If Newcastle can win tomorrow then we have a good chance to finish in 10th place in the league, but that seems a difficult task now.
If we win Crystal Palace gain one goal on Newcastle’s goal difference and beat relegated West Brom at home, they will go above us in the table – because they have scored more goals.
And even if both Newcastle and Palace lose tomorrow they could still go above us in the league table.
If only we had picked up three points in the last four games we would have been sure of a top ten finish – but that didn’t happen.
Paul Merson – it’s all about Chelsea on Sunday
Paul Merson thinks Chelsea will not be at the races on Sunday and not focussed on the Newcastle game and be thinking more of the FA Cup Final six days later against Manchester United.
But we hardly think that will be true because they are much more professional than that and it will be a tough game for Newcastle.
This is what Merson has said about the game on Sunday and notice he doesn’t even mention Newcastle in his analysis of the game:
“It’s all about the FA Cup final now for Chelsea, isn’t it?”
“They have to win, Liverpool have to lose, but I don’t see it happening.”
“Let’s be honest, they’ve messed it up.” “I just don’t think Chelsea will be at the races.”
“I think they’ll be more focused on the final.
“Prediction -Newcastle 2 Chelsea 1.”
How do you think we will fare in the final game of the season?
A win and 10th place would be fabulous.