It’s here — Gameweek 38 has arrived at the end of another highly entertaining season. In the United States, NBC Sports has given us the ability to watch all 10 Premier League matches on our various devices. In this post, I will share with you a chronological viewers guide (using Eastern Standard Time) — a suggestion on how to enjoy the matches to their fullest.
NOTE: We live in the 21st century, which means that some of you will have multiple devices available to you for viewing. Instead of following along in this post with which match you should watch, think of this guide as a way of gauging which match should get your volume instead.
9:05 - Get everything set up. Then, open up Twitter and see what we are live-tweeting about the lineups for all 20 teams. There are sure to be some FPL surprises in the selections.
10:00 - You have to start the fun with the first place club, Manchester City. Plus, with their propensity to score early goals, they might clinch the title early. You won’t want to miss that.
10:07 - Now that City have scored one (or two) goals, check out Liverpool. Watch the greatest second-place team of all time as they seek to end the season in style.
10:20 - Time to move over to Burnley-Arsenal. With an eight-goal difference to make up on Spurs, they better have a good start by now. If not, you can stop watching this match pretty quickly.
10:30 - Spurs-Everton is fascinating. Will there be a Champions League letdown? Will the hottest team in the league outside of City and Liverpool help Arsenal with their goal difference chasm? Probably not. But this will be the time to find out.
10:40 - Time to do a quick relegation roundup so that you can say a proper good-bye. Southampton-Huddersfield is first. Make this good-bye count. We may not see Huddersfield for quite some time.
10:42 - Fulham-Newcastle is next. Hopefully, we are only saying good-bye to Fulham (and Ryan Babel’s hair color) and not Rafa Benitez as well.
10:44 - It’s almost halftime. Sneak one last peek at Neil Warnock and Cardiff, as well as Paul Pogba. Debate which one you want to see back in the Premier League sooner.
10:50 - You have about 10 minutes before the second halves of all the matches kick off. Use the restroom and then get back on Twitter to see what we have to say about the FPL significance from the first halves.
11:00 - Start the second half with Watford-West Ham. I’m telling you: this battle for 10th is probably going to be entertaining.
11:10 - There are only two matches you haven’t watched yet. Leicester-Chelsea could be fascinating right now. Leicester will probably have more motivation to end this season right. Plus, it’s likely your last time watching Eden Hazard in the Premier League.
11:20 - Crystal Palace-Bournemouth is next. I’m guessing by this time that four goals will have been scored with three more still to come. Enjoy.
11:30 - Okay, there’s 15ish minutes left in the season. It’s time to finish with those top two teams. If City are coasting, go to Liverpool-Wolves here. You have to watch them and then finish with the champions.
11:45 - If we are lucky, we will have reason to watch two matches at once here. Will the title come all the way down to the end? Will the entirety of a season — all 380 matches — really come down to the final few minutes? If we are lucky, yes.
11:50 - But probably not. It’s all set up for Manchester City to be champions here. They will have had to earn it, but they will likely lift the trophy. Watch as much of this as you want (United and Liverpool are allowed to turn it off pretty quickly). But when you turn it off, just know that this is it until next season.
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