Where will Chelsea be in the PL after 5 more games ?

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Despite a couple of recent hiccups, Chelsea remain just 4 points off the top of the Premier League.

But where will Chelsea be after 5 more Premier League games, which takes us up to the middle of December ?

Over the next 5 Premier League matches, Chelsea face: West Ham (a), Southampton (h), Sunderland (a), Stoke City, and Crystal Palace (h).

And we expect Chelsea to pick up 13 points: West Ham - 3 points, Southampton - 3, Sunderland - 1, Stoke City - 3, Crystal Palace - 3.

We also expect Arsenal to pick up 11 Premier League points in their next 5 games - a draw against Southampton, victories at Cardiff and at home to Hull and Everton, and a draw away at Manchester City.

Over the same period, we expect Liverpool to also pick up 11 points (against Everton (a) - 1 point, Hull City (a) - 3, Norwich City (h) - 3, West Ham United (h) - 3, and Tottenham (a) - 1).

Manchester United are also both thought likely to pick up 13 points out of a possible 15.

Manchester United - Cardiff City (a) - 3 points, Tottenham Hotspur (a) -1, Everton (h) - 3, Newcastle United (h) - 3, Aston Villa (a) - 3.

Southampton are thought likely to pick up just 6 points out of 15 over the period - Arsenal (a) - 1 point, Chelsea (a) - 0, Aston Villa (h) - 3, Manchester City (h) - 1, Newcastle United (a) - 1.

Everton are thought likely to bag 7 points over the period - Liverpool (h) - 1 point, Stoke City (h) - 3, Manchester United (a) - 0, Arsenal (a) - 0, Fulham (h) - 3.

Tottenham Hotspur are thought likely to obtain 6 points out of a possible 15 - Manchester City (a) - 0 points, Manchester United (h) - 1, Fulham (a) - 3, Sunderland (a) - 1, Liverpool (h) - 1.

Manchester City are expected to bag 9 points over the period - Tottenham Hotspur (h) - 3 points, Swansea City (h) - 3, WBA (a) - 1, Southampton (a) - 1, Arsenal (h) - 1.

So, it should still be looking good for Chelsea after 16 Premier League matches, when we predict the table will look like this:

Arsenal - 36 points

Chelsea - 34

Liverpool - 34

Manchester United - 33

Manchester City - 28

Southampton - 28

Everton - 27

Tottenham - 26

So we are predicting that the gap at the top should be two points as Chelsea head into the run-up to the festive period.

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