Who is in the Premier League title race?
Only two clubs can win the Premier League: Arsenal and Manchester City.
Arsenal, on 75 points after 33 games, are in first place as of Friday, but it might not stay that way for long.
Manchester City, on 73 points after 31 games, are sure of the Premier League if they win their remaining games.
Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal will probably need to be perfect through the remainder of the season and hope Pep Guardiola’s City slip up somewhere.
How many points do Man City need to win the title?
The maximum number of points Arsenal can score is 90.
That means Man City need 18 for an unassailable points tally.
If Man City win their next six matches they will be champions.
If both clubs win all their games, Man City will be crowned with a victory at Brighton & Hove Albion on Wednesday, May 24 — their sixth match from here.
When is the soonest Man City can win the title?
May 14. This scenario needs Arsenal to lose matches, but isn’t beyond the realm of possibility.
If Arsenal draw one or both of those two games and Man City win all four, Man City could still be champions later on May 14 if Arsenal fail to win at home to Brighton.
What about Arsenal?
It’s only fair to cover the Gunners.
The earliest they could win the title is… May 14!
The Gunners would need to beat Chelsea, Newcastle and Brighton, but with Man City losing to Fulham, West Ham, Leeds and Everton.