The biggest weekend of the English Premier League season is here. By Saturday at Noon ET, the Premiership champions and two remaining relegation positions may be decided, or not. So much is riding on each game.
Here’s your essential guide to this Saturday’s nailbiting matches that matter the most:
Chelsea v Man United, 7:30am ET, Fox Soccer Channel: If Chelsea wins or ties, they’ll be crowned champions. If Chelsea loses, the Blues will hope that Boro can get a tie or win against Man United on Monday for Chelsea to win the title. Or, if Man United beat Boro, Chelsea will have to go to Blackburn on Tuesday knowing that a tie or win will clinch them the title.
Birmingham v Newcastle, 10am ET, no live TV: The Blues have to win to have any hope of avoiding relegation. Note: Fox Soccer Channel will broadcast this game on Sunday at 1pm ET on tape delay.
Wigan v Portsmouth, 10am ET, no live TV: If Portsmouth wins and Birmingham ties or loses against Newcastle, Portsmouth will ensure survival and both Birmingham and West Brom will be relegated. Note: Fox Soccer Channel will broadcast the Portsmouth game on Saturday at 3pm ET on tape delay.
Liverpool v Aston Villa, 10am ET, PPV: If Manchester United lose to Chelsea earlier in the morning, and Liverpool defeat Villa, Liverpool will move to joint second with Man United (although the Red Devils will have one game in hand over Liverpool).
Here’s your essential guide to this Sunday’s nailbiting matches that matter the most:
Spurs v Bolton, 11am ET, PPV: Spurs have to win on Sunday to step closer to getting the fourth spot in the Premiership (and entry into Europe, if Arsenal lose in the Champion’s League Final).
Here’s your essential guide to this Monday’s nailbiting matches that matter the most:
West Brom v West Ham, 10am ET, no live TV. If Portsmouth lose on Saturday against Wigan, West Brom will have to win this match to have any hope of ensuring Premiership survival. Baggies fans will also hope that Birmingham will lose against Newcastle to give them any hope of staying up. Note: Fox Soccer Channel will broadcast this game at 5pm ET on Monday via tape delay.
Man United v Middlesbrough, 10am ET, no live TV: If Man United beat Chelsea on Saturday, they have to beat Boro to having any hope of winning the Premiership on goal difference. If United tie or lose, Chelsea will be Premiership champs. Note: Fox Soccer Channel will broadcast this game at 3pm ET on Monday via tape delay.