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The 2016-17 football season is one of the most exciting in the history of the sport, with more mouth-watering fixtures scheduled for popular giant clubs Barcelona, Chelsea, Real Madrid, Arsenal, Manchester United, Bayern Munich, Liverpool, Manchester City, Atletico Madrid, AC Milan, Borussia Dortmund, Juventus, and PSG in the remaining months of the current 2016-17 campaign. Superstar football players and celebrity managers add to the allure of this season with popular footballers Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale, Neymar, Luis Suarez, Thomas Muller, Robert Lewandowski, Alexis Sanchez, Paul Pogba, Harry Kane, Jamie Vardy, Jonas, Antoine Grietzman, Gonzalo Higuain, Wayne Rooney and Eden Hazard competing for silverware, and famous coaches the likes of Jose Mourinho, Arsene Wenger, Jurgen Klopp, and Pep Guardiola at the helm of titan football clubs going face to face for trophies.
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At the top of the English Premier League, popular Chelsea FC remains in first place. With 47 points to date, titan club Arsenal are 12 points behind league leaders Chelsea with 14 games yet to play following back-to-back defeats against Watford and the Blues. After EPL Match-Week 24, Chelsea have 59 points; Spurs are in second with 50 points; Man City are one point behind Tottenham in third with 49 points; the Gunners are in fourth, Liverpool are in fifth place with 46 points; and closing in are Manchester United in sixth with 45 points. Everton has 50 points in seventh place.
On February 11th Premier League club Liverpool host arch rivals Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield Road, while top of the EPL Table Chelsea host Swansea City at Stamford Bridge on Saturday February 26. Then on March 4, Arsenal travel to Anfield Road to battle Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool in the fight to the finish on the road to the league championship. Next Arsenal host titan German Bundesliga club Bayern Munich in a Champions League Round of 16 game on Tuesday March 7 and Premier League holders Leicester City on Saturday March 11 at home at Emirates Stadium in London. Everton travel to play Liverpool on Saturday, April 1. Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United host West Bromwich Albion on April 1 and Everton on April 4 at Old Trafford in Manchester. Noisy neighbors Manchester City travel to play Chelsea for a spot in next year’s Champions League at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday April 5th. And Man United host the Swans at Old Trafford on April 29.
Although Arsenal have suffered back-to-back defeats against Watford and Chelsea the Gunners remain confident of finishing the season in a top spot. Ahead of Hull's visit to the Emirates Stadium on Saturday, Gunners Shkodran Musttafi talked about Arsenal’s recent loss to first place Chelsea and staying in the battle for a spot in next season’s Champions League tournament – and perhaps even finish first in the EPL. "I think it's going to be more difficult than it was before but I'm a believer," said Musttafi. "I don't give up. As long as it's possible we're going to fight for it, and in the end we will see - and if we're lucky enough and good enough to go for it or not. The first game we lost at home to Watford was really disappointing. We woke up a bit late, conceded two quick goals and it was difficult to come back. We were disappointed as well with losing at Chelsea, which was a completely different game. We knew it would be difficult at Stamford Bridge, but we knew as well it's possible to win. I think in the end we didn't do enough."
Relegation Battle 2017
Going into EPL Round 25, Leicester City and Swansea City have 21 points, Hull City has 20 points, and Crystal Palace and Sunderland both have 19 points. At the bottom of the table there is a fierce fight to determine who will go down in the battle to avoid Premier League relegation at the end of the season. Only two points separate the bottom six in the Premier League. In the fight for survival there are several key factors which could determine who goes down and who retains their top-tier Premier League status. Surprisingly, defending champions Leicester City are fighting a relegation battle after amazing the world by winning the Premier League championship in 2015-16 under the leadership of veteran Italian manager Claudio Ranieri. Sunderland remain at the very bottom of the Premier League with only 19 points from 24 matches to date, slightly below struggling Crystal Palace. Hull City have recently enjoyed somewhat of a resurgence under new manager Marco Silva and are up to third from bottom, just a point from safety.
