Huddersfield Town fans breathed a sigh of relief as David Wagner's Terriers held Chelsea to a heroic 1-1 draw away at Stamford Bridge to stave of certain relegation from the English Premier League. The result could have been catastrophic for the hosts in their pursuit of a place in the Top 4 had not Marco Alonso equalized in the 62nd minute.
Antonio Conte's Blues have now one more chance to derail Liverpool from that space when they meet Newcastle for their ultimate premier League outing at the St James' Park on Sunday.
A point from Wednesday's draw against Huddersfield now takes Chelsea 2 points closer to Liverpool for whom a win in their final Premier League game of the season is a must. The Blues are probably relishing the fact that the Magpies have been on a disastrous run of 4 losses on the trot, potentially making their job that much easier on Sunday.
Jurgen Klopp's boys head for Falmer Stadium on Sunday to play a Brighton & Hove Albion who have been a difficult side for top clubs to beat at home. The Seagulls have registered victories against Arsenal, Manchester United and drawn against Tottenham at the Falmer. Their home win record for the 2017-18 season is 7 versus just 2 in away games. So, Liverpool have reason to be a little worried.
Harry Kane's lone goal against Newcastle helped Tottenham cement their place in the Top Four.
Tottenham host Leicester City at the Wembley on Sunday a match that which has immense ramifications for the visitors. By thrashing Arsenal 3-1 yesterday, Leicester have moved to 2 points of 8th placed Everton, who face a tough West Ham United away at the London stadium. But the Foxes couldn't have asked for tougher opponents than Tottenham for their final and decisive Premier League outing. Their only hope will be that Spurs will take things easy, now that they are in the Top 4 and pray that Everton bungle against the Hammers on Sunday.
Arsenal and Burnley are secure in the 6th and 7th spots of the table despite coming out of humiliating defeats last weekend.
It may be mentioned that those finishing in the Top 4 of the Premier League table qualify for next season's UEFA Champions League and the remaining four occupying the 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th slots earn a passage to UEFA Europa League of 2018-19. Which is why the scramble to get into these spaces.
What a grand finale of a week awaits football lovers this weekend!!.
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