Manchester City need to win only five of their remaining eight matches to secure the Premier League trophy.
A 3–0 win over Fulham on Saturday put Pep Guardiola’s side ahead of Manchester United for second place with 17 points, but they did not play more games.
Everton were previously in the title mix, but suffered a 2–1 loss to Burnley, their latest setback in trying to make it to the top four.
It is Chelsea in the fourth Champions League spot even after a 0–0 draw with Leeds. West Ham can advance to the points level with a win over Chelsea with Chelsea on Sunday and still have a game in hand.
City are set to produce three titles in four seasons by eighth-ranked defending champion Liverpool.
After defeating Liverpool last week, Fulham held City close for 47 minutes, until John Stones taped the back of the net with a ball sent into the box by João Canso.
A lucky rebound allowed City to extend their lead in the 56th minute. Joachim Anderson cleaned up the ball at Fulham teammate Evan Callero, and it reversed behind the home backline and into the path of Gabriel Jesus. He had enough time and space to score goalkeeper Alphonse Arella before putting the ball in the back of the net
The third goal occurred when City defender Tosin Adarabio pushed Ferran Torres into the box and referee Andre Mariner immediately pointed to the penalty spot. Sergio Aguero then threw the ball into the corner of the goal for his first Premier League goal in 14 months.
I am very satisfied, Guardiola said. Now we have three weeks until the next Premier League game, we now have two ‘finals’ in the Champions League and FA Cup, but the team is ready to try it out.
Fulham are only in the charge zone on goal difference but Brighton have two games in the 17th.
Burnley stepped closer to safety, denting Carlo Ancelotti’s bid for a top-four finish.
Dwight McNeill intercepted a brilliant left-footed effort in the top corner after Chris Wood took seven points as Chris Wood’s opener in the 24th minute, which made Burnley clear of the seven-point charge.
Johann Berg Gudmundsson hit a post in the form of Bern before Dominic Calvert-Levine pulled one back in the 32nd minute.
It’s a big disappointment but what we can do, we can’t give up, Ancelotti said. We still want to fight for the situation in Europe.
Chelsea extended their unbeaten start with a draw in Leeds in 10 Premier League games led by Thomas Tuchel.
Leeds, who finished 12th in their first season in the top division after 16 years, tasked Chelsea to keep their word.
Both sides attacked the crossbar in the first half and both goalkeepers were forced into a decisive save.
It was also another clean sheet for Tuchel’s team, which has scored just two goals since replacing Frank Lampard at the end of January and is unbeaten in 12 matches in all competitions.
Wilfred Zaha became the first Premier League player to succumb to his Crystal Palace side beating West Bromwich Albion 1–0. This was achieved with a penalty of the first half of Luka Milivojevic, which was won by Zaha.
Zaha, who is Black, was back in the starting XI after an injury and this gave him a chance to stand at kickoff.
There is no right or wrong decision, but for me personally I feel that kneeling has become part of the pre-match routine and at the moment it does not matter whether we kneel or stand, some of us right now Also continue to receive abuse.
Zaha had already hinted that he thought the lifting of one knee had been lost by the Premier League in June after the football restart.
As a society, I think we should encourage better education in schools, and social media companies should take stern action against those who abuse others online – not just footballer.
West Brom are second from the bottom, while Midtable Palace have 37 points – enough total to avoid a fall in each of the last four seasons.