After the latest round of matches this past weekend, the top four teams look to have established themselves in those positions.
Liverpool’s very impressive and somewhat shocking thrashing of Arsenal was the key match as this has shown that they are capable of beating the teams above them and could in fact be looking to finish even higher than their current position.
Tottenham’s narrow and nervy win over Everton has pushed the Toffees further away from the chasing pack and some big injuries to important players seems to be taking its toll on them. Most notable of these absentees is the Belgian star Romelu Lukaku as they don't seem to have another recognised centre forward, which raises questions over the sale of Jelavic. If they can get Lukaku back fit and firing then they may still stand an outside chance as they keep surprising people.
Spurs on the other hand have given themselves a chance with that win and remain only three points adrift of those precious Champions league qualification places. Crucially, Tottenham still have to face Liverpool at Anfield so if they can stay close then they still stand a chance.
The other team that most people consider as a contender for those all important top four places is Manchester United. Now, the microscope is well and truly on the David Moyes’ team and with every defeat the fans will feel he should be sacked and they have no chance this season.
My opinion is that they are simply experiencing the ups and downs that nearly every team goes through. Manchester United are a huge club and still have some exceptional players who could still yet see them qualify for the Champions League if not via fourth position then by winning that very competition.
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