FRIDAY, APR. 27: What a week to be a football fan! The prospect of an El Classico CL final has disintegrated and the determination of Chelsea’s ten-men has echoed around the football world suggesting anything is possible. The title race comes to an unmissable Manchester clash of heads in the biggest game of the season. The relegation scrap heats up and there is plenty to play for both ends of the table. It’s men-from-the-mice time.
Everton v Fulham
Both sides pulled out great results last outing with Everton coming from behind twice to secure a 4-4 draw against title chasers United. This is a tough call especially with european spots still in sight.
Swansea v Wolves
With Wolves relegated and Swansea playing for pride, the youngsters are bound to get a chance to prove themselves for next year.
Sunderland v Bolton
The Mack’ems have struggled lately and Bolton need the points desperately to stay in the top division. Coyle’s men are only a point away from safety after their away win at Villa.
West Brom v Aston Villa
This West Midland derby is crucial for McLeish and his youngsters after being dragged into the scrap at the bottom. Albion have been in better form recently with three wins from four, including away at Anfield. You could have seen Hodgson’s smile from space on Sunday evening.
Wigan v Newcastle
Plenty at stake in this one at opposite ends of the table. Newcastle storming into 4th spot with six wins on the trot while Wigan have to look over their shoulder at the ever-increasing pressure of the drop.
Stoke v Arsenal
Two inconsistant sides of late but with the Geordies biting Wenger’s ankles for third spot, the Gunners will know how important every point is in the run-in. Stoke are always tough at the Brittania.
Norwich v Liverpool
Six wins out of the last 22 games between these two shows how disappointing 2012 has been for both sets of fans. Norwich were playing great attacking football last year... hopefully that returns.
Chelsea v QPR
Chelsea haven’t won a London derby in the league this year and this is their last opportunity. Rangers’ home form has helped them take a short breath above the surface of the drop zone but haven’t won away since November. The last three head-to-head meetings have only had one goal.
Tottenham v Blackburn
Kean’s eleven will have to be top notch to get maximum points. Relegation is looming and with only two wins on the road all seaon, the future looks bleak. Oh Harry, where did fourth spot go?
Man City v Man Utd
Fergie says this is the biggest derby in all his 25 years of management. Fireworks here whether Balotelli is present or not this promises to be the decider. If City win, the pendulum switches to them and they could win the league on goal difference. It’s going to the wire and we all love it. Do not miss! Leave the children and elderly at home.