Sunday’s game at Fulham sees the blues enter their final ten games with Champions League football next season a big possibility.
The blues still have a game in hand on Spurs, which will be played on Wednesday at home to Everton, and two games on Liverpool, with Spurs still to Visit Eastlands.
Liverpool will still have the distraction of the Europa League after their 3-0 win over Lille on Thursday sent them into a quarter final tie with Benfica and the still have to go to Old Trafford on Sunday in a ‘lesser of the two evils’ game which City fans will be hoping ends in a draw, while Spurs travel to Stoke on Saturday. If all results go our way, City will take pole position on Sunday providing they pick up three points at Craven Cottage.
Other than the game at Eastlands, Spurs have trips to Sunderland, West Ham, Man Utd and Burnley, while their home games consist of Portsmouth, Arsenal, Chelsea and Bolton as well as an FA Cup quarter final replay against Fulham and any subsequent FA Cup ties.
After facing United, Liverpool travel to Birmingham, Burnley and Hull while their home games consist of Sunderland, Fulham, West Ham and Chelsea, as well as the ties against Benfica and any subsequent ties.
Aston Villa could also potentially derail any City bid for fourth, with home games against Wolves, Sunderland, Everton, Birmingham and Blackburn, while on their travels they visit Chelsea, Bolton, Portsmouth and Hull before their final away game at Eastlands. They also have Chelsea in the FA Cup semi final.
With no cup distractions and a game or two in hand, there should be no reason why the blues can’t give that little bit extra and claim that last fourth spot in the League.
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