This Premier League weekend comes in between semifinal of European competitions, and is going to be very important for some British top tier teams.
Manchester United vs Arsenal is surely the biggest fixture of the Premier League weekend. A win can potentially ensure the second spot for United while the same can put a small question mark on Arsenal’s top six finish. Elsewhere, Spurs, Liverpool and Chelsea have favourable fixtures and they should claim three points to help their cause for a Champions League spot. Manchester City will also push for a few records with a win against West Ham. Following is the full list of matches we have in the upcoming gameweek:
(1) Chelsea’s top four finish:
The Blues are five points behind fourth-placed Tottenham, with only four matches to go. This gameweek can actually end all the hopes for Chelsea fans.
Harry Kane and co are ready to thrash Watford for the last game of this Premier League weekend, while Chelsea will travel to Swansea City on Saturday. If both the results go in Spurs’ favour, Chelsea will fall behind by eight points, and that would make it very hard for Antonio Conte. It goes without saying that the Blues supporters will look forward to a convincing win for their team and will pray for a miracle at Wembley.
(2) The relegation battle:
This is possibly the more interesting aspect at the moment. Should Swansea succeed in salvaging something against Chelsea, it would ensure relegation for West Bromwich. Stoke are also up against a free-scoring Liverpool, and are likely to lose this game. That would make it very difficult for the Potters to stay in the British top tier.
Elsewhere, Southampton and Huddersfield desperately need wins to stay afloat in the fight. They will play against midtable teams Bournemouth and Everton, respectively; and hence can expect to snatch crucial wins, with only three more matches to go.
(3) Salah’s goal-tally:
Liverpool talisman Mo Salah has already netted 31 times this season, five more than second placed Harry Kane. It is almost certain that he will end up getting the golden boot in this campaign. However, the Egyptian king has another fabulous fame to claim. He is only five goals short of scoring maximum goals in a season for the Reds. With a struggling Stoke City in front, he can expect to continue the fabulous run and extend his tally.
(4) Final face-off between Mourinho and Wenger?
Arsene Wenger has already revealed that he will resign as the Arsenal coach after this season. With that in mind, this might be the final fixture between two teams coaches by the Frenchman and his long-term rival Jose Mourinho.
The two celebrated coaches have faced 18 times so far, and Wenger has won only twice, with as many as 9 losses from these games. In the latest encounter, thanks to some early actions, United managed to get a 3-1 win over Arsenal in the reverse leg. It was a scintillating fixture and we witnessed magnificent from both sides, David De Gea being the star of the night for the visiting team.
Sunday showdown of the Premier League weekend promises to be another mindblowing affair and a victory for his team will definitely provide a happy good-bye for the Arsenal boss against one of his major rivals in the league.
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