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Opinion: Why These 4 EPL Fixtures Could Decide Chelsea's Chance Of Finishing Fourth This Season

The race for top four is still very much in high gear as it looks like three teams, are contending for that desirous and important fourth place finish in the Premier League.

It's a known fact that the top four race is always full of twists and turns, as there is no guarantee for the teams vying for a top four finish, at the end of this season.

For Chelsea football club, a finish in the top four is good achievement for the Blues after a tough and rough 2020/2021 Premier League season, that saw them part ways with Frank Lampard and appointed Thomas Tuchel.

Admirably, Thomas Tuchel has managed to blend things in tune with the available players at his disposal.

A very good unbeaten run coupled with a unique playing style has seen the German, adapt rather quickly in the Premier League.

The strings of results that Thomas Tuchel, has managed to pull together is a contributing factor to the fourth position that Chelsea, currently occupy on the table.

Yet, occupying the fourth place means nothing if there is no consistency in results and dealing with important matches to come in the next 2 months, to the end of the season.

It's why these next fixtures in the Premier League, could decide the chance of the Blues finishing fourth.

Chelsea's next Premier League matches will be played in the month of April, as the coming weeks will be solely for international duties for the players.

Relegation Threatened Teams Could Prove Tough For Chelsea To Deal With

As Chelsea's April fixtures in English Premier League shows, there will be a clash against two relegation battlers and who have everything to play for in their quests to stay afloat.

The clash against Brighton FC and West Brom, could prove knotty and tough that Chelsea cannot afford to drop points against these teams.

It could define where they will end up in the final month of this Premier League season.

It's why the importance of Chelsea's clash against these relegation battlers, cannot be overlooked or underemphasized.

They should be treated like Cup finals, if the club doesn't want its fourth place finish to be in jeopardy. The first three matches in the month of April, is a very crucial and must win game as the top four race intensifies.

The Ultimate Decider Against West Ham United Will Be A Massive Test For Chelsea

Kudos and admiration need to be given to West Ham United after emerging from the gloom of a narrow relegation escape last season, to being in the shout outs of top four finish this season.

It had been a remarkable job well done by David Moyes, to instil a rare mentality of self confidence in West Ham United, that they are very capable of playing in the Champions League.

The special fact that it was the same David Moyes, who led Everton to their last Champions League appearance in 2005, says a lot on how the Hammers could stop Chelsea, from finishing fourth this season.

That is why irrespective of whatever run of matches that West Ham will play, Thomas Tuchel's men have a top four decider match that needs to be won against West Ham in the month of April.

It will be a foolhardy approach for Chelsea, to underestimate how dangerous West Ham poses in their quest to finish fourth, as the last match in the month of April against the Hammers, could be a massive test for the Blues.

Can Chelsea, manage to win their next EPL fixtures in their quest to cement and seal top four spot?

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