This will be the best match this late in this season in the Premier League. Generally, the Premier League hasn’t been this entertaining in years in terms and this match completely demonstrates that. Manchester United will host Chelsea in a match that could and possibly will determine which of these teams will secure a spot in next years Champions League. United are only 3 points behind Chelsea who have played one match more so they could skip over them in the standings if they pull out a draw against City in the midweek clash.
Form entering this one is quite complicated for United. Fresh of the elimination in the Champions League United completely crumbled at Goodison and suffered a devastating loss which almost cost them their entire season. They are still in the running but much will depend on the result against Chelsea and Man City. Before that, they have played generally good especially at home so they will need another good performance.
Their opponents Chelsea are not in a better form either. They advanced in the Europa League and then drew at home against Burnley which was not a good result considering the circumstances as they desperately needed a victory. In this one they will look at least for a drew which might be enough depending on the result between City and Chelsea.
Both of these teams need a victory in this one and both of them should go for it, but tradition taught us that they might not. These teams have a long history of playing each other a more often than not we saw a draw which in these circumstances wouldn’t help anyone. Neutral viewers should tune in as this will be the best match on the programme this late in the season.
Man City vs Tottenham
It will be the 3rd meeting in ten days for these two teams with all of them of crucial importance for both teams. This match might prove crucial in the title race as Manchester City are still trailing Liverpool by 2 points. It’s rarely you see this many high profile matches in this short span of time with this much at stake with both teams.
Man City will enter this contest after a Champions League match against Tottenham which will determine whether they will continue in the competition or not. They will play three days after that match at home just like the Champions League. Last time they played they won 3-1 against a solid Crystal Palace team that never really threatened them despite City being in a bit of odd spot after a defeat in London a few days before. Manager Guardiola was adamant that they value both competitions equally which will mean they will need to be on their best in both matches.
Tottenham also had a stellar display in the league during the weekend which saw them beat Huddersfield 4-0 with ease. That bodes well for them as it built more confidence after their hard-fought victory against City in the Champions League. They will need an even better performance if they hope to topple city both in the Champions League return fixture as well in the League.
When it comes to previous matches Man City has had the upper hand but the last match was won by Tottenham albeit not in very convincing fashion. The general form is also on the side of Man City who still in this very advanced stage of the campaign don’t seem to slow down. Despite the recent loss, it’s been nothing but victories and a victory in this seems also likely.