Four things we learned about the Premier League's title challengers from midweek fixtures

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The Premier League title race continues to provide twists and turns for fans as the top four fight to establish dominance at the top.

And in a surprising series of events, not one of Leicester City, Tottenham, Arsenal or Manchester City managed victory in the midweek games - so what did we learn?

Only the Foxes, current league leaders, came away with a point that could prove vital amidst their unprecedented bid to become English champions.


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Prior to his side's clash with West Brom, manager Claudio Ranieri ruled out influential midfielder N'Golo Kante, leaving the Italian with a predicament of how to fill such a considerable void - but he did.

Up stepped Andy King, who not only played well but rose to the occasion with a vital goal.

Leicester continue to show the belief required to win the title, but with pressure continually mounting, will the Foxes be able to keep their cool? 


After six wins on the trot, Spurs' momentum came crashing to a halt at Upton Park following a narrow 1-0 defeat to West Ham.

Tottenham have an experienced yet young squad who have shown they can beat the very best, but injuries ultimately hindered them against the Hammers.

The absence of Moussa Dembele was particularly missed, the Belgian performing excellently in midfield this season and adding strength in the centre of the park. 

Fans will only but hope he recovers in time to face Arsenal this Saturday.


The Gunners succumbed to an embarrassing home defeat at the hands of Swansea City on Wednesday night which considerably dampened their title hopes.

But with the world-class figures of Mesut Ozil, Alexis Sanchez and Petr Cech amongst their ranks, Arsenal should be faring far better in the title race than their current third, six points behind Leicester.  

Composure and finishing in front of goal has left a lot to be desired and could ultimately become their downfall, failing to convert a remarkable 57 clear-cut chances so far this season.


After beating Liverpool on Sunday in the Capital One Cup final, many thought City would be buoyant and full of confidence upon travelling to Anfield - yet that was far from the case.

Manuel Pellegrini's side showed very little belief and charisma against Jurgen Klopp's Reds in a 3-0 defeat which has all-but ruled them out of the title race.

Liverpool pounced upon the Citizens' lack of desire in midfield and duly tore them limb from limb. An easier run-in they might have, but a hectic schedule could prove too much to handle for the two-time Premier League champions.

The title race will no doubt provide further surprises as the season finale approaches, but one thing is for sure - it's going down to the wire.

Keep May 15 free. 

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