Football kicks on amongst all the chaos!
I will do a separate article on the European Super League and my feelings towards it.
Premier League (Games in hand)
Tottenham vs. Southampton
Tottenham sit 7th, 5 points from the top four. Jose Mourinho is no longer their manager as he was sacked on Monday. Southampton sit 14th having lost their last game and losing in the FA Cup to Leicester. On paper Tottenham could now have a bounce of some sorts while Southampton will want to return to winning ways. Spurs won the reverse fixture 2-5.
Aston Villa vs. Man City
11th placed Villa have 1 win in their last 5 as they take on City who lost in the semi final of the FA Cup and sit 8 points clear at the top of the table. City won the reverse fixture 2-0. Villa are fighting for football with City being one of the clubs involved in the Super League plan.
Leicester vs. West Brom
3rd placed Leicester have secured a place in the FA Cup final as they sit 3rd and take on 19th placed West Brom. Leicester should win this game and are flying the banner for the Premier League after what the top 6 clubs have done.
La Liga MW 31
Sevilla travel to Levante, Villarreal travel to Alaves, Real Madrid travel to Cadiz, Atletico take on Huesca, and Barcelona take on Getafe. Atletico went 3 points clear of Real Madrid who are 2nd while Barcelona played in the Copa Del Rey final and so did not play during the weekend. These 3 clubs are also involved in this Super League fiasco and there is massive backlash at the moment.
Serie A MW 32
Milan take on Sassuolo, Inter travel to Spezia, Juventus take on Parma, Roma take on Atalanta, and Napoli take on Lazio. Inter are 9 points clear at the top of Serie A while Milan are right behind them. Atalanta sit 3rd two points clear of Juventus who are 4th. Napoli, Lazio, and Roma make up the top 7. Inter, Milan, and Juventus are involved in the Super League plan and are also under pressure at the moment.
Bundesliga MW 30
Leipzig travel to Koln, Bayern take on Leverkusen, Frankfurt take on Augsburg, Dortmund take on Union Berlin, Monchengladbach travel to Hoffenheim, and Wolfsburg travel to Stuttgart. Bayern are 7 points clear of Leipzig at the top of the table as they look to secure another Bundesliga title. Dortmund are 4 points from the top four at the moment. The Bundesliga is one of the leagues which rejected the Super League plan and can hold their head up high especially Bayern, and Dortmund who were approached.
Coupe De France Quarter-Final
Toulouse travel to Rumilly, Monpellier play Canet, PSG take on Angers, and Lyon take on Monaco. Some interesting fixtures as these teams chase the Coupe de France. PSG have also rejected any Super League involvement and can hold their head up high for this situation.