With 11 Premier League matches to go, we can effectively say that we are in crunch time. The details become finer, and every mistake comes with deeper regrets.
But if you take your eyes away from the title fight for a minute and glance through the teams in and around the relegation zone, we might be set for an intense next few weeks, one with historical implications.
Only five points separate bottom-place Southampton from 12th-place Crystal Palace. Of course, this will be a great watch for the neutrals, but steadily edgy for the fans of the teams involved in this cat race.
Similarly, there is the not-so-talked-about competition for the last Champions League spot. Tottenham and Liverpool are effectively going to go at it. Yet, Brighton stand a mathematical chance. And who knows what Roberto de Zerbi might be planning?
The quarterfinals of the FA Cup get underway simultaneously with gameweek 28. This means that some matches have been postponed. Both Manchester teams will keep very close tabs on each other for a chance to win England’s oldest competition.
Review Of Gameweek 27
The previous gameweek had excitement, drama, and upsets.
In the weekend’s early kickoff, Bournemouth stunned Liverpool 1-0 thanks to an early goal from Philip Billings.
Leeds United and Brighton played out an entertaining 2-2 draw.
Dwight McNeil scored an early goal to give Everton a vital win against Brentford.
Chelsea were rampant against a helpless Leicester City team, defeating the Foxes 3-1.
Harry Kane notched a brace in Tottenham’s 3-1 win against Nottingham Forest.
Erling Haaland scored a vital penalty in Manchester City’s 1-0 victory over stubborn Crystal Palace.
Casemiro’s straight red card meant that Manchester United were held to a goalless draw by Southampton.
West Ham and Aston Villa shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw, as Martin Odegaard inspired Arsenal to a 3-0 win against neighbours, Fulham.
Miguel Almiron continues his fine form for Newcastle, scoring the winner against Wolves.
Preview Of Gameweek 28
This gameweek is set to be action-packed.
Nottingham Forest, who are in danger of relegation, face a difficult test against Newcastle on Friday night. The Tricky Trees, who have been outstanding at home, will back themselves to get a positive result.
Brentford host Leicester City, while Tottenham will hope to consolidate their fourth position with a win against Southampton.
Aston Villa and Bournemouth will go head-to-head on Saturday afternoon, as Wolves welcome Leeds United to Molineux.
Chelsea face a tricky test against a mini-resurgent Everton side. The Blues will be brimming with confidence after two consecutive comfortable wins, including a UCL quarterfinal qualification.
Arsenal will host Crystal Palace for a chance to go eight points ahead. Patrick Viera will miss an opportunity to return to Arsenal after getting fired.
Predictions For Gameweek 28
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Nottingham Forest vs Newcastle (1X)
Brentford vs Leicester City (over 1.5 goals)
Southampton vs Tottenham (2)
Aston Villa vs Bournemouth (goal/goal)
Wolves vs Leeds United (over 1.5 goals)
Chelsea vs Everton (1)
Arsenal vs Crystal Palace (under 3.5 goals)