Despite the alarming nature of how the U.K. soccer media declares Manchester United champion one week, then declares the race wide open the next, then United the champion again, there is still a chance that we could see a very unique scenario play out in the final weeks of the English Premier League campaign.
With five games left, Arsenal and Chelsea are each six points behind United. In a normal season, where the big clubs don’t leave that many points on the table, you would agree that the six points would be an unassailable mountain to climb.
Chelsea would rue its winter swoon, the worst period the club has suffered since Roman Abramovich came to power; and Arsenal would rue its penchant for blowing leads and turning what should have been sure wins into draws or losses; twice, the Gunners tossed two-goal leads away against Spurs; they drew with Sunderland and Liverpool because of injury-time goals surrendered; and, of course, there was the famous second-half throwaway of a four-goal cushion at Newcastle.
But United has proven to be anything but invincible this season. It also has black marks on its resume. And, what’s interesting is that it has Arsenal and Chelsea still left on the schedule.
Assuming that there aren’t any more points to be thrown away, and both Arsenal and Chelsea win out — winning their games over United — the season would end in a…
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