Norwich team goes to London to play with Chelsea in a very important game of the season.
At the end of the season still remain a few matches. Norwich needs points. In their last 5 games they have not won. They consistently lost from Manchester United, Liverpool, Fulham, West Brom and Swansea. This terrible form at the end of this season sent them in the relegation zone. Season began well for them but their power did earlier and they seem to fall now.
Even more shocking statistic is that Norwich have lost their last eight away matches in the Premier League. And Norwich have been losing at both half time and full time in their last five matches in the Premier League. Joseph Yobo is injured and will have no chance to take part of the game. No other injured and suspended players in team.
Chelsea still theoretically is in the fight for first place. This now seems unlikely at this stage. In the remaining few matches teams of Liverpool and Manchester City needs to step sideways and make losses. José Mourinho made a few bad results. They lost to Sunderland, Crystal Palace and Aston Villa. If one of those three losses was a victory they would now lead the standings.
The Portuguese is justified by the fact that he found a team that is not collected and compiled by him. It is true that his presence raised the motivation of the blue, but that was not enough for something bigger. During the week they lost from Atl. Madrid and dropped a step before the Champions League final. For Chelsea are out Petr Cech and Ramires. First because of a serious shoulder injury, and the second is suspended due to a red card. Eden Hazard is doubtful. The same situation is with Samuel Eto’o and John Terry.
The obvious favorite in this match is Chelsea. They are winning at both half time and full time in 7 of their last 8 matches against Norwich in all competitions. Moreover Chelsea scored at least three goals in their last five home matches against Norwich.
Hull travels to Birmingham to face Aston Villa in a match of English Premier League. Both teams are involved in the struggle for survival. Each point is crucial for the fate of these two teams. At the end of every season there are many interesting results. Some teams do remarkable series of victories that bring them the necessary points to be saved. Is not the case with either Aston Villa or the team of Hull. Both teams are close together on the table. Aston Villa have collected 35 points and are still threatened to fall out and not to play in the Championship next year. A good win and 3 points will bring some peace to the team.
Hull has 37 points and is also in danger of falling. They will try to escape having only 3 matches to the finish. After this game they meet Manchester Utd. at Old Trafford. In the last game of the season they have match away with Everton and if take at least 3 points from those three games would be good for them. Most likely it looks they will try to take something from this game but let’s see.
Hull last record victory is against Swansea about a month ago. They also reached the final of the FA Cup this year and would have Arsenal of the oldest race in the world of football. This match will be played on 17th this month. Before that, the team of Hull need to ensure matches in the Premier League next season.
Aston Villa is in a bad run of results. They took a victory against Chelsea in the mid of March. After those game have only one draw against Southampton. The remaining 5 games are losses. Exactly those results in recent matches led the team to this position. If they do not take anything from their remaining matches can not be saved and the team will fall.
West Brom travels to London to play a match of English Premier League with the team of Arsenal.
Arsenal certainly is ranked in a fourth place. It gives them the right to play in Europe next season. This is considered success for the team led by Arsene Wenger. If Arsenal takes the FA Cup and after two weeks it will be a season in which the team will have succeeded in its objectives. It’s important for the team and they can save the best players, because Londoners are getting in the zone of Champions League.
They no longer have big problems with injured players. This period of a few months ago is over and they are in a series of successful results. They won their last three matches in the Premier League. This brought some peace and deserved ranking in the top 4. However Vassiriki Abou Diaby, Ryo Miyaichi, Kieran Gibbs, Theo Walcott and Jack Wilshere are injured. All these can not play in the game. In question are Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Thomas Vermaelen.
The second of these two is very important for Arsenal’s security in the defensive part of the game. O. Giroud has scored 15 goals so far. A. Ramsey has 9 goals and Podolski has 8 goals. A. Ramsey has a very big influence on the team’s performance of Arsene Wenger. He was injured but is now on line and will probably be included in the game. Ozil is also in the group for the match. We expect a very interesting presentation of him.
New rumor is that Wenger will use a lot of money in the summer to bring some very high quality new players. Arsenal are undefeated in the last 17 home matches in the Premier League. Another important statistic is that Arsenal have won five of their last six home matches against West Brom in all competitions.
In the team of West Brom are injured Zoltán Gera, Steven Reid and Liam Ridgewell. They are outside the group. The Team is in the fight for stay in the Premier League. They need at least 3 points in the remaining three matches to guarantee a place in the standings.