Chelsea, outside Champions; the City reaches 100 points

Chelsea, outside Champions; the City reaches 100 points

2018 May 14

Chelsea suffered a humiliating defeat by 0-3 against Newcastle to put the colophon to a Premier League to forget. The team of Antonio Conte has gone from winning the title in the first year at the controls of the Italian to having to settle for a fifth position that leaves him out of the next Champions League.

The Londoners can still make up the wound in the final of the FA Cup against Manchester United but nothing will prevent next season the blues have to play the Europa League with Arsenal and the modest Burnley. Nothing new. The team of Roman Abramovich already started the 2015-2016 season defending the title and finished the course in the tenth position after dismissing José Mourinho in December.

Conte predicted in the summer that history could repeat itself and the season has confirmed it. He began losing against Burnley on the first day and said goodbye this Sunday with another defeat of those that hurt. Newcastle were superior from the start and at 23 minutes they witnessed with the 1-0 of Gayle. Chelsea needed to win to dream of taking the fourth place at Liverpool but went to halftime and without throwing once Dubravka's goal. Benítez's team knew how to stop a shy attempt of reaction of the Blues in the beginning of the second time and ended up scoring thanks to two goals by Ayoze Pérez to finish the season in the tenth position.
The City, at 100

For its part, Manchester City put the finale to a season for history by beating 0-1 at Southampton with a goal from Gabriel Jesus in the discount. Pep Guardiola's team reached 100 points and closed the championship 19 over Manchester United, with 106 goals in favor and a goal difference of over 79. Thus, breaks the record of 95 points set by Chelsea in the season 2004-2005.
The records of the City of Guardiola

The hundred points of Manchester City this season have not been, far from it, the only record that Pep Guardiola's men have beaten. According to data collected by MisterChip on their Twitter account, no team had ever achieved the 32 triumphs achieved by the citizen team.

Nor had scored 106 goals in the history of the Premier League. But, as if that were not enough, City has only conceded 27 goals, another record for history books. Therefore, the goal difference of +79 is also the best data so far.

In addition, Tottenham won 5-4 to Leicester in a match infarct to prevent Liverpool snatched the third position. Pochettino's team went on to lose 1-3 but managed to get 4-3 thanks to a double from Lamela and another in Fuchs own in just 11 minutes. Vardy put the boards again but Kane closed the tap in the 76th minute to make the final 5-4 and dismiss the year with a double. Arsenal won 0-1 at Huddersfield to end the Arsene Wenger era through the front door. The Gunner team had not scored away from home since the beginning of 2008 but Aubameyang's goal before the break managed to end that slump to give a sweet farewell to the French coach after 22 years at the London club.
Descent for Swansea, Stoke and WBA

Swansea dropped to the Championship after falling 2-1 to Stoke City. The Welsh team needed the three points and that the City achieved a historic win against Southampton (had a goal difference of minus 10) to dream of salvation but was not even able to win the penultimate of the standings. King put the Welsh ahead in the quarter hour but Ndiaye and Crouch turned the scoreboard before the break to cut the wings of Carlos Carvalhal's team. Thus, the Swansea confirmed his return to the second division after the previous declines of own Stoke and West Brom.
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