Champions League battle remains wide open as Liverpool all but seal the Premier league title


Liverpool appear to have all but sealed the Premier league title as support continues at This is no surprise, as they are in the process of producing a remarkable season and have only dropped two points to date from 22 matches played. Liverpool have now picked up 64 points, winning 21 and drawing just once. The latter coming through a 1-1 draw against Manchester United. This all sets up for a title victory for Liverpool, who at present are clearly the leading side in world football following their Champions league victory last season.


The Champions league places are then very much open in behind, with Premier league champions Manchester City in second. It would be a major shock were they to fail to finish in the top four and they are also the favourites to go on and land the Champions league title this season. This is following their impressive progression through to the knockout stages. Manchester City have picked up 48 points from a possible 69 to date and have been fairly inconsistent for periods of this season. They have won 15 matches, drew three and lost five times, that includes them dropping further behind Liverpool following a recent 2-2 draw against Crystal Palace.


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Leicester City are then sitting in third and have been in strong form for much of the season and qualification into the Champions league would be seen as a major achievement. They have picked up 45 points from their 23 matches played, winning 14 games, drawing three and losing six. However, they have been in stuttering form in recent weeks, losing three of their last five matches. This includes consecutive 2-1 defeats to Southampton and Burnley. Leicester are still in a very strong position to finish in the top four and have a 11 point lead over the fifth placed side Manchester United, so it would be a shock if they were to drop outside of the top four come the end of the season.


Chelsea are then sitting in fourth position and are having a positive season under Frank Lampard. They have picked up 39 points from a possible 69, winning 12, drawing three and losing eight. This means they have a six point cushion in the Champions league places and still remain strong favourites to make the top four over the teams below them.


The other four sides who remain in the hunt are Manchester United, Wolves, Sheffield United and Tottenham. Manchester United and Wolves would appear to be the most likely of those sides to push into the top four, were the others to start to falter. This all sets up for a fascinating end to the Premier league season, which remains as competitive as ever.






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