The last weekend of Premier League football is here before the summer break. Chelsea are champions, Hull, Middlesbrough and Sunderland will all be playing Championship football next season – but there is still a battle on for the all important fourth Champions League place. Tottenham are safe in second and Manchester City would have to have a relatively severe weekend to lose their spot. However, there is just a single point separating Liverpool and Arsenal.
Arsenal vs Everton
Burnley vs West Ham
Chelsea vs Sunderland
Hull vs Tottenham
Leicester vs Bournemouth
Liverpool vs Middlesbrough (Sky Sports)
Man Utd vs Crystal Palace
Southampton vs Stoke
Swansea vs West Brom
Watford vs Man City (Sky Sports)
Arsenal have the tougher fixture as opposed to Liverpool this weekend. However, Arsenal have a great deal of momentum going into the weekend. Since getting beat by Tottenham, which looked to have ended their top four aspirations, Wenger’s men have fought back and now find themselves within a point of fourth placed Liverpool after four straight wins on the bounce. Arsenal will be relying on relegation bound Middlesbrough to do them a massive favour and take points from Anfield if they are going to edge into the top four.
The pressure is really on Liverpool to get three points this weekend. Failure to do so and they will be relying on rivals Everton to get something from the Emirates. By all rights the game against ‘Boro should be a straight forward three points, but Liverpool have shown that they do struggle against defensive teams in the bottom half of the table. Liverpool will be confident going into the game after their 4-0 over West Ham last weekend and with their 3-0 win in the reverse fixture earlier this season in mind.
Harry Kane became the leagues top goalscorer on Thursday night, netting four times in Tottenham’s 6-1 win over Leicester. He will be looking to be amongst the goals against Hull on Sunday to ensure here stays on top of the pile with Romelu Lukaku two goals behind him.
A lot of players will be looking to showcase their talents this weekend with the summer transfer window looming – either looking to step up to a bigger club or to claim a place in their team for next season.