Premier League returns this week
It's the week every Premier League fan has been waiting for. The return of Premier League football. Even though there won't be any fans allowed into the stadium, we finally can get to watch ourselves some Premier League football. Well I say some, it's going to be a lot of Premier League football. The league returns on Wednesday with two matches.
Aston Villa versus Sheffield United
The league returns on Wednesday with the match between Aston Villa and Sheffield United. This match was postponed earlier this season because of the EFL Cup final between Aston Villa and Manchester City. Both teams have still got a lot to play for. Aston Villa wants to get away from the relegation zone, while Sheffield United wants to get into the top four. Or at least stay in the top 6 to qualify for European football. It's interesting to see that two recently promoted teams both play for something completely different towards the latter stages of this season. It's a huge achievement for Sheffield United to play for European football.
Manchester City versus Arsenal
The second match on Wednesday is the one between Man City and the Gunners. This match is important in the title-race, but not so much for any of these two teams. When Arsenal wins this game at the Etihad Stadium, Liverpool can win the title upcoming weekend away at Everton. Winning the title away at a rivals home, is a big thing in football. Manchester City will probably finish in second place this season, but it's the question if they will play Champions League football next season, because of the European football ban. Arsenal is currently in ninth spot and they will try to climb on the table in order to qualify for European football.
These two matches are the only two previously postponed matches. After Wednesday every club has played 29 matches. The remainder 9 rounds will be played in the next couple of weeks.