Tonight`s Premiership Games: Toffees / Eagles / Villa / Clarets / Foxes / Blues


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Its still squeeky bum time.
Right to the end.

A win or a draw for Burnley could drop Leeds right in the sticky stuff.(y)

  • Everton vs Crystal Palace, 7.45pm
  • Aston Villa vs Burnley, 8pm, Sky Sports
  • Chelsea vs Leicester, 8pm
Here`s the Premier League Table before tonight`s matches:




After receiving two red cards in a 3-2 defeat to Brentford last time out, relegation-threatened Everton have picked up as many dismissals as they have wins under current manager Frank Lampard! However, the ‘Toffees’ must now put Sunday’s debacle behind them with a win at a packed Goodison Park against Crystal Palace – the only result that can see them avoid a first episode of final-day drama in 24 years.

Despite the defeat last time out, Everton are unbeaten in four of their last five PL home games (W3, D1). A six-game run of unbeaten home H2Hs (W3, D3), and Lampard’s impressive personal record against Palace (W3, L1), serve as further positives ahead of a match that could define the very future of Everton Football Club for generations.

Playing for nothing but pride and places in the final two games, Crystal Palace would be forgiven for having their proverbial sandals on. That simply isn’t the case though, as the ‘Eagles’ showed the kind of battling qualities that manager Patrick Vieira had as a player in coming from behind to draw 1-1 last time out, making it four unbeaten (W2, D2).

A record points haul could yet be achieved in Vieira’s first campaign, as Palace are currently just four points shy of their joint-record 1992/93 and 2018/19 Premier League seasons. In order to do that, Palace must try to end their current run of five straight away games conceding the opener (W1, D1, L3).

Players to watch: Richarlison is enjoying a run of three consecutive scoring home games for Everton, two of which were team openers and crucial to the result. Meanwhile, since hitting a double in the reverse fixture, Connor Gallagher’s only two Palace goals have come away from home.

Hot stat: Palace failed to win their final away league game in nine of their last 12 games as a top-flight side (W3, D2, L7).



A top-half Premier League (PL) finish now appears a tall order for Aston Villa after a 1-1 draw against Crystal Palace at the weekend saw Villa surrender a home lead for the second time in succession. Boss Steven Gerrard blasted his side as “naive” for the manner in which they conceded and it’s an all too familiar story for Villa, who have kept just two clean sheets from their last 12 PL home games (W3, D3, L6).

This game against Burnley comes just 12 days after the first H2H fixture of the season, where Villa ran out 3-1 victors. The home faithful may be expecting a H2H double here, with Villa claiming victory in their last two final home league games of the season, but with a last day showdown against Manchester City on the horizon, could Liverpool legend Gerrard potentially shuffle his pack here?

A furious Mike Jackson blasted the contentious decision to award Tottenham a penalty in the aftermath of his side's 1-0 defeat in North London, which ultimately cost Burnley the game. That dubious call coupled with a stroke of fortune for Leeds who equalised against Brighton in stoppage time saw Burnley drop into the bottom three, but a point at Villa Park would see the ‘Clarets’ climb back out ahead of Sunday’s relegation shoot-out.

Burnley may be quietly confident of their heads being above water in the lead-up to Sunday’s decider after avoiding defeat in their last three away H2Hs (W1, D2). With a new 5-3-2 system debuted at Tottenham, another shut-up-shop operation could be on the cards for Burnley and perhaps it’s needed to arrest a run of six consecutive PL away games without a clean sheet (W1, D2, L3).

Players to watch: Villa’s Danny Ings will relish the visit of Burnley after scoring in his last four personal H2Hs against his former club. Meanwhile, Maxwel Cornet scored Burnley’s goal in the reverse fixture and all four of his away goals this season have come before the hour mark.

Hot stat: Villa have conceded a PL-high seven home goals in the opening 15 minutes of games this season.



Thomas Tuchel will be working hard to lift his Chelsea side following a gut-wrenching FA Cup final defeat to Liverpool on Saturday, their second Wembley loss of the season to Jürgen Klopp’s team, both of them following a penalty shoot-out. The good news for the Chelsea boss is their League Cup final loss in February was the catalyst for a six-game winning run, and victory in this clash will secure third place in the Premier League (PL).

The ‘Blues’ have not been in imperious form at home though, losing two of the last four (W1, D1) and winning just three of the last nine top flight matches there, a run that includes four draws. And while they have scored in 14 straight league games at Stamford Bridge, there are major defensive concerns as both teams have scored in nine of the last dozen.

Whereas Chelsea are in need of a lift, the same cannot be said of Leicester City, who thumped relegated Watford 5-1 on Sunday to move back into the top half of the table. That, though, was a first away win in six for Brendan Rodgers’ side, whose four victories on their travels this PL season have all come against sides placed 11th or lower.

