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Right trying to be as unbiased as I can

I have tried to work out points totals for the clubs involved in the Race for the Top Four, and this is what I have come up with

Spurs
Liverpool (A) 0
Brighton (H) 3
Huddersfield (H) 3
Man City (A) 0
Crystal Palace (H) 3
West Ham (H) 1
Bournemouth (A) 3
Everton (H) 3

Total 16 points


Arsenal
Newcastle (H) 3
Everton (A) 0
Watford (A) 1
Crystal Palace (H) 3
Leicester (A) 1
Brighton (H) 3
Burnley (A) 3
Wolves (A) 0

Total 14 points


Man United
Watford (H) 3
Wovles (A) 1
West Ham (H) 3
Everton (A) 1
Man City (H) 1
Chelsea (H) 3
Huddersfield (A) 3
Cardiff (H) 3

Total points 18


Chelsea
Everton (A) 0
Cardiff (A) 3
West Ham (H) 3
Liverpool (A) 1
Burnley (H) 3
Man United (A) 0
Watford (H) 3
Leicester (A) 1
Brighton (H) 3

Total points 17


OK I have assessed all the likely outcomes on the fact that Spurs have five home games left and are pretty useful at home, Arsenal are not brilliant away from home, Man United have been very consistent 2019, and Chelsea I think may be targeting the Europa League.

Add those points totals to the current totals, and this could be the outcome. Very, very close.

Tottenham 77
Man United 76
Chelsea 75
Arsenal 74

Obviously a result or two either way would dramatically change the table. Anyway if the players and the manager get their act together, still may yet salvage a CL spot for next season, but no more tinkering, and players need to roll up their sleeves.

COYS

posted on 13/3/19

comment by sandy (U20567)
posted 34 seconds ago
comment by Eighties Glory Years (U22086)
posted 29 seconds ago
Maybe we can do a Spurs when Klinsman scored against Liverpool and even the Liverpool fans cheered him (or something like that, maybe he notorious diving celebration?) And we can beat Man City like we did at the end of the season a few years back, better yet like the FA Cup 1981.
We can beat them, not likely, but anything can happen on the day...
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Although I have written off both of those games, there is nothing to say that Spurs with their strongest team, and I mean strongest team, on the pitch, could not get a result. They can do it in Europe, the question is why cannot they do it in the Prem?
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This all goes back to the "how badly do we want it" mentality. This current Champions League run of our proves we are not just able, but more than capable of turning it on. This is what makes me suspicious of how these games are played out. You know, for the neutral, and "soccer fans" around the world they'll be living this type of scenario (not just us but Liverpool/Man City, etc). The amount of money that's involved in the game today and all that, who knows. I might sound like a conspiracy theorist, but the way the table is looking right now, well you can't make this stuff up.

posted on 13/3/19

i do kinda see the investment thing as an excuse because we could well see investment where we have completely downgraded in quality to what we had/have. If we could trust spurs to buy the right players in the right positions then its a different story but we simply cant.

posted on 13/3/19

comment by Phenom (U20037)
posted 1 hour, 4 minutes ago
i do kinda see the investment thing as an excuse because we could well see investment where we have completely downgraded in quality to what we had/have. If we could trust spurs to buy the right players in the right positions then its a different story but we simply cant.
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This. Plus the fact that Spurs players played a lot of minutes at the World Cup and haven't had as much rest as players at other teams with deeper squads. It's no coincidence there's been so many injuries for Spurs this season, or that their form and effort levels have dropped towards the end of a gruelling season. Perhaps they're saving their energy for the Champions League, who knows, but I don't think you can discount the effect of a thin squad on players who haven't had their usual summer break.

comment by sandy (U20567)

posted on 13/3/19

comment by Amanda Hugginkiss (U11574)
posted 1 hour, 5 minutes ago
comment by Phenom (U20037)
posted 1 hour, 4 minutes ago
i do kinda see the investment thing as an excuse because we could well see investment where we have completely downgraded in quality to what we had/have. If we could trust spurs to buy the right players in the right positions then its a different story but we simply cant.
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This. Plus the fact that Spurs players played a lot of minutes at the World Cup and haven't had as much rest as players at other teams with deeper squads. It's no coincidence there's been so many injuries for Spurs this season, or that their form and effort levels have dropped towards the end of a gruelling season. Perhaps they're saving their energy for the Champions League, who knows, but I don't think you can discount the effect of a thin squad on players who haven't had their usual summer break.
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I don`t think tiredness or the world cup had in any part in the 1st goal Spurs conceded against Southampton, that was just down to really poor defending.

posted on 13/3/19

Well, yes. But that's just one goal across the whole season. Not much anyone can do about a defensive brainfart, and certainly not something to be laid at the manager's doorstep.

comment by sandy (U20567)

posted on 13/3/19

comment by Amanda Hugginkiss (U11574)
posted 13 minutes ago
Well, yes. But that's just one goal across the whole season. Not much anyone can do about a defensive brainfart, and certainly not something to be laid at the manager's doorstep.
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Well it isn`t really just one goal mate, Spurs have gifted lots of goals this season with really bad defending, cannot remember how many goals have been conceded from set pieces, the defending of corners at times is shambolic. Always seems to be the opposition head to the ball first at either end of the pitch, whether defending or attacking. Did you see the goals conceded at Chelsea?

posted on 13/3/19

There are plenty of banana skins in Arsenal`s away games, but towards the end you want to be playing teams with nothing to play for

posted on 13/3/19

Waste of time Sandy.
Given our recent performances its a matter of
Que Sera Sera ...

comment by Rouge (U19907)

posted on 14/3/19

Good article.

comment by Rouge (U19907)

posted on 14/3/19

United will definitely get one of the positions with a nice slice of help from officials. Look at this for example :

Penalties received this season
- man united 10
- liverpool 5
- chelsea 5
- spurs 4
- arsenal 4

Somethings not right there.

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