Premier League: The race for the top four
This season the Premier League has served up its fair share of trials and tribulations. Manchester City may have already obliterated the rest of the division as they charge towards the title. However, the rat race at both ends of the table has been compelling viewing for fans with Premier League football tickets - most notably the race for an elusive top four spot.
Pep Guardiola’s side have been head and shoulders above their rivals as they bid to secure an elusive quadruple. Below them there are five teams vying for three spots to earn an automatic Champions League place. This year is also the first in which the top four enter directly into the the group stages following changes by UEFA. The stakes have never been higher.
As is stands, it is evenly poised with eleven matches to go with four points separating second from fifth. Manchester United are second on 56 points, sixteen points adrift of their city rivals at the top. Liverpool are a further two points behind in third with Chelsea one point further back in fourth.
Spurs are fifth on 52 points with Arsenal seven points behind Spurs in sixth with their automatic qualification hopes hanging by a thread. Football Ticket Pad examines how they are shaping up and where the wheels could come off between now and the end of the campaign in the race to the top four.
Jose Mourinho's Manchester United side face testing games against rivals Chelsea, Liverpool and Arsenal between now and the end of the campaign, all at Old Trafford. However, it could be banana skin clashes at Palace, West Ham and champions-elect Manchester City that actually end up deciding United's fate. Purchase Manchester United match tickets online now at Football Ticket Pad.
Liverpool have to comprehend awkward away trips to Manchester United, Everton and Chelsea. But given the Reds' inconsistencies this season, it is more likely that encounters against mid-table sides West Ham, Watford and Bournemouth could ultimately determine where they finish. They look unstoppable going forward but their defensive frailties could come back to haunt them. See if Mo Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino can continue their hot streaks and fire Liverpool into the Champions League with affordable Liverpool football tickets.
It appears to be make or break for Chelsea who face both Manchester clubs in their next two Premier League fixtures. However, the Blues also take on Spurs and Liverpool at Stamford Bridge before the season's climax knowing victories in those titanic fixtures could be decisive. Whether Antonio Conte will still be in charge next season is unclear, yet their future in Europe could be resolved sooner than we may think. Grab Chelsea tickets now before they sell out.
Spurs are one of the in-form teams right now and Mauricio Pochettino’s side are brimming with confidence. They currently appear to have the most favourable run-in too, facing opponents with an average position of 13th between now and the end of the campaign. Spurs' next tests against their top-six rivals come at Chelsea and at home to high-flying City on April 1st and 14th, respectively. Book a trip to Wembley with Tottenham tickets now with home and away tickets listed to buy online.
Arsenal have a lot of ground work to make up if they are to break back into the top four. The north London club play just two of their top-six rivals between now and the end of the season in the form of Manchester City and Manchester United. The Gunners Champions League fate could well be decided by 2018 Europa League triumph if they are to return to the big stage. Can Arsene's Arsenal make it? Find out with Arsenal tickets between now and the end of the campaign.