Five un­re­solved is­sues in the Premier League

New Straits Times - - Sport -

LON­DON: With the end of the Premier League sea­son just two and a half weeks away, here are five is­sues that are still to be re­solved ahead of this week­end’s matches.

z WITH Chelsea and Tot­ten­ham well clear of the teams be­low them, four sides — Liver­pool, Manch­ester City, Manch­ester United and Arse­nal — are scrap­ping over the two re­main­ing Cham­pi­ons League places.

Emre Can’s spec­tac­u­lar scis­sors kick gave third-place Liver­pool a 1-0 win at Wat­ford on Mon­day that kept Jurgen Klopp’s side in con­trol of their top-four des­tiny ahead of Southamp­ton’s visit on Sun­day.

City are just a point above United in the fourth and fi­nal qual­i­fy­ing spot, but have a much more straight­for­ward run-in.

Whereas United, whose squad is be­set by in­juries, must travel to Arse­nal and Tot­ten­ham, City’s most ar­du­ous as­sign­ment is a home game with eighth-place West Bromwich Al­bion.

Arse­nal trail City by six points, with a game in hand, and — like United — are re­ly­ing on the teams above them dropping points.

“The oth­ers are los­ing points as well some­times, so our job is to win the re­main­ing games and

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