MADRID, March 10 (EUROPA PRESS) –
Arsenal seeks this weekend in the twenty-seventh day of the Premier League, to establish themselves in the lead in their visit to Fulham, while their pursuer, Manchester City, faces Crystal Palace before trying to tip the victory in their favor. Champions League tie.
Five points separate the ‘gunners’ (63) and the ‘citizens’ (58) in the table with eleven games to go before the end of the championship. Mikel Arteta’s team has accumulated four consecutive victories in the domestic competition, the last of which was achieved in the 97th minute against Bournemouth (3-2), and only the tie on Thursday in Lisbon in the Europa League at the start of their tie against Sporting (2-2) has slowed down its good progress.
Pep Guardiola’s men, who on Tuesday will have to resolve their match against Leipzig at the Etihad after the 1-1 first leg, have only missed two of the last 15 points at stake in the Premier and are confident of taking advantage of any stumble from those of the Emirates.
Meanwhile, Manchester United, who will face a Southampton in relegation, made Real Betis pay, in the first leg of the Europa League round of 16 (4-1), the piper after the embarrassing defeat against Liverpool (7-0 ) of the last day, which still keeps him in third position (49).
The ‘reds’ (42), for their part, hope to establish themselves against bottom club Bournemouth in fifth place with a third win in a row before facing the major challenge of trying to turn around the round of 16 tie for the ‘Champions’ against Real Madrid ( 2-5).
Already eliminated from the top continental competition is Tottenham (45), who lost to AC Milan -1-0 and 0-0-, and who must now focus on the league, where they are fourth and hope to forget against Nottingham Forest the stumble last day against the Wolves (1-0).
For their part, Chelsea will try to transfer their European euphoria, where they traced their cross against Borussia Dortmund, to the Premier, in which last weekend they cut against Leeds (1-0) with a series of five games without gain.
–PROGRAM OF DAY 27 OF THE PREMIER LEAGUE.
Leicester – Chelsea.
Tottenham – Nottingham Forest.
Crystal Palace – Manchester City.
Fulham – Arsenal.
Manchester United – Southampton.
West Ham – Aston Villa.
Newcastle – Wolves.