Defeat away at Hull capped off a pretty horrific few weeks for us and I’m really worried we’ll now need wins in May to ensure we stay in the Premier League. The Chelsea defeat wasn’t unexpected but I felt we gave them more of a game than we’ve done against other sides near the top of the league this season.
This gave me confidence we’d pick up at least five points from our next three games. The reverses against Bournemouth, Leicester and Hull were, therefore, unacceptable in my opinion. In our games against the Cherries and the Tigers we took the lead but couldn’t build from the winning position and secure the three points.
Before the Arsenal game I saw an interesting fact that we’d dropped 20 points from winning positions. Had we secured half of those points, or even a third, we’d be looking forward to the games this month and in May, comfortable in the knowledge we will finish around mid-table.
While we deserved a point against Leicester, we really only made it a game in the second half after a disaster start. How often have we said that this season? How often too have we bemoaned us conceding a late goal? Who’s to blame? The manager, the team as a whole, or our most senior players?
Personally I think it’s a combination of all three. The sooner we stop this rot, the better. How will our season end? My heart says we’ll pick up a couple of results this month to ease our relegation fears but my head says we could be travelling to Turf Moor needing a point or three.
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