Southampton vs. Liverpool (12 noon PT, NBCSN)
Newcastle vs. Crystal Palace (7:00 AM PT, NBCSN)
Bournemouth vs. Burnley (7:00 AM PT, NBC Sports Gold)
Huddersfield vs. Leicester (7:00 AM PT, NBC Sports Gold)
Everton vs. Arsenal (6:05 AM PT, NBCSN)
Chelsea vs. West Ham (12 noon PT, NBCSN)
Manchester City vs. Brighton (9:30 AM PT, ESPN+)
Watford vs. Wolves (8:00 AM PT, ESPN+)
Top Three Games
3. Manchester City vs. Brighton
For the first time since 1983, Brighton will head to Wembley for an FA Cup semifinal, and their reward for their success is a date with Pep Guardiola’s rampant Citizens. The Seagulls are struggling in Premier League play, but the cup has provided some real respite as the club has been able to turn away from the league struggles. Extending that trip in the competition will take some real luck and quality, as beating City is something Brighton last accomplished in 2008. Still, it’s not inconceivable that the Citizens could have one eye trained on next week’s
2. Chelsea vs. West Ham
The FA Cup semis are in full swing, but it’s hard to sleep on this massive London derby on the Premier League side of things. Chelsea are in the thick of a top-four chase, and there’s no doubt that the Hammers, one of their biggest local rivals –– the stadiums are just eight miles apart –– would love to derail the Blues. Chelsea have two bites at the apple with the Europa League and domestic competition, but the Blues will want to get the job done in the league. The Blues roll into the contest in better form, and while the Hammers don’t have much to play for besides pride, the London outfit currently sits in 11th, and one they would certainly like to finish the season in the top half of the league. Frankly, though, West Ham don’t need any extra motivation to get up for a match against Chelsea, who have a hectic upcoming schedule and can’t get lost peeking forward.
1. Everton vs. Arsenal
It’s been a turbulent season at Goodison Park, but three wins and draw in the last five have Everton rolling strong into the end of the season and making a real push towards the top eight, and with a couple of bounces, they could even push towards Wolves' seventh-place status and a Europa League place. A home match against Arsenal will be a great measuring stick to see just how far the Toffees have come. Arsenal are going to bring their A-squad too, as despite having worked their way back into the top four, a slew of clubs are breathing down their necks and looking to pounce on any stumble. Watford and
European Games of the Week
Bayern Munich vs. Borussia Dortmund (Saturday 4/6/19, 9:30 AM PT)
When these teams met in the fall at the Signal Iduna Park, the resulting spectacle was one of the European games of the season, with Dortmund coming from behind to edge their visitors. As they prepare for the reverse fixture at the Allianz Arena, the teams won’t be lacking in motivation. After spending most of the season to this point atop the table, Dortmund’s lead evaporated, though they pulled back ahead of Munich last weekend with a win and a Bayern draw.
Barcelona vs. Atletico Madrid (Saturday 4/6/19, 11:45 AM PT)
It’s final stand time in Spain for Atletico who visit the Nou Camp and Barcelona who they trail by eight points with eight games left. A majestic, Diego Simeone inspired win, will put a ton of pressure on Barca –– who are still in three competitions –– down the stretch while giving the capitol side something to cling onto. However, a Barca win would prove to be a hammer blow while a draw will make the host side content enough as they head into the final stretch. Barca didn’t play their top squad against Villarreal in the midweek and though they epically came from behind for a 4-4 draw, they still conceded four straight times in the contest and that is far form a good look. Gerard Pique –– who had played every La Liga minute –– was given a rest however and his return should be a big boost to Ernesto Valverde’s side. With him and Leo Messi in the lineup Barca are favorites, but Someone has pulled a rabbit out of the hat before in Barcelona so it won’t be straight forward by any means.