Premier League Wednesday, Gameweek 24: Open Thread

Who needs El Clasico when you have Arsenal against Liverpool? The match at the Emirates Stadium promises to feature lots of goals due to leaky defenses from both teams, as well as a race for fourth place in the Premier League.

On top of all that, you have Liverpool supporters who are planning on hoisting banners and handing out leaflets to protest the extravagant prices that football supporters are being charged for home and away matches.

The challenge today for fans of English football is trying to watch as many matches as possible (or figuring out which ones to watch). Manchester United hosts Southampton in the first real test for new manager Mauricio Pochettino (his appointment right before the Everton match didn’t give him much of an opportunity to try anything different or for the players to better understand his tactics).

Over at Norwich‘s Carrow Road, there’s the possibility of new Tottenham signing Lewis Holtby making his debut appearance for the Lilywhites.

Fulham plays West Ham United in a London derby at Craven Cottage where both teams will be desperate for a win after poor performances of late.

Everton host West Bromwich Albion in a match where the Toffees were hoping that FC Twente’s Leroy Fer would make his debut. But the Eredivisie footballer will not be joining the club after complications arose during a medical where Fer was discovered to have a knee problem.

Last but not least, Reading plays Chelsea at Madejski Stadium in Royal Berkshire. I don’t see the Blues getting a royal reception against a revitalized Reading side who are gaining in confidence and will be ready to show everyone what they’re made of. Chelsea, meanwhile, will be hoping to bounce back after their disappointing performance against Brentford on Sunday.

Before, during or after today’s matches, post your rants, raves, questions or observations in the comments section below.

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