June 6, 2023

The Blues are under pressure to finish in the top four with just four games remaining this season

Thomas Tuchel and his Chelsea side have hit a rough patch in their season. With just two wins in their last five, the Blues are limping towards the finish line marked as the end of the season.

This was only exemplified on Sunday, when ex-player and manager Frank Lampard played host to his former side for the first time since he was dismissed. While Everton saw little of the ball, they frustrated the visitors, looking to earn every point they can in their relegation scrap.

The Blues struggled to create with the ball and at the back, a mistake from Cesar Azpilicueta put a chance on a plate for Richarlison, who dispatched his shot with no problem. It leaves the side in third, though those around them are starting to gain ground on them.

Both London rivals Arsenal and Tottenham managed to win over the weekend, putting them closer heading into the final few games. The Gunners are now three points behind in fourth, while Spurs are five points off the pace.

With all that said, here’s a look at the run-in for Chelsea and their rivals for the last four matches.

Wolves (H) – May 7
Next up are Wolves, who are still in with a shout of European football this season. The Midlands outfit currently sit three points behind West Ham in seventh, a Europa Conference League place, with one game in hand.

Bruno Lage has made his side notoriously difficult to beat, often keeping it tight at the back, but struggling more in attack.

Leeds (A) – May 11

Then it’s a trip to Elland Road for the final away game of the season. Strugglers Leeds appeared to have steered clear of trouble at the bottom of the table under new boss Jesse Marsch, but they have since been dragged back into the scrap.

The Whites are only two points clear from the drop and will certainly be fighting for every point available.

Leicester (H) – May 19

The penultimate game of the season is at home against Leicester City. The Foxes have struggled at times this season, but look more than set for a mid-table finish.

They could still have Europe on their mind, currently in the Europa Conference League semi-finals against AS Roma. If they book a place in the final, they could prioritise that fixture instead.

Watford (H) – May 22

The final game in an up-and-down season comes against Watford at home. The Hornets look destined to be relegated back to the Championship by the time this fixture rolls around.

Roy Hodgson’s men currently sit in 19th, 12 points from safety with 12 points left to play for.

Arsenal’s final four Premier League fixtures

Leeds United (H) – May 8

Tottenham (A) – May 12

Newcastle (A) – May 16

Everton (H) – May 22

Tottenham’s final four Premier League fixtures

Liverpool (A) – May 7
Arsenal (H) – May 12

Burnley (H) – May 15

Norwich (A) – May 22


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