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Premier League 433 43 Barclays Premier League: April 27-29 31719273 Up and down affairs Up+and+down+affairs Premier League

Manchester United may be the Premier League champions, but there is still plenty to play for in the final weeks. Who will be relegated, and who will secure a Champions League spot? There are still many unknowns as the season comes to a close. Here now are the games you should keep an eye on over this action-packed weekend:

 

Rob Stone

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Premier League 433 43 Barclays Premier League: April 27-29 31719278 Stating the obvious? Stating+the+obvious%3F Premier League

Last weekend Landon Donovan got on the board for the LA Galaxy with a goal and an assist. Neither of them were of the spectacular variety, but I think the relief factor for Donovan is massive. He can finally have people stop asking, “what has he done since his return?”

 

Now the only thing remaining is some steel brush-work on the last remnants of rust as he continues to try to win back the trust of Jurgen Klinsmann, who admitted this week that Donovan still has a way to go before he returns to the national team. But as long as Klinsmann is still talking about him, I see that as a good thing for both parties.

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Premier League 433 43 Barclays Premier League: April 27-29 31719274 Aston Villa vs. Sunderland (live, FOX Soccer, Monday, 3 p.m. ET) Aston+Villa+vs.+Sunderland+%28live%2C+FOX+Soccer%2C+Monday%2C+3+p.m.+ET%29 Premier League

On Monday, Aston Villa witnessed Manchester United’s dominance first hand, as they were beaten 3-0. Now Villa has to regroup, go home and take on a Sunderland team that is playing some of their best soccer of the season.

 

Paolo Di Canio has motivated them to two straight wins, and the love affair is in full heat with the Black Cats right now. This is an opportunity for them to clearly put themselves in a comfortable position away from the relegation zone.

 

As for Villa, they know Wigan are breathing down their necks and they have to see this home match as a chance to further distance themselves from the Latics.
 

Rob Stone

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Premier League 433 43 Barclays Premier League: April 27-29 31719275 Arsenal vs. Manchester United (live, FOX Soccer, Sunday, 10:30 a.m. ET) Arsenal+vs.+Manchester+United+%28live%2C+FOX+Soccer%2C+Sunday%2C+10%3A30+a.m.+ET%29 Premier League

There are two main talking points in this one. Number one, how does Manchester United play out the rest of the season, having won their 20th top-flight title in England, and essentially nothing else to play for? Does Sir Alex Ferguson find playing time for some up-and-comers? I would suspect so. Also, I can’t wait to see the reaction at the Emirates as Robin van Persie returns to his old club – especially during the guard of honor. I’m sure it will be intense. If I were the commentator, I’d just sit back and not talk for about 20 minutes the moment RvP enters the stadium.

 

Rob Stone

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Premier League 433 43 Barclays Premier League: April 27-29 31719276 Chelsea vs. Swansea Ciy (live, FOX Soccer Plus, Sunday, 10 a.m. ET) Chelsea+vs.+Swansea+Ciy+%28live%2C+FOX+Soccer+Plus%2C+Sunday%2C+10+a.m.+ET%29 Premier League

Welcome to leg two of the ball-boy scuffle. I can’t wait to see how the Chelsea ball-boys react in this one after what happened at the Capital One Cup with Eden Hazard and the Swansea City ball-boy (err, ball-teenager) earlier this season. But changing focus, let me throw this question out at you. Which Spanish forward would you rather have, Michu or Fernando Torres? Before you make up your mind, let me add this stat: Torres has now gone 997 minutes without a Premier League goal. Advantage: Michu.

 

Rob Stone

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Premier League 433 43 Barclays Premier League: April 27-29 31720177 Wigan Athletic vs. Tottenham (live, FOX Soccer, Saturday, 10 a.m. ET) Wigan+Athletic+vs.+Tottenham+%28live%2C+FOX+Soccer%2C+Saturday%2C+10+a.m.+ET%29 Premier League

These two teams are fighting two completely different battles. Tottenham are on the cusp of a top-four finish, going back and forth between fourth and fifth. When you look at the Clint Dempsey, Jermain Defoe and Gareth Bale combination, I think it has the makings of a trio of players that are Champions League worthy. As for Wigan, how many more times can they continue to dig themselves out of holes and survive relegation? One of the guys they turn to is Shaun Maloney. His leadership is going to be paramount as Wigan start the weekend three points behind Aston Villa, aiming for that last spot to remain with the big boys for next season.

 

Rob Stone

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Premier League 433 43 Barclays Premier League: April 27-29 31719277 Everton vs. Fulham (live, FOX Soccer Plus, Saturday, 10 a.m. ET) Everton+vs.+Fulham+%28live%2C+FOX+Soccer+Plus%2C+Saturday%2C+10+a.m.+ET%29 Premier League

Everton still have to be stinging from their 1-0 loss to Sunderland last weekend, a match that they had put in the books as an expected three-pointer as they sought to keep their slim Champions League hopes alive. Now they take on a Fulham team that seems like they have packed their bags and started their summer break. They sit in 11th place with no threat to be dropped down, and no opportunity to make any noise moving up. Everton are going to have to overcome that lackluster attitude, get the three points and continue to try to keep the pressure on fifth-placed Tottenham.
 

Rob Stone

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