A definitive analysis of the Premier League weekend

Olivier Giroud

01:42 Giroud wants to be Chelsea's

Giroud's first-half header at Stamford Bridge lifted fifth-placed Chelsea to within two points of fourth-placed Tottenham in the race to qualify for next season's Champions League.

The Blues are now two points behind Spurs in fourth and three behind Liverpool, but Chelsea do have a game in hand.

Only the top two at the end of the regular season were guaranteed a place in English football's lucrative top flight and second-tier title-winners Wolves had already secured one of those spots heading into Sunday's final round of regular-season Championship matches.

"We are winning and our opponents are dropping points", Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte was quoted as saying by BBC.

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"Our future is not in our hands, but we have to try to win the points and put the pressure on the teams ahead of us and we are doing that".

But given Liverpool's superior goal difference, the Reds would nearly certainly ensure a top-four finish with victory at home to Brighton on the final day.

Liverpool were beaten 1-0 by Chelsea on Sunday afternoon at Stamford Bridge and fans took to social media to slate the performance of one of their players following the final whistle.

And Lovren is confident that third-placed Liverpool, who defeated Middlesbrough on the final day of last season to book a return to the Champions League, will deliver again, telling the club's website: "It's similar [to 2016-17]".

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"What did I want today when I woke up?"

"He has played twice in a row against former team-mates, and it was the same today as it was against Roma", Klopp said.

After the game, when pressed for his view on the incident, Klopp was typically candid and refused to protect his player. Chelsea have to win their games as well. Qualified in final against Real Madrid, Liverpool will not be the bookmaker's favourite team. Spurs lost at West Brom on Saturday. Yes, it is just one game where that did not happen but it has happened this week, and it was followed by another game against Chelsea where they did not link up as well as usual.

With just two games left, they are two wins away from a historic season and two losses away from the Europa League.

Frank Ribery signs Bayern Munich contract extension through to 2019
Munich is my home and has been for a long time, so I'm proud to be able to wear the Bayern shirt again in the new season. The 35-year-old Frenchman had been linked with a move away from the German champions in the summer.


Arsenal's destruction of Burnley to see off Wenger in style saw them move level with champions City for the highest number of points won at home this season.

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