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Clubs in EPL Top 4 Race

What will the EPL TOP 4 Race be like this year? Two Champions League slots have already been confirmed and are occupied by Liverpool and Manchester City who will definitely finish as first and second teams respectively.

We take a look at the two teams whose places have been confirmed and much later in this article we will highlight the other teams battling for the two remaining Champions League spots.

1. LIVERPOOL:

The Reds ended their Thirty (30) years wait for the EPL title, becoming champions, as well going in for another year of Champions League football. With two games to go, Jurgen Klopp men can no more surpass City’s record of one hundred (100) plus points.

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They have played 36 matches and recorded 93 points so far. After falling against Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal, The Reds can only manage 99 points if they win their remaining two fixtures.

2. MAN CITY:

Pep Guardiola
Pep Guardiola

The Citizens successfully overturned their two-year ban from the Champions League on Monday in a surprising legal victory after UEFA accused the soccer club of finance rules violations dating back several years. With this, Pep Guardiola will be a happy man. Having lost the league to Liverpool, they will be satisfied knowing quite well that they have secured second (2) spot and champions league football next season.

>>THE REMAINING TWO SLOTS

However, two (2) more slots are up for grab!

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Clubs in EPL Top 4 Race

Chelsea, Leicester City, Man United, Wolves and Sheffield United are all in for it.

Here are the remaining fixtures for the above teams who are likely to join Liverpool and City.

CHELSEA:

Currently in 3rd place.

Frank Lampard’s team have been inconsistent, winning five games – including against Manchester City – and losing twice, against West Ham (3-2) and most recently at Sheffield United (3-0).

On Tuesday night, they beat Norwich City by a slim margin to get a firmer grip of their position – 3rd.

Chelsea must pass two big tests – against Liverpool and Wolves – in their remaining games.

Remaining Fixtures include:

Norwich City, Liverpool and Wolves.

LEICESTER CITY:

Currently in 4th place.

Brendan Rodgers team have been in the top four for months but their presence in the Champions League places has come under threat in recent weeks as Manchester United are now level with them on points.

The threat gets sterner as the Foxes face another two European hopefuls before hosting United on the final day of the league campaign.

Last three fixtures include Sheffield United, Tottenham and Manchester United.

MANCHESTER UNITED:

Currently in 5th place.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Manchester United Coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

The Red Devils may have missed the chance to climb into third place and they remain outside the top four. But their hopes of qualifying for next season’s Champions League remains in their hands, although they are below Leicester on goal difference, they don’t have to rely on other results as they face the Foxes on the last day of the season.

Their remaining Fixtures include:

Crystal Palace, West Ham and Leicester City.

WOLVES:

Currently in 6th place.

Nuno Espirito Santo’s team are demonstrating that they are no one-season wonder with their displays lately. They are currently in the Europa League and are also looking forward to another European league spot next season.

Their remaining Fixtures include:

Burnley, Crystal Palace and Chelsea

SHEFFIELD UNITED:

Currently in 7th place.

Sheffield United boosted their hopes of European qualification with a 3-0 home win over Chelsea on Saturday. The Blades are looking forward to get a European slot be it Champions League or the Europa League following what will be tagged a successful season under Chris Wilder.

Remaining Fixtures include:

Leicester City, Everton and Southampton.

After all this, the question now is who will take the remaining two spots in the EPL’s TOP 4 race. It’s now or never!

As written and compiled by Ekemini Lawrence for Daily Sportcast.

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