So while writing this post I really was in a big confusion on where to begin.
Should I write on how important the game between Leicester City and Manchester United is?
or my thoughts on this season’s relegation battle in the Premier League between Aston Villa, Watford and AFC Bournemouth?
or what are my plans for the last gameweek of the 2019-20 season in FPL?
Turns out, I’ll be writing something on all three topics, so it’s gonna be quite a lengthy post, stay with me guys on this one, lots to come now.
Leicester City vs Manchester United: Must win for both the teams to secure a Champions League spot for next season.
As things stand, it’s gonna be an absolute must win situation for both Manchester United and Leicester City in their clash later today if both teams want to secure a Champions League spot for next season.
Leicester City currently sit on 5th in the Premier League table with 62 points, while Manchester United sit on 3rd position with 63 points and both teams having an equal goal difference of +28
What this means is, in a situation where United loses and both Leicester and Chelsea win their respective games, Solskjaer’s men would miss out on Champions League for a 2nd consecutive season.
And in a situation where United gets a point from a draw and Chelsea win it’s game against Wolves, the red devils will still qualify for a Champions League play-off spot for next season.
This means that the only situation in which United doesn’t qualify for Champions League next season is if they lose their game against Leicester later today.
Which actually can also be a possibility considering how depressing and fatigued United have looked in their last 2 games against Chelsea and West Ham United.
Also we shouldn’t forget how in recent few seasons Leicester have had a nice run against United in their encounters.
So it’s gonna be a tough fixture, no doubt about that. Still I am hoping for the best.
Relegation battle heats on
I don’t remember the last time in recent few years the relegation battle in the Premier League was this intense and right down to the last kick of the season.
West Ham got a point against Manchester United and fortunately for them, got themselves out of the relegation battle.
However, things look so heated up between three teams in particular:
- Aston Villa
- AFC Bournemouth
From my personal view-point, I feel Bournemouth are inevitably doomed for relegation even though they had a decent team and I kinda liked them, but a recovery from this stage at 31 points is very very difficult.
In terms of Watford, I feel the same thing, a game away to Arsenal at the Emirates is always difficult no matter what Arsenal’s away form in that moment is.
So a relegation for the Hornets look very likely as well.
The only chance of survival I feel is with Aston Villa, considering their game is against a West Ham side which is secure from relegation, so it’s very likely that West Ham will ease up in their game against Villa, giving the Villans some breathing room.
Going crazy in FPL on last gameweek of the season
5 transfers, and a triple captain chip on Man City veteran David Silva, I have made every effort I could to make this season’s last gameweek in FPL memorable.
And why not? After all an ending should be memorable isn’t it.
I was in a dilemma between some different combinations, whether to get Kane or Son, whether to throw De Bruyne out of my team and put 2 City players to cover for him, whether to drop Greenwood or Ings.
To be honest, some hours before the deadline, as I type this I still am in a dilemma, and this is why I love playing this game, the confusion never ends.