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Premier League Saturday, Gameweek 35: Open Thread

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With most teams only having four games left in the Premier League season, the fight to avoid relegation continues today with all six games featuring one team trying to stay up this season.

Here is today’s TV/Internet schedule for matches being shown in the US:

Tottenham vs Fulham, 7:45am, NBCSN; Peter Drury & Chris Waddle
Cardiff vs Stoke, 10am, NBCSN; Tony Jones & Garry Birtles
Newcastle vs Swansea, 10am, Premier League Extra Time; Phil Blacker & Davie Provan
Aston Villa vs Southampton, 10am, Premier League Extra Time; Jon Speight & Barry Horne
West Ham United vs Crystal Palace, 10am, Premier League Extra Time; Gary Taphouse & Tony Gale
Chelsea vs Sunderland, 12:30pm, NBC; Arlo White & Jim Beglin

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

Have a wonderful Saturday.

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

  1. Christopher Harris says:

    Great ‘I Was There’ episode from the Liverpool-Manchester City game by NBC.

  2. Ianor says:

    Who are doing chelsea vs sunderland on pl productions?

  3. goisles01 says:

    That was moving what’s going on at West Ham. Very sad someone that young had lost their life.

  4. IanCransonsKnees says:

    First goal for Forest, jtm’s boys off to a good start.

    • jtm371 says:

      now that their out of the playoff run they will win.very frustrating being a fan.long way to go 88 minutes to defend.

  5. IanCransonsKnees says:

    Lions in front away at Boro, Smokey will be on the edge of his seat.

  6. jtm371 says:

    that is obscene to be mugged in the box and refs won’t call the foul.if they enforce the rule the grabbing and holding will stop.

    • Flyvanescence says:

      If i were king of the world i would give refs the ability to book a player without giving the pen. A pk is such a harsh penalty and can be a total game killer, yet refs have no other option to stop this kind of defending and many chicken out.

  7. IanCransonsKnees says:

    I’m sorry Gaffer but Swansea must be sh!t if Ameobi can score against you. First goal in over 4 matches for Newcastle.

  8. goisles01 says:

    Did I just hear right? Kevin Jarvis is being criticized for taking contact in the box last week and NOT going down? The ref doesn’t give it despite the contact. That’s why there’s diving. Palace is working hard but is generating very little from open play. From what I see Palace’s strength is their corner kicks and their keeper Speroni. West Ham getting alot of chances. Liverpool should think about playing Agger with Skrtel for an extra tall body to protect the air around goal when they go to Selhurst Park in 3 weeks

  9. Iancransonsknees says:

    No Chech for Chelsea

  10. goisles01 says:

    Heres’s hoping Fabio Borini could help his parent club out

  11. Hala Madrid says:

    Feel bad for Sunderland if Jozy Altidore has to come on for Wickam.

  12. goisles01 says:

    No Cech has already reaped dividends

    • francis says:

      Yeah 40-something keeper who hasn’t played in a while – the Cats should definitely take a few long range pops. Of course they do that every week anyway

  13. Iancransonsknees says:

    Ramires retrospective 3 game ban? I’m sure the Fact will get their big broom ready.

  14. insert name here says:

    You just know Chelsea are gonna win this game but how boring are they too watch.. They seem to just grind out results.. The only game I saw that they looked quality was in the Man City one. Typical Mourinho side. How can Morgan enjoy watching this dourness game after game?? I really hope Chelski dont win the league coz they dont play anywhere near the best football to watch.

    • Iancransonsknees says:

      It’s just Pulisball played by a manager with more vowels in his surname, which makes it acceptable to the football snobs.

  15. Iancransonsknees says:

    Jozy 1 in 27 league games, can he score the winner?

  16. Ianor says:

    Some body blaming the way chelsea plays its funny. Football is all about results winning matches no matter the way yu play. Look arsenal they play the best football in the country but have they won a trophy in a decade?

    • scott says:

      Are you kidding, sports are about entertainment. I don’t care how much you win, if your not entertaining I won’t be watching.

