My fantastic football fans, guess who’s back with more tantalising news of the upcoming Premier League weekend games? You guessed it, it’s me Bob Friendly, your favourite goalkeeping guru.
Now, the action all kicks off on Saturday lunchtime as Spurs entertain Bournemouth at White Hart Lane. Mauricio Pochettino’s men, who are in a fine run of form, will be looking to take all three points and heap the pressure on Chelsea.
As normal, Lloris is likely to start in goal as he has been a key figure in the side all season. As France captain, his leadership qualities are clear and it must be a joy for the Spurs defenders having his reassuring voice behind them. It will be a tough game for Bournemouth, and Artur Boruc the Cherries keeper, who will need to be on top form to keep out Tottenham’s goal scorers.
Wayne Hennessey has a great record of four clean sheets in six games, his form has been terrific and Palace will be full of confidence going into the game against Leicester after crushing the Gunners on Monday night.
Elsewhere on Saturday, bottom of the league Sunderland, who are 10 points from safety with seven games to play, face a home tie against West Ham. The Hammers will take a big step towards Premier League survival, should they win. Darren Randolph, the Hammers keeper, has been picking the ball out of his net countless times this season and their defence have conceded more than Sunderland.
Easter Sunday features some Super goalkeepers in what looks like two fascinating encounters. It begins with Liverpool’s trip to West Brom.
The Baggies are statistically the strongest side in the Premier League when it comes to set-pieces, and they will no doubt look to capitalise on this strength. Reds keeper, Simon Mignolet, will have to be brave, switched on and clever with his movement to help the defenders clear their lines from any corners, free kicks or throw-ins.
In arguably the game of the weekend, Chelsea take on Manchester United, a plum fixture that I can’t wait to watch! Unfortunately, David de Gea, one of my favourite goalkeepers, may not be certain to play after missing the 3-0 win over Sunderland. However, the Blues number one, Courtois, is expected to start and will be desperate to keep a clean sheet against Mourinho’s men. The Chelsea star is on 13 so far and another one would take him away from Hugo Lloris who is breathing down his neck with 12.
Now folks, it’s a busy weekend for me, travelling to see all my SuperSavers in action. However, don’t worry because I’ll be back after Easter with the latest news from the weekend’s games!