Southampton have gone absent and all of a sudden Tim Sherwood is manager of the year and Benteke is the Aguero of Birmingham! Technically, not yet safe it’s hard to see them pull a FA Cup and relegation double of Wigan.
West Ham and Everton have nothing to play for but pride and I’m not sure either team have any left, especially the underachieving team of Martin-ez. They’re at least safe but that’s falling short of beginning of the year expectations.
Big Six pointer at Sunderland against Leicester city who are on an unbelievable run of seven wins in eight games. While that should have left them safe they started so many points back that they are still in the thick of the relegation bubble. A loss to Sunderland drops them back into the final day consideration for the drop.
Harry Kane and the rest of Spurs are absent and have been for a while … it’s hard to see them winning unless you are on the A503
Burnley have been trying hard all year so it’s only fair that after the final bell and the fight is over they can collapse and take stock of how beaten up they have become. They punched above their weight but the bigger men are always stronger but there’s a couple of minutes left so they’re going to go down swinging.
QPR are a mess that we can look forward to going down – overpaid, overprivileged, and looking around at each other trying to figure out what to do. Last week their hammering came in part because no one on the team were ware that they wereon a team.
Liverpool will win the last home game of Stevie G. A loss would be inexcusable.
|West Ham United||1-1||Everton|
|Tottenham Hotspur||1-1||Hull City|
|Queens Park Rangers||1-2||Newcastle United|
|Swansea City||1-2||Manchester City|
Both Manchester City and Arsenal want to wrap up an automatic European spot for next year. Aguero also wants to wrap up his scoring title and that should be easy (especially as Harry Kane is out of the purple and into the will it continue for him patch).
Arsenal were the best team in the country until they lost to Swansea. You ever get the feeling that Arsene doesn’t want to feel comfortable in his job? I’ve got 2nd wrapped up but maybe the fans enjoy more if we finish 3rd? A draw in the old toilet game makes the game in hand a must win but do you deserve Europe if you can’t get a must win at home against Sunderland? I don’t think so either but I still prefer the European cup old style- Champions in a knock out. The fact that Stevie G has a European cup but not title doesn’t compute in my universe.
|West Bromwich Albion||1-0||Chelsea|
West Brom will beat Chelsea for the simple reason that it doesn’t matter. Both have managers who like the defensive side of the ball when it’s not necessary to push so it should be 0-0 but I have this feeling West Brom want to win more.
It’s a game in hand that Arsenal win and leaves Sunderland still looking down at the teams below them for the final week.