Celebration time! Gabriel scored the winner against Westham and handed Arsenal the top four advantage again after Spurs beat Leicester to ...
|Celebration time! Gabriel scored the winner against Westham and handed Arsenal the top four advantage again after Spurs beat Leicester to temporarily move to fourth. (Photo credit: Sky Sports)|
The race for the top four in the premier league is as fascinating as the fight against the drop, with Norwich already condemned to the Championship following a 2-0 loss at Aston Villa on Saturday.
Burnley did themselves a huge favor by coming back from behind to beat Watford at Vicarage Road, which meant that Hornets are now firm favorites for the drop and elevated the Clarets to 16th on the log, much to the dismay of Everton and Leeds United.
Everton has started doing it the hard way; they beat Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Frank Lampard’s return to a place he called home for years. Richarlison profited from poor defending to send the visitors in front, which proved to be just enough, with Jordan Pickford rising to the occasion a good number of times.
Chelsea’s loss to Everton meant that the Blues are in the top four race again; they sit just three points above Arsenal in third but with a strong goals difference. Chelsea will seek to fend off the late surge of Spurs and Arsenal to seal a champions league return after Real Madrid ended their title defense.
Arsenal beat Westham at the London Stadium to complete a double over David Moyes’ side. The Gunners conceded just after going in front in the first half, but Gabriel headed home unmarked early in the second half for what proved to be the winner.
Arsenal has guaranteed a top-six finish with the win over the Hammers, which means to progress from last season, where they finished outside European places. Westham must now go to Frankfurt and win if they want to qualify for Champions League next season.
Tottenham beat Leicester 3-1 thanks to a sensational double from Heung Min Son and a fine Harry Kane header; Kelechi Iheanacho fired in a consolation goal, but that counted for nothing. Spurs and Arsenal meet on the 12th of May for what would be the top four deciders.