In the Premier League, Easter weekend has arrived, and there are some fantastic games to look forward to that will affect both ends of the table.
There are a lot of games to watch on Saturday, with the early game and the late game on either side of six 3 p.m. kickoffs that will be closely watched by those vying for European spots and those avoiding the drop.
Particularly interesting matches will be Manchester United versus Everton, Tottenham versus Brighton, and Leicester City versus Bournemouth.
Everything you need to know about the Premier League games on Saturday and how to keep up with them can be found here.
Manchester United Vs Everton
Even though they are at opposite ends of the table, Manchester United’s matchup with Everton always has an advantage due to the animosity that exists between the two cities. When the early kickoff occurs on Saturday at Old Trafford, it will undoubtedly be a very physical game.
Joined are still without the suspended Casemiro however Christian Eriksen will be back in the crew. Scott McTominay is likely to keep his spot, but Luke Shaw may not play because of an injury sustained against Brentford.
The Toffees are without suspended players Abdoulaye Doucoure, Andros Townsend, and Dominic Calvert-Lewin.
Aston Villa vs. Nottingham Forest
This game is really all about the away team. Their re-visitation of unfortunate structure implied the club needed to emerge and freely back Steve Cooper after it appeared he was bound for the sack last end of the week.
Despite their support for him, they clearly recognized that results must immediately improve.
Forest will have a tough time here because Unai Emery’s Aston Villa team is in serious contention for a European spot of some kind and has moved up to seventh. Despite being outsiders, they are a part of the picture.
Brentford versus Newcastle
This can possibly be one of the most engaging rounds of the day despite the fact that it has been put at 3pm. Brentford are still a lot of in the battle to catch a spot in the Europa Gathering Association or even the Europa Association on the off chance that they hit the right structure.
As for Newcastle, they are back to their best and appear more likely to finish third than finish in the top four. The Magpies are flying, having defeated Man Utd 2-0 and West Ham 5-1, and they will be the close favorite to win all three points in London.
West Ham United Vs Fulham
This matchup between West Ham United and Fulham could very well be David Moyes’s last chance.
Although West Ham supporters may believe that the time has come to fire him and hire a new coach, the atmosphere at the London Stadium was truly shocking as the Hammers were smashed to pieces by Newcastle with ease and lost 5-1.
It seemed like the end for Moyes yet he is still ready and will be in control as his group removes on Fulham from home. Since Fulham is on the outside of the European spots, these two teams probably thought they would be in the same position when the season started.
Wolves and Chelsea
The first match between Wolves and Chelsea marked the beginning of Frank Lampard’s second stint as Chelsea coach. Even though he will only be in that role until the end of the season, it is safe to say that Blues fans are eager to see him play again.
For Wolves, Jonny and Ruben Neves are both suspended, and Chelsea lacks the back-up experience of Thiago Silva and Cesar Azpilicueta.
Given that Lampard is a well-known supporter of the midfielder, who has not scored since the end of December, it is anticipated that he will quickly reinstate Mason Mount in the starting lineup. N’Golo Kante could likewise proceed with his rebound from injury.
Tottenham vs. Brighton
This game will have a significant impact on both teams’ chances of qualifying for Europe. Even though Tottenham still wants to compete with Newcastle and Manchester United for a Champions League spot, a loss to Brighton would bring the Seagulls within one point of Tottenham with two games remaining.
If Tottenham lose to Brighton at home and both Man Utd and Newcastle win, it could mean that Spurs are fighting for a Europa League spot rather than a Champions League spot.
Richarlison could return to the team, despite the fact that Lucas Moura is out on suspension.
Leicester City and Bournemouth
The matchup between Leicester City and Bournemouth on Saturday is by far the most significant for the struggle to avoid relegation.
Leicester are currently without Brendan Rodgers and frantically need focuses. A defeat at home against Bournemouth, who are also in the bottom three and two points ahead of them, would be disastrous.
Both of these teams are in a position where a single victory over a fellow straggler could propel them up the table, and the battle is so close. A victory could be crucial given that many of the teams surrounding these two have extremely difficult games this weekend.
Southampton vs. Manchester City
Manchester City will do everything in their power to keep Arsenal at bay given that the Gunners won’t play until Sunday when they travel to Liverpool. The Southampton team, under Pep Guardiola’s leadership, poses a serious threat of being pushed to the bottom of the table.
They are four points away from safety and will probably need a miracle to win again against City in the Carabao Cup matchup on the south coast.
This is the phase of the season when the oddest outcomes begin to emerge in a game that many only see going one way.
Leeds Vs Crystal Palace on Sunday
A win for either Leeds or Crystal Palace on Sunday afternoon would be a significant step toward Premier League survival. Crystal Palace were on target against Leicester last time out.
Despite losing 2-1 earlier this season at Selhurst Park, the hosts have won their last seven home games against the Eagles, so they should be confident going into this match.
Palace won their first game under Roy Hodgson as manager against Leicester, scoring 31 goals, their most since December 2018 in a Premier League match.
Even though Leeds’ manager Javi Gracia has won all three of his previous encounters with Palace and Hodgson, Leeds have not won any of their last nine games against teams from London.
Arsenal vs. Liverpool (Sunday)
Arsenal is aware that breaking their streak at Anfield could be crucial to winning the Premier League.
The Reds have scored at least three goals in each of their last six league away trips to Arsenal, resulting in a total of 22 goals.
Although Jurgen Klopp’s team has not won in four games, they have won their last three home league games by an aggregate score of 11-0, including a 7-0 victory over Manchester United last month.
If recalled, Mohamed Salah will attempt to score in a fourth consecutive Premier League home game for the first time since June 2020. Salah was rested against Chelsea in midweek.