We need to win a string of games. Need to go on a run if we are to secure champions league football next year. Also very likely that we may have only 3 spots starting next season depending on how the Italian clubs do. So it looks very difficult for us.
Hmm yeah not bad and Chelsea dropped points as well so that all helps.
Can't help but feel though that we need to be targeting Leicester rather than Spurs? OK right now that's not the case but over the season I'd think Spurs will finish above Leicester.
With Liverpool, Chelsea and West Ham all showing indifferent form as well we need to get on a good run! With Liverpool still settling in under Klopp now's the time to try and put some distance between us... Starting of course with a win at anfield on Sunday!
Well Leicester, Chelsea and Everton all dropping points helps... But of course none of it matters if we lose tomorrow!
So sad that it's even come to this though. I mean we should be fully in control of our own destiny and not worrying about how others are doing! When you need a favour from villa you know times are hard...
LVG thinks we can still win it... Which means there's no chance in hell!
It's a funny season so who really knows... Two months ago we were top or at least right in the mix. Two months later and we were facing the possibility of dropping as low as 10th with results going against us.
A month ago Chelsea were fighting relegation, then suddenly they weren't far behind and now with two back to back draws they've fallen away from us a bit.
Nobody seems to want to take the title by the scruff of the neck and win it. So maybe we could win it... But we could just as easily finish 7th or 8th depending on how we progress from this point.
Tottenham is not looking to drop many points. To catch City seem unrealistic and Leicester seem serios about their title challenge. Excellent football yesterday. Arsenal, except recent results, didn't look to drop to many points too.
We really have to go on a run to be in the mix on the last day and starts in Fulham right away! If I had to bet money on it, I'd say we finish 5th. Can't see us putting in performances like yesterday week in week out. Since 3 years it's an up and down. After any high we've brought back to earth but I won't stop believing we finally turned the corner.
I can't see us having the consistency to finish in the top 4. Not based on what I've seen over the last 18+ months... But but but... This season has been very funny so far so who knows.
Could we go on a run now and muscle back in to the top 4? Absolutely we can. But it won't be easy.
We know Arsenal will come on strong. They do every year. City will get a boost now and will fight for their jobs at the club. And Leicester just aren't dying away yet. The unknown for me is Spurs. So far they've done so well but they may choke as the pressure intensifies. People are talking about them for the title. With the size of that club that's pressure. I don't quite see that affecting Leicester in the same way as nobody expects them to win it
Yep I would agree with that... Still some really tough games coming up and that gap isn't closing very quickly! Looking at City and Arsenal I'd still tip them to finish top 2 so will Leicester and Spurs fall away a bit? I don't think so to be honest.
I was full of praise for our display till the goal we scored. Afterwards it was an embarrassing showing. Negative football if ever this can be called football kicking the ball away and havng 7% (!) possession. Totally deserved to concede late and another 2 points wasted!
2 draws I think would be best. Although with Arsenal having to play CL football, the current form they're in and their recent history with bottling the league, maybe a Leicester win would be quite good.
We have to win first though, if we don't, I don't think it'll matter what Sunday's results are, even this far out. We need to win to keep the pressure on, need to stay in touching distance.
“That is dependable on the competitors because at the end of the competition the pressure is rising for everybody. You have to be able to cope with that pressure and Manchester United is more or less used to that pressure.”
I'd agree with LVG there... We've got a slight edge when it comes to experience and how we handle the pressure. Certainly if Leicester drop a few points soon the dream of the league fades and all focus would be on top 4 which is pressure.
We showed last season in a run of games that when we need to get the results we can get them.
I'm just not sure our competitors will drop enough points given we are bound to as well...