Premier League bingo: Mark your card for this weekend's fixtures

Vicki Hodges
Will Roberto Firmino be taking his shirt off again this weekend?

After a dramatic week in the Champions League which witnessed unbelievable events off the pitch in the form of explosions targeting the Borussia Dortmund team bus and a minority of Leicester fans not doing themselves any favours in Madrid, we return to the bread and butter of the Premier League.

See how many points you can accumulate from this weekend's fixtures including Chelsea's trip to Manchester United and the visit of Liverpool at the Hawthorns over this lovely Easter break. Go on, have a go.

Saturday

Tottenham vs Bournemouth (12.30pm)

5 points:  Referee Michael Oliver blows for a spot-kick for either side. Afterall, Bournemouth (10) and Spurs (8) have won the most penalties in the league this season.

15 points: Spurs drop their cringey goal celebrations to give in-the-week birthday boy Dele Alli the bumps after the England man scores his 21st goal of the season.

Dele Alli celebrating his 21st birthday last night. pic.twitter.com/KrKPh3wTTW

— Spurs In The Blood (@SpursInTheBlood) April 11, 2017

25 points: Vincent Janssen forgets for one second he is Vincent Janssen and scores from open play.

Crystal Palace vs Leicester (3pm)

5 points: Sam Allardyce keeps up his fine record of beating the reigning champions on his home patch. (He did it at West Ham against Man City in 2014/15 and with Sunderland against Chelsea in 2015/16).

10 points: The phrase 'with one eye on their return Champions League second leg' is mentioned more than twice during the Match of the Day highlights in regards to Leicester's return leg with Atletico.

25 points: Yannick Bolasie follows up his bold claim that Wilfried Zaha has the same ability than Neymar by going even further in his post-match reaction to Zaha's latest inspired performance. Forget Neymar, he'll say, Zaha is better than Barca's MSN all rolled into one.

Just who is Wilfried Zaha better than?

Everton vs Burnley (3pm)

5 points: Romelu Lukaku continues his mission of finishing the season with more goals than the whole of an entire team. His 23 goals so far is one more than Middlesbrough have scored all season.

10 points: Michael Keane toasts his Young Player of the Year Award nomination with a man-of-the-match showing as Burnley collect only their fifth point on the road this season.

25 points: Referee Mark Clattenburg returns for his first game since leaving for a new role in Saudi Arabia as he continues to serve his Premier League notice. Clatts goes throughout the game unnoticed without booking a single player.

Stoke vs Hull (3pm)

5 points: Hull's lapse defence concede another last-gasp goal. It is the ninth goal they have conceded in the 90th minute or later - more than any other side.

10 points: Marco Silva shows he is getting to grips with the English game by discussing how the clash was a real 'six-pointer' in the aftermath.  

25 points: It's a bitter-sweet afternoon for Jack Butland who returns from a 13-month injury layoff only to produce a howler which gifts the visitors victory.

Jack Butland could return for Stoke after a 13-month lay-off

Sunderland vs West Ham (3pm)

5 points: Geordie Andy Carroll piles on the misery for Sunderland by scoring against his boyhood club's hated rivals.

10 points: West Ham's injury woes continue as right-back Sam Byram becomes the latest casualty just two days after Michail Antonio was ruled out for the season and prompted a dramatic response on Twitter.

25 points: David Moyes sends assistant Paul Bracewell out to speak to the media for fear of saying anything that isn't PC.

Watford vs Swansea (3pm)

5 points: Swansea continue the trend of the away side failing to score in the fourth meeting between both sides in the competition.

10 points: Watford enhance their bad-boy reputation with a fifth red card of the season - the most collected by any team so far.

25 points: Troy Deeney celebrates his return to the Watford starting XI and proves he has kissed and made up with Walter Mazzarri by planting a smacker on his cheek after scoring his seventh goal in the last 10 games.

Southampton vs Manchester City (5.30pm)

5 points: David Silva assists another goal as he stretches his dominance over his Premier League peers.

10 points:  Southampton extend their unbeaten run over Man City to three meetings. 

25 points: Jesus Navas scores his first goal of the season - over Easter weekend nontheless - and Twitter temporarily is broken.

A first goal of the season for Jesus Navas could yet break the internet this weekend

Sunday

West Brom vs Liverpool (1.30pm)

5 points: West Brom's barren run goes on as they fail to score for the fourth straight game.

10 points: Midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum nutmegs an opponent without the need for an old-man mask.

25 points: Roberto Fimino just can't help himself and whips off his shirt in goal exaltation to collect his eighth booking for 'excessive celebration' since 2012/13.

Manchester United vs Chelsea (4pm)

5 points: United stretch their not-so-impressive unbeaten run with a not-very-eventful performance.

10 points: Chelsea achieve a league double over Manchester United for the first time since Carlo Ancelotti's reign of 2010.

25 points: Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte have a warm and somewhat lengthy embrace on the touchline at full time.

Monday

Middlesbrough vs Arsenal (8pm)

5 points: Middlesbrough draw a blank.

10 points: Arsenal repeat their 7-0 feat of January 2006 against relegation-haunted Boro with Theo Walcott scoring five.

25 points: Arsene Wenger takes to the pitch at full time to finally declare that he's Barcelona bound at the end of the season.

The changing faces of Wenger

 

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