The English Premier League head into their final round of the season this weekend, but before that happens we have one final day of make-up games to complete. Due to things like COVID-19 outbreaks and tournament scheduling conflicts, the EPL has had to reschedule a large number of games, particularly during the winter months. Most of these have already been made up, but three remain on Thursday as clubs prepare for decision day.
EPL games are usually easy to find on TV and this season is no exception. You can watch most games live on TV on NBCSN and Universo or Telemundo, but you can also stream almost any game on Peacock, NBC’s exclusive streaming service. Some games are also televised on the USA Network and also streamed on fubo TV, Sling TV and Hulu + Live TV.
Burnley will take on Aston Villa as they battle to get out of the relegation zone with just two games left. It’s a perfect opportunity for Burnley as they sit just a point from safety with a game against 17th place Leeds United. A win over Villa would see Burnley leap past Leeds to safety and be headed to decision day with their fate in their own hands. These two teams met just over a week ago as Aston Villa drove to a 3-1 victory on May 7th. Burnley’s only goal came in the form of a consolation when Maxwel Cornet equalized in the first minute of second-half injury time. The Clarets stand a chance of immediate redemption, although they have to do it on the Villa Park street, which is no easy feat.
Burnley are the obvious underdogs, installed at +275 on the board of DraftKings Sportsbook. Villa wins at +105 odds.
Chelsea will be looking for a third-place finish with a win or a draw against Leicester City on Thursday. The Blues are third on 70 points, just two points clear of Tottenham Hotspur. A win would put them out of reach for Spurs and a draw would still give Tottenham a chance to pick up points this weekend. However, Chelsea currently lead the Spurs in the goal difference tie-break by 18 goals, so at least a draw should be enough for Thomas Tuchel’s side. Chelsea scored a 3-0 win in November when those sides last met and although they’ve hit a few stumbling blocks lately they should be able to get back to business.
The Blues are favored at odds of -265 while Leicester City are installed at a distant -800 making them strong underdogs.
Here’s a look at the full schedule for Thursday’s catch-up day before the start of Matchday 38 this weekend.
EPL makeup daily schedule
Thursday May 19th
Everton v Crystal Palace, 2:45 p.m. ET – USA, Universo
Aston Villa v. Burnley, 3:00 p.m. ET – Peacock
Chelsea v Leicester City, 3pm ET – Peacock