This season might go down to the wire on the last day with the fight for the Premier League title and a top four spot under intense rivalry.
While Manchester City and Liverpool are fighting for the title, the other four teams are fighting for the remaining two spots in the top four and thus end up in the Champions League.
Tottenham, Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea are currently vying for a Champions League finish, and it remains tight at the moment.
Tottenham have lost three and drawn once in their last four league games which has brought them down from a title fight to a top four fight, and their position isn’t assured anymore.
Chelsea are currently 6th on the table albeit with a game in hand, and Arsenal are fourth.
Former Tottenham boss Tim Sherwood doubts Chelsea’s top four credibility and thinks Tottenham and Manchester United will be the teams to miss out.
Asked to name the two clubs who will miss out on the top four, Sherwood told BT Sport: “Arsenal and Chelsea. I still feel Tottenham will consolidate in the top four. But it’s fine margins and if they don’t it will be a very bad season for Tottenham.
“Manchester United are coming like a train and I think they’ll do very well in the run-in. ‘Tottenham will be good enough to hold onto third or fourth.”
Former Chelsea striker Chris Sutton also believes that Arsenal and Chelsea are the teams to miss out on top four.
He said: “It was really disappointing to lose to Rennes.
“After the United game they’ve got a pretty gently run-in, so if they could somehow conjure up a win against United they would have a really good chance of making the top four.
“It was unthinkable that they could finish above Spurs but it’s realistic now.
“[Emery] will be focused on both competitions. They’ve got a lot of work to do in the Europa League.”
Chelsea couldn’t capitalise on Tottenham’s weekend defeat to Southampton and Arsenal’s victory over former 4th placed Manchester United, as Maurizio Sarri’s side could only get a 1-1 draw against Wolves on Sunday.
Despite Chelsea’s lapses against Wolves, the Blues still have a good chance of making it into the top four. A win in our outstanding game will take Chelsea to fifth on the table, level on points with Arsenal, only behind on goal difference. This means we just have to start banging in the goals.
A win will mean Chelsea will be behind Spurs but with just a point less.
Can Chelsea make it into the top four? I definitely believe so.