The Fascinating End of EPL
Assessing occurring events when the English Premier League heads into the homestretch is interesting. Events do not let become just any other season. No team has Leicester City’s last seasons fairytale. Leicester City followed up on EPL’s achievement by doing well in the Champions League. Comparing with what other regulars did such as Arsenal and Manchester City failed to do, their performance was wonderful. Consistently, Chelsea- representing the blue side of London- has been at the top of the table for sometime now. No one can bet against them to win the league this season.
With the winner almost certain, focus on the remaining matches shifts to those who will make it in the top four. The first four positions guarantee participation in the EUFA Champions League next season. Already Chelsea and Tottenham are sure of clinching two positions. Four teams have to battle it out for the two remaining slots. Chelsea was transformed by the arrival of Antonio Conte after resigning for handling the Italian National Team. He came with new systems and formations besides instilling necessary unity in the dressing. In many ways, Mourinho had failed to instil discipline in his last season in charge of Chelsea. The defeat to Arsenal changed the fortunes at Stamford Bridge.
Tottenham season has many features such as fast-paced football, ability to score many goals and use of counter attacks. So far, they are sure of Champions League football. Manchester City, Liverpool, Manchester United and Arsenal have t sharpen their tools to secure the two slots. They retain equal weights to get the two slots. No one will beat Everton for the sixth slot.
Comparatively, the route for Liverpool to navigate is easy. They have three matches to go and are favorable games. The only threat is that competitors have games in hand. A third last is a guarantee for Manchester City if they win the last two games in hand and the other three. Manchester City only need to win all their games and they finish third.
Manchester United has the biggest hurdle to skip. They find themselves between a hard place and a rock. They have secured their spot in the Europa League Final. The prize comes with Champions League Football. The team wants this. Mourinho and his charges can use this to get their target. Manchester is likely to focus on this trophy.
Assessing the case for Arsenal is rib cracking. The boss is the most experienced coach in EPL. The question stills lingers over his failure to command performances. For the first time, Mourinho lost to Wenger. 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.