With Chelsea having extended their lead at the top of the Premier League to a seemingly unassailable ten points, Antonio Conte recapturing the crown his employers so meekly surrendered last term looks like an increasingly likely eventually indeed.
Still, despite the fact first spot looks sewn up already, the race for the top four remains at its most exciting in years, considering the sheer strength of the English elite this season. Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester City, Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester United are all in with a chance of making the Champions League as the season gears up for its business end.
While pundits and fans alike will wax lyrical about the chances of each of the chasing pack, @11tegen11 (a football analytics consultancy account) have tweeted what they make the likelihood of the makeup to be following the results of matchday 27.
Updated #EPL top-4 chances – MD27.
— 11tegen11 (@11tegen11) March 7, 2017
According to their data, City have a 91% chance of making it, while Tottenham have an 83% chance. Below them, however, it seems to be quite a close race between Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United.
The Reds are made at 67%, Arsenal at 45% and Jose Mourinho’s expensively assembled United squad are given just 15%.