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Premier League: Battle to make the top four

Tottenham & Arsenal both hoping for Champions League qualification  (©GettyImages)
Tottenham & Arsenal both hoping for Champions League qualification (©GettyImages).

While Manchester United have realistically sealed their 20th league title and Manchester City are comfortable favourites to finish second - third and fourth positions are certainly for the taking.

It's the question on every Premier League fan's mind. Which remaining two teams will culminate to finish in the ever so important Champions League spots? There may be quite a few pretenders but we will look at the chances of each team battling for a top four finish.

Among the contenders stand Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal, Everton and Liverpool. While many may argue that only three of these teams stand a real chance, it is safe to say that anything can happen in the Premier League.

Chelsea, at the moment, are in third position and look set for another UCL campaign. But by looking at their upcoming fixture, there can be no certainties as ties against Spurs, Liverpool and United may just hold them back.

Currently sitting in fourth spot, Andre Villas-Boas' men have just suffered a set back after a defeat against Fulham. Spurs will have to be at their best when they meet Chelsea and Manchester City in order to stay above Arsenal.

It's the in form Gareth Bale who will definitely need to shift a gear, if he isn't already in full.

Arsenal are looking to once again back up another trophy-less season by extending to record 15 consecutive Champions League campaigns to 16.

This actually seems likely due to their comfortable run-home schedule which only includes one challenging tie in which they won't be favourites - Manchester United.

With a match against each current bottom three team, Arsene Wenger's side may just find their best form before the end of May. 

Merseyside rivals - Everton and Liverpool are the outsiders. Occupying 6th and 7th positions six and nine points off fourth position respectively, it will take an unbeatable last two months of the campaign for either side to pull off a major upset.

My predictions are that it will be Arsenal to once again find their feet and pull it together to finish 3rd. Along with their neighbours Tottenham, I believe these two teams be the ones to attempt to make an impact among Europe's elite.

What do you think? Will there be a major upset? Or will the top four remain as it is?

 

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