Top Four Race 2018/19

Discussion in 'Football Forum' started by Damien, Sep 23, 2018.

  1. Apr 3, 2019

    Canucantona20 New Member

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    Chelsea game is a must win now. It’s not over but very difficult, need the other sides to start dropping points
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    Gentleman Jim It's absolutely amazing!

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    The 3/4/5/6 teams are so inconsistent anything could still happen.

    Spurs
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    Chelsea
    Is my guess but wouldn’t be surprised if United rediscover winning ways.
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    Cloud7 Full Member

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    I had a lot of optimism for this, as my earlier posts in the thread showed. The Arsenal loss dampened it a bit but I figured that loss was coming anyway. Can’t help but feel like the Wolves loss last night was one of the nails being tacked onto the coffin.

    Realistically we need to win all our remaining matches done we?
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    Don Alfredo Full Member

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    Chelsea will be 5th or 6th, but doesn‘t matter for them because they will win the Europa and get UCL qualification. United to get the other place outside of top 4.

    Arsenal are consistent at beating lower placed teams and Spurs have generally been excellent this season, except for the last few weeks. Even then, the loss at the weekend was undeserved and just sheer stupidity.
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    All of the teams involved have one definite loss remaining except Arsenal.

    Spurs to lose at City but win their remaining games. Finish 3rd on 79 points.

    Then 4th is going to come down to two factors:

    1- The United V Chelsea game.
    2- Arsenal’s performance in their 5 away games.

    United to lose v City and Chelsea to lose v Liverpool means that if Arsenal’s away form continues to be shit in their remaining games, then United V Chelsea will probably be the decider.

    However if Arsenal get anything more than 2 wins in their 5 away games then it’s over regardless of whether or not we beat Chelsea. And that’s assuming we win at Everton.

    Looks pretty grim.
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    amolbhatia50k Sneaky bum time

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    It's still possible but an uphill task. Essentially we had to keep our incredible run going which was never going to happen. We were always going to have some rough results and the headstart other teams had over us has made the difference. We essentially need to win every other game and get 4 from Chelsea and City.
  7. Apr 4, 2019

    charlenefan Far less insightful than the other Charley

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    Had a new go at the predictor

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    That included defeats for us against Everton and City and Arsenal loosing basically all their away games. Somewhat iffy was the point I gave Chelsea in their game at Liverpool based on the fact they haven't actually lost at Anfield for years
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    SqueakyWeasel Full Member

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    Tell you what, I'll admit I completely mis-read it right now. I did not realise how resilient Arsenal could be. I've been very impressed since the defeat to us in the FA Cup. I'll give you that promised apology now because, even if you guys don't get top 4 (which I now think you certainly will, if not 3 given the game in hand and your run-in), you deserve it.

    Don't take your eye off the prize when the EL kicks back in again.

    Hope that keeps everyone happy, including @Mogget ;)
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    RobinLFC Cries when Liverpool doesn't get praised

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    Just did the same.

    Liverpool 95
    City 94
    Tottenham 79
    Arsenal 75
    Chelsea 74
    United 73

    Pretty similar to yours, I only think Arsenal will beat some sides away from home simply because they're in much better form right now than mid-season.

    I was probably way too optimistic about our own games though, have us winning all remaining game apart from one draw, while I had City drawing against United and Palace.
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    awop New Member

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    I'm not falling for you inverted reverse switcharoo psychological jinx ! :lol: We are in a good position yes, but we're still far from being locked in for a top 4 spot. But hey apologies accepted ;)
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    SqueakyWeasel Full Member

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    That was the main point – as that was what I promised I would do in May. Take the compliment! :lol:
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    lukepowell1988 New Member

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    Unless we can win all of our remaining games I can't see us getting top 4 this season.

    Give Ole a summer transfer window to fully re build the team and start again next year.
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    DAV771 New Member

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    So, after the previous round of results. How many would STILL take a loss against City to stop Liverpool winning the whole fecking thing?

    Into the territory of having to win every game now to get CL football next season.
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    charlenefan Far less insightful than the other Charley

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    Palace are awful at home this season, would be very surprised if City dropped points there tbh. Who knows what we'll do against them, at the moment I cant see us winning any games unless it's extremely unconvincingly
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    Paul_Scholes18 Full Member

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    I did the same and us, Spurs and Arsenal would all end on 77 points with Chelsea on 76. Although I was very optimistic about us.
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    adexkola Arsenal supporter

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    I think Spurs will win or draw at City in the league. I don't see City beating Spurs 3 times in a row, and they could probably afford more slack in the PL than in the CL.
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    charlenefan Far less insightful than the other Charley

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    I couldn't see us loosing to Wolves away twice in as many weeks, it happened though

    And besides technically City wouldn't need to beat Spurs 3 times in a row to take 3 points and progress in the UCL ;)
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    Kapardin New Member

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    For sure. 6/6 would give us 79 points which would be a guarantee for 4th minimum. Maybe a draw against City perhaps, we would still get 77 which might be enough at a push. Arsenal might break 80 if they improve their away form.

    I have stopped looking at the table since the math is really simple now. We just need to win all our games, that's all.
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    adexkola Arsenal supporter

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    Sigh.

