Fulham v Manchester City
After what seemed like an eternity the Premier League is back this weekend. Manchester City kick us off at Fulham in the TV game. Will they get the 3 points to take them back to the top of table and ahead of Liverpool again? This looks fairly routine with the cottagers deep in trouble at the foot of the table.
Raheem Sterling is a man in form right now for club and country.
Brighton v Southampton
Brighton host Southampton which is certainly a 6 pointer with both in 15th and 16th positions. This looks likely to be a tight encounter with both picking up a bit of form in recent weeks.
I think Southampton will be good for at least a point here.
Burnley v Wolves
Burnley are in desperate need for 3 points here. Stuck in 17th place after losing 4 games on the bounce. They don’t want Cardiff in touching distance and a win here would push them clear. Wolves are the surprise package this year. They have shown they are a tough game for anyone in the league. Tough one to call this
Crystal Palace v Huddersfield
If results go against Huddersfield they could be relegated this weekend. One of the worse teams in premier league history the end of this season can’t come soon enough for the terriers. Palace will be looking to bounce back after losing their last 2 London derbies including being knocked out in the FA Cup quarter finals.
I can’t see anything else than a home win here.
Leicester v Bournemouth
This is a bit of a dead rubber. Both safe and around mid-table. The last two prem games here between these two have ended 1-1, I just feel the Brendan effect will see Leicester through here.
Manchester United v Watford
Its official Ole has signed a 3-year deal to be in charge full time. The news we all expected after his impressive impact since he came in temporarily. Will he celebrate the deal by beating the hornets at OT. I certainly think so!
West Ham v Everton
Another mid table dead rubber here. Nothing at stake but pride. I fancy goals in this one in the late TV game. Chicharito scored a brace last time out, Arnautovic with a brace midweek for Austria. Everton are fresh from meeting Chelsea last time out which should give them confidence here.
Cardiff City v Chelsea
This is a huge game in the race for top 4 as well as the race to go down. This is really must win for both sides. Cardiff could find themselves 5 points from safety and Chelsea don’t want to fall further behind Spurs, Arsenal and United with only 2 places up for grabs.
Chelsea should have too much for a Cardiff side that seems destined for the drop.
Liverpool v Tottenham Hotspur
I don’t need to tell you what the game of the weekend is right? Liverpool can’t afford to drop points with City building up momentum. Spurs can’t afford to drop down with the other 3 hunting them. This is huge and Anfield will no doubt be rocking. If we get a similar game to last year when Salah thought he won it before Harry Kane tucked away a 94th minute penalty.
Arsenal v Newcastle United
The last game of the weekend comes from the Emirates where Arsenal will be hoping to go 3rd in the table. Newcastle look to have got themselves out of trouble so this should be a fairly routine home win for the gunners.
Arsenal have generally started late in games this season so to be drawing at half time but to win the game looks good value.