We have seen the 30th Premier League Gameweek, and with 8 remaining in hand, every match is going to play an important role. The battle in the top 4 or to the European stage is getting fierce, and also the relegation battle in the bottom of the table is crucial. Every team is giving their everything whether it be in the 1st half of the table or the 2nd half of the table.
At the end of the 30th Gameweek, the 1st half of the table seems as:
Chelsea is at the top of the table playing 29 matches ahead of Tottenham but lost against Crystal Palace 2-1 to shorten their lead to seven points. On the other hand, Crystal Palace earned 3 crucial points to stay four points clear of the relegation zone. Tottenham got a victory over Burnley to reduce the gap in the race towards the title. Liverpool having played most matches out of the top 6 in the league got a crucial victory in a derby against Everton to stay in the third position.
Manchester United are eyeing the top 4 for Champions League qualification, but with star players not in the team due to injuries and suspensions, United failed to find a goal against West Brom exhibiting a boring football for 90 mins; the game eventually ending at 0-0. Although they have two matches in hand on comparison to third-placed Liverpool, there are difficult matches on the way. So, United must have changed their priority to winning Europa League.
Manchester City visited Emirates Stadium and played a 2-2 draw against London side Arsenal. Both are fighting for a place in the top 4, with City at the fourth and Arsenal at the sixth position currently. In spite of losing 3 points against Liverpool, Everton is at seventh position, 6 points clear off West Brom, and if the results stand this way, they are playing the Europa League.
Sunderland sits at the bottom of the table with just 20 points from 29 matches, and Middlesbrough is 3 points ahead of Sunderland playing same numbers of matches. Hull City is trying their best to escape out of the relegation zone with Swansea City ahead of them. Leicester City is on a 4-match winning streak after sacking Claudio Ranieri and is six points ahead of the relegation zone. West Ham is six points ahead of the relegation zone but has played a match more than Leicester.
Next week we have some crucial matches which will certainly bring some movement in the Premier League table: