The Premier League rolls on this week for another selection of entertaining fixtures as the busy month of April concludes. While we’re entering into the latter stages of the season, there are still so many huge fixtures left to be played at the top and bottom of the table.
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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If certain results go their way, Manchester City will be crowned Premier League champions once again – and isn’t that the biggest opportunity of all? We’ve all known they’re the ones to beat for months now and we’re at the point whereby they could go down in history as one of the greatest teams in the history of English football. They’ll lock horns with Crystal Palace in a game that, in all fairness, everyone thinks they’ll walk.
Chelsea couldn’t have asked for a much better way to strengthen their grip on the top four than a game against Fulham. Sure, the fact that it’s a local derby is bound to somewhat increase the stakes, but the Blues are flying right now and they should fancy themselves to beat the Cottagers tomorrow. It’s obviously not going to be as easy or simple as that, but Thomas Tuchel understands that his side are in a powerful position compared to the rest of the Champions League chasers.
Tottenham Hotspur aren’t out of this top four race and on Sunday, they’ll host Sheffield United in the first of five “cup finals”. Ryan Mason may not be the most experienced manager in the world but you don’t need to be to beat a team like the Blades who have only picked up 17 points all season long. Spurs have been through some turbulent times in recent months, especially within the context of the Jose Mourinho era, but now is the time for them to stand up and be counted in a race that seems destined to go down to the wire.
West Bromwich Albion are nine points off of safety with five games left to play. Based on those numbers alone they don’t have much of a chance at survival, but even if they do go down, you can bet Sam Allardyce will ensure they go down swinging. Their game on Monday night is much more than just a one-off game of football as they prepare to meet Black Country rivals Wolverhampton Wanderers in the second derby of the season. They were able to win the first and if they can do the same this time around, that’ll be something to remember the campaign by even if a Championship return does come their way.