Which Premier League teams have the toughest run-ins?

Opta have calculated the difficulty of each club’s fixtures. It’s not good news for Arsenal, Aston Villa and Luton

By Ali Tweedale for Opta Analyst

We are at the home straight. The business end of the season. The run-in. We are as close as we are going to get to every team having 10 games left (damn you, rearranged Chelsea v Tottenham match), so this is as good a time as any to compare the relative difficulty of each side’s run-in.

This is where Opta’s power rankings come in handy. The ranking system assigns a score on a scale between zero (the worst team in the world) and 100 (Manchester City) to rate 13,000 teams against each other. We can use the ranking of each team’s opponents to assign a difficulty rating to each team’s remaining fixtures.

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