April 21, 2021

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Man United’s next 10 Premier League fixtures compared to top-four rivals

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It seems like only a matter of time before Manchester City are crowned Premier League champions – but there remains a battle to join them in the Champions League next season.

Following a third straight 0-0 draw in all competitions, Manchester United take on their rivals at the Etihad on Sunday afternoon (4.30pm kick-off).

That marks the start of a testing run of fixtures for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side, who have West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur to come – in addition to their Europa League showdown with resurgent Italian giants AC Milan.

As many as six or seven clubs are in with a genuine chance of taking the remaining three places in the top four this season.

United currently hold a seven-point advantage on fifth-placed Chelsea, who play their game in hand at Liverpool on Thursday night, but how does the fixture list compare, in general, over the next few weeks?

Here, we take a closer look at United’s next 10 games and who their rivals are facing.


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United fixtures

Mar 7: Man City (A)

Mar 14: West Ham (H)

Apr 3: Brighton (H)

Apr 10: Spurs (A)

Apr 17: Burnley (H)

Apr 24: Leeds (A)

May 1: Liverpool (H)

May 8: Aston Villa (A)

May 11: Leicester (H)

May 15: Fulham (H)

Leicester City fixtures

Mar 6: Brighton (A)

Mar 14: Sheffield United (H)

Apr 3: Man City (H)

Apr 10: West Ham (A)

Apr 17: West Brom (H)

Apr 24: Crystal Palace (H)

May 1: Southampton (A)

May 8: Newcastle (H)

May 11: Man United (A)

May 15: Chelsea (A)

A repeat of their 2016 title-winning season may be out of the question, but Leicester are firmly in the mix to clinch a Champions League place at the expense of the usual suspects.

Jamie Vardy and co will be licking their lips at the prospect of facing Brighton and rock-bottom Sheffield United next, although much tougher tests also await in their next 10 – namely City, West Ham, United and Chelsea.

West Ham fixtures

Mar 8: Leeds (H)

Mar 14: Man United (A)

Mar 21: Arsenal (H)

Apr 3: Wolves (A)

Apr 10: Leicester (H)

Apr 17: Newcastle (A)

Apr 24: Chelsea (H)

May 1: Burnley (A)

May 8: Everton (H)

May 11: Brighton (A)

It’s been a remarkable campaign for David Moyes and his side, no matter what happens from this point – and the Hammers face a difficult six weeks or so in their quest to hold on to a top-four position.

Indeed, their games against fellow contenders United and Leicester could be telling, while Leeds United and Wolves both present tough tests in April.



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Chelsea fixtures

Mar 4: Liverpool (A)

Mar 8: Everton (H)

Mar 13: Leeds (A)

Apr 3: West Brom (H)

Apr 10: Crystal Palace (A)

Apr 17: Brighton (H)

Apr 24: West Ham (A)

May 1: Fulham (H)

May 8: Man City (A)

May 12: Arsenal (H)

Unbeaten since Thomas Tuchel replaced club legend Frank Lampard, the Blues have picked up form at the right time, but they too face a difficult run of fixtures.

Chelsea, seven points behind United as things stand, head to reigning champions Liverpool for their game in hand tonight and they follow that up with clashes against Everton and Leeds.

However, they do also face three of the bottom five sides between now and the end of the season.

Liverpool fixtures

Mar 4: Chelsea (H)

Mar 7: Fulham (H)

Mar 15: Wolves (A)

Apr 3: Arsenal (A)

Apr 10: Aston Villa (H)

Apr 17: Leeds (A)

Apr 24: Newcastle (H)

May 1: Man United (A)

May 8: Southampton (H)

May 11: West Brom (A)

It’s been an unusual title defence for United’s arch-rivals, who started the campaign well, but injuries to key players such as Virgil van Dijk have cost them dearly – not to mention a run of four straight defeats.

Jurgen Klopp’s side were back to winning ways last time out, though, ahead of their midweek meeting with Chelsea at Anfield.

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Manchester United were held to a 0-0 draw by Crystal Palace on Wednesday night.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his players were frustrated for the third goalless game in succession, dropping more points to allow Man City to streak away at the Premier League’s summit, on a poor day for the forwards.

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Everton fixtures

Mar 4: West Brom (A)

Mar 8: Chelsea (A)

Mar 13: Burnley (H)

Apr 3: Crystal Palace (H)

Apr 10: Brighton (A)

Apr 17: Spurs (H)

Apr 24: Arsenal (A)

May 1: Aston Villa (H)

May 8: West Ham (A)

May 11: Sheffield United (H)

Following back-to-back losses, the Toffees have picked up form with two wins from two and have games in hand on several top-four rivals – including United.

If they win those, Everton would only be two points shy of second-place with an inviting run of fixtures to come – featuring games against four of the bottom six clubs.

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