EPL Top 4 Champions League Race
Soccer is a popular sport globally. Different tournaments such as the UEFA Champions League attract thousands of spectators. Usually, the top European clubs compete in the annual Champions League tournament. The 2018/2019 English Premier League (EPL) season had stiff competition. Many soccer fans placed stakes on Betway for their favorite teams. Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United, and Tottenham were all determined to secure a spot in this year’s Champions League. In this post, we discuss the EPL top four Champions League race.
Tottenham had garnered a total of 70 points by the end of last February. However, they lost to Chelsea and Burnley. The EPL team drew with Chelsea a few days later thus losing an edge over their closest rivals. Tottenham players hoped to defeat Burnley, Southampton, Watford, and Wolves, according to Mauricio Pochettino, Tottenham’s manager. Nevertheless, they lost all four games.
Mauricio focused on being among the top four teams in the EPL. The club didn’t sign new players in the just-concluded season. Daniel Levy, the club’s chairman is currently working on a £1bn stadium construction project. Mauricio needs to scout for new players in case he loses Christian Eriksen and Toby Alderweireld.
Maurizio Sarri has managed Chelsea since the 2018/2019 EPL season started. The team had an impressive start. In the last week of February, the English team had 76 points. They had won 10 of their last 15 matches. However, the team had an inconsistent form. They heavily lost to Arsenal, Manchester City, and Bournemouth. Chelsea lost most of their away games thus causing punters who bet on EPL games in Betway to incur huge loses.
The European club can improve its performance by avoiding the two-window transfer ban from FIFA. Chelsea’s management could use the court of arbitration for sport or FIFA’s appeals. Also, the manager needs to improve the senior team squad.
Arsenal had a total of 66 points with three matches left before the last EPL season ended. The club is known to perform well in home games but it loses most of its away matches. Unai Emery, the club’s manager struggled to maintain Arsenal’s consistency to secure a top-four position. The team needed to win their last two away games to clinch a spot in the Champions League. Moreover, the English team needs to improve its formation, efficiency and attacking skills to compete with top clubs such as Liverpool and Manchester City.
Manchester United lost 2-1 to Wolves on 2 April. They lost 4-0 to Everton four days later. By then, Manchester United had garnered more than 60 points. Their loss to Everton and Wolves killed their hope of qualifying for the annual Champions League tournament. The English club needs to sign a new midfielder, striker, right-back and two center-back players to increase their chance of participating in the next Champions League.
Most EPL teams strive to be among the top four when the season ends. Generally, the top three teams have a small margin. With just three matches left for the season to end, Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United, and Tottenham were the top contenders for a slot in the Champions League. Tottenham led with 70 points while Manchester United had 64 points.
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