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Premier League Saturday, Gameweek 28: Open Thread

relegation1 Premier League Saturday, Gameweek 28: Open Thread

Bolton Wanderers against QPR kicks off the action today in a relegation battle near the bottom of the Premier League. Djibril Cisse, the brilliant striker for Queens Park Rangers, should make his return to the team. He’s certainly one who can add a spark to this game.

At 10am ET/3pm UK time, we have four matches to choose from. Chelsea against Stoke should feature the return of Ashley Cole and John Terry to the Blues against an opponent who is never an easy team to beat. Can Fernando Torres break his drought and score for the first time in 24 hours of action?

In the other matches, Sunderland takes on Liverpool at the Stadium of Light. There won’t be any beach balls helping Sunderland, but they won’t need the help under a Martin O’Neill side that’s only five points behind Liverpool in the table. The Reds will be hoping to start scoring more from the opportunities that they create in front of goal.

Up until a few weeks ago, Aston Villa against Fulham would have been a relegation battle, but Fulham has pushed themselves into mid-table safety. Villa has to be careful not to lose at home so they don’t fall closer to the bottom five.

Speaking of relegation battles, Wolves against Blackburn will give us an excellent opportunity to see what Terry Connor’s side is made of, at home, against Steve Kean’s Rovers squad. This one should be an entertaining affair to watch with a lot of end-to-end action after the first goal goes in.

The late kick-off today is Everton against Tottenham from Goodison Park. With Arsenal and Chelsea back to their winning ways, Tottenham will need three points here to solidify their third place in the table.

Before, during and after all of the Premier League matches today, post your questions, observations, rants and raves in the comments section below. Here’s hoping for a brilliant Saturday!


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Founder and publisher of World Soccer Talk, Christopher Harris is the managing editor of the site. He has been interviewed by The New York Times, The Guardian and several other publications. Plus he has made appearances on NPR, BBC World, CBC, BBC Five Live, talkSPORT and beIN SPORT. Harris, who has lived in Florida since 1984, has supported Swansea City since 1979. He's also an expert on soccer in South Florida, and got engaged during half-time of a MLS game. Harris launched EPL Talk in 2005, which was rebranded as World Soccer Talk in 2013.
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