You can see it coming can’t you?
After City’s 2-0 defeat at Chelsea on Sunday, the blues lie just four points ahead of Spurs in fourth place in the Premier League table and looking at the remaining fixtures, it’s going to be a close call with Spurs again and another Eastlands showdown is now looking inevitable.
City have played a game extra than Spurs, so if the Londoners win the game in hand, just one point will separate the two sides. Other than the Spurs game, City have three other home games remaining. Sunderland visit on Saturday, while West Ham arrive on May 1st, with Stoke being the final home game this season. City have the potential to win all four of those games so it will be the four remaining away fixtures that could prove to be our undoing.
The blues travel to Liverpool in the week prior to the FA Cup semi final at Wembley, with trips to Blackburn and Everton all thrown into the mix before another potential FA Cup Final rehearsal against Bolton on the final day of the season. Again, all are winnable but they will be games that we will need to win if we want to finish fourth.
But Spurs also have a bit of a sticky run in as well. They have nine fixtures remaining, but the next four in the league are all at home. Wigan visit on Aril 2nd, while Stoke, Arsenal and West Brom all go to the Lane, before they end that run with a trip to Chelsea. Another home game against Blackpool follows, with a trip to Anfield being their final away game before finishing at home to Birmingham.
So six out of nine games are at home for Spurs, but the also have the rigours of the Champions League quarter final against Real Madrid to contend with, as well as a potential semi final, should they get past Jose Mourinho’s men.
Whatever happens in the next few weeks, City have just got to get their act together for the final eight games, but it is looking once again like the Spurs game is going to be the deciding factor in our season.
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