The Premier League rolls on this week for another selection of entertaining fixtures as we continue on through the month of May. While we’re entering into the latter stages of the season, there are still so many huge fixtures left to be played – mainly in the race to finish in the top four or top six.
Today, our aim is to pick out four clubs, in particular, who we believe have a huge opportunity ahead of them in the next few days. They aren’t nailed on to pick up all three points and they may not even be the favourites, but if they can find a way to win, it could be huge for their season.
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For their first season back in the Premier League, it’s hard to see where Leeds United have gone wrong. Sure, in the early stage of the campaign they were leaking goals for fun, but they were also scoring pretty regularly and they’ve never really seemed to be in much danger of slumping down into the relegation battle. If they beat Burnley tomorrow, they’ll take a huge step forward in their push for a top half finish.
West Ham United need to beat Brighton tomorrow night in order to keep their top four hopes alive and while they may have fallen off the wagon in recent weeks, we still think they’re in with a pretty good shot. Their run-in isn’t too disastrous and they’ve got the players necessary to gain some traction, but David Moyes has to find something within himself that inspires his team to go that extra mile and really fight for the crest on their chest.
West Bromwich Albion have already had their relegation confirmed whereas Liverpool beat Manchester United to move within just a few points of the top four. In reality this should be a pretty simple equation to solve with the Reds now being one of the leading contenders in the race to qualify for the Champions League, but we all know Sam Allardyce would love to throw a spanner in the works. If Liverpool can come firing out of the blocks, there’s no reason why they can’t run out as comfortable winners here to really put the pressure on their closest rivals.
Everton are at home to Sheffield United on Sunday night and by that point, everyone else would’ve played their respective fixtures. From that point on the Toffees will know exactly what they need to do to put pressure on the top six and potentially even top seven, and Carlo Ancelotti will realise the golden opportunity he has ahead of him. European football is within touching distance and while it may still feel like there’s a marathon left to be run, Everton Football Club are close to becoming real contenders for the first time in a really long time.