The Run-In: Two-horse title race intensifying (plus, Arsenal)
With seven games to go in the Premier League, this is getting tense.
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Bearing that in mind, here at ProSoccerTalk we thought it would be a good time to look at the final weeks of the season and the scenarios for each team.
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Here’s “The Run-In” looking at the teams who are battling for the title.
Current position/points: 1st/66 points
Toughest game: at Man United, May 1 | Full schedule
Most important player: N’Golo Kante - Sure, Vardy and Mahrez are massively important but Kante is the heartbeat. He must keep fit and drive them on to grind out points.
Most likely outcome: It would take a massive collapse for Leicester to not win this title now and they have the easiest schedule, on paper, of all three. Five points clear with seven games left, they are the Champions-elect. Remarkable story. Perhaps the best in PL history.
Current position/points: 2nd/61 points
Toughest game: vs. Man United, April 10 | Full schedule
Most important player: Harry Kane - With five goals in his last three PL outings, he’s red-hot. If he keeps it going, the title could be coming to the Lane.
Most likely outcome: Honestly, with the players they possess and their sterling defensive record, Spurs could sneak this. There’s one more twist left in this season... They have the tougher schedule.
Current position/points: 3rd/55 points (game in hand over Spurs and Leicester)
Toughest game: at Man City, May 7 | Full schedule
Most important player: Alexis Sanchez - He’s the only man who can save Wenger from an almighty inquest this summer. Chilean must score more in the run-in.
Most likely outcome: 3rd. This really is a two-horse title race, but Arsenal can apply some pressure and see how inexperienced Spurs and Leicester handle it... Finishing second wouldn’t be a disastrous season but top four seems highly likely now.