    And yeah you're right. I think they would be more focused on the CL than the PL fixture. Depends on the result of the first leg so we'll see.
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    Judas Open to offers

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    We've got too much to do at this point. Beating City won't help us because we'll drop points elsewhere. We're only gifting Liverpool the title by winning that match.

    Top four is dead for us.
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    DAV771 New Member

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    I wouldn't be so sure. I quite fancy Liverpool to turn Chelsea over at Anfield, particularly if they decide to prioritise the Europa League. Arsenal are a team that could drop points anywhere and Spurs are, well, Spurs.

    I think if United win the last 6 games top 4 is sealed, no reason why they can't. We all saw the run when Ole first came in. Just need a bit of belief and to get behind the players until it's mathematically impossible.
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    Judas Open to offers

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    We're not winning all our remaining games. I expect our rivals to drop points, but we're not going to be in the position to capitalise. It's unrealistic to think we'll go unbeaten for the rest of the season.
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    RobinLFC Cries when Liverpool doesn't get praised

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    Top 4 is a dead cert with 79 points, but it's hard to see them win all their remaining games on current form.
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    Shark @NotShark

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    Do you actually see that happening? our players look absolutely blown both physically and mentally.
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    Judas Open to offers

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    I wouldn't be shocked if we only win three more league games this season. West Ham, Huddersfield and Cardiff.
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    DAV771 New Member

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    Why not? Football is a funny game, we know what this squad can do, they've shown it for the vast majority of the last 4 months. Surely the likes of Pogba, DDG, Martial, Rashford & the rest of the top boys aren't going to fancy Thursday night trips to the arse end of Ukraine next season.

    That alone should be motivation enough for them to put in their very best (unlike what they were doing under Mourinho). This team can go toe to toe with any side in europe when they're performing. Hopefully we can see some professionalism and class over the rest of the season and who knows?

    Throwing in the towel when there's 6 games left and only 2 points off 4th is defeatist to the extreme.
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    Dolf Full Member

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    Manchester united:
    West Ham - 3 points
    Everton - 1 point
    City - 0 points
    Chelsea - 0 points
    Huddersfield - 3 points
    Cardiff - 3 points
    Total: 10 points.

    Arsenal:
    Everton - 1 point
    Watford - 3 points
    Crystal Palace - 3 points
    Wolves - 0 points
    Leicester - 1 point
    Brighton - 3 points
    Burnley - 3 points
    Total: 14 points

    Chelsea:
    West Ham - 3 points
    Liverpool - 0 points
    Burnley - 3 points
    Manchester United - 3 points
    Watford - 0 points
    Leicester - 3 points
    Total: 12 points

    Tottenham:
    Huddersfield - 3 points
    Manchester City - 0 points
    Brighton - 3 points
    West Ham - 3 points
    Bournemouth - 3 points
    Everton - 1 point.
    Total: 13 points

    That would mean:
    1. Liverpool - 95 points
    2. Manchester city - 93 points
    3. Tottenham - 77 points
    4. Arsenal - 77 points
    5. Chelsea - 75 points
    6. Manchester United - 71 points

    Curious to see how right/wrong i'm going to be.
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    charlenefan Far less insightful than the other Charley

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    We're not loosing at home to Chelsea
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    Dolf Full Member

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    I think we are. 0 - 1. Hazard to score.
    I might not get the exact results right but I think the total points are right. I just can't see us get more than 10/11 points.
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    BergkamptoOvermars New Member

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    Arsenal will beat Wolves and Everton but draw against Watford.
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    Suedesi Full Member

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    Wait, so City win against United and Spurs AND still lose the title?
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    ThierryHenry14 New Member

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    If Sarri finally wakes up, start Giroud instead of Higuain in the remaining fixtures, Chelsea still has a chance for top 4. Hazard plays his best football this season with Giroud in the field.
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    Suedesi Full Member

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    At the expense of Arsenal or Tottenham?
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    Oxeki New Member

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    A win today and we're pretty much a lock for top 4.

    Everything depends on which everton side turn up today or if they're on the beach already(like the Brits will say).

    Although, I may be wrong, we may completely batter them. History shows that everton almost always roll over for us whether at Goodison Park or the emirates.

    Having said that, I'll happily take a hard fought 1-0 in our favour
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    Mastadon New Member

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    It’s been a roller coaster season. After that unbeaten run Emery was being hailed as a world class manager then we had a typical slump where we were written off and now we are back again favorites for 3rd. We are so inconsistent I wouldn’t be surprised with 3rd or 6th.
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    Djemba-Djemba Full Member

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    Arsenal lose away from home?

    How surprising.
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    ArjenIsM3 Full Member

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    Well that just made the top four race a bit more interesting
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    IrishRedDevil Full Member

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    It’s the hope that kills.

    Arsenal still have to play Watford, Leicester and Wolves. All away from home.
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    Tommy bigot with fetish for footballers getting fingered

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    Can see anything from 2 points to 7 points out of that. No chance they win all 3. I'm going for 4 points (1W/1D/1L).
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    Guy Incognito Full Member

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    Spurs should finish third with their fixtures. It's between Chelsea and United for that last position.