Chelsea and Tottenham fight for top four finish

26 March 2012 04:59

Chelsea vs Spurs – Fight for top four finish


Tensions are running high for two London teams, Chelsea and Tottenham are both hoping for a top four finish by the end of the season.

 Right now, as it stands Tottenham are fourth with 55 points, in front of them are their North London rivals Arsenal with 58, and trailing just 5 points behind Spurs are Chelsea. The race is on to get a third or fourth place finish, but seeing how Arsenal have won seven of their last 10 games, a fight for fourth is more likely.

 Chelsea, despite the sacking of Villas-Boas mid-season, seem to be adapting well to the situation. Since AVB’s departure they have had one win, one loss and one draw – the draw was against Tottenham, in the Premier League. In the Champions League they managed to comeback from a 3-1 deficit against Napoli to get into the quarter finals, the only English team this season to have gotten to the quarter finals.

 Tottenham haven’t had that luck in Europe, they didn’t get past the group stages. The Premier League was a whole other story; they started very strong, winning 7 out of their first ten games, and were third until Arsenal got ahead last weekend.

 From now till the end of the season Chelsea will play Aston Villa, Fulham, Arsenal and Liverpool away and will be playing Wigan, QPR and Blackburn at Stamford Bridge

Tottenham are hosting Swansea, Norwich, Blackburn and Fulham and will be playing away against Sunderland, QPR and Aston Villa. Tottenham seem like they have the easiest fixtures, but don’t forget that teams in the relegation zone tend to fight back a lot at the end of the season

 Both teams are also in the FA Cup, and if Tottenham go ahead and beat Bolton they would be playing against each other on the 15th of April. Chelsea have been drawn against Benfica in the Champions League with hopes of getting to the Semi-final where they would play against Real Madrid or APOEL.

 There's no doubt that the Premier League will be full of excitement and surprises in these last weeks. May the best team win!

Source: DSG