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Saturday 3/14/15 (5:45 AM PT)
Crystal Palace vs. QPR (0)
Palace has been in some of their best form of the year, but even that can’t bring much to this snoozer of a fixture. With neither team particularly intriguing to watch, and a brutally early kickoff time, this one is an easy pass.
(8:00 AM PT)
The Potters -- who haven’t finished above ninth since 1996 -- currently sit in eighth and have another good opportunity to continue their great run of form at West Brom. It’s not the most entertaining matchup, but it could be another chapter in Stoke’s rapid rise.
Arsenal vs. West Ham (3)
As Arsenal continue their charge for the top four, the Gunners host a struggling West Ham side playing its fourth straight London derby. The Hammers only have one point from the first three derbies, so they will be desperate to get something at the Emirates.
Sunderland vs. Aston Villa (1)
This is an important matchup in the grand scheme of relegation with both teams sitting just outside the drop zone, but it’s not a very intriguing one. Neither of these teams has much of an offense, and getting even two goals in this game might be asking for too much.
Leicester City vs. Hull City (2)
Here’s another crucial relegation matchup, featuring last-place hosting 15th, but this one pits a pair of teams who at least have some threat going forward. Leicester are starting to run out of games, so they need wins, especially against other teams in the bottom half.
(10:30 AM PT)
Burnley vs. Man City (2)
The last time these two met, Burnley showed resilience, overturning a 2-0 halftime deficit and earning a point at the Etihad. Despite the reverse fixture, City are undoubtedly large favorites and will look to cash in points at the expense of Burnley, who look more destined for relegation every week. Still behind by five points with just eight matches to play, the Citizens are desperate for a slip up from Chelsea who have a tricky fixture this week.
Sunday 3/15/15 (6:30 AM PT)
A major challenge awaits Southampton as they once once again have a chance to prove they belong in the top four. It’s also a massive fixture for Chelsea, who can begin to close in on the title. It’s an early kickoff, but the quality of play makes this game a major draw.
(9:00 AM PT)
Everton vs. Newcastle (2)
Everton need points to avoid slipping into a relegation fight. Newcastle don’t really need points, but they would like to get back on track after just one win in five games. This should be a good game, but there’s a far better one on in the same time slot...
Man United vs. Tottenham (5)
This is a huge game in the battle for top four. Spurs have won each of the last two seasons at Old Trafford. If they can do it again, Tottenham will draw level on points with the Red Devils and put themselves in position to beat United to the finish line. But if United can break that streak with a win, they’ll go six clear of Spurs and have an inside track back into the Champions League.
Monday March 16th (1:00 PM PT)
Swansea City vs. Liverpool (4)
Given the teams involved, it’s a good fixture, but an afternoon kick-off in America gives this fixture must-watch quality. Swansea have plenty of class and Liverpool have the top four to play for, making this a highly entertaining matchup.
Bonus European game of the Week
Sunday (1:00 PM PT)
Marseille vs. Lyon
With just 10 games to go in France, third-place Marseille trail leaders Lyon by just four points. The game is equally critical for both sides, as Marseille