GW38: Super Sunday - What to expect?
The final matchday of the drawn-out 2019/20 campaign is here; an incredible ten games will be played out simultaneously. It will be nerve-racking for the fans, especially for teams that are competing for places, as they'll have to keep a close eye on their rival’s games. There's nothing as exciting in-store like the possibility for a team to clinch the title in the dying seconds of the injury time like in 2011/12. But, there is a lot on stake for these twenty teams on the final day.
Liverpool are Champions and Jordan Henderson lifted the trophy at Anfield on Wednesday. What a year it has been for him! Lifting the Champions League, Club World Cup and now the Premier League trophy, add his personal achievement of winning the FWA’s Footballer of the Year award. Naturally, the FWA’s decision (vote based) drew some flak, there was outrage on twitter on this unjust?! How could Kevin de Bruyne with 11 goals and 19 assists not win the award? I happen to think KDB is the best player in Premier League and I also understand the logic behind the outpour of criticism. However, I believe, Henderson is the worthy winner of the award, it is not easy leading a team that is incredibly consistent and successful. Just listen to Adam Lallana, a departing Liverpool player talk about his captain. It’s not always about numbers, is it?
Marcelo Bielsa: El Loco (The Madman) at Leeds United
The domestic season is drawing to a close in the remaining major European leagues. Real Madrid have gone on to win the La Liga. In Italy, Cristiano Ronaldo has produced an unbelievable upsurge in his goal-scoring form in a bid to win the Golden Boot in Serie A, with Juve closing in on their 9th straight title. In England, the final Match-day of the Premier League will be played out this Sunday, incredibly the 10 games will go on simultaneously with teams playing for their own agenda of survival, European qualification or for a strong finish to the season.
However, the big news this week was from elsewhere. Down the league in Championship, the second tier of English domestic league, a quite revolution was going on; Leeds United and Marcelo Bielsa ended the season as Champions and will play in the Premier League after a long arduous gap of 16 years.