After Wednesday evening’s 2-2 draw between Charlton and Fulham, the current all-time Premier League goal tally stands at 14,993 and with a full league programme today, someone should hit the milestone strike this afternoon.
Our players have already figured in key Premier League goals. Remember Les Ferdinand opening the scoring against Fulham here on December 15, 2001 – a goal which turned out to be the 10,000th Premier League strike?
Fredi Kanoute then scored the 13,000th when he netted against Middlesbrough on November 28, 2004, and Jermain Defoe’s goal here on Boxing Day last year against Birmingham City was the 14,000th. And, just for good measure, Alan Shearer grabbed the 12,000th against us on December 13, 2003!
To celebrate the 15,000th goal, Barclays - title sponsor of the Barclays Premiership - is offering a £15,000 donation to the club charity of the player who scores the landmark goal.
One lucky fan will also receive six VIP match tickets to watch the Barclays Premiership Team of their choice and get the opportunity to present a special award to the player who scores the goal. To stand a chance of winning, fans simply need to text the full name of the player they think will score the 15,000th goal to 61066. One randomly selected fan who predicts correctly will be the winner.
Here are today's fixtures...
Blackburn v Middlesbrough, kick-off 15:00
Bolton v Portsmouth, 15:00
Charlton v Aston Villa, 12:45
Chelsea v Fulham, 15:00
Everton v Newcastle, 15:00
Man Utd v Reading, 15:00
Sheff Utd v Arsenal, 17:15
Tottenham v Liverpool, 15:00
Watford v Wigan, 15:00
West Ham v Man City, 15:00
The countdown is on to see who will score the Premier League's 15,000th goal - and it looks certain to come during today's Barclays Premiership fixtures.