Leicester City crashed to a 4-1 defeat at Bournemouth on Sunday and need to get back into winning ways. With three fixtures remaining, they are down to fifth in the Premier League and host Sheffield United who are seventh. Manchester United were held to a 2-2 home draw by Southampton. That last gasp equalizer for the Saints meant Leicester stayed in fourth place on goal difference with Wolves four points behind in sixth. The Foxes looked certain of a top-four finish a few months ago. Manchester United have earned 24 points, Wolves 20, Chelsea 19, Sheffield United 18 and Leicester just ten. They lost at both Bournemouth and Norwich who are in the bottom three. Home form is still good though with seven points from their last three played at the King Power Stadium. Following this game, they travel to Tottenham and finish with a home game against Manchester United.
Sheffield United look to have lost out on their European qualification hopes. They began life post-lockdown with a series of disappointing results. Just one point was earned against Aston Villa, Newcastle United and Manchester United. However, they have turned their season around again with three excellent home wins and a draw at Burnley. The weekend games left them in seventh and that will be enough to get them into the Europa League unless Arsenal win the FA Cup and finish below them, then again Wolves might win the Europa League . They are six points adrift of fourth and with an inferior goal difference, so the Champions League is looking out of reach. Their run-in isn’t quite so tough with this game followed by a home match against Everton who are terrible on their travels and a trip to Southampton who have little to play for.