  17. Iancransonsknees says:

    Unlucky number 78?

  18. francis says:

    Professor Arlo – “remind us where Scousers are from”

  19. Iancransonsknees says:

    Most entertaining league in the world

    • Guy says:

      Absolutely. The “impossible” keeps happening.

      • goisles01 says:

        This has a chance to be a very historical year in European Football. Liverpool’s first title in 24 years, Atletico Madrid’s first title in 23 years, Jose loses a Chelsea home match, Manchester United does NOT qualify to play in The CL, Bayern loses a league match, Juventus wins their 3rd title in a row, NO trophy for Barcelona, Messi misses a penalty. :)

  20. goisles01 says:

    I called it. BORINI!!! There is depth up front for Liverpool for Champions league next year if they want.

    • Christopher Harris says:

      I love Borini. Always have. He’s calm under pressure. Just been riddled with injuries while at Liverpool.

      • goisles01 says:

        He just had that broken leg playing for Italy right? He scored against Newcastle right before the end of last year. I believe that was his only goal. I would like to have seen more of Aspas. I think LFC could have attacking depth for Europe next year.

    • Delboy says:

      To be honest Borini was terrible for us at Liverpool. We started calling him Burrito, because he falls to pieces in the box. But that goal means we’ll start calling by his real name. Liverpool finally learn how to play the loan system.
      We’re gonna win the league! We’re gonna win the league! And now you’re gonna believe us! And now you’re gonna believe us!

  21. goisles01 says:

    An underlying theme to this match was how players were slipping all over the pitch all afternoon

  22. Ianor says:

    What will that mean if liverbool win tomorrow they go five points clear. They could wrap up the tittle next sunday if they win. with two games to go.its all in thier hands.

  23. goisles01 says:

    Am I correct in thinking that if Liverpool wins tomorrow and gets a point, at least, against Chelsea, Chelsea would be eliminated on goal differential?

    • Brian says:

      No. Chelsea are now 2 points behind Liverpool and if Liverpool win tomorrow it will be 5 points. If Liverpool and Chelsea draw it will keep the 5 points difference with 2 matches to play so they won’t be eliminated yet. If Chelsea lost to Liverpool then it’s all over for them.

      City are now Liverpool’s main rival because if Liverpool lose one match and City win all theirs then City will win the title on goal difference, as it stands now.

      The way this season has been going I would take it one match at a time. After City’s match on Monday we will know a little more but still nothing final.

    • Delboy says:

      If Liverpool win tomorrow they will be 5 points clear of Chelsea. Liverpool 80pts, Chelsea 75pts and Man City 71pts with 2 games in hand.

      Liverpool could even lose to Chelsea and still win the league because Man City must win every game and out score Liverpool with goal difference.

      • Ward says:

        A 6 or 7-nil win over Norwich would be quite useful for Liverpool

      • goisles01 says:

        but if the tie breaker is goal differential then City has the edge?

      • Brian says:

        “Liverpool could even lose to Chelsea and still win the league because Man City must win every game and out score Liverpool with goal difference”

        City at present have the better goal difference so City would win the title. It’s nice to try to figure out what may happen if this or that happened. But you’ll just end up with a headache as there’s still so much to play for. City have 18 points to play for, Liverpool 15 points and Chelsea 12 points. Long way to go.

  24. De Selby says:

    Mourinho’s classlessness never ceases to amaze me.

  25. Ianor says:

    Mike dean what a fantastic ref!

  26. Soaring eagle says:

    Mourinho, specialist in failure!! Hahaha

  27. Ianor says:

    I think world soccer had to publish a “special column” that praising mike dean. He is simply genius!

  28. Smokey Bacon says:

    Couldn’t happen to a nicer club .

  29. CTBlues says:

    The only question I have about the Chelsea Sunderland match is why is it not a foul if you jump into a player in the air about to score on an open goal and it is a foul if you slid and your trailing leg catches the attackers leg? In both instances the defending player is not playing the ball and is tackling the attacker in the penalty area.

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