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Thanks Newcastle…a look at run-in for Foxes and Blues

So it’s all eyes on the Etihad today as Man City look to win the title by beating Chelsea in a game which holds enormous importance for the Irons.

Newcastle could hardly have done us a bigger favour last night than by putting four past Leicester who only decided to play at that stage and pulled things back to 2-4.

In a nutshell it means we  can draw level with Chelsea should City beat them and go to within two points of the Foxes in third place.

It’s a fascinating and tense situation for all Hammers and this is the right moment to look at the end of season programme for the three teams in the mix for qualification.

Following our game tomorrow we face Brighton (a), WBA (a) and Saints home.

Chelsea have Arsenal (a), Leicester (h) and Villa (a) whilst the Foxes face Manchester United (a) and Spurs at home in the last game of the season.

We appear to have the softest run in but as Newcastle showed last night absolutely nothing can be take for granted.

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9 comments on “Thanks Newcastle…a look at run-in for Foxes and Blues

  1. Both Tottenham and Liverpool should be included in this list. Both have a very good chance on taking any advantage of a West Ham slip up.

  2. If we dont improve on our performances against Brighton then we may well not make top 4. Our record against them is truly appalling.

  3. Will you stop saying we have a soft run in.
    Everton is going to be harder than Burnley, doubt we will have as many chances and they have some class players. Brighton is always difficult with the freedom of safety will be confident. WBA will have fans back and will want to do well in their last home game. Southampton who heck knows. We often don’t do well against teams with nothing to play for. Pressure will be on us.

    • If you read properly you will see it says nothing of the sort.

      • I read it properly.
        “We appear to have the softest run in ….”
        That’s what you wrote.
        You’ve done it before.

        Most games are unpredictable that’s a given.
        I wouldn’t bet on Chelsea beating Arsenal now.
        Today’s results show that.
        We just have to win all 4 and that will be enough

  4. And thank you Leeds!!!

  5. Look at the stats, we have only lost to one team outside the so called big six, and that was Newcastle twice. In other words we are very good this season against the teams we have left.
    Come on you irons

  6. Freak result at the Etihad. City put out their B team- Aguero fluffed a Panenka -all in all they struggled. Now it’s Leicester we have to catch. Don’t know why he rested players they don’t have a game for a week.

    • Too clever for his own good. 9 changes? How many managers would have put out their second team when they could have sown up the title with a win?

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