The 2021-22 Premier League season has reached the business end of the campaign and the ‘run-in’ is going to be wild up and down the league.
And there’s no bigger fight than the one that gets your team’s colors on the trophy’s ribbons.
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Manchester City and Liverpool are battling for the Premier League title and we’re down to just six Premier League matches involving the two sides, with Man City holding a three-point edge and on track to win its fourth PL trophy in five seasons.
Below we focus on the standings and fixtures while analyzing the title hopes for the era’s top rivals. We will update this article each week between now and the end of the season.
Premier League run-in: Title battle – As it stands
1st: Man City – 90 points (37 games) GD +72
2nd: Liverpool – 86 points (36 games) GD +65
Pep Guardiola stressed that he believed his team has to win all its remaining Premier League matches following the 2-2 draw with Liverpool. Yet there’s no underrating that even drawing Liverpool at the Etihad Stadium went a long way toward defending the Premier League title, especially given the remaining fixture lists for both teams.
Remaining games: Aston Villa (H)
Rating their chances: 85 percent
For a few weeks, this section has read: Liverpool needs to navigate three competitions and also manage to take at least 7-of-9 points from Man United at home (check), Tottenham at home, and a Merseyside derby at Anfield (check). Well, there’s a third check there, but the fact that it’s only a draw from Spurs is an issue. Considering City has double-digit league win streaks in each of the last two seasons, there’s no guarantee that Pep Guardiola’s men will even drop the two points that come with a draw. If the Reds manage to reclaim the Premier League crown, it will be incredibly well done.
Remaining games: Southampton (A), Wolves (H)
Rating their chances: 15 percent