6 into 4 – 4 into 2: the Premier League’s ‘top six’ battle it out for lucrative Champions League spots

With 15 games left to play in the Barclays Premier League, the race for Champions League positions is tightening up. It would be fair to say that, as it stands, it is a 6-horse race for the 4 places allocated to English sides in Europe’s top football competition, and the wealth it offers.
Barclays Premier League Table (Courtesy premierleague.com)
As the table stands right now – the six so-called “top clubs” have broken away from the pack – with a gap of 9 points between Manchester United in 6th, and Watford in 7th. Leaders, Liverpool are 4 points ahead of last year’s runaway Champions, Manchester City – who seem to have found form again after their unexpected losses to Leicester City (A) and Crystal Palace (H). City recently beat league leaders Liverpool 2-1 at the Etihad, having drawn the corresponding fixture ...

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