A potentially massive night in store for Newcastle United tonight, even though they aren’t even playing…

After the drama, excitement, madness, stupidity…of the January transfer window, we are back to the tedium of the actual Premier League matches.

I don’t think I can remember quite so many Premier League matches on a Tuesday night, with eight games.

Meaning that Newcastle United fans and players will know where they stand when they take on Everton at Goodison Park tomorrow with 15 Premier League matches remaining.

This is how the bottom half of the Premier League table looks at the moment (number of points before each club):

31 Palace

29 Everton

28 Chelsea

28 West Brom

25 Swansea

25 Bournemouth

23 Norwich

21 Newcastle

19 Sunderland

13 Villa

The best way it would look after tonight would be exactly the same as above, only with West Brom and Crystal Palace having an extra three points. However, if everything went pear-shaped, this is how the Premier League could look before Newcastle United kick-off against Everton:

31 Palace

29 Everton

28 Chelsea

28 West Brom

28 Swansea

28 Bournemouth

26 Norwich

22 Sunderland

21 Newcastle

16 Villa

These are the Tuesday night fixtures:

Arsenal v Southampton

Crystal Palace v Bournemouth

Leicester v Liverpool

Man Utd v Stoke

Norwich v Tottenham

Sunderland v Man City

West Brom v Swansea

West Ham v Aston Villa

(Wednesday night: Everton v Newcastle, Watford v Chelsea)

Of all the fixtures, I would say Norwich beating Tottenham would be the worst result of the eight games, although there again I don’t fancy the thought of the mackems beating Man City either…