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Premier League Saturday, Gameweek 31: Open Thread

number 31 Premier League Saturday, Gameweek 31: Open Thread

Hallelujah! After a two week international break, Premier League football returns today with several must-watch matches.

Kicking things off with the early kick-off is Sunderland against Manchester United (8:45am ET). While United has the Premier League title pretty much sewn up, they’ll want to exorcise the ghosts of last season by walloping Sunderland instead of the 1-0 victory on the final day of last season that wasn’t enough to win the title. Sunderland, meanwhile, are staring relegation in the face and will want to give their fans some hope with a good performance today even if they don’t win the match. Steven Fletcher and Lee Cattermole are out injured for the rest of the season, so Sunderland are suffering.

In the other matches today, Nigel Adkins takes charge of his first match as Reading manager against Arsenal, Tottenham travel to Wales to play Swansea City, Southampton are at home against Chelsea, Manchester City hosts Newcastle United, West Ham faces West Brom, while Wigan plays Norwich.

The final match of the day today is Everton versus Stoke City.

Before, during or after today’s matches, join the conversation with soccer fans from around the world in the comments section below.

Have a wonderful 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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