Premier League weekend schedule – Newcastle United could potentially reach safety
The Premier League kicked off again on Friday night.
Southampton drawing 1-1 with Leicester, a very decent effort by the Saints who played the final 80+ minutes of the game with 10 men.
The result means Leicester inch another point closer to what already looked pretty certain Champions League qualification, whilst a similar story for Southampton in terms of all but guaranteeing PL safety.
The Premier League producing this decent graphic to show when all ten matches are to be played this weekend and on which TV and radio channels you can follow them on:
As for what would be the best possible outcomes for Newcastle United in this weekend’s remaining nine matches, this is how the Premier League table looks after that Southampton 1 Leicester 1 draw and before the Saturday games kick off:
Brighton need to beat Leeds today to go above Newcastle by a point but all eyes on Stamford Bridge later on in the 5.30pm kick-off.
The good thing is that whilst Chelsea look good bets for the Champions League final, they still need to make sure of a top four place, with West Ham (three points behind) and Liverpool (four points adrift) still a threat.
A defeat for Fulham would take them right to the brink of the drop.
After Chelsea, Fulham then play Burnley (Home), Southampton (Away) and Man Utd (Away), before that final fixture at home to Newcastle.
However, if Scott Parker’s team lost this afternoon at Chelsea, it would then give a golden chance to Steve Bruce and his Newcastle team. As it would mean a win against Arsenal on Sunday would put them 12 points clear of Fulham with only 12 more points for each to play for, NUFC all but mathematically sure of staying up.
At one point it looked sure to go to the wire but Steve Bruce has ridden his luck and picked up eight points from the last five matches, whilst in their last five it has been only one point for Fulham.
Newcastle United remaining matches:
Saturday 2 May
Newcastle v Arsenal (2pm) Sky Sports
Friday 7 May
Leicester v Newcastle (8pm) Sky Sports
Friday 14 May
Newcastle v Man City (8pm) Sky Sports
Saturday 15 May
Newcastle v Sheff Utd
Sunday 23 May ***Date and time confirmed of final match but not the broadcaster
Fulham v Newcastle (4pm)
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