A win for Leicester City over Crystal Palace. A win for Chelsea over Watford. Manchester United and Arsenal both registered important wins too. That was how last weekend’s edition of the race for Europe played out in the Premier League.
With just nine points separating Leicester City, in third, and Arsenal in seventh, every game is a final. For all the teams involved in this race for Europe, there’s no room for error.
As this race continues this week, which teams will earn more points?
After failing to win their first three games after the restart, Brendan Rodgers’ side bounced back to winning ways against Crystal Palace. It was only the second time in 13 games they scored three or more goals, with Jamie Vardy enjoying the spotlight.
While they still have face Tottenham and Manchester United, up next for the Foxes is Arsenal. For Leicester, it’s about winning three more points to cement their Champions League spot. For Arsenal, this clash is about earning three more points in their push for a Champions League spot.
Same goal, different teams.
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Arsenal may be on a four-game winning run. However, they have lost three of their last five games against Leicester. The Gunners have, however, been solid at home against the Foxes, winning nine of their last 10.
Chlesea’s loss to West Ham is their only loss since the football season resumed in England. Wins over Leicester and Manchester City have boosted their chances of finishing in the top four.
As they continue their race for Europe, they travel to Selhurst Park to take on Crystal Palace, a side that has lost three of its last five games.
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The head-to-head history between both sides favors Chelsea, as the Blues have only lost three times in the last 10 meetings.
None of those 10 games finished in a draw.
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There’s no team in England the Premier League with a better form than Manchester United over the last five games.
You must have heard that United are currently on a 16-game unbeaten streak, right?
Well, while that is correct, how about a more interesting stat?
Man. Utd’s 14 goals scored, three conceded and 13 points won, is the best any team has managed in the league over the last five rounds. That serious push has now put them just two points behind Chelsea as the race for Europe continues.
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Up next for United this week is trip to face Aston Villa, a side that has only defeated Man. Utd once in their last 20 meetings.
The race for Europe is very well on! Which of these sides will earn more points this week? Drop your comments and join the conversation.