Premier League Sunday, Gameweek 37: Open Thread
After yesterday’s incredible day in the Premier League (how about that wonderful Blackpool against Bolton match, just for one?), we have five more matches on deck today featuring:
- Chelsea vs Newcastle, 8:30am ET
- Birmingham v Fulham, 11am ET
- Liverpool v Tottenham, 11am ET
- Wigan v West Ham, 11am ET
- Arsenal v Aston Villa, 11am ET
The biggest match for me is Wigan against West Ham United. The Hammers must get all three points to have any hope of staying up this season. A draw or a loss and they’ll be relegated. Even a win might not be enough depending on results next Sunday (West Ham have the worst goal difference in the league along with Wigan). For Wigan, a win will give them a chance of beating the drop but even then it’s not guaranteed. Expect a nervy game to start that has the potential of end-to-end action and plenty of goals.
At Anfield, the game between Liverpool and Tottenham will help decide who will finish in fifth position in the league and thus qualify for next season’s Europa League. Arsenal will want to win to help narrow the gap against Chelsea. The Blues are at home in the early kick-off against Newcastle. And Birmingham needs a win to guarantee Premier League football next season. Fulham, meanwhile, will want to put in a better performance than their thrashing against Liverpool last Monday.
Whatever happens today will have big implications on the 2010-11 Premier League season!
Before, during or after any of the matches today, use the comments thread below to post your rants, raves, questions or observations. We’ve only got 180 minutes of Premier League football remaining for most teams, so let’s make the most of it!