The Premier League season officially comes to an end tomorrow afternoon after months of drama, unpredictability and a whole lot of controversy. While the title and the three relegation spots have already been determined, there’s still a lot to get excited about with just 10 games left to be played between all 20 teams.
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 end to the season.
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They say Nuno had a dream to build a football team – and what a team it was. From winning the Championship to finishing seventh twice in the Premier League to the FA Cup semi-finals and the Europa League quarter-finals, Nuno Espirito Santo had one hell of a run with Wolverhampton Wanderers. This Sunday will mark his final game in charge of the club, and what a way it would be for him to finish up with a win over Manchester United, the team he bested many times.
If West Ham United beat Southampton, they will qualify for next season’s UEFA Europa League. That’s the kind of achievement many thought to be incredibly unlikely at the start of the campaign, and yet here we are. The Hammers have already proven so many of their doubters wrong and the next step for them is a pretty simple one: get over the finish line with an emphatic win, confirming David Moyes’ position as one of the best managers in the club’s recent history.
Chelsea’s attention will largely be focused on next week’s Champions League final but they really can’t afford to let their guard down. If they drop points and Leicester & Liverpool win tomorrow, the Blues will slip down into fifth place in the table. That would put a whole lot more pressure on the UCL final and to avoid any of that, Chelsea must beat Aston Villa and showcase why everyone has been praising them so much since Thomas Tuchel walked through the door earlier this year.
A long and difficult season is almost at an end for Liverpool Football Club and somehow, despite all of the trials and tribulations, they’re just one win away from qualifying for the Champions League. They need to see off the challenge of Crystal Palace at Anfield in what can only be described as one of the most important games of Jurgen Klopp’s managerial career. If they win, they can start to celebrate and plan for the summer. If they don’t, Leicester are going to be right on their heels and could create quite the final day upset for a battered and bruised Reds side.