“A masterpiece of great tactics from Klopp!” Mark Slater says: City will now relax and leak goals, and fail to win because “Billiards takes over the lightning second half!! Ha.
Something happened in today’s boring match. And Kenny has help! His cross gives Kai Havertz a flick.
A word from Everton reporter Mary Waltz. “Okay, now I know what it’s like to watch a team with a starting lineup get a hangover.” At least you can watch it! We only have a couple of head-to-head matches here in little old England.
Commentary on Sky shows Liverpool have earned more points from losing positions than anyone else in Premier League – 17 so far. Second, and less expected, is Everton, who are level with Brentford at 15.
This was all about Virgil vDick’s absence. With Jose Sa long ahead, Ibrahima Konate missed with a header, allowing Raul Jimenez to pass. Nice cross pass by Pedro Neto.
What are you?
Peep peep! ten times.
At Anfield, you’ll never walk alone. Liverpool always wins the battle of songs.
Kennedy! a ticket?
Chelsea Mendy, Azpilicueta, Silva, Rudiger, James, Kante, Niguez, Kennedy, Zich, Mount, Havertz.
Watford Bachmann, Vimenia, Kabasil, Samir, Camara, Sissoko, Caembe, Cleverly, King, Pedro, Sima.
Yuri Tillmans returns to Leicester. Jamie Vardy, who always seems to score on the last day, may be fantasizing about his chances. Ralph Hasenhuttl leaves Armando Broja and puts all his faith in the Armstrongs.
Lister Schmeichel, Fofana, Evans, Dewsbury-Hall, Mindy, Justin, Tillmans, Castin, Madison, Vardy, Barnes.
Southampton McCarthy, Walker-Peters, Linko, Stevens, Salisu, Redmond, Illinoisi, Ward Prause, Romeo, S Armstrong, Armstrong.
The emotional director may have given the start to Mark Noble. David Moyes would prefer to be taken off the bench.
Brighton Sanchez, Feltman, Dunk, Webster, Marsh, Bisoma, Caicedo, Cucurella, Gross, McAllister, Welbeck.
West Ham Fabianski, Koval, Dawson, Zouma, Cresswell, Susik, Rice, Bowen, Lanzini, Fornals, Antonio.
Ralph Rangnick finished the match when he started with a match against Palace. Cristiano Ronaldo’s place goes to Edinson Cavani, so the pressure will at least be better and there’s a first start for brawler Hannibal Mejbri. Patrick Vieira made five changes from the TV series at Goodison Park, and Mark Guehe was among the absentees.
Crystal Palace Guetta, Klein, Andersen, Ward, Mitchell, Gallagher, Hughes, Schlupp, Sacke, Zaha, Edward.
Manchester United De Gea, Dalot, Lindelof, Maguire, Telles, McTominay, Fred, Ilanga, Megbri, Fernandez, Cavani.
Not Christian Norgaard for Brentford, so he may be in danger of losing the golden shenbad (for most interventions). For Leeds, Patrick Bamford was ready to come back, only to test positive for Covid, which sums up their season.
Brentford Raya, Agger, Jansson, Sorensen, Henry, Jensen, Janellet, Eriksen, Mbomo, Tony, Wissa.
Leeds Meslier, Koch, Llorente, Cooper, Firpo, Phillips, Raphinha, Rodrigo, Harrison, Gelhardt, Greenwood.
Dele Alli had a rare start, and it didn’t happen with Donny van de Beek – he’s off the bench, ready to come to Dele in the 63rd minute. Frank Lampard gives a few people a break, but this Arsenal defense still looks a bit sloppy.
Arsenal Ramsdale, Soares, Holding, Gabriel, Tavares, Elneny, Xhaka, Saka, Odegaard, Martinelli, Nketiah.
Everton Begovic, Brantwaite, Holgate, Kane, Kenny, Davies, Doukuri, Iwobi, Alli, Gray, Calvert-Lewin.
Antonio Conte, another director taking drama out of the box, has Harry Kane getting his physique back again.
Norwich Kroll, Aarons, Byram, Hanley, Giannois, Sorensen, Norman, Doyle, Les Milo, Rashica, Bucky.
Tottenham Lloris, Sanchez, Dier, Davies, Royal, Bentancur, Hojbjerg, Sessegnon, Kulusevski, Kane, Son.
Burnley are committed to a drawing team, which reinforces the suspicion that their replacement manager Michael Jackson knows what he’s doing. Kieran Trippier returns to Newcastle, whose big improvement began with his arrival.
Burnley Bob, Taylor, Tarkovsky, Collins, Long, Cork, Roberts, McNeil, Brownhill, Barnes, Cornette.
