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Prem going down to the wire

26 Apr

Man, talk about an exciting way to finish the season.  This is how every season needs to be with the title challenge going back and forth.  Ideally, the title will be decided on the final day of the season in dramatic fashion.  One slip up from either Chelsea or United could end the dream at this point.  It’s the same way in the race for fourth too, one slip up and you’re done.  Who’s going to get it done under pressure? 

The race for the title is going down to the wire.  Chelsea leads the way by the slimmest of margins, only one point.  The Blues sit on 80 points while Manchester United is hot on their heels with 79.  United plays Sunderland and Stoke in their final two games while Chelsea plays away to Liverpool and hosts Wigan in the season finale.  Two wins for Chelsea would give them the title.

In addition to the title challenge, the race for fourth has picked up as well.  Tottenham (64), Manchester City (64), Aston Villa (63) and Liverpool (62) are all within two points of each other.  Currently, Tottenham holds the fourth and final Champions League spot.  Both City and Spurs have three games remaining, while the Reds and Villa have two each.  However, City has games against both Spurs and Villa.  Liverpool’s game against Chelsea could have implications on both races.

At the bottom of the table, Portsmouth has been relegated since forever.  They will be joined by Burnley after their 4-0 loss to Liverpool at the weekend.  Although not official, it’s looking like Hull will be the third team relegated.

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Snow wreaks havoc on Premier League

8 Jan

Photo of the snowfall from Ryan Babel's twitter (he is good for something!).

As of right now, five Premier League matches for this weekend have been postponed due to the snow. No make-up dates have been scheduled yet. The big concern is the area around the stadiums as well as fans getting to the grounds. The Arsenal/Bolton match scheduled for earlier this week was also called off. Several Championship fixtures have been postponed, as well as all the League One and League Two matches.

EPL Matches postponed
Sunderland vs. Bolton
Burnley vs. Stoke
Fulham vs. Portsmouth
Liverpool vs. Tottenham
Hull vs. Chelsea

Premier League Schedule – December 26-27

24 Dec

The best game of the weekend is Aston Villa at Arsenal on Sunday. Each team has 35 points and a victory could vault the winner into second place, depending on the result of the Manchester United game. Liverpool desperately need a win to get their season back on track (I feel like I’ve written that sentence a lot this year.)

Saturday, December 26
Birmingham vs. Chelsea – 7:30 a.m. ET/ESPN2 (Live)
Fulham vs. Tottenham – 8 a.m. ET/Fox Soccer (Live)
West Ham vs. Portsmouth – 7:55 a.m. ET/Setanta (Live)
Burnley vs. Bolton – 2:30 p.m. ET/Fox Soccer (Delayed)
Manchester City vs. Stoke – 9:55 a.m. ET/Setanta (Live)
Sunderland vs. Everton – 10 a.m. ET/Fox Soccer (Live)
Wigan vs. Blackburn – 3 p.m. ET/Setanta (Delayed)
Liverpool vs. Wolves – 12:30 p.m. ET/Fox Soccer (Live)

Sunday, December 27
Arsenal vs. Aston Villa – 8:25 a.m. ET/Setanta (Live)
Hull vs. Manchester United – 11 a.m. ET/Fox Soccer (Live)

Premier League Schedule Dec. 19-21

18 Dec

Manchester United looks to go joint top with a win over Fulham on Saturday, while Chelsea looks to keep a three-point gap from their closest challenger against West Ham Sunday.  Meanwhile, Liverpool needs a win over bottom-dwelling Portsmouth if they want to keep any hope of a top four finish alive.

I will add the US broadcasts for Fox Soccer games later tonight as the new Foxsoccer.com website doesn’t seem to want to give me that information at the moment.

Saturday, December 19
Portsmouth vs. Liverpool – 7:45 a.m. ET/ESPN2 (Live)
Aston Villa vs. Stoke
Blackburn vs. Tottenham
Fulham vs. Manchester United – 9:30 a.m. ET/Setanta (Live)
Manchester City vs. Sunderland
Arsenal vs. Hull

Sunday, December 20
Wolves vs. Burnley – 8:25 a.m. ET/Setanta (Live)
Everton vs. Birmingham
West Ham vs. Chelsea

Monday, December 21
Wigan vs. Bolton

Premier League Schedule – December 5-6

5 Dec

Fernando Torres will not feature in Liverpool’s game at Blackburn this weekend due to an ongoing groin injury.  It was rumoured that he would play this weekend, however I suppose we will have to wait a little bit longer for the services of the fantastic Mr. Torres.

