A goalless draw between Chelsea and Norwich at Stamford Bridge all but confirms the former’s failure to win the Premier League title and the latter’s relegation from the division, although neither is confirmed as yet.
The Blues could still be crowned champions but it would take both Manchester City and Liverpool to fail to win either of their remaining two games, which seems extremely unlikely.
For Norwich to remain in the Premier League, they must win at Arsenal on the final game of the season and hope that Sunderland fail to pick up a point from either of their remaining clashes; again, it's a set of circumstances that appears to be farfetched.
The game itself was an impressive defensive display from Norwich, as Chelsea could not find a way through their disciplined back line. The home side dominated possession but could produce little with it over the 90 minutes, which resulted in some boos being heard at the final whistle.
Earlier in the day, Arsenal celebrated the confirmation of their place in next season’s Champions League with a routine 1-0 win over West Brom at the Emirates Stadium. Top scorer Olivier Giroud was once again on target to notch his 22nd goal for the season in all competitions.
In a match they were expected to win comfortably, they duly delivered, although the scoreline does not necessarily reflect that. Arsene Wenger’s men dominated possession and had the lion’s share of the chances as the Baggies offered little in attack to worry the Londoners.
The season is effectively over for Arsenal as Chelsea’s draw means that the Gunners can only finish in fourth place, no matter what happens on the final day of the season next weekend.
|Sun, May 4||Arsenal||1-0||West Bromwich Albion|
|Sun, May 4||Chelsea||0-0||Norwich City|
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