Newcastle Dubravka, Trippier, Lascelles, Byrne, Target, Longstaff, Guimarães, Joelinton, Almiron, Wilson, Saint Maximin.
There was no Sterling or Grealish in Pep’s starting line-up, but John Stones is back (as right-back). As for Fia, Aimee Martinez is unfit, so Steven Gerrard made his club debut for Robin Olsen, who used to be at Everton and then Sheffield United. Sounds like a recipe for some tournaments last day.
Manchester Ederson, Stones, Fernandinho, Laporte, Cancelo, Rodrygo, De Bruyne, Silva, Mahrez, Foden, Jesus.
Aston villa Olsen, Cash, Chambers, Mings, Dean, Louise, McGinn, Ramsay, Buendia, Coutinho, Watkins.
And neither is Van Dijk, which might make an even bigger difference.
Liverpool Allison, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Konate, Robertson, Keita, Henderson, Thiago, Jota, Mane, Diaz.
Wolves Sa, Gomes, Coady, Boly, Ait Nouri, Moutinho, Neves, Dendoncker, Otto, Neto, Jimenez
Some correspondence! “Just send an email,” says Joe Mahoney. “For questioning the choice of lasagna pic. Did you intend to find the single image lacking appetite on the Internet? If so, bravo. The shiny, film-like skin on its surface appears to behave in a similar way to the brightly colored frog skin; a warning sign Clear for everyone to stay away, far away.” I will convey your greetings to the photo office.
Wait, we have a file Fifth A race between two horses. Golden Shoe! Mohamed Salah is in the lead with 22 goals in the league, but Son Heung-min breathes from his neck with 21 goals. Salah may not start the day, sleeping only six goals until the Champions League final. And even if he did, wolves—though in poor condition—might be less obligated than Norwich. Third-placed Cristiano Ronaldo is missing today with a hip injury, so he will remain with the Bronze Boot unless Harry Kane helps himself to a hat-trick at Carrow Road.
Afternoon everyone and welcome to the house of madness. last day of Premier League The season is traditionally a time of late vicissitudes, hot farewells, raucous apathy and ridiculous results (Sir Alex Ferguson managed to combine a lot by ending his career in a 5-5 draw at West Bromwich Albion). Today we may see a little silliness and a little more grit, because the list of matches made us proud. There are still four races per two horses running, and none of the participating clubs are facing each other – so eight of the 10 games starting at 4pm have something to ride on.
Those full races:
League title. He is practically the king of Pep Guardiola, and he is a loser to him. If City beat Villa, they will retain the Premier League title. But Liverpool, who face Wolverhampton, are only one point behind them – and they came 11 points behind on January 19. Both teams are at home today, which is more reassuring for Jurgen Klopp than Pep.
Last place in the Champions League. Leonard Cohen saw it coming: He goes like this, fourth, fifth. Spurs are visiting poor Norwich, and he only needs one point, so he can almost afford the Spurs. Or even to order lasagna. Arsenal, who is back to his red card habit, cannot afford to be Arsey. They enjoy Everton, who are poor travelers with nothing to play for after salvaging their skins in that midweek melodrama – but have strangely become Mikel Arteta’s ghost team, with wins in the last three league meetings between the two sides.
European wooden spoon. Not content with vying to see who is Manchester United’s least successful coach after Fergie, Ralph Rangnick and David Moyes also come out for the dubious honors of qualifying for the European Conference Conference. United, who are visiting Crystal Palace, are two points ahead but trailing on goal difference, so they need a win to make sure they qualify for the Europa League, a level close to their level these days. West Ham, who are moving to Brighton, seem the best team without the league results showing them. They might have something in their eyes when they say goodbye to Mark Noble.
Final landing place. Norwich and Watford are doomed, and Everton is safe, which leaves Burnley and Leeds. Both are on 35 points, with Burnley ahead on goal difference and in much better shape after taking advantage of the no-coach rebound. They have 10 points from their last six matches, double what Leeds have. Burnley host Newcastle, who rarely show their newfound supremacy on the road. Leeds visits Brentford, who has been fantastic since signing Christian Eriksen. It’s a lot easier to see Burnley get something more from Leeds, but the last day has nothing to do with logic.
The closest thing to dead rubber is Stamford Bridge, welcoming Chelsea, who can only take third place away, and Watford, who are 19th and can only be changed if Norwich somehow beat Spurs. The last game is Leicester vs Southampton, where there is nothing at stake but pride and prize money. Leicester, who are in ninth place, may beat Wolves, although it is possible that Brighton will catch them. Southampton occupies fifteenth place and will remain there unless Everton improves its result.
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