Chelsea v Stoke City - Premier League
LONDON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 30: A view inside the stadium prior to the Premier League match between Chelsea and Stoke City at Stamford Bridge on December 30, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

So here we are, the business end of the English football season. While Manchester City and Liverpool battle it out for the top 2 spots, Chelsea, Spurs, Arsenal and United fight for the last 2 places on offer. Thanks to Spurs’ little dip in form, they have been dragged into the race for top 4. Here is a look at the race and what the fixtures look like for the teams in it.

Tottenham 29 56 30 26 61
Man Utd 29 58 38 20 58
Arsenal 29 61 39 22 57
Chelsea 28 49 30 19 56


Southampton (A) || Crystal Palace (H) || Liverpool (A)
Brighton (H) || Huddersfield (H) || Man City (A)
West Ham (H) || Bournemouth (A) || Everton (H)


Arsenal (A) || Watford (H) || Wolves (A)
West Ham (H) || Everton (A) || Man City (H)
Chelsea (H) || Huddersfield (A) || Cardiff (H)


United (H) || Wolves (A) || Newcastle (H)
Everton (A) || Watford (A) || Crystal Palace (H)
Leicester (A) || Brighton (H) || Burnley (A)


Brighton (H)  || Wolves (H) || Everton (A) || Cardiff (A)
West Ham (H) || Liverpool (A) || Burnley (H)
Man Utd (A) || Watford (H) || Leicester (A)

On paper, Arsenal looks to have the easiest of fixtures, after this weekend, they will have none of their top 6 rivals left to play while Chelsea’s outstanding game means we have our destiny in our hands. Win and we will be 4th, 2 points from 3rd place. It is also helpful that we face Manchester United who are also battling for the two spots. However, we face a tricky trip to Anfield although nothing would feel better than giving a sucker punch to their title hopes. The season promises several twists and tales still to come and it is the hope of every Chelsea fan to NOT play Thursday night football next season as we watch on.