Yeah I have switched my focus to targeting Leicester after that result. There just seems to be a real steel about them since lockdownFair play to Chelsea, looks like they have Top 4 sewn up now with that result. The rest aren't that difficult at all and they will likely face a Liverpool who will be looking to book a G6 and head out to Aruba the week after.
Leicester will be the ones to catch now. They do look leggy, and their squad isn't the biggest either.
Yeah and certainly think Liverpool will have taken both City's wins in a season and record points before that Chelsea game.Bit of a gutter this, you'd have hoped City would have at least had the desire to at least get a draw.
Basically we need to go on a run. 4 /5 game winning streak or something. With Leicester's current form they'll struggle to keep up with that. Problem is I'm not sure that's something we can do. But all we came do is hope.I think it'll be tight. Leicester have some tricky games, and we play them on the final day. I think its very concievable that we make up 3 points by the final match day.
Also we have Europa so it's not a huge deal, and the teams in the Europa aren't great aside from Wolves and Inter.
I think it'll be tricky to catch Chelsea, they look as good as we do currently.
I'm hoping Arsenal & Spurs halt them, both being away games for Leicester. But you never know! We absolutely gotta beat them away too. It's going to be a very interesting wrap to the season.It’s not going to be easy. We are 5-6 points behind, and there only 7 games left to play. Let’s say if we beat Leicester in the last day, still need them to loss another 3 points, and we have to win the remaining games.
Well they're 13 ahead. If say we beat them by 2 goals on the final day then that difference goes down to 9.I wonder if we can catch Leicester's GD? Say we go on an unbeaten run until the final game?
This is the annoying thing, imagine if we had just tied this deal up at the beginning of January instead of dragging it out right until the very end because the club once again tried to penny pinch and in the end they didn't even achieve that, we would have surely gained a few extra points in January with him in the side considering the immediate and unbeaten impact he has had on the side.If we don't get top 4 it's not deserved really when you look at how we were so slow in improving our team with the signing of Bruno in January. It's like life when you react too late and you miss out on an opportunity.
I actually think Brighton is your toughest game, Lamptey is a massive game changer for them (in terms of pace to deal with Rashford).Nobody is talking about the period where we play 3 games in 5 days (Southampton, Palace and West ham). This I think is where we would drop points
I mean, looking at the two fixture lists prior to yesterday it was very dicey from Chelsea's perspective - United undoubtedly have the more favourable run in and a 2 point gap (assuming a loss to City) seemed overturnable. Yesterday's 3 points were absolutely massive; now the hope is that Liverpool drop points prior to our match such that they can't break the points record.All this talk of hard run ins and we have West Ham away, Watford Home, Palace away, Sheff u away, norwich home, pool away, wolves home. Bar Liverpool thats a decent run in. Simply because by the time we play Liverpool, there is a real possibility we can afford to lose it, and still have a pts gap to whoever is below us.
And besides that, its not a bad fixture list all in all
Brighton & Hove is easily our toughest match till the Leicester match therefore should we beat them on Tuesday + Everton can still reach the Europa League therefore my hope is at least a draw against Leicester on Wednesday = We would be 4 points behind Leicester with 6 matches go play and then with a view on the fixture list it should be in our hands on the last matchday to secure the Champions League (At this date we will know anyway if the 5th place is enough for the Champions League because Manchester City's decision on their european ban will be soon)100 % sure that we will play CL next year. Ok, Chelsea probably will not lose 5 points lead (based on their performances).
But Leicester on the other hand..... We have them on last day. So they only need to lose once and they will. On CAF Leicester is hugely overrated. Good team, good manager but not that good.
Plus we have Europa league
Plus we have City's ban.
Everything is good. We just must secure 5th spot at the first place.
Lamptey is a great talent but Leicester was his first match for them since his move........anyway our concentration is on Greenwood vs BurnI actually think Brighton is your toughest game, Lamptey is a massive game changer for them (in terms of pace to deal with Rashford).
West Ham game will have to be moved if Man United reach the FA Cup semi final as that's penciled in for July 18th.Nobody is talking about the period where we play 3 games in 5 days (Southampton, Palace and West ham). This I think is where we would drop points