Chelsea move closer to double

15 April 2010 08:53
Whilst Chelsea were winning their FA Cup semi-final their rivals for the Premier League have faltered with Manchester United drawing at Blackburn and Arsenal going down last night at local rivals Tottenham. Chelsea's lead is now four points over second place United and with just four games remaining it would be a big surprise now if the title didn't return to Stamford Bridge for the first time in four years.Chelsea HANDLED Bolton well on Tuesday and when Arsenal faltered last night at, of all places, White Hart Lane it surely ruled them out. That result has ensured Spurs remain in the fight for the fourth Champions League place. Rafael Benitez promised Liverpool fans earlier in the season they would get that place, but it's a broken promise and it is surely now between Manchester City and Spurs.Down at the bottom, Portsmouth have finally been relegated. This nonsense of a club should have been shown the door long ago but as things get worse for them beyond this season the Premier League will finally be able to ignore them. Who goes down with them? It's looking like us and Hull but things could still change. I'd love it to be Bolton.Last night's game at the Concrete Jungle between Wigan and Portsmouth created a 2009/10 record, the smallest attendance this season in the Premier League, just 14,343.The stats, the goalscorers, each club's disciplinary record and the next fixtures are all shown below.The Week's ResultsSaturday 10th AprilHull 1 Burnley 4West Ham 1 Sunderland 0Sunday 11th AprilBlackburn 0 Manchester United 0Manchester City 5 Birmingham 1Liverpool 0 Fulham 0Wolves 0 Stoke 0Tuesday 13th AprilChelsea 1 Bolton 0.Wednesday 14th AprilAston Villa 2 Everton 2Tottenham 2 Arsenal 1Wigan 0 Portsmouth 0.The Week's StatsBiggest winManchester City 5-1 v Birmingham (home)Total goals scored13 (8 home - 5 away)Player scoring most goals2Emmanuel Adebayor (Manchester City)Graham Alexander (Burnley)Tim Cahill (Everton)Carlos Tevez (Manchester City)Highest Attendance45,209 - Manchester City v BirminghamLowest Attendance14,323 - Wigan v PortsmouthTotal Yellow Cards36Total Red Cards0Most cards in a gameHull v Burnley (6Y) - Martin AtkinsonThe leading scorers (league only)26Wayne Rooney (Manchester United)25Didier Drogba (Chelsea)22Darren Bent (Sunderland)Carlos Tevez (Manchester City)18Fernando Torres (Liverpool)17Jermain Defoe (Tottenham)Frank Lampard (Chelsea)15Cesc Fabregas (Arsenal)13Emmanuel Adebayor (Manchester City)Louis Saha (Everton)12Gabriel Agbonlahor (Aston Villa)Dimitar Berbatov (Manchester United)11Florent Malouda (Chelsea)10Cameron Jerome (Birmingham)9Nicolas Anelka (Chelsea)Andrey Arshavin (Arsenal)Craig Bellamy (Manchester City)Carlton Cole (West Ham)Dirk Kuyt (Liverpool)Hugo Rodallega (Wigan)Hat Tricks (league only)19th Aug3 - Jermain Defoe - Hull v TOTTENHAM12th Sep3 - Yossi Benayoun - LIVERPOOL v Burnley26th Sep4 - Robbie Keane - TOTTENHAM v Burnley26th Sep3 - Fernando Torres - LIVERPOOL v Hull31st Oct3 - Aruna Dindane - PORTSMOUTH v Wigan21st Nov5 - Jermain Defoe - TOTTENHAM v Wigan28th Nov3 - Wayne Rooney - Portsmouth v MANCHESTER UNITED11th Jan3 - Carlos Tevez - MANCHESTER CITY v Blackburn23rd Jan4 - Wayne Rooney - MANCHESTER UNITED v Hull9th Mar3 - Darren Bent - SUNDERLAND v Bolton27th Mar4 - Frank Lampard - CHELSEA v Aston Villa29th Mar3 - Carlos Tevez - MANCHESTER CITY v WiganDisciplinary Record (all domestic games)ClubYRClubYRArsenal621Liverpool565Aston Villa682Manchester City623Birmingham691Manchester United616Blackburn634Portsmouth835Bolton695Stoke715Burnley613Sunderland806Chelsea604Tottenham611Everton632West Ham673Fulham461Wigan572Hull695Wolves644The Next FixturesSaturday 17th AprilBirmingham v HullStoke v BoltonBlackburn v EvertonSunderland v BurnleyFulham v WolvesTottenham v Chelsea (17:30)Man City v Man United (12:45).Sunday 18th AprilPortsmouth v Aston Villa (16:00)Wigan v Arsenal (13:30)Monday 19th AprilLiverpool v West Ham (20:00).Wednesday 21st AprilHull v Aston Villa.