poised. The winner of this 12 months’s Premier League title might come all the way down to who has the higher run of fixtures to shut out the season.

With that in thoughts let’s check out who every crew nonetheless has to face, which video games might be potential banana skins, and the place the league will be gained and misplaced.

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Manchester Metropolis 

Remaining Fixtures

vs Chelsea (H)

vs West Ham (H)

vs Bournemouth (A)

vs Watford (H)

vs Manchester United (A)

vs Fulham (A)

vs Cardiff (H)

vs Crystal Palace (A)

vs Spurs (H)

vs Burnley (A)

vs Leicester (H)

vs Brighton (A)

The Huge Video games

The outdated adage of “each recreation is a cup ultimate” in a Premier League run-in actually rings true for every of the three groups however in Metropolis’s remaining fixtures there are a selection of standout video games.

Chelsea could also be wildly inconsistent this season, however they have been the primary crew to defeat the champions firstly of the marketing campaign and can no query pose a menace once they go to the Etihad this Sunday.

The Manchester derby on March 16th might find yourself being one of the important in years, with Metropolis gunning for the title and Solskjaer’s United inside touching distance of the highest 4.

At Outdated Trafford, within the Norwegian’s first conflict with Metropolis as Crimson Devils boss, United gained’t have to suppose twice about taking factors off of their metropolis rivals.

Lastly, the sport with Spurs on the Etihad in April shall be Metropolis’s fourth final recreation of the season and might be vastly important within the title race and the highest 4 stakes.

 

Potential Banana Skins

Bournemouth away might characterize a difficult process however Eddie Howe’s males are usually open and expansive, the kind of opponent Metropolis will relish enjoying.

The one standout potential slip up comes within the type of Burnley away within the third final recreation of the season. Dyche’s males presently sit 17th and will nonetheless be preventing for his or her Premier League lives when April 27th comes round.

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Liverpool

Remaining Fixtures

vs Bournemouth (H)

vs Manchester United (A)

vs Watford (H)

vs Everton (A)

vs Burnley (H)

vs Fulham (A)

vs Spurs (H)

vs Southampton (A)

vs Chelsea (H)

vs Cardiff (A)

vs Huddersfield (H)

vs Newcastle (A)

vs Wolves (H)

The Huge Video games

With one recreation extra to play than Metropolis, Liverpool greater than probably have a much bigger probability of slipping up and their run-in actually echoes that.

Like their rivals, Liverpool should go to Outdated Trafford and try to take factors off a frighteningly in-form Manchester United facet on the finish of February earlier than an enormous recreation with Spurs on their very own patch simply over a month later.

There’s additionally a Merseyside derby at Goodison to take care of, regardless of Everton‘s inconsistencies this marketing campaign

Chelsea go to Anfield two weeks after the Spurs recreation in what might be a vastly important fortnight within the title race

 

Potential Banana Skins

Attracts of their final two video games towards Leicester and West Ham have already confirmed that any recreation might be a banana pores and skin for Liverpool, however their kind towards groups exterior the highest facet had beforehand been wonderful.

Southampton and Cardiff away in essential intervals of the season with each side preventing for survival will characterize two very troublesome exams for Klopp’s facet.

Wolves on the ultimate day of the season is removed from a recreation to sit up for, particularly if the title race goes all the way down to the wire.

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Tottenham

Remaining Fixtures

vs Leicester (H)

vs Burnley (A)

vs Chelsea (A)

vs Arsenal (H)

vs Southampton (A)

vs Crystal Palace (H)

vs Liverpool (A)

vs Brighton (H)

vs Huddersfield (H)

vs Man Metropolis (A)

vs West Ham (H)

vs Bournemouth (A)

vs Everton (H)

The Huge Video games

Already the underdogs within the title race, Spurs, who shall be with out Harry Kane and Dele Alli for a big chunk of the remaining video games, have been achieved no favours by their run-in.

Chelsea at residence and Arsenal away in again to again video games is an extremely powerful process, whereas they have to additionally face their rivals Liverpool and Manchester Metropolis, each away from residence.

 

Potential Banana Skins

Usually, Spurs have extra massive video games to go within the run-in than potential banana skins nevertheless it’s laborious to think about they’ll sit up for a visit to relegation-threatened Burnley and Ralph Hasenhuttl’s Southampton.

After the Metropolis recreation, offered they’re nonetheless in competition, their final three video games are fairly good though West Ham might present a possibility to slide up as they did for Liverpool.

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The Verdict

Spurs have unquestionably the hardest run-in and with counting on Metropolis and Liverpool to drop factors they need to fall away from the highest two.

Liverpool‘s run-in is slightly simpler however the potential to slide up is there in quite a lot of their remaining fixtures.

Manchester Metropolis look to have the sting on the subject of the best run-in of the three, however time will inform whether or not or not they will translate beneficial video games on paper, to a different Premier League title.

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