|Harry Kane and Heung Min Son are leading Tottenham to the champions league and a point away at Norwich will be enough to achieve that. (Photo credit: Premierleague.com)
The final day of the premier league season is here and we have it all to do on three fronts. The title race isn’t done but it’s firmly in City’s hands, the top four race can still swing wildly but can Norwich beat Spurs? Down the ladder, Burnley only need to match Leeds’ result but is it impossible?
The top four race is quite straightforward, similar to the
title race and all Spurs need to do is to pick a point, of course except there’s
any possibility of Arsenal beating Everton by 16 goals to nothing. They might
need less if Spurs lose scandalously too.
What can go wrong for Spurs?
Not much to be honest. Norwich City hardly makes life
difficult for anyone and regardless of the fact that they will be playing at
home and in the premier league for the last time after suffering relegation,
they still won’t be able to offer much resistance to Antonio Conte’s men.
Mathematically, Spurs need to win. Realistically, Spurs only
need a point and they’re in the champions league again. The last time they were
in the elite competition, they went as far as the final where they lost to
Liverpool. They want the feeling again.
What can Arsenal bank on?
Miracle, nothing more. Arsenal must beat Everton, it’s
easier in that regard as the Toffees are safe from relegation and will not be a
hard nut to crack. History is nothing in games like this but Arsenal has a
solid number against Frank Lampard’s men.
If Spurs lose, Arsenal will go to the champions league with
a win at home over Everton. Arsenal fans know a late drama can still break
their hearts; they can’t put it past their own team to bottle things even if
Norwich does them any favors.
Dreams can come through for either side but Spurs did their
own job in the North London Derby. The emphatic win over the Gunners settled
the scores and with Newcastle beating Arsenal on Monday, it’s firmly in Spurs’
hands and nothing seems to be stopping them from going all the way.
Arsenal’s season isn’t all gloom and doom. It’s an
improvement from last season where they finished 8th, a lot happened
in the course of the season, they let key figure leave without replacements but
a fifth placed finish is not a bad ending, they could have gone one better as
it was in their hands for a good period.
Verdict: Spurs to
beat Norwich to land top four.
to beat Everton.