This weekend, the Premier League’s final stretch continues, with several major clashes affecting both the top and bottom of the table.
Liverpool begin gameweek 35 with a Saturday midday trip to Newcastle, followed by a slew of 3pm matches that might determine the relegation race.
Burnley head to Watford in the best of the afternoon action as bottom club Norwich head to out-of-sorts Aston Villa. At 5.30pm, Leeds will attempt to push clear of the dropzone when hosting leaders Manchester City.
Sunday’s action focuses on the race for the top four with Chelsea at Everton and Tottenham hosting Leicester before West Ham take on Arsenal at London Stadium.
Are you happy with your team’s position?
In this thread, we shall be covering all Matchweek 35 fixtures. Join the discussion and share your views on the various matches.
Premier League 2021/22 fixtures, gameweek 35 (all times BST)
Saturday, April 30
1230 | Newcastle vs Liverpool
1500 | Aston Villa vs Norwich
1500 | Southampton vs Crystal Palace
1500 | Watford vs Burnley
1500 | Wolves vs Brighton
1730 | Leeds vs Manchester City
Sunday, May 1
1400 | Everton vs Chelsea
1400 | Tottenham vs Leicester
1630 | West Ham vs Arsenal
Monday, May 2
2000 | Manchester United vs Brentford
Which match are you most looking forward to?
Newcastle XI: Dubravka; Krafth, Schar, Burn, Targett; Shelvey, Bruno, Willock, Almiron; Saint-Maxmin, Joelinton.
Liverpool XI: Alisson; Gomez, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson; Henderson, Milner, Keita; Mane, Jota, Diaz.
Mohamed Salah, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Thiago Alcantara are all named on the bench for Liverpool’s clash with Newcastle
Liverpool go two points ahead of Man City, before their trip to Leeds
Liverpool’s last five games at St James’ Park.
Unbeaten on Tyneside since 2015.
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As Liverpool didn’t concede against Newcastle, Alisson has just become the first GK in the top 5 leagues to keep 20 clean sheets this season!
It’s the second time in his Premier League career he achieves that feat, after also doing so in 2018/19.
Liverpool have gone on to win in every match that Naby Keïta has scored in this season.
Naby Keita scores his fourth Liverpool goal of the season:
vs Atletico Madrid
vs Crystal Palace
vs Man Utd
A perfect start for the reds
• Liverpool with a nine-point lead
• Man City in third
• Chelsea and Man Utd struggling
This is what the Premier League table would look like if it had started on January 1
42 - Liverpool have won 42 matches in all competitions this season; only three English top-flight clubs have ever won more in a single season: Everton (43 in 1984-85), Man City (44 in 2017-18, 47 in 2020-21, 50 in 2018-19) and Man Utd (44 in 2008-09). Juggernaut.
An incredible feat for Newcastle considering they were in a relegation battle before the appointment of their new manager! This is very impressive from Liverpool too!
Liverpool have kept more clean sheets in the Premier League (21) than any other team this season.
Alisson Becker with the safest of hands.
Golden glove bound?
Nobody could stop Naby Keita
Alisson is the first goalkeeper in Europe’s top five leagues to reach 20 clean sheets this season
Liverpool fans watching Leeds vs. Man City today:
It’s not easy to stop Mo Salah
Manchester City are back on top of the Premier League after beating Leeds 4-0
Gabriel Jesus has seven goals in his last five starts
The title race is going to the wire