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The Fascinating End of EPL

It is interesting to follow up events in EPL as the season heads into the penultimate. The 2016/2017 EPL season is not just any other season. The case is different and not what happened last season when Leicester City defied the odds to clinch the title. Leicester City followed up on EPL’s achievement by doing well in the Champions League. It was great performance since giants such as Manchester City and Arsenal failed to make any mark. For almost have the season, and Chelsea has led the table. No one doubts that they will emerge champions.

Other big boys in the league will now battle it four the top four positions. The prize to finish in the top four is playing in the elite championship in Europe next season. The first and second positions are grabbed with Tottenham and Chelsea. Four teams have to battle it out for the two remaining slots. The arrival of Antonio Conte revitalized the rugged Chelsea. He came with new systems and formations besides instilling necessary unity in the dressing. Discipline at Chelsea deteriorated faster under the leadership of Mourinho. The defeat to Arsenal changed the fortunes at Stamford Bridge.

A high-octane form of football, speed killing attacking football and the ability to score more goals characterized the performance of Tottenham this season. So far, they are sure of Champions League football. Manchester City, Liverpool, Manchester United and Arsenal have t sharpen their tools to secure the two slots. They retain equal weights to get the two slots. Everton will finish seventh irrespective of what happens at the end.

Considerably, Liverpool has an easy path. They have three matches to go and are favorable games. The problem is others have one or two games in hand. Guardiola’s Manchester City is in the form of the season and with two more games in hand, they can leapfrog Liverpool to third. Manchester City only need to win all their games and they finish third.

Manchester United has the biggest hurdle to skip. It is at crossroads. They are playing in Stockholm, Sweden in the Europa League final. The prize comes with Champions League Football. This is what Manchester United desires and wants. It is also the shortest path for the team. Chances are they use this option.

Arsene Wenger and Arsenal are their own enemies. The boss is the most experienced coach in EPL. The question stills lingers over his failure to command performances. For the first time in the history of football, Wenger beat Mourinho in a competitive match. It will be history if Wenger fails to qualify for Champions League. The challenge is great for finishing in EPL top four.