The Race For The Top 4


So the Premier League season is drawing to a close and most aspects are already decided. Chelsea are Champions, Tottenham are runners up and Sunderland, Middlesbrough and Hull City are confirmed as relegated. There is still something to play for on Sunday though… Champions League places.

Manchester City, Liverpool and Arsenal are all fighting for 2 places in 3rd and 4th position. Last night Manchester City defeated West Brom 3-0 and in doing so put themselves within touching distance of a 3rd place finish. City finish the campaign with a trip to Watford. Pep Guardiola’s debut season maybe hasn’t gone as well as expected, but a commendable 3rd placed finish might douse down the criticism somewhat. Liverpool’s final game is at home to already relegated Middlesbrough. The Merseyside club will have targeted a top 4 spot at the beginning of the season and will be pleased to be back in Europe’s elite competition for first time since the 2014/15 season. Arsenal beat Sunderland 2-0 last night to boost their chances. The red half of North London bring the curtain down on their league campaign with the visit of Everton. Missing out on a top 4 finish will be unthinkable for many gunners fans, as the club have competed at the top table of European football for 19 consecutive seasons. With pressure continuing to mount on manager Arsene Wenger, failure could well be the ‘nail in the coffin’ on the managerial tender of the Frenchman. This would however be to the delight of some Arsenal fans who have continually called for #wengerout throughout the season.


So who will be playing Champions League football next season? Cast your vote on Twitter below…

https://twitter.com/EFblog2017/status/864503514738962432

So far our Twitter poll heavily backs it will be the two clubs from the north west that clinch the remaining spots. It remains to be seen if there will be another twist and who will shed a tear or two after missing out. 



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