Why Chelsea vs Watford will not be on TV on Premier League final day

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Chelsea’s final Premier League fixture of the season will not be shown live on TV after the Blues confirmed a third-place finish.

The Blues secured their position in the table after drawing 1-1 against Leicester at Stamford Bridge on Thursday night. Reece James matched a record set by Eden Hazard nine years ago after setting up Marcos Alonso’s volleyed equaliser.

Thomas Tuchel labelled N’Golo Kante as Chelsea’s ‘Kylian Mbappe’ with how influential the World Cup winner is for his side following the game. Kante’s contract runs out at the end of next season and Tuchel’s comments suggest the German would like new owner Todd Boehly to prioritise renewing the France international’s deal as soon as possible.

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Below Chelsea in the table, Arsenal are still in the fight for Champions League qualification ahead of next season but the Gunners’ clash against Everton will not be televised in the UK. Sky Sports have confirmed that they will show just three of the 10 fixtures taking place on Sunday afternoon, focusing on the title race and relegation fight.

The confirmed fixtures for broadcast on Sunday will be Manchester City vs Aston Villa, Liverpool vs Wolves and Brentford vs Leeds. Neither Arsenal vs Everton or Norwich vs Spurs have been selected to be televised live in the UK with SkySports being the only place to watch the above three games.

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Tottenham have a significant goal difference advantage over Arsenal meaning Antonio Conte’s side would need to suffer a shock defeat to relegated side Norwich, with the Gunners winning at home to Everton, for fourth and fifth to swap positions. Manchester United could yet finish in seventh place seeing them qualify for the Europa Conference League should they drop points away to Palace and West Ham pick up a win against Brighton.

The race for a top-four spot took a turn last week as Arsenal suffered back-to-back defeats to Spurs and Newcastle, whilst Conte’s side narrowly beat Burnley following their north London derby delight. For the first time in 10 years, the title race, top-four battle and relegation fight will go down to the final day.

Source by Football London

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