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Football News: Premier League Match Preview Thursday 10th May 2018

Premier League Match Preview Thursday 10th May 2018
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Thursday 10th May 2018


West Ham United v Manchester United 7:45pm kick off


Arnautovic (knock) slight doubt
Hart (illness) slight doubt
Hernandez (knee injury) out
Antonio (hamstring injury expected return 18th August) out
Collins (hamstring injury expected return 13th May) major doubt
Reid (MCL injury) out
Byram (ankle injury) out

The time of year is upon us for meaningless games in the league as almost every issue is settled. Safe from relegation, the Hammers can just go out and play with no pressure and no fear. The main interest in this game, from a West Ham point of view, is to see whether David Moyes lets the players off their leashes and plays a more attacking, freeflowing, 'West Ham' style game.
Most important player: Angelo Ogbonna. His experience has been vital alongside Declan Rice.


Fellaini (muscle injury expected return 13th May) major doubt
Sanchez (knock) slight doubt
Lukaku (ankle injury expected return 19th May) out
Jones (knock) slight doubt

Man Utd have one eye on the FA Cup final, this game is more of a nuisance than anything else. Like West Ham, the main interest is to see if Jose Mourinho lets the players play with freedom. Other than that, this is just another game in the way of getting to the cup final and some (hopefully) excitement and meaning.
Most important player: Anthony Martial. He might even break into a smile if we are lucky.


Defining Battle: two teams with nothing to play for, nothing on the line and managers that usually favour defensive boring football. The hope is that the usual pragmatic football will be shelved as there is no pressure on either team. They do say it is the hope that kills you though!


Editors' Predictions:
Ed002 - 1-1
Ed003 - 3-2
Ed004 - 1-2
Ed007 - 0-1
Ed018 - 1-2
Ed025 - 1-1
Ed033 - 0-2


Editor's Predictions Table
1. Ed002 - 246 points
2. Ed033 - 245 points
3. Ed018 - 241 points
4. Ed007 - 234 points
5. Ed004 - 223 points
6. Ed025 - 222 points
7. Ed003 - 208 points


*1 point is awarded for the correct result, 3 points for the correct score.
**updated 7th May 2018 (not including results for that day)

Written by Tris Burke May 10 2018 08:26:03