|As we enter the last stages of the Premier League season there is still plenty of excitement at the top of the table in the battle for a Champions League place.|
Man City are in touching distance of their 7th top-flight title, with their Manchester rivals doing their best to keep some pressure on it would be hard to manage any scenario where both clubs don’t finish in the top two places. But it gets interesting when you see the chasing pack.
Leicester are currently in 3rd place and they have had another amazing season. The Foxes looked nailed on for a top-four finish a few weeks ago, but their back to back defeats have pulled them into a battle for the final two spots. Brendan Rodgers side fell at the final hurdle last season when they ended the season with a poor run to miss out to Man Utd, so they will try to learn from that experience and make sure they can get back on track.
The disadvantage for Leicester is the size of their squad, because it’s sometimes harder to keep up with the other big clubs who have more depth. Iheanacho has scored 7 of Leicester’s last 9 goals so he will be hoping for some more help from his teammates in front of goal to get the Foxes over the line.
West Ham are currently in 4th place after a surprising season under David Moyes that has seen the like of Jesse Lingard shine. No one has scored more goals than Lingard in the Premier League since his debut for West Ham in February, and he clearly has a point to prove after some doubted him at Old Trafford.
West Ham almost self-imploded but managed to take all three points against Leicester at the weekend and now look ahead to Newcastle before they play Chelsea next week
It’s Chelsea who chase West Ham, just a point behind with seven games left to play, so that game next week will be a big one. There is a lot at stake for Chelsea in this game because the club wants to keep developing the future stars it needs Champions League football to attract those top players.
Liverpool are also chasing, and while they have had a rough spell in the league with a string of defeats in February and March they have now won three in a row and are looking to close in on the final spot now that they have been knocked out of the Champions League.
Everton and Spurs also have an outside chance, especially if Everton win with their game in hand. Whatever happens we know it’s going to be an exciting few weeks as all teams in the top eight secure their fates. #mmlove