alexoxchamberlain Absolutely devastated to have picked up this injury at such a crucial time in the season. Gutted I won’t be able to play any further part now in our Champions League run for Liverpool, and also the World Cup with England. But now it’s all about supporting the boys and getting behind them. I know we have what it takes to do something special in this tournament. I’m going to give everything I have to make sure I’m back as quickly as possible. However, this all pales in comparison to how the family of the liverpool fan badly hurt before last nights game must be feeling. My thoughts are with him and his loved ones. Thank you for all your kind words, messages and support. I’ll see you soon. #YNWA
The race for top 4 is getting interesting.
Chelsea are applying pressure, playing really well as of late... next weeks match v Liverpool is massive. Liverpool will be playing their 5th game in 3 weeks, just returning from mid-week @ Roma with either the hangover of clinching a final spot in UCL, or devastated from blowing a 3 goal advantage and not advancing... it will be tough to go to Stamford Bridge. As great as Liverpool has been in UCL their league form has suffered as a result... drawing against the bottom two teams in the league (@WBA and v Stoke) in their last 2 league games. It could make for an interesting Liverpool home finale v BHA if Chelsea wins out.
With a game in hand, Chelsea will essentially have a chance to draw even on total points, but do have a huge goal differential to overcome (-17 to Liverpool, - 9 to Spurs)
Spurs are getting ‘Spursy’, but have a couple games in hand. Hopefully they right their ship, play with a chip on their shoulder, and stop settling for draws v lesser side. They need to handle their business Monday v Watford.
Liverpool 72 points (2 remaining) @Chelsea, v BHA
Spurs 68 points (4 remaining) v Watford, @ WBA, v Newcastle, v Leicester
Chelsea 66 points (3 remaining) v Liverpool, v H’field Town, @ Newcastle.
Even if Liverpool loses at Chelsea, their worst case is that they are tied with Chelsea, and comfortably ahead in goal differential, heading into the last game of the season against BHA. My guess is that they will live with that risk and put everything they have into making sure they don't get blown out in Rome midweek. If that costs them the Chelsea game, they still control their own destiny with just one win needed.
Spurs hasn't looked the same since Kane came back into the lineup, and he hadn't looked like Kane. Hopefully, with 9 days between games, they now look normal. They only need 8 points from 4 winnable games for safety (probably only 7 because of goal differential), and if Chelsea only draws against Liverpool Spurs only need 6 or 5 from the 4. I don't think they're sweating yet.
If Chelsea wins out, Liverpool will have to beat BHA. It's no given to beat anybody. I'd rather not have to worry about it. But I think Liverpool will play well against Chelsea, the Champions League pressure will have dissipated by then.