All the top eight teams in the Premier League picked up a win in this game week. It is hard to argue with Chelsea’s chances of picking up the league title. Not even the reigning champions are anywhere close to Mourinho’s men.
Manchester City had a comparatively easy fixture, when they faced Leicester City at home. Goals from Silva and Milner helped the side to pick up three more points. One slip would drag them to the fight of the top four and in a matter of games they can find themselves at the seventh spot on the league table. City’s arch rivals, Manchester United got an away victory at Newcastle on Wednesday. A mistake by Tim Krul in the dying minutes of the game allowed Ashley Young to tap-in the winner. United also crashed out of the FA Cup on Monday, which leaves the top four finish as their only goal.
Arsenal are in scintillating form. The Gunners defeated QPR at Loftus Road and then eliminated the 11-time FA Cup champions, Manchester United. Only Liverpool can match the brilliant form of the North Londoners. The Anfield based side picked up a 2 – 0 win over Burnley at home on Wednesday. Henderson and Sturridge got on the score sheet for Brendan Rodgers’ team. Burnley are second from the wrong end of the Barclays Premier League.
Pochettino’s Spurs played two games this week and amassed a total of six points in this game week. The Londoners’ first match was at White Hart Lane, where they earned a 3 – 2 victory over Garry Monk’s Swansea City. Their second match of the week was at QPR’s home ground, Loftus Road. Harry Kane (16 goals) scored a brace and is now only a goal behind Sergio Aguero and Diego Costa, in the race for the Premier League top scorer. Queen Park Ranger’s Charlie Austin is the close fourth with 15 goals.
The Saints aren’t giving up on their dream to play in Europe. Mane’s goal at the St. Mary’s on last Tuesday allowed Southampton to stay in close proximity of the Champions League spot. Alan Pardew’s Crystal Palace were Southampton’s opponents and after this loss, their chances of reaching the top half of the table seem highly unlikely.
Stoke won 2 – 0 against Everton and Roberto Martinez’s problems are unending. From fifth last year to 14th this year; it is a huge fall for the Merseyside club. Although the season is not over and they can mathematically reach higher, but if they don’t the former Wigan manager might get the sack.
The league leaders have a crunch tie against PSG coming up. The West Londoners had no problem seeing off Sam Allardyce’s West Ham on last Wednesday. Eden Hazard scored the only goal of the game as Chelsea picked up 1 – 0 win at Upton Park.
Things are not looking very well for Leicester City, who are at the foot of the Premier League table. With 18 points and a game in hand, they still have a realistic chance of battling out of the relegation zone. QPR are also in big problem as they need to find a way to climb up in the table in the remaining ten matches. Rangers are 18th in the league with 22 points, with Tim Sherwood’s Aston Villa right above them with 25 points.