A win for Chelsea would have it all, but it guaranteed that the Blues would play football in the Champions League next season, but Emil Smith Rowe’s goal in the first half saw the Gunners leave Stamford Bridge with a 1-0 victory.
The loss meant that Chelsea missed the chance to finish third in the table and left Thomas Tuchel’s side to watch over their shoulders during the invasion.
Arsenal’s victory was great news for West Ham, Liverpool and Tottenham, who are still hoping to finish in the top four during this term.
While Chelsea will remain confident of completion in their remaining two League games, Tuchel must also balance his squad with the FA Cup and Champions League finals to contend with.
Manchester United have already joined Man City in the Champions League next season, and Leicester will actually have to lose their last two games and see one of West Ham, Spurs or Liverpool win all the other matches to be eliminated.
There is currently no room for error for the three teams chasing Chelsea, but there may be many left turns during the entry.
Premier League Table Foursome competition
Leicester: Chelsea (May 1
Chelsea: Leicester (May 18), Aston Villa (May 23)
West Ham: Brighton (May 15), West Brom (May 19), Southampton (May 23)
Spurs: Wolves (May 16), Aston Villa (May 19), Leicester (May 23)