EPL 2021-22, Matchday 35 preview: Will Chelsea delay Manchester City's 7th league title win?
The 2020-21 English Premier League is about to enter Matchday 35 in its business-end phase. Manchester City looks certain to win its seventh league title, with just a win away. Meanwhile, defending champion Liverpool still has to fight for a top-four finish.
Matchday 35 is upon us, as English Premier League 2020-21 is truly in its business-end phase. Manchester City needs just a win to wrap up its seventh league title win while defending champion Liverpool has a fight at hand for a top-four finish. It all begins Friday night as we present the preview of this matchday.
Leicester City looks to consolidate third spot against Newcastle United
Leicester has had a decent season so far, as it seems inevitable for a top-four finish. To strengthen its bid for the same, it hosts 17th-placed Newcastle United on Friday. It should be an easy ride, as a win would allow Leicester to remain at third. However, a loss could drop it to fourth.
Tottenham Hotspur looks to topple Leeds United
Tottenham has had to start afresh following the sacking of manager Jose Mourinho. Currently placed sixth, it will have to fight for a top-four finish while travelling to 11th-placed Leeds on Saturday. The Peacocks is known to be unpredictable and can bring the fight to Spurs. A win for Tottenham would take it to the fifth spot, while a loss could drop it to seventh.
Liverpool has to tame Southampton
The six consecutive losses at Anfield have put Liverpool out of the title race, while it struggles even for a top-four finish. As it hosts 15th-placed Southampton, The Reds cannot be complacent and has to overcome The Saints on Sunday. A win could take the defending champion to the sixth spot, while a loss could push it down to the eighth.
Manchester United looks to continue glorious away streak against Aston Villa
United looks destined for a top-four finish, and in a bid to solidify its stance, it travels to take on tenth-placed Aston Villa on Sunday. Judging by United's current 24-game unbeaten run away from home, The Red Devils should have it easy against The Villans. Meanwhile, the result is hardly to affect United's current position at second.
Everton to lock itself in an exciting battle against West Ham United
Eighth-placed Everton has had mixed luck so far, while it remains in the race for a European spot. Meanwhile, it would travel to take on fifth-placed West Ham United on Sunday. It would be an all-out battle, with both sides in European contention, especially from the Toffees. A win for Everton could make it rise to seventh, while a loss could drop it to ninth, momentarily.
Arsenal has to win against West Bromwich Albion
Arsenal is having a sorry season so far, struggling at the ninth and is staring at a Europe-less campaign next season. It hosts relegation-threatened West Brom on Sunday, as it has no choice but to win the tie. A win could push it to eighth, while a loss could severely dent its chances, pushing it down to 11th.
Manchester City and Chelsea to lockdown in a heavyweight battle
City is nearly confident of winning its seventh league title, as all it needs is a win to seal the deal. However, things might not be easy as it takes on fourth-placed Chelsea at home on Saturday. The Blues is determined for a top-four finish and eyes the second spot. Therefore, it would be an all-out battle between the two. A win for Chelsea would take it to the third spot, while a loss is unlikely to affect its place. As for City, a failure would simply delay its inevitable title win.
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