After delays due to the winter break and Storn Ciara, the Matchday 26 games have finally been completed and have made the race for Europe and relegation battle extremely tight and set up big stand-offs for the last 12 games of the season. No one is truly safe…except Liverpool who remain on course for a record title win. Here are the results:
Solid draw but seems more disappointing based on their bright start to the season. Tough game to come against Sheffield United but may have enough to nick a point. They are in trouble and need to win soon to dispel the fears of relegation.
Four games without a win in a relegation battle is not where you want to be and with United at home and Liverpool away, it doesn’t get any easier. They may fancy their chances against United but will have to put in a 10/10 performance to do so with Bruno Fernandes adding so much quality to the side’s attacking play against low blocks.
Probably should have won but cancelled each other out. Failed to capitolise on the ten men of Leicester. They should beat Norwich at home but after playing a full-strength side against Espanyol and winning well, they may rest players with the second leg to come.
Silly red card to get but kept in the game. They will want to beat Manchester City and show their good form has not dipped.
Just got over the line and Henderson and Mane did the business for Liverpool this time. Henderson has transformed from a squad player that would not even play for Klopp despite being the club captain to an irreplacable piece of the midfield. Player of the Year for me.
Lucky. Fortunate win but Mourinho gets the results for Spurs and back at the Bridge this week he will want revenge for the 0-2 win at White Hart Lane. Bergwijn is a quality player but without Son they will struggle in attack.
Outclassed for the most-part and two bits of quality saw them off. The Maguire decision was a bit contentious but not reviewed by the FA nor decided to be given by VAR. The other two calls were almost undeniably correct and so the other problems were their inability to take their chances. Abraham is a massive miss and Kante going off didn’t help. They have to beat Tottenham and without Son, they should be boosted by it.
It’s just not going their way and their next set of games is rough. In their run in, they still have to face United, Chelsea, Tottenham, Arsenal, Wolves and next up is Liverpool. They will need to win the other games and hope for a few points in these matches or they could face the prospect of Championship football.