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Premier League title scenarios: Everything you need to know

Apr 27, 2014, 3:12 PM EDT

Now that Chelsea walked into Anfield and came away with a 2-0 win, the Premier League title race is open for Manchester City. And today’s victors can find some scenarios that end up with a title coming back to Stamford Bridge on Championship Sunday.

THE TABLE

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REMAINING MATCHES

Liverpool
May 5 at Crystal Palace
May 11 vs. Newcastle United

Chelsea
May 4 vs. Norwich City
May 11 at Cardiff City

Manchester City
May 3 at Everton
May 7 vs. Aston Villa
May 11 vs. West Ham United

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SCENARIOS

First and foremost, obviously Liverpool are no longer in total control of the title race

– If Liverpool win their final two matches and Manchester City win their final three matches, the two clubs would finish tied with 86 points a piece, and the title would be decided by the goal difference tie-breaker (Manchester City currently have a plus-8 better goal difference than Liverpool).

– Chelsea need both Liverpool and Man City to drop points in order to possibly win the title.

– While there’s a chance the title will be decided on May 7, it will almost certainly put the focus on Championship Sunday, May 11, with Liverpool and Manchester City at home and Chelsea on the road.

– How could it end on May 7? Liverpool can possibly win the title if:

  • Man City drop points in both of their next 2 matches (at EVE Saturday; v. AVL May 7) AND
  • Chelsea drop points v. NOR next Sunday (May 4) AND
  • LIV win at CP next Monday (May 5)

–  If Man City win at Everton on Saturday, the title will not be decided until Championship Sunday.

So…. who ya got?

  1. egb234 - Apr 27, 2014 at 3:29 PM

    I still like Liverpool because of their schedule and Man City’s penchant for dropping points. Chelsea are out, as Mourinho has said for weeks.

  2. navyeoddavee9 - Apr 27, 2014 at 6:40 PM

    As an Everton fan, I want to beat City to be assured of European Football next season(draw would also work or point(s) against Hull last game) but don’t want to help Liverpool out either! Sucks!

  3. yankeefootball - Apr 27, 2014 at 6:42 PM

    I want City to win the title. But, they tend to play to a level and then not much more. If Everton play up just a notch, City will drop the points. In the end, I think Liverpool can win out and take the title.

  4. some1kj - Apr 27, 2014 at 7:56 PM

    Chelsea are the dark horse, don’ be foolish to count them out. A good result on Wednesday against Athletico will provide all the motivation they need to win their remaining matches in the BPL. Obviously that depends on Man City & Liverpool dropping a point or two!

  5. jhalion - Apr 27, 2014 at 10:14 PM

    Tough loss for Liverpool today but they have the easier schedule to finish up. Everton will play inspired and I could see City dropping points vs them which will put the Reds back in control to lift the trophy on the 11th.

  6. chunkala - Apr 28, 2014 at 2:30 PM

    Mourinho is always using that reverse jinx BS.
    Then he comes out on top and says I knew we were the all along.

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