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Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Premier League permutations: What do Tottenham, Liverpool, Chelsea need for a top-four finish?


Tottenham hold their destiny in their own hands
Tottenham hold their destiny in their own hands
Who could be the winners and losers in the Premier League as the battle for a place in the top four draws to a conclusion?
With under a week to go until the end of the season, the top-four race has yet to be finalised.
Just three points separate Liverpool, Tottenham and Chelsea.

With Chelsea and Tottenham in action on Wednesday evening, what are the permutations? We take a look....

How it stands

Games playedPointsGoal difference
Liverpool3772+42
Tottenham3671+36
Chelsea3669+27

LIVERPOOL (72 points)

Simple. Liverpool will all but guarantee qualification for the Champions League with a win on the final day against Brighton due to their current 15-goal-difference advantage over Chelsea.
However, any slip-up against Brighton would leave the door open for Chelsea, who face Huddersfield (h) and Newcastle (a) in their remaining two games.
Of course, Jurgen Klopp's men can also qualify if they beat Real Madrid in this season's Champions League final.
 

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TOTTENHAM (71 POINTS)

Tottenham - like Liverpool - hold their destiny in their own hands. A minimum of four points from their remaining two home games against Newcastle and Leicester would be enough (barring no eight-goal swing with Chelsea) to secure a top-four place.

CHELSEA (69 POINTS)

After drawing 1-1 v West Ham on April 8, Chelsea were 10 points behind Tottenham but have since won four on the trot to close the gap. They still remain the outsiders to finish in a top-four spot as they need to better Liverpool or Tottenham's points haul between now and the end of the season.
Chelsea hopes remain slip of a top-four finish
Chelsea hopes remain slip of a top-four finish
For instance, they need Liverpool to draw or lose against Brighton and win both their remaining matches against Huddersfield and Newcastle. Four points from those two games would also be enough if Liverpool lose to Brighton.
Source: Sky Sports

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