Why Chelsea's two remaining league games are far harder than they look

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United had gone ahead through Juan Mata but Chelsea equalised when De Gea weakly parried Antonio Rudiger's effort into the path of Marcos Alonso, who tucked the ball in.

If the players can't be bothered enough to ensure they play in Europe's top competition then maybe the Europa League is the right punishment for them next season - they ones who stay behind after the summer, that is.

No longer is he being talked about as the best goalkeeper in the world.

Fourth-placed Chelsea hold a three-point advantage over sixth-placed United with two games remaining. The Chelsea manager believes that the striker, on-loan from Juventus, will establish himself in the Premier League if given time.

Not that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is listening to the critics.

Speaking to the BBC after his team's 1-1 draw against Manchester United, the Italian responded to queries on Higuain's future at the club: "In theory, yes".

It was the latest bad error from a goalkeeper who is quite clearly having a crisis in confidence, although I think Solskjaer will stick with him for their remaining fixtures - and rightly so, because he has plenty of credit in the bank from his previous performances for the club. We are two games away from finishing in the top four, it is in our hands and we want to make sure we win both games and get into the Champions League for next season. "We support each other", the manager said after the draw with Chelsea.

Arsenal - 66 pointsMuch of the good work done by Unai Emery over nine months to rebuild the Gunners in the first season since Arsene Wenger's departure has come undone over three defeats to Crystal Palace, Wolves and Leicester in eight days.

Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea sits dejected after Chelsea's Marcos Alonso, not pictured, scores his side's first goal of the game during their English Premier League soccer match at Old Trafford, Manchester, England, Sunday, April 28, 2019.

Spurs' skeleton squad have understandably ran out of gas, but thanks to the profligacy of their rivals, one more win from their final two games against Bournemouth and Everton will guarantee much-needed Champions League cash again next season.

This could certainly develop in the next few weeks.

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