Here’s How Chelsea Could Blow the Title

Just a week ago, Chelsea seemed poised to lift the EPL trophy at the end of the season undeterred, as they carried a 10 point lead over second place Spurs with just 10 games left to play. However, Chelsea lost at home to lowly Crystal Palace, and Spurs grinded out a road win at Burnley, and this has turned the season into somewhat of a title race. If Chelsea lose tomorrow against Manchester City, who haven’t lost in 8 league games, their lead could be cut down to four points. Here are the updated odds to win the title, with Chelsea still being overwhelming favorites:

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Taken from Sports Club Stats.

However, Spurs chances have shot up significantly. So, I am now going to present a scenario in which Chelsea ends up finishing in second, with Spurs claiming the title.

Chelsea’s Final 9 Games

Chelsea 2-2 Manchester City

Bournemouth 0-3 Chelsea

Manchester United 2-1 Chelsea

Chelsea 2-0 Southampton

Everton 1-2 Chelsea

Chelsea 0-0 Middlesbrough

West Brom 1-1 Chelsea

Chelsea 3-0 Sunderland

Chelsea 2-1 Watford

Final Points Total: 87 (Goal Difference +46)

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Spurs’ Final 9 Games

Swansea City 0-4 Spurs

Spurs 2-0 Watford

Spurs 3-2 Bournemouth

Leicester City 2-2 Spurs

Crystal Palace 1-2 Spurs

Spurs 1-0 Arsenal

West Ham 0-2 Spurs

Spurs 1-0 Manchester United

Hull City 0-3 Spurs

Final Points Total: 87 (Goal Difference +51)


Yes, I know – this scenario has Spurs winning 8 of their last 9; but in reality, that’s what they need. And it’s not even unrealistic – two games remain against top 8 teams, and both of them are at home, where Spurs have the best record in the league (W13 D2 L0). As for Chelsea, one would expect them to rebound, but they do have some tricky fixtures coming up. Both these teams benefit from having no European competition left at this stage of the season, so I think we are in for a real show come the homestretch of the season.


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Author: Nik

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