Liverpool didn’t require any last-minute history-production heroics from their goalkeeper this time as they dispatched a game Burnley side, 3-0, in the penultimate match of the 2020-21 Premier League season, to move back up into the fourth spot, pushing Leicester out of the Champions League spots.
Thus, heading into the last matchday of the period on Sunday, Chelsea, Liverpool, and Leicester City are isolated by only one point and little else. (Liverpool does enjoy a benefit in objective contrast and objectives scored.)
Liverpool was not really incredible against Sean Dyche’s Burnley this evening, who had the better of play for shockingly extensive stretches on occasion, however, they took their risks when they expected to while Burnley squandered different fair freedoms and entries of play, including Chris Wood terminating into the side-netting from six yards out. Completing the process of fitting for a Chelsea player, that.
This doesn’t really change the undertaking for Chelsea, yet it implies that we have no space for blunder. A success against Aston Villa, who was awesome against Spurs today in winning 2-1, will, in any case, ensure another third-place finish while coordinating, at any rate, one of Leicester’s (Spurs H) or Liverpool’s (Crystal Palace H) results on Sunday will see us finish in any event fourth.
Third of four finals at that point.