Big Wins and High Scorers19th May 2017 |
An eventful mid-week of football saw Chelsea claim their prize and a reshuffle of the top four. Not all was as expected though with some surprising results in some games.
Chelsea is crowned
Chelsea beat Watford 4 – 3 this past Monday, but it was a hard-won battle. A strong Watford side gave a lot of resistance but at the 22nd minute John terry was able to score Chelsea’s hundredth goal. The thrill was short-lived however, as soon after his poor header enabled Watford to draw level. After the whistle signalling the end blew, they were finally able to take their lap of winning honour around the pitch and officially becoming the winners of this years’ Premier League.
Elsewhere in the Premier League
Arsenal is keeping their hopes of a finish in the top four alive, forcing this fight to go to the bitter end of the competition. To do so they had to beat relegated Sunderland, which they did, but in less than impressive style. They had a massive thirty-six goal attempts but were unable to make most of them count and this left Liverpool still two ahead in goal difference. The end was a 2 – nil win for Arsenal which leaves them just one point behind Liverpool but that all important goal difference keeps them in fifth.
Manchester City beat West Brom in an exhilarating game at 3 – 1 and clawed their way back into third place. They have done enough now to simply require a single point in their last game against Watford, and will finish in the top four. Manchester United played eighth placed Southampton in a goalless draw. A somewhat lacklustre affair, United’s manager Jose Mourinho says he is concentrating on winning the Europa League in the final next week.
Tottenham completely destroyed Leicester City in a 6 – 1 victory with Harry Kane scoring four of those six. Despite Chelsea having already won the title, Tottenham did not let up in this thrilling game. In fact, their points are now so high that in almost any other season this would have been a winning score.
The Week Ahead
This Sunday sees the final games for the Premier League being played. The outcome of which can still impact the scoreboard particularly those vying for a spot in the top four. There is still all to play for. Some teams now though have transitioned their futures to the Europa League and further in qualifying for the Championships.