With just 9 games left in the season, heat is rising on all the teams to achieve their end season goals. League title is all but decided with Chelsea unlikely to drop bunch of points to give the chasing pack any chance of catching them.
Race for top 4 places and the relegation battle is something which will have people glued to this weekend of Premier League action. This week will host the most iconic fixture in English football when Liverpool and Manchester United take to field at Anfield this Sunday.
All that and more to look forward to this weekend and Sportzwiki brings you the top 5 things to expect in Gameweek 30 of the Premier League.
No starts for Steven Gerrard and Angel Di Maria
Both are influential players for their sides but the sad truth is that without them in the playing 11, their team has played better. Di Maria’s absence saw Juan Mata play for United against Spurs and he was outstanding.
For Liverpool, Joe Allen and Jordan Henderson have had 3 brilliant games in a row and thus breaking that combination would not be the most ideal decision for Liverpool.
Both, Brendan Rodgers and Louis Van Gaal have tough choices to make on Sunday where the managers must choose what is best for their sides ahead of emotions and big money transfer.
Expect Michael Oliver to have the final say with his spat against Chelsea
Recall Chelsea’s game against Southampton when Jose Mourinho went made at a certain ref for making appalling decision by not awarding Cesc Fabreas the stone-dead penalty and the Campaign claims have not gone away since then.
While everyone remembers Jose’s claims, not many remember that the ref in question was Mike Oliver and he takes charge of a Chelsea game after a long time this weekend against Hull. So will Oliver have his redemption against Chelsea and Mourinho? We shall see.
Arsenal fans to forget yet another Euro shocker with a league win
Hasn’t this been the common theme with Arsenal in recent seasons? Arsenal follow their disappointment in Europe by getting a positive result in the league. Arsenal face a much-troubled Newcastle United side with a chance for Wenger’s men to recover form Champions League exit at the hands of Monaco.
A win would make everything alright at Emirates but is it really all well at Arsenal & is it time for Arsene Wenger to finally step down as the Arsenal manager?
Tony Pulis and West Brom to pile the misery on Manuel Pellegrini’s side
Recently named manager of the month for February. Tony Pulis would look to continue the fine momentum with West Brom as Manchetser City are their next opponents. City have found it hard to play at any tempo in the league and are on a slide in form.
Tony Pulis and West Brom would know that Manchester City are right there for the taking and with Yaya Toure missing the game due to injury it further gives West Brom to pull off another major upset in this season’s Premier League.
Expect a classic between Liverpool and Manchester United
It’s only fair to end this by discussing the must-see game from this weekend as old rivals restart their rivalry and this time it has a purpose attached to it as well.
In recent seasons, Liverpool have been languishing below United in title races and in fight to finish in top 4 but this time around, it is a direct battle between the Mersyside and Manchester clubs to secure the last Champions League spot.
The two teams are separated by just 2 points and with just 9 games left this fierce rivalry might just hold the key in the eventual race for the top4 finish in the league.