[Epoch Times, May 02, 2022](Epoch Times reporter Li Rongshi comprehensive report) From April 30 to May 1, local time, the 2021-2022 Premier League will have its 35th round. Both Manchester City and Liverpool, who hit the championship, won, and the “Blue Moon” still led by one point. Chelsea, ranked third, unexpectedly lost to the relegation team Everton. If they lose another game, they will retreat into the “fourth place”. Arsenal and Tottenham, who were in the “Fourth Four”, both defeated their respective opponents, the “Gunners” ranked fourth, and the “White Lily” was 2 points behind, ranking fifth.
The Premier League title race this season has been rocky. At the beginning of the season, Chelsea had a smooth ride and were in the lead. But as the season deepened, the “Blues” gradually fell behind, and Manchester City and Liverpool caught up. By the middle of the season, after a wave of consecutive victories, Manchester City had gained a huge lead. At one point, they were 13 points more than Liverpool, who had played two games less, so that the suspense of defending the title was almost lost. But unexpectedly, the tenacious Liverpool then chased the points frantically, narrowing the difference between the two teams to only 1 point.
Liverpool took the lead in this round and went away to challenge Newcastle, who have been in great shape recently. As a result, with Keita’s key goal, Liverpool beat the home team 1:0, scored 3 points, and temporarily reached the top. Then Manchester City played, and after Guardiola’s team beat the relegation team Leeds United 4-0 away without any suspense, they accumulated 83 points and continued to lead the standings with a one-point advantage.
With Manchester City and Liverpool both having a previous round of league postponements, both sides still have four league games to play this season. Manchester City’s four opponents are Newcastle, Wolves, West Ham United, and Villa, while Liverpool’s four opponents are Tottenham, Villa, Southampton, and Wolves. From the perspective of the opponent’s strength, Manchester City is less difficult, because Liverpool have to face Tottenham, who are currently fighting for the “fourth place”. It is expected that Conte’s team will cause some trouble for the “Red Army”.
Arsenal Tottenham sprint to fourth
After withdrawing from the title race early, Chelsea has been firmly in the top four. This time, it was the away game against Everton, who had been reduced to the relegation zone. As a result, they lost points again and lost 0:1. After this round, the “Blue Army” has accumulated 66 points, ranking third, with only 3 points remaining ahead of the “top four”. If they continue to lose points in the future, it is not sensational that they will be reduced to the level of “protecting the fourth”.
Arsenal returned to the tradition of “fighting for four mad demons”. They defeated West Ham United 2:1 in this round, occupying the fourth position with 63 points and continuing to maintain a 2-point advantage. Tottenham beat Leicester City 3-1 at home to finish fifth with 61 points. It is worth mentioning that Arsenal and Tottenham will play the “North London Derby” on May 13, and the result of this game may directly determine the Champions League place next season.
Manchester United, who accumulated 55 points, and West Ham United, who scored 52 points, have completely lost their hope of entering the “top four” after this round. The two teams will strive to “guarantee six”, so as to qualify for the Europa League next season.
The three teams start the final relegation battle
In this round, “Deputy Squad Leader” Norwich accumulated 21 points after losing to Aston Villa 0:2 away, 13 points behind Leeds United, the fourth from the bottom, and completely lost their hope of relegation four rounds ahead of schedule, becoming the Premier League this season. The first team to be relegated.
Second-to-last Watford lost 2-1 at home to Burnley and still has 22 points, and relegation is only a matter of time. And Everton beat Chelsea 1:0 at home, which made another relegation place in the Premier League in suspense.
At the end of the season, the three lowest-ranked teams in the Premier League will be relegated to the Championship. Everton, currently ranked third from the bottom, has 32 points, 2 points behind Burnley and Leeds United, but Everton has one game less than the two teams and still has the initiative. If they can get more than the two teams next Win a game and you will be relegated.
But for the relegation team, winning a game is not so easy. In the end, who will be relegated to Burnley, Leeds United and Everton is also the next big thing to watch in the Premier League.
Responsible editor: Zheng Huang#