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So Who's Got The Easier Run In Of The Top Six?

So Who's Got The Easier Run In Of The Top Six?

The ludicrously timed injury shipping international break gives an opportune moment to take stock of where we are at in The Premier League. The er, 'End Game' is imminent...

The current top six are all about to have say in where the title will end up, let alone which clubs are going to qualify for the Champions league.

Here's the tale of the tape before battle recommences:

Manchester United:

Sa 02Apr 2011 West Ham Away
Sa 09Apr 2011 Fulham Home
Tu 19Apr 2011 Newcastle Away
Sa 23Apr 2011 Everton Home
Su 01May 2011 Arsenal Away
Sa 07May 2011 Chelsea Home
Sa 14May 2011 Blackburn Away
Su 22May 2011 Blackpool Home


Sa 02Apr 2011 Blackburn Home
Su 10Apr 2011 Blackpool Away
Su 17Apr 2011 Liverpool Home
We 20Apr 2011 Tottenham Away
Su 24Apr 2011 Bolton Away
Su 01May 2011 Man Utd Home
Sa 07May 2011 Stoke Away
Sa 14May 2011 Aston Villa Home
Su 22May 2011 Fulham Away


Sa 02Apr 2011 Stoke Away
Sa 09Apr 2011 Wigan Home
Sa 16Apr 2011 West Brom Away
We 20Apr 2011 Birmingham Home
Sa 23Apr 2011 West Ham Home
Sa 30Apr 2011 Tottenham Home
Sa 07May 2011 Man Utd Away
Sa 14May 2011 Newcastle Home
Su 22May 2011 Everton Away

Manchester City:

Su 03Apr 2011 Sunderland Home
Mo 11Apr 2011 Liverpool Away
Mo 25Apr 2011 Blackburn Away
Su 01May 2011 West Ham Home
Sa 07May 2011 Everton Away
Tu 10May 2011 Tottenham Home
Sa 14May 2011 Stoke Home
Su 22May 2011 Bolton Away

Tottenham Hotspur:

Sa 02Apr 2011 Wigan Away
Sa 09Apr 2011 Stoke Home
We 20Apr 2011 Arsenal Home
Sa 23Apr 2011 West Brom Home
Sa 30Apr 2011 Chelsea Away
Sa 07May 2011 Blackpool Home
Tu 10May 2011 Man City Away
Su 15May 2011 Liverpool Away
Su 22May 2011 Birmingham Home


Sa 02Apr 2011 West Brom Away
Mo 11Apr 2011 Man City Home
Su 17Apr 2011 Arsenal Away
Sa 23Apr 2011 Birmingham Home
Su 01May 2011 Newcastle Home
Sa 07May 2011 Fulham Away
Su 15May 2011 Tottenham Home
Su 22May 2011 Aston Villa Away


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Writer:Johnny Baguette
Date:Tuesday March 29 2011
Time: 6:43PM


I'm confused. Is this supposed to be a discussion or are you a BBC reporter who can only make lists of things we can find elsewhere. At least give us some opinion yourself to get things started? anyway, i'd say 'pool the you lot have got the easiest run ins followed by chelsea, arsenal and united with us yids having the hardest time of it as we have to play 4 of the other 5 in the top 6
29/03/2011 22:37:00
i hate to be biased but i think chelsea have...all we have is united away and spuds at home (which is always a win and considering their away form sucks) we're also the inform team at the moment, and generally always finish the campaign strong!
30/03/2011 00:18:00
I'd say City. Only a defeat by the Lilywhites marring that good run of fixtures you'll soon be knee-deep in.;)
30/03/2011 00:44:00
@Simgee Seems obvious to me that he wants to provoke discussion, there are all kinds of different articles here at VMC from opinions to fact to discussion based ones.
30/03/2011 01:09:00
I think we saw enough at Chelsea last week to suggest they are gathering momentum. I said at the time that I could see them bombing up out of nowhere to challenge the rags and those three home games in 10 days could prove pivotal. They look the fresher of the top six, which at this stage is ideal...City need to hit the ground running against Sunderland, because imho, recent form suggests we will struggle. 8 points from 21 possible is a worrying statistic. Our games look very tricky based on that knowledge. As our Blues playing for England last night reminded us, we've played more games than anybody else, 17 more than Sunderland in fact and injuries mean we've got a battle on our hands...I think this time around and with that Champions League commitment that Spurs will find it difficult to maintain the top four challenge. They face some nasty fixtures...Arsenal's season hangs by a thread and their confidence must be rock bottom. The two week break is either going to see them recharged or continuing to fail to see teams off. Again, they have a tough run in...The scousers are bouyant and enjoying their football. I think they'll have a good finish with no pressure....But above all else, I believe that United have the easier run in. They are playing with the confidence and freedom of a side who knows it has got away with murder all season. Scraped draws or wins against Arsenal and Chelsea should see them take the title.
Johnny Baguette
30/03/2011 07:10:00
no one has an easy run in at this time of the season, I imagine most would have predicted arsenal to win their last 2 and spurs to win their last 3 and both teams won none.
30/03/2011 11:54:00
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