EPL title race intensifies, as Arsenal host Leeds united

By Femi Atolagbe


As hostility for the top four and eventual winner of English Premier League (EPL) continues this weekend, league leader, Arsenal will be playing host to Leeds United, while Second placed Manchester City will be up against Liverpool .

 Manchester United who are third on the log will be visiting fifth placed Newcastle at home in the struggle for top four finish.

Everton will ambush Tottenham Hotspur at home to dent Spurs top four hope, while 10th position Chelsea will trade tackles with Aston Villa at Stamford Bridge with the hope of moving up the ladder.

With 10 matches remaining in the league and Manchester City who had played 27 are currently trailing the league leaders Arsenal  who had played 28 matches with eight points. The winner of the league could not be ascertained with ten matches to be played, but the odds are in favour of the Gunners with their consistency.

In other ways, Only Arsenal and Man City were the only two teams guaranteed of  Champions league slots next season, the Gunners had garnered 69 points from 28 matches while Manchester City were also on 61 points from 27 matches.

Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur, Newcastle and Liverpool were also contenders for the two remaining slots.

Red Devils sitting on the third position with 59 points from 26 matches, Spurs, Newcastle were fourth and fifth positions with 49 points, 47 points from 28 matches, and 26matches respectively.

Liverpool sitting in sixth position with 42 points from 26 matches could not be written off as far as top four is concerned.

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Leicester City, West Ham, Bournemouth and Southampton were also fighting their ways out of the red zone.

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