Title race alive: Analyzing Chelsea, Spurs schedule

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Well, well, well.

Just when everyone had handed Chelsea the Premier League title the Blues slipped up at home against Crystal Palace on Saturday with Antonio Conte‘s men losing 2-1 at Stamford Bridge.

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That has seen their lead atop the PL table cut to seven points after Tottenham beat Burnley on Saturday, while Manchester City will also feel like they have a decent shout at getting back in the title race as they can cut the gap to six points if they beat Arsenal on Sunday and then Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday

Chelsea still have a huge advantage but with Man City up next, there could be a little wobble for Conte’s men who have looked indestructible for much of this season.

Let’s take a look at what remains for Chelsea and Tottenham in the final nine games of the season as Chelsea…


Chelsea
April 5: vs. Man City
April 8: at Bournemouth
April 16: at Man United
April 25: vs. Southampton
April 30: at Everton
May 8: vs. Middlesbrough
May 13: at West Brom
May 21: vs. Sunderland

TBA: vs. Watford

Tottenham
April 5: at Swansea City
April 8: vs. Watford
April 15: vs. Bournemouth
April 26: at Crystal Palace
April 30: vs. Arsenal
May 5: at West Ham
May 13: vs. Man United
May 21: at Hull City

TBA: at Leicester


On paper, you have to say Tottenham have the easier schedule, plus with Harry Kane to return from injury they may be rejuvenated at the end of the month.

Chelsea and Spurs face each other in the FA Cup semifinal at the end of April at Wembley Stadium but by the time they face each other they could be neck and neck at the top of the table.

The title race now looks much more intriguing than it did before this weekend began.