Daniel Sturridge
Daniel Sturridge return to full fitness may be crucial for Liverpool in the last 10 games. Getty Images

Arsenal, Manchester United, Liverpool, Tottenham and Southampton face a dramatic battle to secure a place in the Premier League top four, with 10 games to go until the end of the season.

IBTimes UK has analysed the fixtures of all the five sides and believes if all goes to plan for the Gunners, Arsene Wenger's men with finish third. The fight for the remaining Champions League spot, however, is difficult to predict but looks like United have a harder run than Liverpool and Spurs. And goal difference may help Brendan Rodgers's side as the Reds are on 12 with Tottenham on seven.


Position: 3rd, 54 points.

Form: The Gunners have won four and lost one of their five last Premier League games.

Biggest game: Visit to Old Trafford on 16 May.

Prediction: 3rd<sup>, 75 points.

Fixtures: West Ham (14 March, H), Newcastle (21 March, A), Liverpool (4 April, H), Burnley (11 April, A), Sunderland (TBC, H), Chelsea (26 April, H), Hull (2 May, A), Swansea (9 May, H), United (16 May, A) West Brom (24 May, H).

Not counting Chelsea and Manchester City, who are one and two in the league respectively, Wenger's side are the favourites to finish in the top four, due to their good run and because they will play six games at home. Even though they will face Liverpool, Chelsea and United, they have affordable home games against West Ham, Sunderland, Swansea and West Brom and as well an easy visit to Burnley.

Manchester United

Position: 4th, 53 points.

Form: The Mancunians have secured three victories, one draw and one defeat in their last five games.

Biggest game: Visit to Anfield on 22 March.

Prediction: 6th, 70 points.

Fixtures: Tottenham (15 March, H), Liverpool (22 March, A), Aston Villa (4 April, H), Manchester City (12 April, H), Chelsea (18 April, A), Everton (26 April, A), West Brom (2 May, H), Crystal Palace (9 May, A), Arsenal (16 May, H), Hull (24 May, A).

Following the FA Cup disappointment after being knocked out by Arsenal, manager Louis van Gaal's side face two crucial matches against Spurs - without Angel Di Maria - and at Anfield in their bid for Champions League qualification. The visits to Chelsea and Everton, and their home games with City and Arsenal, could mean another massive blow for the Old Trafford fans.

Angel di Maria
Manchester United midfielder Angel Di Maria will miss the crucial game against Tottenham on Sunday Getty


Position: 5th, 51 points.

Form: The Reds have won four and drawn one of their last five games.

Biggest game: Visit to the Emirates Stadium on 4 April.

Prediction: 4th, 72 points.

Fixtures: Swansea (16 March, A), Manchester United (22 March, H), Arsenal (4 April, A), Newcastle (13 April, H), Hull (18 April, A), West Brom (25 April, A), QPR (2 May, H), Chelsea (9 May, A), Crystal Palace (16 May, H), Stoke (24 May, A)

Rodgers's side have six games away but their recent good form and the return to full fitness of Daniel Sturridge and Steven Gerrard are good reasons to be optimistic. Swansea, Newcastle, Hull, West Brom, Crystal Palace and Stoke look like games where Liverpool can keep the good run going.

Tottenham Hotspur

Position: 6th, 50 points.

Form: Spurs have won three of their last five games, losing one and drawing the other.

Biggest game: Visit to Old Trafford on 15 March.

Prediction: 5th, 72 points.

Fixtures: Manchester United (15 March, A), Leicester City (21 March, H), Burnley (5 April, A), Aston Villa (11 April, H), Newcastle (19 April, A), Southampton (25 April, A) Manchester City (2 May, H), Stoke City (9 May, A), Hull (16 May, H), Everton (24 May, A).

Spurs just have four games at White Hart Lane but are still good options to climb to the top four. Nevertheless, after their eliminations in both domestic cups and the Europa League, manager Mauricio Pochettino can finally can focus in the Premier League. The visits to Old Trafford and Southampton, and the home game with City, are the only three games to be afraid of.


Position: 7th, 49 points.

Form: Ronald Koeman's side have suffered two defeats and one draw in their last five games.

Biggest game: Visit to Stamford Bridge on 15 March.

Prediction: 7th, 70 points.

Fixtures: Chelsea (15 March, A), Burnley (21 March, H) , Everton (4 April, A) Hull (11 April H), Stoke (18 April, A), Tottenham (25 April, H), Sunderland (2 May, A) Leicester City (9 May, A) Aston Villa (16 May, H) Manchester City (24 May, A).

The Saints are struggling to maintain their earlier impressive form and the coming visit to Stamford Bridge will be a tricky affair. Games against Burnley, Hull, Stoke, Sunderland, Leicester and Aston Villa look more promising.