The Premier League have reached a crucial part of the season, and while there are over three months left to fight for the title, it’s usually between February and April that the league gets decided, and it’s now in the hands of Chelsea to win the league.
There are no longer easy games in the Premier League; as we saw how lowly Hull City shock Liverpool to a 2-0 defeat, just after holding Manchester United to a 0-0 draw. However, Chelsea have a relatively easier fixture list between now and the start of April.
On April 5th, Chelsea will welcome Manchester City to Stamford Bridge — but the league could even be wrapped up before then, as Chelsea have six run of games that could be deemed as ‘winnable’. In our next six games, only Watford and West Ham are in the top half of the table, the other teams are languishing in the unwanted second half of the table. Chelsea have Burnley, Swansea, West Ham, Watford, Stoke City and Crystal Palace to play next, and in the first leg of the season, Chelsea won five of those fixtures, drawing only against Swansea.
Interestingly, of the top six teams in the league, Chelsea only have two of them to play — the two Manchester sides. While the other clubs have themselves to play a higher number of times.
Arsenal have four more big games to play, Manchester United and Manchester City have four as well, while Liverpool and Arsenal have three. So we can expect a lot of these teams to drop points in the coming weeks, while we surge to the title.
This weekend, Liverpool will play Tottenham, and points must surely be dropped, thereby boosting Chelsea’s chances of winning the league.
Indeed, we have our destiny in our hands.