Premier League Saturday, Gameweek 35: Open Thread

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There’s no early kick-off today so we’ll have several 10am ET / 3pm GMT games coming at us in the Premier League which, after the abysmal Real Madrid versus Barcelona game mid-week, will be a welcome relief.

With only three games left in the Premier League for most clubs, every game matters at this point. At 10am ET, we have three crucial matches involving relegation-threatened teams: Blackburn against Bolton (live on FoxSoccer.tv), Wigan versus Everton (also live on FoxSoccer.tv and Fox Soccer Plus) and Blackpool versus Stoke (FoxSoccer.tv). Also featured at 10am ET are Sunderland against Fulham (ESPN2) and the derby between West Brom versus Aston Villa (Fox Soccer Channel).

Then, the biggest of the match of the day is Chelsea against Spurs at 12:30pm ET on Fox Soccer Channel. The last time Tottenham won at Stamford Bridge was 21 years ago. Will that run continue today?

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11 Responses to Premier League Saturday, Gameweek 35: Open Thread

  1. Brian says:

    Oh no, power pink for Everton…starting to feel concerned.

  2. Matt says:

    Why do we even play away games against Manchester United and Chelsea? The Gomes horrible penalty call at OT last year, the Nani goal this year, this now. It’s so infuriating. And people will get mad at Gomes when he didn’t even let in the goal.

  3. Jason says:

    Chelsea were gifted a win today. The referee got the first Chelsea goal wrong. However, when I saw it in real time I thought the entire ball had croseed the line. So I can see why the goal was given. That of course does not mean that the referee is absolved. Goal-line technology is needed very badly. Even the winner looked a tad offside.

    That said, Spurs didn’t create a lot of chances to justify winning the game. They played well in spurts controlling the midfield but lacked anything of consequence in the final one-third. Chelsea were very wasteful and were lucky not to have paid the price.

    At least this keeps alive the title race and United now have to try and win at Arsenal tomorrow. Looking forward to the game and I expect United to win since Arsenal have a poor defence and never seem to play well against United when it counts.

    Spurs will feel victimized by their loss today and are now almost out of the Champions League next season. If Liverpool win all their remaining games, including the one against Spurs at Anfield, they will get the Europa league spot and Spurs will miss out. All around bad loss for Spurs today.

  4. kelley says:

    If Spurs are smart they will take a pass on getting a Europa League (EL) spot and concentrate on getting back into the Champions League (CL) the following year. Teams playing on a Thursday always have a tougher time getting up for the EPl games that follow which are played on Sunday. At least in the CL you play either on Tuesday or Wenesday and the next EPl game is either Saturday or Sunday. That’s a better schedule than the one you get if in the EL.

  5. carlos says:

    manchester will bet them

  6. Loveydovey says:

    My weekend will be made perfect if Arsenal beat Manchester United. And please make it just as controversial a win as Chelsea’s against Spurs today, so that Fergie goes ballistic. O’ ye gods, answer my prayer! :) .

  7. DavidC says:

    I just cannot see Arsenal beating United tomorrow. United have a terrific defence while Arsenal has a poor one. United will be able to hold Arsenal to just one goal but Arsenal will not be able to handle Rooney and Hernandez who could score a bundle. Easy win for United who will also put out their strongest side as they don’t need to worry about Schalke’s visit in midweek as that tie is all but over with United’s 2-goal advantage (away goals too).

    • Sean says:

      I am praying Arsenal can somehow pull off a win tomorrow.

      I desperately do not want to see Manchester United get their nineteenth title.

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