English Premier League Fixtures; Standings on May 8

LONDON (Sporting Alert) — Fixtures, kick-off times and live coverage of the English Premier League games on the schedule for this coming weekend (May 9).

With leaders Chelsea already wrapping up the title last week, the focus is now shifted on those racing for the minor places, with Champions League football and surviving relegation the highlighted areas.

The race for a top-four place continues with fourth-place Manchester United taking on Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.

The Red Devils are four points ahead of Liverpool on the English Premier League table standings and after dropping three straight, Louis van Gaal will hope his team and snap its unhealthy streak as they try to keep the Reds off their back.

Liverpool will take on champions Chelsea in a vital fixture on Sunday and they need to secure three points and hope that Manchester United’s poor run will continue with three games left to be played.

A win for Man United and a defeat for Liverpool would see Van Gaal’s team moving seven points clear of their rivals with just two games and six points left to be taken.

You do the math on that.

Meanwhile, relegation threatened Queens Park Rangers will take on dethroned champs Manchester City and they will need start winning or their chances of playing in the EPL next season will sadly come to an end.

QPR sit second from bottom in the points standings with Burnley at the base and Sunderland, with a game in hand, one-point from moving out of the drop zone completing the bottom three.

Hull City host Burnley in an interested relegation race, Newcastle United, on an eight-game losing streak take on West Bromwich Albion, who are coming off a shocking 1-0 victory over Manchester United at Old Trafford last weekend.

“It’s a big game for us and it’s a big game for Burnley too,” Hull City manager Steve Bruce told the Hull Daily Mail ahead of the clash at the KC Stadium.

“We’ve shown in the past few weeks that we’re determined to stay in this division. There’s been that resilience again.

“If we’re being honest our record against them isn’t great over the years. We’re mindful of that but we’re at home and we’ve got our supporters behind us. It’s all to play for.

“Let’s hope we can go and perform, and get that little bit of luck you sometimes need. It’s important we stay calm and positive.”

Elsewhere, Aston Villa play hosts to West Ham United, Leicester City hunt another win against Southampton, while Everton tackle Sunderland at home.

Arsenal will battle with Swansea City in the Monday Night Football game.

English Premier League Fixture 

***All times are in Central Time***

Saturday, May 9 (CT)

Everton v Sunderland (6:45 AM)
Aston Villa v West Ham United (9:00 AM)
Hull City v Burnley (9:00 AM)
Leicester City v Southampton (9:00 AM)
Newcastle United v West Bromwich Albion (9:00 AM)
Stoke City v Tottenham Hotspur (9:00 AM)
Crystal Palace v Manchester United (11:30 AM)

Sunday, May 10 (CT)

Manchester City v Queens Park Rangers (2:00 PM)
Chelsea v Liverpool (10:00 AM)

Monday, May 11 (CT)

Arsenal v Swansea City (2:00 PM)

Standings P W D L F A Pts

1 Chelsea 35 25 8 2 69 27 83 – Champions
2 Manchester City 35 21 7 7 71 36 70
3 Arsenal 33 20 7 6 63 32 67
4 Manchester United 35 19 8 8 59 35 65
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5 Liverpool 35 18 7 10 49 38 61
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6 Tottenham Hotspur 35 17 7 11 55 50 58
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7 Southampton 35 17 6 12 48 28 57
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8 Swansea City 35 15 8 12 43 44 53
9 West Ham United 35 12 11 12 43 42 47
10 Stoke City 35 13 8 14 39 44 47
11 Everton 35 11 11 13 46 46 44
12 Crystal Palace 35 11 9 15 42 48 42
13 West Bromwich Albion 35 10 10 15 33 46 40
14 Aston Villa 35 9 8 18 29 50 35
15 Newcastle United 35 9 8 18 36 60 35
16 Hull City 34 8 10 16 32 45 34
17 Leicester City 35 9 7 19 39 54 34
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18 Sunderland 34 6 15 13 28 50 33
19 Queens Park Rangers 35 7 6 22 39 61 27
20 Burnley 35 5 11 19 26 53 26

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