The 2020/21 English Premier League season is winding down, and very quickly too. The champions have been confirmed and the relegated teams now know their fate. However, the top-four qualification is still hanging in the balance. This battle is set to linger on till the final game week.
Amid all of the excitement and drama that last weekend’s action delivered, the pick of the bunch had to be goalkeeper, Alisson Becker keeping Liverpool’s top-four hopes alive with a last-gasp header.
With Leicester City winning their first FA Cup title at the expense of Chelsea at the weekend, both teams are set to meet once again in a top-four six-pointer at Stamford Bridge. The Blues cannot afford a slip up as the Reds breathe down their necks in fifth place.
Review of Gameweek 36
The previous game week served up plenty of excitement and talking points.
With nothing at stake, Manchester City and Newcastle played out a 7-goal thriller. Ferran Torres scored his first Premier League hat-trick to snatch the maximum points for the Cityzens.
Leeds United trounced Burnley 4-0 at the Turf Moor as Southampton eased past relegated Fulham.
Said Benrahma scored to help West Ham salvage a 1-1 draw against Brighton. However, their chances of qualifying for the UEFA Champions League became even slimmer.
Crystal Palace earned a 3-2 win against Aston Villa as Harry Kane notched his 22nd goal of the season in Tottenham’s 2-0 victory over Wolves.
Liverpool strengthened their hopes of securing a top-four ticket with a hard-fought 2-1 win against West Brom.
Everton lost shamefully to bottom team, Sheffield 1-0 at Goodison Park.
Preview of Gameweek 37
There is plenty at stake, especially as it concerns the tussle for UCL qualification. Hence, game week 37 action looks sure to provide drama and fireworks.
Manchester United will host Fulham this Tuesday evening at Old Trafford. A win for the Red Devils will officially cement a second-place finish.
Southampton and Leeds meet simultaneously with the first match as Manchester City travel to the Falmer Stadium to face Brighton. Pep Guardiola will likely rotate his team heavily.
The biggest game of the week will see Chelsea face off against Leicester City. This fixture has all the makings of a goal-fest.
Everton takes on Wolves tomorrow as Newcastle welcome Sheffield United to the St. James’ Park.
Tottenham squares up against Aston Villa before the little matter of a London derby between Crystal Palace and Arsenal at Selhurst Park.
Liverpool has an opportunity to move into fourth place if it can secure a win against a tricky. The Clarets defeated them at Anfield earlier in the season.
West Ham rounds off the week’s action with a visit to West Brom on Wednesday night.
Predictions for Gameweek 37
Manchester United vs Fulham (1)
Southampton vs Leeds (over 2.5 goals)
Brighton vs Manchester City (over 2.5 goals)
Chelsea vs Leicester City (goal/goal)
Everton vs Wolves (half-time draw)
Newcastle vs Sheffield (1)
Tottenham vs Aston Villa (over 1.5 goals)
Crystal Palace vs Arsenal (2X)
Burnley vs Liverpool (2)
West Brom vs West Ham (over 1.5 goals)