The Blues’ 3-2 loss at the London Stadium has opened things up again for the chasing pack, after the Blues looked to be cruising towards Champions League qualification.
The defeat to the Hammers, coupled with Leicester City’s defeat to Everton, means third and fourth in the table are still very much up for grabs.
Of course, fifth may well prove to be enough to claim a place in the Champions League next season if Manchester City’s European ban is upheld, adding even more incentive for the chasing pack.
Here’s how things stand in the race for the Premier League’s top four as we reach the final few games of the season.
Current position: 3rd
Remaining fixtures: Crystal Palace (H), Arsenal (A), Bournemouth (A), Sheffield United (H), Tottenham Hotspur (A), Manchester United (H).
Before the break, Leicester fans would have felt assured of their top-four position. Now, not so much. They need to get back on track quickly or else risk being caught by the chasing pack.
Current postion: 4th
Remaining fixtures: Watford (H), Crystal Palace (A), Sheffield United (A), Norwich City (H), Liverpool (A), Wolves (H).
Everything was going smoothly for the Blues before that defeat to West Ham, they could have even overtaken Leicester with a victory. The next few fixtures should enable them to put that behind them quickly though.
Current position: 5th
Remaining fixtures: Bournemouth (H), Aston Villa (A), Southampton (H), Crystal Palace (A), West Ham (H), Leicester City (A).
The Premier League’s in-form team at the minute, and looking the most likely to break into the top four. Their fixtures are kind, too, with all but Leicester sitting in the bottom half from their remaining opponents.
Current position: 6th
Remaining fixtures: Arsenal (H), Sheffield United (A), Everton (H), Burnley (A), Crystal Palace (H), Chelsea (A).
Another in-form side, only Liverpool have lost fewer games than Wolves this season. The final six games will be a big test of their credentials.
Current position: 7th
Remaining fixtures: Wolves (A), Leicester City (H), Tottenham Hotspur (A), Liverpool (H), Aston Villa (A), Watford (H).
The Gunners aren’t yet out of the running, although they have got a lot of work to do. Their clash with Wolves is make or break for them, and things don’t get any easier in their next few games.
Current position: 8th
Remaining fixtures: Sheffield United (A), Everton (H), Bournemouth (A), Arsenal (H), Newcastle United (A), Leicester City (H), Crystal Palace (A).
Spurs have a few big games on the horizon – not least the north London derby – which will have a big say in whether they can put in a late challenge for the top four.
Current position: 9th
Remaining fixtures: Sheffield United (H), West Ham (A), Liverpool (A), Wolves (H), Norwich City (A), Brighton (H).
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A surprise inclusion, Sean Dyche’s side’s recent form has put them right back in the mix for Europe, and with a fairly favourable fixture list, don’t rule them out just yet.
Current position: 10th
Remaining fixtures: Tottenham Hotspur (H), Burnley (A), Wolves (H), Chelsea (H), Leicester City (A), Everton (H), Southampton (A).
The Blades’ form has dropped off a cliff since the restart. It’s still been a great season for Chris Wilder’s men, but their remaining fixtures look to pose too big a task.