Swansea have revived their survival hopes since Paul Clement took the reins, while Middlesbrough continues to sit just above the danger zone. Looking over their shoulder, Although Bournemouth have a six-point cushion with four games remaining against the teams below them in the table, they are not out of danger. Bournemouth have been strong this season at home. Middlesbrough's fitness and composure away from home will be crucial to their survival hopes in the final part of the season, as they still have to travel to four of their six rivals at the bottom of the Premier League. Boro’s upcoming home fixture with Sunderland offers an ideal opportunity to put distance between themselves and David Moyes' side.
Leicester have home advantage against teams still to visit King Power Stadium who are on average lower in the Premier League table than the Foxes. A victory at Swansea is considered crucial to Leicester avoiding relegation. Swansea have three key fixtures away from home, with trips to Hull, Bournemouth and Sunderland. Hull will contest relegation rivals Swansea, Middlesbrough, Sunderland, and Crystal Palace. Big Sam Allardyce's Crystal Palace suffered a confidence lowering 4-0 loss at home to Sunderland and were booed off by their own fans. Hopefully fans will support Crystal Palace in their next clash coming up at Selhurst Park in a massive fixture that is crucial to their survival chances. Palace face an extremely tough series of away games between now and the end of the season, including four of the Premier League's top six. Sunderland has back-to-back matches against Bournemouth, Hull, and Swansea leading up to a final trip to Chelsea as their fight to stay up is set to go right down to the wire. Leicester will hope to profit from their five games against the other clubs in the relegation fight.
Despite Swansea’s defeat to Man City, the Swans appear to be the most in-form team of the bottom seven clubs with three wins and three defeats from their past six matches. Hull have won seven points from Marco Silva's first four games in charge. With apparent sliding form, Leicester has suffered four straight defeats. Middlesbrough is without a win in their last seven league games. David Moyes’ Sunderland side hopes appear to rest upon star striker Jermain Defoe. The former England man netted his 13th and 14th goals of the campaign in the big win at Palace. Former Liverpool forward Christian Benteke is a key player for Palace. Alvaro Negredo, with six goals and four assists to his name, is key to Middlesbrough's hopes to avoid relegation. Hull City’s debutants Andrea Ranocchia and Alfred N'Diaye will be key to strengthening their side and raising spirits. The Swans will no doubt depend on Gylfi Sigurdsson. Meanwhile the Foxes look to Riyad Mahrez and miss-firing Jamie Vardy. The Foxes’ superstar goalie Kasper Schmeichel says Leicester’s performance during their 3-0 defeat against Man Utd was not good enough and warns they could be relegated. The talents of Leicester duo Mahrez and Vardy will be key to their survival chances.
Bournemouth look to Jack Wilshere and Junior Stanislas to continue in form for the Cherries. At the bottom of the Premier League but top of the injury table, David Moyes has a huge challenge ahead at Sunderland. Out with injury are Victor Anichebe, Jan Kirchhoff, Duncan Watmore, Paddy McNair, Adnan Januzaj, John O'Shea and Jack Rodwell. Meanwhile Hull City also have injury concerns with Michael Dawson, Curtis Davies, and Jeff Schlupp on the bench for Crystal Palace. Boro are currently without George Friend. With so few points separating the teams at the bottom of the Premier League, the clubs need to optimize every aspect of their form and talents to gain points. Bournemouth's six-point cushion is crucial, and the Swans and Hull will need to maintain their recent improved form to pull up clear from trouble.
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POPULAR UPCOMING 2017 FOOTBALL MATCHES
Liverpool v Tottenham Hotspur Tickets Sat, 11 Feb Anfield Road
Chelsea v Swansea City Tickets Sat, 25 Feb Stamford Bridge
Liverpool v Arsenal Tickets Sat, 4 Mar Anfield Road
Arsenal v Bayern Munich Tickets Tue, 7 Mar Emirates Stadium
Arsenal v Leicester City Tickets Sat, 11 Mar Emirates Stadium
Liverpool vs Everton Tickets Sat, 1 Apr Anfield Road
Manchester United v West Bromwich Albion Tickets, 1 Apr Old Trafford
Manchester United v Everton Tickets Tue, 4 Apr Old Trafford
Chelsea v Manchester City Tickets Wed, 5 Apr Stamford Bridge
Manchester United v Swansea City Tickets Sat, 29 Apr Old Trafford