I think we can overtake Arsenal. Chelsea will be the big challenge. I've had a quick look at fixtures - mainly cos I'm back at work today and can't be arsed.
We each have the following same fixtures:
Man City H
West Ham H
Chelsea have to come to OT, so that's a chance for a 3 point swing.
We each play Huddersfield - United are away, Chelsea at home.
We each play Cardiff - United at home, Chelsea away.
Much of a muchness.
We're away to Wolves, they're at home to Wolves. So slight advantage to Chelsea there, maybe.
We have Palace away and Southampton at home.
They have Newcastle away and Bournemouth at home.
Not a huge difference, but ours are probably slightly harder.
We have Spurs away, Chelsea have them at home.
We have Liverpool at home and Chelsea have to go to Anfield.
So we have broadly similar fixtures. We're going to need to beat Chelsea at OT. We're going to have to win at least 1 of the Spurs and Liverpool games.
And then its whoever can stay most consistent against the riff-raff.
One thing that might go our way, is that Chelsea don't have as much attacking depth. And I think Hazard will be off in the summer, so he might just tailor off in terms of his form.