Chelsea are just a win away from clinching the Premier League title. A draw against the Gunners at the weekend and a 3 – 1 win against Leicester City has taken the West Londoners 13 points clear at the top of the table.
The English league title is as good as won. Jose Mourinho’s men have spearheaded the league table since day 1 and they deserve all the plaudits for giving consistent performances throughout the year. Eden Hazard was named the PFA Player of the Year and a total of six Chelsea players have been included in the PFA Team of the Year 2014/15.
Brendan Rodgers’ Liverpool also played twice this weekend and lost five points. The Merseyside giants are on the brink of losing out on the Champions League berth which is still mathematically under their reach. Tony Pulis’ West Brom held the 18-time English champions to a goalless draw, while Steve Bruce’s Hull City defeated them 1 – 0 at the KC Stadium.
Manchester United were also humbled down at the weekend as Everton continue their fine form of late. The 3 – 0 loss at the Goodison Park has put United fourth on the table. Louis van Gaal would love to finish the season on a strong note and winning all the remaining matches could take them to the second spot by the end of this campaign.
Southampton and Spurs drew 2 – 2 to keep them at the same spots on the Premier League table. Spurs face City on Sunday at White Hart Lane and this could allow the Saints to get ahead of the North Londoners. Arsenal are third in the league following a 0 – 0 draw against the league leaders on Sunday. Wenger’s men have a game in hand are only behind Pellegrini’s City because of the goal difference.
Manchester City won 3 – 2 at the Etihad against Tim Sherwood’s Aston Villa on Saturday. The champions will most likely retain the Champions League spot but they’ll have to fight harder till the end for the second or third spot.
Among the teams at the bottom of the table, Leicester City registered as massive win. Leicester grabbed a win over Burnley, pushing them to the foot of the table. The 1 – 0 win at Burnley has seen Leicester climb out of the relegation pit, although, they aren’t very far from the danger zone yet. Hull City’s two enormous wins have allowed them to climb up to the 15th spot. They have another big test against Arsenal at the weekend and with three more points they can get closer to safety from going down. Presently QPR and Sunderland, along with Burnley are struggling at the foot of the table, but out of those three Sunderland have a one game advantage over the others. It is very tight at the bottom of the table and things can become more competitive as we can almost see the finish line.