Goal difference could decide who makes top four between Arsenal and Chelsea.
Ahead of Champions League next season,the Premier League rivals are fighting hard to secure a spot with both sides in the Europa League semi-finals and just two points away in the top four race.
In the Premier League fixtures are left two games for each, the Gunners will need a win over Seagulls as well as Burnley while hoping the Blues drop points against either Watford or Leicester City.
Hotspur in the other hands needs a victory over Bournemouth on Saturday to affirm their top four spot, while Manchester United aren’t out of the race for a Champions League spot despite a poor run of form.
Meaning if Pochettino’s side win and Chelsea beat Watford ,Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side stands out the race regardless of their result against already relegated Huddersfield Town.
The Red Devils has the worst goal difference of any side in the top six, and as things stand right now would the Blues to lose against the Hornets as well as a nine goal swing this weekend to overtake them in the table.
That could very well happen, but any scenario that has Chelsea dropping points will also suit the Gunners as the battle for fourth would go down to the final day of the season.
Should the Gunners win Brighton and Chelsea beat Watford it will increase the pressure on the Blues in their final two games, but everything may come down to a stand still if Emery’s side draw against Leicester City next weekend as they both will have 72 points.
And If any clubs finish with the same number of points, their position in the Premier League table is determined by goal difference, then the number of goals scored.
If the teams still cannot be separated, they will be awarded the same position in the table.’
Then the battle to secure that final Champions League spot could come down to goal difference and Arsenal’s is inferior to Chelsea’s by one at the moment.