English Premier League Highlights
Sunset views for Manchester CityThe Premier League fixtures are seemingly coming thick and fast as of late and with a full programme scheduled for this weekend, the next episode in this ongoing soap opera will soon be played out in front of football fans across the world. With Manchester City running off into the sunset as far as the title race is concerned, it is now a case of just how far they can extend their winning streak to and with 13 consecutive wins already recorded, they will look to earn number 14 this Saturday.
What’s happening with the other EPL teams?Standing in their way of such a feat are high-flying West Ham and with David Moyes making the trip to the Etihad, this should be one of the more intriguing Premier League fixtures of this upcoming weekend. The Hammers are looking to secure what would be an unlikely entry into European football next season and with a difficult run of Premier League fixtures now in front of them over the next few weeks, this will prove to be a real test of their credentials.
Another of the upcoming Premier League fixtures which can be considered intriguing, is the meeting between Crystal Palace and Fulham and with this being a London derby, the formbook has a habit of going out the window. Which may mean bad news for Fulham, as the Craven Cottage outfit are unbeaten in their last four league outings and with a newly found confidence within in their squad, manager Scott Parker believes he can eventually lead his group out of the relegation zone. If this is to be the case, they will need to get the better of a Crystal Palace side who won on Monday and after such a smash and grab away at Brighton, Roy Hodgson’s men have put further distance between themselves and the bottom three.
While if Fulham do manage to win at Selhurst Park and relegation rivals Newcastle lose away at Wolves, it would see the West London outfit switch places with Steve Bruce’s men in the battle to finish 17th. Wolves versus Newcastle may not be one of the most alluring Premier League fixtures on paper, but it certainly is important to the two clubs involved and with the Magpies continually sliding down the table, they will look to arrest their decline at Molineux on Saturday. Talking of decline, that is exactly what has happened to Tottenham as of late and with four defeats in their last five league outings, there is a feeling that the wheels are starting to fall off the Jose Mourinho managerial wagon.
However, Spurs’ fringe players did impress during their midweek Europa League exploits and the likes of Dele Alli and Gareth Bale will be knocking on the manager’s door and demanding a start against Burnley on Sunday. If Tottenham can win against Sean Dyche’s men, it may just provide the catalyst for the final third of the season. Then again, if the North London outfit fail to pick up maximum points at home, it will only add to the pressure that is currently placed on Mourinho’s shoulders.