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PL2 Division 1 title race heating up

22 Mar 2018
PL2 Division 1 title race composite

With five teams battling it out at the top, we look at the contenders for the trophy

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An exciting title race in Premier League 2 Division 1 is in store, with five teams in contention to lift the trophy.

Leicester City lead with just two fixtures left. But Arsenal, Swansea City and Liverpool all lie within three points, and two have a match in hand.

Reigning champions Everton are seven points off the top but can enter the mix if they win their two matches in hand.

The PL2 D1 title race

Position Pos Club Played Pl GD Points Pts
1 Arsenal ARS 22 +16 42
2 Liverpool LIV 22 +16 40
3 Leicester City U21 LEI 22 +16 39
4 Swansea City SWA 22 +9 37
5 West Ham United WHU 22 -2 31

We look at the five teams in contention and their remaining matches.

Leicester City

To play: SUN (A), DER (H)

Leicester won two of their last three matches to replace Liverpool at the top. Their final two fixtures are against sides fighting relegation.


To play: LIV (A), SWA (H), WHU (A)

Arsenal have won three of their last five matches and are the side with their fate in their own hands. But their next two matches are against title rivals.

Swansea City

To play: ARS (A), SUN (H)

Swansea are in form, having beaten Leicester and Manchester United but need to avoid defeat at Arsenal to stay in contention.


To play: ARS (H), EVE (A), CHE (H)

Liverpool have dropped from the top after losing their last four matches. But they have the chance to recover against title rivals in their next two fixtures.


To play: MCI (H), WHU (H), LIV (H), MUN (A)

Everton are furthest adrift, but have the most matches remaining and their next three are at home. Wins over Manchester City and West Ham United would raise the stakes of their derby with Liverpool on 16 April.

Also in this series

Part 1: PL2 Division 2 promotion race in focus
Part 2: Battle for PL2 Division 1 safety in focus

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