This weekend sees the Premier League reach its penultimate round of fixtures, and we round-up what is on offer in the coming days.
The 2015/16 season is now almost at an end, as another unpredictable, exciting Premier League campaign reaches its climax.
Liverpool host Watford on Sunday afternoon, and despite the game being something of a dead rubber, Jurgen Klopp will want his side to build on Thursday’s superb 3-0 win against Villarreal in the Europa League semi-final second-leg.
The Reds’ clash with the Hornets is one of 10 top-flight matches to look forward to in the coming days, as the summer fast approaches.
Can Rafa continue to work his magic?
The Magpies visit relegated Aston Villa on Saturday afternoon, and it represents a wonderful chance for them to earn three more valuable points.
Rafa Benitez is now on the verge of guiding Newcastle to safety, which seemed fairly unthinkable when he took charge back in March.
The Black Cats do have that aforementioned game in hand on Newcastle, but psychologically, further dropped points this weekend would be an almighty blow.
Louis van Gaal’s side are still in contention for a top-four finish, and realistically, only a win will keep their chances alive. It is a huge game for both sides.
Full Fixtures & TV Info
Aston Villa vs. Newcastle – Saturday 3pm
Crystal Palace vs. Stoke – Saturday 3pm
West Ham vs. Swansea – Saturday 3pm
Liverpool vs. Watford – Sunday 4pm
Fantasy Football Tips
City feel like a team very much at the end of an era, with Pep Guardiola soon to replace Manuel Pellegrini as manager, and some senior players likely to move on as well.
Sergio Aguero is still very much a player in his prime, however, and he may well prove to be the difference against Arsenal on Sunday. People will leave him out of their team because he is struggling form, but don’t do the same thing.
Because of that, and also because of Robert Huth’s three-match suspension, Romelu Lukaku could have a field day at the King Power Stadium.
Mauricio Pochettino’s men may not be at the races this weekend, and an in-form Shane Long could take advantage of it for Southampton.
Villa have almost become an embarrassment in recent weeks, and they are likely to put up little fight against Newcastle this weekend.
Benitez’s teams are always well-drilled, so Paul Dummett has a good chance of helping his side keep a clean-sheet at Villa Park. He is cheap too, so get him in your fantasy football team.