Premier League table: Chelsea lose as Man United, Wolves seek top 4

Premier League table: Chelsea lose as Man United, Wolves seek top 4

- Premier League table has witnessed some changes after match-week 32 threw the top four race wide open following Chelsea's 3-2 defeat to West Ham United

- There are just three points separating Leicester City in third and Wolves who sit sixth with 55 points same as Man United

- Norwich look set to drop to the Championship after just one season in the top-flight following their 4-0 humiliating defeat to Arsenal

Liverpool may have already been crowned the 2019/20 champions after a successful campaign but on both ends of the EPL table, clubs look to seal European slots as others push for survival.

No fewer than five clubs remain firmly in the race to qualify for the Champions League, with up to five others keen not to be relegated.

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Chelsea's 3-2 shock defeat to rivals West Ham United on Wednesday night, July 1, threw the top four race wide open, with just two points now separating the Blues and fifth-placed Man United who beat Brighton 3-0.

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Premier League table: Chelsea lose as Man United, Wolves seek top 4

Premier League table has changed after Chelsea lost to West Ham and Arsenal won against Norwich. Photo: Getty Images
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The result had a significant impact on the other end of the table as the Hammers climbed to 16th with 30 points, just three off safety.

Leicester City remain third on the log despite their 2-1 surprise defeat to Everton at Goodison Park but face the prospect of plummeting down the log should they fail to turn around their form.

The Foxes have not found it rosy since the return of football as they are yet to record a single win since the resumption of football post-coronavirus.

There are now a massive eight points separating them and second-placed Man City, and sit just a point above Chelsea at 55.

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Wolves are the surprise package in the race for the top four as they occupy sixth place with 52 points, on level with United but inferior on goal difference.

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Arsenal's 4-0 win over relegation-bound Norwich City saw them climb to seventh with 46 points, one above Tottenham Hotspur who still have a game to play.

The drop zone is hosting Aston Villa, Bournemouth and Norwich who are rock bottom with 21 points from 32 matches.

Earlier, reported that Frank Lampard has expressed dissatisfaction with Chelsea's performance against West Ham at the London Stadium.

Despite having a fair share of possession in the match the Blues surrendered their lead and had to chase the game later in the second half before Andriy Yarmolenko grabbed the winner in the 89th minute.

Leicester City had lost to Everton at Goodison giving Lampard's side the chance to move to third but the Hammers completed a league double of Chelsea for the first time since the 2002-03 season.

And Lampard has blamed his team's loss to lack of concentration and urged his players to step up mentally in similar fixtures ahead.

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Also, Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers has defended Nigerian midfielder Wilfred Ndidi for the penalty he caused his side which gave Everton a 2-1 win over the Foxes in Premier League tie.

Wilfred Ndidi was adjudged to have handled the ball in the box in which the referee gave Everton a penalty that led to Everton's second goal.

Gylfi Sugurdsson stepped forward to convert the penalty as Kelechi Iheanacho's second half goal failed to to save Leicester City from a defeat.

Leicester City gaffer Rodgers has now disagreed with the decision of the referee claiming that the penalty should not have been given.

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