Man United next five Premier League fixtures compared to Aston Villa, Tottenham and Chelsea

Chelsea suffered late heartbreak against Sheffield United with Oli McBurnie netting a last-minute equaliser at Brammall Lane. The visitors went in front twice with Thiago Silva opening the scoring before Noni Madueke cancelled out an equaliser from Jayden Bogle.

Silva, on his return to the starting XI, gave Chelsea the lead after he guided home Conor Gallagher’s corner. However, Sheffield United got back on level terms when Jayden Bogle’s cross-shot from just inside the penalty area on the right found its way past Dorde Petrovic.

However, Chelsea reclaimed their advantage with Noni Madueke making a driving run into the box from the right before smashing a left-footed effort into the back of the net. Just as Chelsea looked to be heading for all three points, McBurnie poked home a flick-on by from Cameron Archer to snatch a point.

The draw saw Chelsea remain in ninth and a further four points away from the top seven with their Champions League hopes dwindling by the game. Despite that, with games against Villa and Tottenham still to come, much can change and with that in mind football.london has compared the Blues’ upcoming fixtures to that of those also pushing for Europe.

Arsenal (A) – Premier League – April 23

Up next in the league for Chelsea is a trip to Arsenal with Mikel Arteta’s side enthralled in the Premier League title race. The Blues are certainly the underdogs heading into this London derby at Emirates Stadium with the Gunners in fine form and that was epitomised by their 3-0 win against Brighton on Saturday evening.

The fixture also arrives just three days on from their FA Cup semi-final clash against Manchester City at Wembley with Pochettino rotating his starting XI likely.

Aston Villa (A) – Premier League – April 27

Another challenging away trip awaits Chelsea at the end of April as they take on Aston Villa. Like the Blues, Unai Emery’s side are vying for a place in Europe however their hopes were dealt a blow on Saturday following a draw against Brentford.

Beating Villa on their travels, as they did earlier in the season in the FA Cup, would certainly increase Chelsea’s chances of playing Champions League football in the next campaign, however those hopes are already dwindling.

Tottenham (H) – Premier League – May 2

Back in November, Chelsea ended Tottenham’s unbeaten league start to the season in emphatic fashion. The two sides were scheduled to play last month however Chelsea’s FA Cup progression saw it moved to the start of May with the new date announced earlier this week.

For Pochettino it will be another chance to face his old club however doing so with a two-man advantage this time around is certainly not as likely.

West Ham (H) – Premier League – May 5

Another home clash follows three days later with West Ham as the visitors. The reverse fixture ended in defeat for Chelsea and they will aiming to avoid that outcome being repeated as the 2023/24 season nears its end.

The Blues could have a big advantage if West Ham remain in the Europa League with David Moyes possibly prioritising that competition, especially after their Europa Conference League triumph.

Meanwhile…

Aston Villa

Arsenal (A) – Premier League – April 14

Bournemouth (H) – Premier League – April 21

Chelsea (H) – Premier League – April 27

Brighton (A) – Premier League – May 4

Liverpool (H) – Premier League – May 11

Tottenham Hotspur

Newcastle (A) – Premier League – April 13

Arsenal (H) – Premier League – April 28

Chelsea (A) – Premier League – May 2

Liverpool (A) – Premier League – May 5

Burnley (H) – Premier League – May 11

Manchester United

Bournemouth (A) – Premier League – April 13

Sheffield United (H) – Premier League – April 24

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