Chelsea were fortunate to come from behind and beat Cardiff City away from home on Sunday as the Blues won the game 2-1 courtesy of two late goals from Cesar Azpilicueta and Ruben Loftus-Cheek.
The win against Cardiff boosted our top four hopes following Tottenham’s loss to Liverpool as the race for top four intensifies.
Super Computer predictions for this week suggest that Chelsea will climb to fifth following the mid-week games. The Blues are currently sixth on the table and a point behind Tottenham and Manchester United who are 4th and 5th respectively, separated only by goal difference.
Manchester United go away to Wolves on Tuesday night, a game that they lost 2-1 16 days ago in the FA Cup, and Super Computer has predicted it’ll end in a 1-1 draw. Super Computer then backed Chelsea to beat Brighton 2-0 on Wednesday night. If it happens this way, Maurizio Sarri’s side will climb on to fifth spot.
Arsenal moved to third in the table after their impressive 2-0 win over Newcastle United on Monday, and they are currently three points above Chelsea.
Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher has predicted who will finish in the top four of the Premier League, and has revealed that Chelsea and Arsenal will be the teams to miss out.
The former England defender said on Monday Night Football: “If I was saying now and had to call it now I’d probably still go for Spurs and Man United.
“I still think that away form [from Arsenal is a problem]. When you say they’re not playing big six rivals, they’re the type of away games that have players and teams at the real top.
“You look at Everton away, Watford, Wolves, Burnley. Yes, you’re not playing United, City, Liverpool, but those ones, even a draw there now is not a good result it’s that tight.
“They concede almost two a game away from home. 27 goals, that’s an awful lot. The contrast with at home, it’s unbelievable.”