Chelsea fail to take advantage
Chelsea drew with West Ham United and failed to take advantage to increase the gap at the top after second placed Manchester United lost to Fulham in round 18 of the English Premiership.
Chelsea could have increased its gap at the top to six points with a win at Upton Park but a one-all draw means the gap is now just four points going into the busy Christmas period.
Manchester United lost 3-nil to Fulham to register the champions' biggest loss this season.
Arsenal won its match against Hull City to close the gap to second place to just two points with one game in hand.
Liverpool lost its seventh match of the season after losing 2-nil to relegation threatened Portsmouth.
This is the fourth match Liverpool has lost with a two goal margin with the other three having been just one goal margins.
Pompey's win did not change its position on the ladder but its now within reach of sides four places off the bottom if it wins its next match.
Wolverhampton Wanderers moved out of the relegation zone after its win 2-nil over Burnley. Bolton slipped into the relegation zone but they are still to play Wigan Athletic on Monday night to complete round 18.
I will this time take a look at the away table having looked at the home table in the last round.
|Man City||9||2||5||2||13||14||- 1||11|
|West Ham||9||1||3||5||10||15||- 5||6|
Not surprisingly poor travellers Burnley are bottom of this table with their one point draw at Eastlands.