In one week’s time, the picture will be much clearer as to which club will confirm the break up of the ‘Big Sky Four’ Premier League monopoly. It rests on a knife edge…
So who will it be out of Aston Villa, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City that will achieve that Champions League Holy Grail?
The deposed Liverpool have their sights set on the Europa League and you can bet your bottom euro that wherever their players are this week they’ll be advised by their fans to roll over for Chelsea this weekend such is their hatred of united.
Villa, written off last month having been 7 points behind 4th place on 19th March have drawn level with that position having admirably grafted to steady their ship after humiliation at Chelsea. Having played a game more they are still in with a chance.
Spurs have had their seemingly unstoppable progress checked by the rags and even though they can surely be assured of a home banker and a chance to improve their goal difference against Bolton, they know they have to come to Manchester and win next Wednesday.
City meanwhile have stalled in their last two games against Arsenal and united, opting for a defence based make sure approach that realised 1 point at the Emirates. But it’s now widely touted around SportCity that Mancio intends to open his side up and go on the offensive against Villa and Spurs at Eastlands.
All three squads will know that if they win their remaining games they are either there or in with a massive shout.
A mouthwatering week of football beckons and the most exciting finish to a Premier League season is now certain!
Table on 19th March 2010:
4th Spurs P 29, Pts 52, GD 25, GS 53
5th Liverpool P 30, Pts 51, GD 19, GS 49
6th Man City P 28, Pts 50, GD 17, GS 53
7th Aston Villa P 28 Pts 49, GD 17, GS 39
Table on 31st March 2010:
4th Spurs P 31, Pts 58, GD 28, GS 57
5th Man City P 31, Pts 56, GD 19, GS 58
6th Liverpool P 32, Pts 54, GD 21, GS 53
7th Aston Villa P 31, Pts 51, GD 11, GS 43
Table on 7th April 2010:
4th Man City P 32, Pts 59, GD 24, GS 64
5th Spurs P 32, Pts 58, GD 26, GS 58
6th Liverpool P 33, Pts 55, GD 21, GS 54
7th Aston Villa P 32, Pts 54, GD 12, GS 44
Table on 14th April 2010:
4th Man City P 33, Pts 62, GD 28, GS 69
5th Spurs P 33, Pts 61, GD 27, GS 60
6th Liverpool P 34, Pts 56, GD 21, GS 54
7th Aston Villa P 33, Pts 55, GD 12, GS 46
Table on 21st April 2010:
4th Spurs P 34, Pts 64, GD 28, GS 62
5th Man City P 34, Pts 62, GD 27, GS 69
6th Liverpool P 35, Pts 59, GD 24, GS 57
7th Aston Villa P 34, Pts 58, GD 13, GS 48
Table on 28th April 2010:
4th Spurs P 35, Pts 64, GD 26, GS 63
5th Aston Villa P 36, Pts 64, GD 16, GS 51
6th Man City P 35, Pts 63, GD 27, GS 69
7th Liverpool P 36, Pts 62, GD 28, GS 61
RACE FOUR THE PRIZE 2010 FIXTURES UPDATE
01 May Home Bolton
05 May Away Man City
09 May Away Burnley
29 Apr Home Atletico Madrid ELSF
01 May Home Chelsea
09 May Away Hull
01 May Home Aston Villa
05 May Home Tottenham Hotspur
09 May Away West Ham United
01 May Away Man City
09 May Home Blackburn
So who’s your money on now we are coming to the crunch? Give us a shout with your views!