Premier League Week 25 is crammed with interesting fixtures, from top-of-the-table showdowns to relegation six-pointers.
Liverpool face Arsenal in a huge clash at Anfield, Tottenham welcome Everton, and Newcastle travel to Chelsea. Of course, there's also the small matter of the South Wales derby.
Here's a rundown of the full schedule, television listings and live stream information. Of course, we preview the weekend's biggest games directly afterward.
|Premier League Week 25 Schedule & Predictions|
|Liverpool vs. Arsenal||Feb. 8||12:45 p.m. GMT/7:45 a.m. ET||BT Sport||2-2|
|Aston Villa vs. West Ham||Feb. 8||3 p.m. GMT/10 a.m. ET||1-1|
|Chelsea vs. Newcastle||Feb. 8||3 p.m. GMT/10 a.m. ET||2-0|
|Crystal Palace vs. West Brom||Feb. 8||3 p.m. GMT/10 a.m. ET||1-1|
|Norwich vs. Manchester City||Feb. 8||3 p.m. GMT/10 a.m. ET||0-3|
|Southampton vs. Stoke City||Feb. 8||3 p.m. GMT/10 a.m. ET||2-1|
|Sunderland vs. Hull||Feb. 8||3 p.m. GMT/10 a.m. ET||2-1|
|Swansea vs. Cardiff||Feb. 8||5:30 p.m. GMT/12:30 p.m. ET||Sky Sports||1-2|
|Tottenham vs. Everton||Feb. 9||1:30 p.m. GMT/8:30 a.m. ET||Sky Sports||1-1|
|Manchester United vs. Fulham||Feb. 9||4 p.m. GMT/11 a.m. ET||Sky Sports||2-1|
BT Sport subscribers can view the crucial Liverpool vs. Arsenal battle on the BT Sport app, which is compatible on both laptops and mobile devices.
U.K. viewers can watch Sky Sports’ live games on the Sky Player website or via Sky Go for laptops and mobile devices (subscription required). Live scores are also provided on Sky Sports News throughout each match.
All highlights are available without the need for subscription on Match of the Day (BBC One, Saturday) or Match of the Day 2 (BBC2, Sunday). The latter can be found on BBC iPlayer.
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Liverpool vs. Arsenal
Brendan Rodgers has done an excellent job at Liverpool this season, but his side remain eight points behind Arsenal at the top. Defeat against the Gunners all but ends the Reds' chances of lifting the Premier League trophy.
Liverpool's recent inconsistency will have many fans worried. Premier League draws with Aston Villa and West Brom sandwiched the 4-0 thrashing of Everton, but Rodgers' team will need to up their game if they are going to challenge Arsene Wenger's visitors.
Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge's combined total of 37 goals, per WhoScored.com, ensures Liverpool will always have a chance against elite teams. They play the kind of fast-paced, attack-minded football that can put Arsenal onto the back foot, but Liverpool's passing was sloppy against the Baggies, as noted by OptaJoe:
They will need more rhythm if the Gunners midfield is to be overrun. Southampton pushed Arsenal to a 2-2 draw after matching their smart passing play while also opting to attack and not simply soak up pressure.
Liverpool have the tools to do the same, suggesting Wenger's men will need a huge performance to leave Anfield with all three points.
Swansea vs. Cardiff
The Premier League's first South Wales derby ended 1-0 to Cardiff on Nov. 3. Steven Caulker, a former Swansea loanee, netted the winner to the delight of his new fans, while Michel Vorm received his marching orders for Michael Laudrup's team.
It was a feisty affair, but with both Welsh squads struggling to impress, the Liberty Stadium rerun is likely to be contested even more fiercely.
Swansea have won just a single game from their last 10, per WhoScored.com, and currently sit uneasily on 24 points. Cardiff, who have performed excellently under the newly installed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, are in the relegation zone on 21 points.
This means the visitors can drag their local rivals into a bottom-of-the-table scrap with another win. Should Swansea snatch victory, the gap opens up. With so much to play for, expect a heated, emotional and fully committed contest from both sides.
Tottenham vs. Everton
The result of this match could have a huge say in how the Premier League table looks at the end of Week 25. Both Tottenham and Everton are battling for that final Champions League spot, and with Liverpool hosting Arsenal, this is the perfect opportunity to make up ground.
Everton are currently one point ahead of their upcoming North London opponents. The teams played out a bland 0-0 draw at Goodison Park on Nov. 3, but there's far more up for grabs now.
Roberto Martinez's team showed resiliency when coming from behind to beat Aston Villa in their last match—especially after the recent derby drubbing. This is the tie that will decide whether they push on or falter across the remainder of the campaign.
A win at White Hart Lane would put Everton four points ahead of Spurs and well within contention of grabbing fourth.
Although the likes of Christian Eriksen and Emmanuel Adebayor have provided Tim Sherwood's team with something to shout about in recent weeks, the 1-1 draw with Hull suggests any further slip-up could be fatal for the club from White Hart Lane.
The result of this one will be looked back on as a defining moment in the season for both teams—and potentially, the moment it all came crashing down.
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