This is why Chelsea will blame themselves for the Liverpool lose

The chase for the top four positions in the Premer League is heating up slowly but surely as teams seek to cement their place in League.

The third to the sixth position is actually where the competition is and a win for any of the teams in the bracket means a lot.

Chelsea missed the chance to cement their place in the top four as they were beaten at Anfield.

Maurizio Sarri’s men went into their encounter with Liverpool in fourth with the pressure on after wins for Tottenham and Manchester United on Saturday.

Spurs put Huddersfield to the sword before a below-par United edged out West Ham at Old Trafford.

But despite a resolute first-half display, Chelsea could not extend their recent good form against Liverpool.

Sadio Mane headed in the opener for the hosts and just minutes later Mohamed Salah thumped home a stunning drive from range.

Here’s the state of play in the race for a Champions League place.


Current position- 3rd, Points: 67

Remaining fixtures- Manchester City (A), Brighton (H) West Ham (H), Bournemouth (A), Everton (H)

Recent form- Two wins, one draw, three defeats 7 points.


Current position- 4th

Points- 66

Remaining fixtures- Burnley (H), Manchester United (A), Watford (H), Leicester City (A)

Recent form- Three wins, one draw, two defeats – 10 points

Manchester United

Current position- 5th

Points- 64

Remaining fixtures- Everton (A), Manchester City (H), Chelsea (H), Huddersfield (A), Cardiff (H)

Recent form- Four wins, two defeats – 12 points


Current position- 6th

Points- 63

Remaining fixtures- Watford (A), Crystal Palace (H), Wolves (A), Leicester City (A), Brighton (H), Burnley(A)

Recent form: Four wins, one draw, one defeat – 13 points

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