The final match day of the drawn out 2019/20 campaign is here; an incredible ten games will be played out simultaneously. It will be nerve racking for the fans, especially for teams that are competing for places, as they’ll have to keep a close eye on their rival’s games. There’s nothing as exciting in store like the possibility for a team to clinch the title in the dying seconds of the injury time like in 2011/12. But, there is lot on stake for these twenty teams on the final day.
Month: July 2020
The domestic season is drawing to a close in the remaining major European leagues. Real Madrid have gone on to win the La Liga. In Italy, Cristiano Ronaldo has produced an unbelievable upsurge in his goal-scoring form in a bid to win the Golden Boot in Serie A, with Juventus closing in on their 9th straight title. In England, the final Match-day of the Premier League will be played out this Sunday, incredibly the 10 games will go on simultaneously with teams playing for their own agenda of survival, European qualification or for a strong finish to the season.
“Liverpool – the Champions of England…” cried the commentator as Chelsea effectively ended all mathematical possibilities of Manchester City’s feeble attempts to prolong the inevitable. The 2019-20 Premier League season will go down in history as one of football’s fightback stories against a pandemic that threatened to shutdown world football albeit temporarily. Premier League football returned after almost a break of 100 days and Project Restart is now well on its way to its conclusion. …
Down the table, the survival battle to avoid the remaining two relegation slots will be contested fiercely between four teams: West Ham, Watford, Bournemouth & Aston Villa. The hammers & hornets look comparatively safer, with West Ham especially playing 3 of the 4 remaining fixtures against the relegation candidates. Eddie Howe looks a beaten man; he will hope Callum Wilson’s return to fitness can save them. However, I feel no remorse for Dean Smith & John Terry’s Aston Villa side, after investing nearly £130 Mn on their squad, they look far from it. The Birmingham based sleeping giants will have a tough time financially if they can’t get back up to the Premier League soon if they get relegated. However, anything can happen in this scrap to survival.