Keeping a clean sheet on the road has been a real problem for the ‘Foxes’, who have conceded in 17 of their 18 league matches away from the King Power Stadium (W4, D5, L9). With their four road trips against teams in the top five seeing them concede 13 goals and fail to pick up a single point, avoiding their first pair of H2H losses in a season since 2016/17 looks a tall order.

Players to watch: Scorer in the penalty shootout at the weekend, Jorginho’s last 19 goals for Chelsea have all come from the spot, including in this H2H fixture last season which was also their second last game of the league season! Meanwhile, Leicester’s Jamie Vardy has looked back to his best lately after netting four times in recent wins over Norwich and Watford, and will now look to add to his four H2H goals.

Hot stat: Leicester are chasing a third PL win in a row for the first time since January 2021 - a run that culminated in a 2-0 win over Chelsea.
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The Crystal Palace squad was in high spirits while preparing for a trip to Goodison Park, where they will take on Everton in their final away game of the season.
Palace's journey north will see them face an Everton side battling for their safety, with this game crucial to whether they will survive or not.
For Palace it's a chance to close-in on a potentially record breaking points tally, with the Eagles five off their best with two games remaining. Victory in both would put Palace on over 50 points for the first time in Premier League history.

Back to back wins would also lift Palace to 10th place, with a goal difference of eight between them and Brighton, so it's no wonder the team were all smiles on Copers Cope Road with such targets ahead of them.


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Hoping for an Everton win and Burnley draw.

That way the last day is still exciting and I can find positives in either Leeds or Burnley going down.


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Steven Gerrard isnt putting out a second string team - wont make it easy for the Clarets!



Standout Stats

Following their 3-1 win at Turf Moor earlier this month, Aston Villa are looking to complete their first league double over Burnley since the 1925-26 campaign. They won 10-0 against them at Villa Park that season, their joint-biggest margin of victory in their Football League history.
Burnley have lost just one of their last seven away league games against Aston Villa (W3 D3), going down 5-2 in February 2010. They’re unbeaten in their last three league visits to Villa Park, only having a longer run without defeat there once (4 games between 1930 and 1947).

Burnley v Aston Villa

Aston Villa have won their final home league game in each of the last two seasons, beating Arsenal 1-0 in 2019-20 and Chelsea 2-1 last term. They last won their final home game in three consecutive campaigns between 2000-01 and 2002-03.

Burnley have lost their final away league game in four of the last five seasons, winning the other against already relegated Norwich City in 2019-20.

Aston Villa haven’t won any of their last seven midweek (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday) Premier League home games (D3 L4) since a 1-0 win against Arsenal in July 2020.

Burnley have won 38% of their Premier League games on Thursdays (3/8), their best win rate on a single day of the week. Those three wins have come in their last five such games (D1 L1), with the Clarets also keeping four clean sheets in that run.

Aston Villa have opened the scoring in each of their last four Premier League games, their longest run since a run of five in April/May last season. However, the Villans have failed to go on to win either of their last two, losing 2-1 against Liverpool and drawing 1-1 with Crystal Palace.

Burnley v Aston Villa

Burnley have won just two of their last 19 Premier League away games (D7 L10), with only bottom side Norwich (11) scoring fewer goals on the road this term than the Clarets (15).

Only already-relegated sides Norwich (21) and Watford (18) have failed to score in more different Premier League games this season than Burnley (16). Only in 2014-15 (18) and 2020-21 (17) have the Clarets failed to find the net in more different Premier League matches.

Aston Villa’s Ollie Watkins has scored three goals in his last four Premier League games, as many as he had in his previous 14 league appearances. If he scores here, it will be his 50th home goal in English league football (excluding play-offs).


Burnley Team Sheet:

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Jamie Vardy - the first player to transfer from non league to the Football League for £1,000,000`s - celebrates ten years at Leicester City!

During that time he has won:

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FLWA Footballer of the Year 2015/16
Premier League Golden Boot 2019

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Think Everton will win tonight (sadly) and make them safe .. so it will come down to Burnley and Leeds on the last day ...

I think "best for Boro" is if Burnley drop given their rumoured financial issues .. Leeds will be favourites to go straight back up if they come down ..


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Chelsea have come through this season much better than expected.
Given the turmoil of Abramovic selling the club - all the who-ha over completing fixtures and who might buy the club......
A win tonight could cement their place in third.



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Think Everton will win tonight (sadly) and make them safe .. so it will come down to Burnley and Leeds on the last day ...

I think "best for Boro" is if Burnley drop given their rumoured financial issues .. Leeds will be favourites to go straight back up if they come down ..
Surely - a relegated Leeds will be "back where we belong" !!:love:


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Think Everton will win tonight (sadly) and make them safe .. so it will come down to Burnley and Leeds on the last day ...

I think "best for Boro" is if Burnley drop given their rumoured financial issues .. Leeds will be favourites to go straight back up if they come down ..

I think they'll panic sack Marsch if they go down, despite him doing okay, so they might mess up the appointment and flounder.