The crunch week 28 Premier League clash between Arsenal and Manchester City had to be postponed because of their EFL Cup commitment. But week 28 featured nine other games whose results, to an extent changed the outlook of the Premier League table.
And what did we learn from those nine games?
Tottenham should finish in a top four position
The race for the top four is getting hotter than ever. Manchester City seems to be the only side assured of a spot in the top four. Over the weekend, different cubs changed position in the top four, including Tottenham Hotspur.
A late Harry Kane goal pushed Tottenham into a top four spot, leapfrogging Chelsea in the process and sitting just two points behind third-placed Liverpool. The fact that Kane won’t stop scoring is one factor that may just push Spurs all the way and help them to a top four finish this season.
The current bottom three may just be confirmed for relegation
It is still too early to predict which team will get relegated. Only 12 points separate eleventh-place Bournemouth and Alan Pardew’s West Bromwich Albion sitting rock-bottom on the table. That may be too close to call but some teams, with their recent performances, may just be on their way down.
West Brom has not won any of their past five games. Stoke City have chosen to draw 3 of their past 5 games. Swansea may have won 3 of their last five games, but their loss to Brighton has raised concerns as to whether or not this is where the downward spiral begins from.
Liverpool’s goal-scoring prowess is stuff of legend
Liverpool, after their 4- thumping of West Ham, has now scored 65 goals, only second to Manchester City’s 79 goals. With the likes of Mo Salah who can’t stop scoring, it’s no surprise that they’re now third on the log.
The weekend of goals
Of all the nine games played over the weekend, it was only in one game that both teams did not score. We’re getting to the business end of the season. Teams are raring to go (either to avoid relegation or to qualify for an European spot). And this is a trend that may continue in the weekends to come.
The Gunners will host the Cityzens on Thursday in the last game of game week 28. Whatever happens in that game will not change the outlook of the Premier League table.
If Arsene Wenger’s men win the game, they will cut the gap between themselves and Chelsea to five points but will still remain sixth on the log. If Pep Guardiola’s men win the game, they will increase their lead at the top of the top and will remain number one.
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