Chelsea’s hopes of scooping a top four in the Premier League this season suffered a very minor setback on Saturday when they drew 1-1 at St. Mary’s from an ill-formed Southampton side were.

After Chelsea fell behind in Takumi Minamino’s opening game and faced Spanish giants Atletico Madrid in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League round of 16 on Tuesday night, Mason Mount brought him back to an even level under head coach Thomas Tuchel.

However, the Blues fell out of the top four less than a week after their return on Sunday afternoon when West Ham United overtook them in the table with a 2-1 win over Tottenham Hotspur at the London Stadium.

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But although the Hammers overtook the Blues in the table in their last win, Tuchel’s men are just two points behind their London rivals with 13 games of the Premier League season, meaning there are many more twists and turns to come comes to an end.

Chelsea aren’t the only side to target David Moyes’ formidable Hammers, however. Both Liverpool and Everton, both set at 40 points, will still cherish their chances of securing Champions League football for the next season, especially the Reds who have had a nightmare lately.

With the race for last place in the Champions League looking like it could go to the end, Football.London has been looking closely at how the Blues’ next ten Premier League games compare with those of Everton, Liverpool and West Ham let compare.

Chelsea games:

February 28: Manchester United (H)

March 4th: Liverpool (A)

March 8: Everton (H)

March 13: Leeds United (A)

April 3: West Bromwich Albion (H)

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April 10th: Crystal Palace (A)

April 17th: Brighton & Hove Albion (H)

April 24: West Ham (A)

May 1st: Fulham (H)

May 8: Manchester City (A)

Everton Games:

March 1: Southampton (H)

March 4th: West Brom (A)

March 8: Chelsea (A)

March 14: Burnley (H)

April 3: Crystal Palace (H)

April 10: Brighton (A)

April 17th: Tottenham Hotspur (H)

April 24: Arsenal (A)

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May 1st: Aston Villa (H)

May 8: West Ham (A)

Matches in Liverpool:

February 28: Sheffield United (A)

March 4: Chelsea (H)

March 7th: Fulham (H)

March 15: Wolverhampton Wanderers (A)

April 3: Arsenal (A)

April 10: Aston Villa (H)

April 17: Leeds United (A)

April 24: Newcastle United (H)

May 1: Manchester United (A)

May 8: Southampton (H)

West Ham Games:

February 27: Manchester City (A)

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March 8: Leeds United (H)

March 13: Manchester United (A)

March 21: Arsenal (H)

April 3rd: Wolves (A)

April 10: Leicester City (H)

April 17: Newcastle United (A)

April 24: Chelsea (H)

May 1st: Burnley (A)

May 8: Everton (H)

The judgment:

If you analyze the games of the four clubs above, you would argue that it is West Ham that is facing the toughest run up to the early May openings. As things stand, the Hammers face five of the current top seven, including consecutive away games against both Manchester clubs.

If the Hammers are still in the running for the top four at the end of April, the two home games with Chelsea and Everton could prove to be huge.

On the face of it, Liverpool has the easiest looking games on paper for the next ten games despite the current problems. J├╝rgen Klopp’s team can expect Fulham and Sheffield United as well as home games against Newcastle United and Southampton. However, the clashes with Chelsea and Manchester United could prove difficult for the Reds, who are struggling massively at the moment.

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As for Chelsea, the next ten games have two very different teams. The next three games are about to put both the players and Tuchel’s qualifications to the test. Manchester United, Liverpool and Everton are the next three opponents.

Once the Blues have mastered these three games, their schedule will get easier as they face Leeds, Crystal Palace and West Brom.

Everton have a number of cheap games ahead of them in addition to the game against Chelsea, five of the next six games against teams in the lower half of the table.

* All game dates are subject to change.