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The Title Chase: Premier League

Posted in Arsenal, chelsea, Manchester Utd with tags , , , , on March 26, 2008 by kemgooner

With no midweek games thanks to the international break we finally have time to sit back and look at the premier league race so far, and preview what is still to come.  Most of this years campaign has been about the battle between Arsenal and Manchester United trying to grab the top spot. However, with Arsenal’s run of poor form in the last month, and Chelsea’s surge into second place the race is too close call, though Manchester are the team with the advantage. Arsenal drop in form began with their 2-2 draw against Birmingham when striker Eduardo was injured. Since then Arsenal have been struggling to score goals, while the defence has been exposed at the back on more than one occasion.  Chelsea are riding their momentum now that they are getting players back fit and on form, now that Drogba seems to be back on form Chelsea look like a very dangerous team going into the final weeks. Manchester United are currently leading the title race, and as long as Cristiano Ronaldo keeps scoring (34 goals and counting) it is hard to find a team that looks able to stop them.

United are in first place, 5 points above Chelsea and 6 above Arsenal. United still have to play Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, where Chelsea are virtually unbeatable, and Arsenal at Old Trafford, a fixture which they lost last year, so there is still plenty of time for the race to change even more. All the teams though have a remaining schedule where it seems possible for them to drop points. Here are the remaining schedules for the 3 title contenders, note that more Champions League matches could be added to the schedule should any of these teams advance to the next round. Who do you think will end up Premier League winners?

Manchester Utd

3/29 vs Aston Villa

4/1 @ Roma

4/6 @ Middlesbrough

4/9 vs Roma

4/13 vs Arsenal

4/19 @ Blackburn

4/26 @ Chelsea

5/3 vs West Ham

5/11 @ Wigan

Chelsea

3/30 vs Middlesbrough

4/2 @ Fenerbahce

4/5 @ Manchester City

4/8 vs Fenerbahce

4/14 vs Wigan

4/19 @ Everton

4/26 vs Manchester Utd

5/3 @ Newcastle

5/11 vs Bolton

Arsenal

3/29 @ Bolton

4/2 vs Liverpool (CL)

4/5 vs Liverpool

4/8 @ Liverpool (CL)

4/13 @ Manchester Utd

4/19 vs Reading

4/28 @ Derby

5/3 vs Everton

5/11 @ Sunderland

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