Chelsea can tremble for the C1
Under the eyes of the American businessman Todd Boehly, at the head of a consortium which obtained the green light to buy them from Roman Abramovich for the historic sum of 5 billion euros, the Blues have weakened their chances qualification in C1 by wasting a two-goal advantage.
With 67 points, Chelsea are only 4 behind Arsenal, 4th with 63 points and 6 over Tottenham, 5th with 61 points, but these two clubs have two games less.
Thomas Tuchel’s men cannot get out of the slump into which they have fallen since the international break in mid-March.
They only took 7 points in the last 8 meetings.
The uncertainty surrounding the future of the club seemed to weigh more and more on the morale of the troops but the agreement announced in the early morning for the sale of the club, even if the process has yet to be completed, does not seem to have alleviated the spirits.
The visit of Wolverhampton, who remained on three successive defeats, however seemed a good opportunity to get closer to qualifying for the Champions League.
The afternoon had started very well, with Chelsea being disallowed two goals by VAR before being propelled into the lead by Romelu Lukaku who scored his first two goals of 2022.
He first obtained and transformed a penalty in the 56th (1-0), before resuming without control a service from Pulisic who had recovered a clearance from Conor Coady, countered by a partner, to double the lead two minutes later. (2-0, 58th).
But the Blues were totally liquefied as the match progressed and especially after the reduction of the score of Francisco Trincao (2-1, 79th).
At the end of added time, they ended up cracking, Coady equalizing with a header in the 7th minute of added time.
There remains a trip to Leeds, then the receptions of Leicester and Watford at Chelsea to keep their place in C1 next year, interspersed with an English Cup final against Liverpool in a week.
Manchester United corrected
It is time for the season to end for Manchester United, outclassed and corrected by Brighton (4-0), who had not won a home game in 2022.
With 58 points and still a game to play, the Red Devils are not yet guaranteed to be European next season. West Ham, 7th with 52 points and Wolverhampton, 8th with 50, and both with three games to play, can still mathematically overtake them.
Brighton, by producing a very attractive game and with goals from Moises Caiceido (15th), Marc Cucurella (49th), Pascal Gross (57th) and Leandro Trossard (60th), largely deserved their victory.
With 56 goals conceded so far, Manchester United has already had its worst season in the Premier League in the field, after 2018/2019 (54 goals).
Watford go down, Burnley shake
At the bottom of the table, the day was fatal to Watford (19th), who had to win at Crystal Palace to be able to maintain themselves.
A penalty from Wilfried Zaha (1-0, 31st) put an end to this hope and allowed Patrick Vieira’s men to win.
Just like Norwich last week, Watford come back down a year after climbing back into the top flight.
The third relegated to the Championship has yet to be designated.
By losing at home against Aston Villa (3-1), Burnley finds itself in a delicate position, 16th with 34 points.
Leeds, 17th with 34 points also, play against Arsenal on Sunday, while Everton, 18th with 32 points, will go to Leicester and have 1 more game to play.