With just four weeks remaining before the Premier League comes down to a close, the season has indeed entered its most crucial period yet. While it did seem like one club already had their hands on the title, the league ups the stakes and brings in a plot twist. Now there are two clubs still vying for the coveted trophy and the winner of the competition is still far from certain. Over to the race for Champions League qualification, the race is at a breaking point, with as much as five teams still in it with a chance to secure a third and fourth place finish.
With fixtures being played left and right every day at breakneck pace, football fans around the world should be careful not to miss the most important games of the week. On that note, here are two Premier League matches you DEFINITELY don’t want to miss.
Arsenal vs Leicester City
(Wednesday, 26th April; 07:45PM GMT+1 KO)
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger must be mulling about what he had done wrong with his tactics and preparation this season. Although a yearly chaser of the top four, Arsenal, it seems, have it all to do in the coming weeks as they are currently in seventh place with 57 points, a staggering SEVEN point away from fourth place with just seven games left for them to play. As such, every win is important.
Enter Leicester City: the defending champions have had a lacklustre season thus far; the Foxes are currently wallowing in 15th place as it stands, six points clear of the drop zone. Despite a disappointing campaign, they’ve managed to pick up form as of late and will definitely be eager to claim all three points after the dust settles at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday night.
The Gunners, for their part, will be hoping that fortune favours them rather than their opponents. The club’s fans are already incensed that they might not celebrate St Totteringham’s Day this season. Should Arsenal lose this match, they may well kiss their top four hopes goodbye – and their fans’ support with it.
Crystal Palace vs Tottenham Hotspur
(Wednesday, 26th April; 08:00PM GMT+1 KO)
Tottenham Hotspur will not be in good spirits coming into this game – they’ve just been handed a devastating 4-2 defeat by title rivals Chelsea during the weekend in their FA Cup semi-final clash, which saw Spurs kicked out of the prestigious competition. Regardless, they must go into this game with every bit of determination they could muster if they are to win and secure all the three points.
As things stand, Spurs are currently in second place with 71 points, seven points adrift of the top spot with six games left for them to play. As such, they must not take this game against relatively weaker side Crystal Palace for granted.
The Eagles have proven they have what it takes to beat the big boys after they brushed aside Liverpool 2-1 during the weekend. If they could have a repeat of their performance at Anfield in their stadium on Wednesday, they could prove to be the thorn that prevents Spurs from getting their hands on the gold.