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Its the arse end of the season that usually matters -and this definitely aint easy. I just hope enough points have been accrued as a cushion come April.....
Sat Apr 13 Tottenham Hotspur H
Sat Apr 20 Liverpool A
Sat Apr 27 Swansea City H
Sat May 4 Manchester United A
Sun May 12 Aston Villa A
Sun May 19 Everton H
For me, looking at the schedule, what comes across is not so much the tough end of season, it's the absolutely glorious December. We have a few really tough parts of the schedule (Oct/Nov has the toughest little bit IMO where, in a 6 week period we face City, ManU, Spurs, Liverpool, and Swansea away).However, December1-January 1 is West Ham, Sunderland, Southampton, Villa, Norwich, Everton, and QPR. End of the day, it doesn't really matter. You have to get points no matter when you play teams.
Exactly. I can see Chelsea getting possibly 12 points out of those fixtures.
We dont even know what our stating eleven will be against Wigan! so its really impossible to say how many points we could get from those games.
Well even with our current lineup
We can still beat every team in those first 5 matches, maybe even Arsenal away. Now consider that we may get even better with possible/likely purchases of Hulk/Jovetic, Cabaye/Modric, Debuchy and it's not really hard to see that we can pick up alot of points.
we should first cement a top 4 place. we could be fighting for 4th with that run in.
yes, hazard, hulk etc are coming but that doesn't mean we are gonna stroll through every game. an overhaul doesn't happen overnight ,or in this case - over a summer, we should first start playing better attacking football. use ground passing more often rather than relying on dumping it to the target man (which next season will be nando ) a title challenge is possible but its not realistic to think that those games will be played for deciding the title