Saturday, December 5
Portsmouth vs. Burnley – 7:30 a.m. ET/ESPN2 (Live)
Arsenal vs. Stoke – 10 a.m. ET/Fox Soccer (Live)
Aston Villa vs. Hull – 7 p.m. ET/Fox Soccer (Delayed)
Blackburn vs. Liverpool – 5 p.m. ET/Setanta (Delayed)
West Ham vs. Manchester United – 9:30 a.m. ET/Setanta (Live)
Wigan vs. Birmingham – 8:30 p.m. ET/Setanta (Delayed)
Wolves vs. Bolton
Manchester City vs. Chelsea – 12:30 p.m. ET/Fox Soccer (Live)

Sunday, December 6
Fulham vs. Sunderland – 9:55 a.m. ET/Setanta (Live)
Everton vs. Tottenham – 11 a.m. ET/Fox Soccer (Live)

Premier League TV Schedule – November 28-29

27 Nov

There are some good games on tap this weekend. The biggest one is probably the Arsenal/Chelsea match Sunday afternoon. Both squads have been playing well and winning. Arsenal is eight points back from first place Chelsea, but is definitely capable of knocking off the leaders. On Saturday, fourth place Tottenham plays away to fifth place Aston Villa in a game that could have major top four implications. And of course, there’s the Merseyside derby between Liverpool and Everton, which is always a hard fought match.

Saturday, November 28
Blackburn vs. Stoke – 8:30 p.m. ET/Setanta (Delayed)
Fulham vs. Bolton – 5 p.m. ET/Setanta (Delayed)
Manchester City vs. Hull – 9:55 a.m. ET/Setanta (Live)
Portsmouth vs. Manchester United – 9:45 a.m. ET/ESPN2 (Live)
West Ham vs. Burnley – 10 a.m. ET/Fox Soccer (Live)
Wigan vs. Sunderland – 7 p.m. ET/Fox Soccer (Delayed)
Aston Villa vs. Tottenham – 12:30 p.m. ET/Fox Soccer (Live)

Sunday, November 29
Wolves vs. Birmingham – 7 p.m. ET/Fox Soccer (Delayed)
Everton vs. Liverpool – 8:25 a.m. ET/Setanta (Live)
Arsenal vs. Chelsea – 11 a.m. ET/Fox Soccer (Live)

Premier League TV Schedule – Nov 21-22

20 Nov

After another international break, the Premier League is back in action this weekend. The injured stars of Liverpool will also be back on the pitch this weekend (thank goodness). The injured Reds were: Steven Gerrard, David Ngog, Daniel Agger, Glen Johnson, Fabio Aurelio, Albert Riera, Fernando Torres and Yossi Benayoun. Torres is the only one still out, so yay for that international break. Man City is one point up on Liverpool in the table, so it’s a must-win game for Liverpool if they want to work their way back into the top four. The Reds have only won one game since Sept. 26 so they need to start winning now to get things back on track.

Saturday, November 21
Liverpool vs. Manchester City – 7:30 a.m. ET/ESPN2 (Live)
Birmingham vs. Fulham – 8:30 p.m. ET/Setanta (Delayed)
Burnley vs. Aston Villa – 5 p.m. ET/Setanta (Delayed)
Chelsea vs. Wolves – 9:30 a.m. ET/Setanta (Live)
Hull vs. West Ham – 7 p.m. ET/Fox Soccer (Delayed)
Sunderland vs. Arsenal – 10 a.m. ET/Fox Soccer (Live)
Manchester United vs. Everton – 12:30 p.m. ET/Fox Soccer (Live)

Sunday, November 22
Bolton vs. Blackburn – 8:25 a.m. ET/Setanta (Live)
Tottenham vs. Wigan – 5 p.m. ET/Fox Soccer (Delayed)
Stoke vs. Portsmouth – 11 a.m. ET/Fox Soccer (Live)