Ladies and gentlemen, I’m here to declare today May 12 as the greatest Sunday of the year! On behalf of the NMA staff, a Happy Mother’s Day to those of you ladies out there among the readers. Today we have the penultimate episode of Game of Thrones, appointment viewing for many of us who are waiting to see how it will end.
Premier League fans, most of all this is your day. The end of a long season is here and a champion is still to be determined. Whenever we have the rare season that provides us with final-day drama, we have to count our lucky stars friends. The relegation places are sorted already, and barring near mathematically improbable surprises, so are the top four places. But the top spot is still left to be decided. After what’s possibly goal of the season scored by Vincent Kompany last week, Manchester City are still in pole position to claim back to back league titles. Liverpool have already had a miraculous turnaround this week and will envision another. This time fate is not in their hands though. Brighton will host the defending champions at the Amex Stadium, and the proceedings will be followed intensely on Merseyside and indeed worldwide.
The top scorer race is another situation that will capture our attention on this final day of the season. Mo Salah will aim to take this crown consecutively. Liverpool teammate Sadio Mane, Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, and City legend Sergio Aguero are the contenders hoping to be among the goals and take leadership of the goal-scoring charts. It’s a contest between Eden Hazard and Ryan Fraser to finish atop the assist chart (and Hazard begins on the bench after playing 120 minutes midweek).
Four English teams will contest European finals in the coming weeks, so the league has claimed the title of best in Europe this season. This despite the hesitancy to claim Champions League places for next season the past few weeks. We get to celebrate the year of football we have enjoyed and witness who will ultimately take the title, so thank you for being on this journey with us this season.
- Brighton vs Manchester City
- Burnley vs Arsenal
- Crystal Palace vs Bournemouth
- Fulham vs Newcastle
- Leicester vs Chelsea
- Liverpool vs Wolves
- Manchester United vs Cardiff
- Southampton vs Huddersfield
- Tottenham vs Everton
- Watford vs West Ham
Which match(es) are you watching today? How many of you are still in mini-league contention? Please let me know whom you need to perform today to enable you to achieve success.