After a busy midweek of premier league fixtures with wins for Man City, Man United, Arsenal, Chelsea, Burnley, Liverpool, Everton and Leicester City we have yet another weekend of heart-racing fixtures as Arsenal and Man United meet.
Chelsea v Newcastle
Chelsea’s performance against a good defensive Swansea side on Wednesday wasn’t as great as expected but they still managed to take home all three points. Newcastle on the other hand did well against West Brom and were able to pick up a point.
Newcastle are going to be dancing to a different tune at Stamford Bridge compared to their midweek game against West Brom. With the likes of Jamaal Lascelles, Christian Atsu and Paul Dummett still likely to be unavailable for Newcastle, Chelsea on the other hand are likely to start Eden Hazard and Azpilicueta who started on the bench on Wednesday though David Luiz, Michy Batshuayi, Charly Musonda and Kenedy might stay unavailable due to injury.
With Eden Hazard Chelsea are a more challenging side to play against and I think Rafael Benitez’ return to Stamford Bridge is going to end up with Chelsea winning 3-0
Brighton v Liverpool
Liverpool who outplayed and defeated Stoke during the week with a great performance now look forward to visit Brighton who ended up with a goalless match against Crystal Palace. Brighton have been defending very deep and causing teams problems this season but I don’t see them doing much to stop firing Mohamed Salah and his team this Saturday. With Manchester United as Liverpool’s next opponent they will try to win this game and keep their confidence going. Considering how well Brighton defend Liverpool will find it hard to throw in many goals so I am going for a 0-2
Everton v Huddersfield
After exceptional Wayne Rooney fired Everton to a win against West Ham, their new manager Sam Allardyce will try his best tactically to keep the confidence at Everton. Looking at Hudersfield’s poor away performance this season with no goals in their last four away results, I am giving Everton home advantage here and going for 2-0
Leicester City v Burnley
Burnley have been performing well this season and causing teams problems and they worked hard for their win against Bournemouth during the week. Leicester are another team you can only count on on a very good day and after their win against Spurs I expect them to do well against Burnley. Going for 2-1
Stoke v Swansea
This is going to be a big game for both clubs and they are both going to fight for the win but I don’t see Stoke losing to Swansea at home especially at a time when Swansea are struggling to score goals. I am going for 1-0 in favour of Stoke
Watford v Tottenham
Watford started the game against Manchester United by playing well and causing problems but Man United showed some technicality and landed some good goals into the net. Though Spurs’ performance in the league has been shocking recently, I think they are going to ride through this one with a victory but Mauricio Pochettino needs to make the right decisions if he wants his side to win. Although Watford have had some good performances this season I see the match going in a similar way as their midweek game against Man United. I am going for 1-2
West Brom v Crystal Palace
Crystal Palace have been out of luck this season and I see this game being a tough one for them as they face their former manager Alan Pardew who will definitely put in his best to win his first match in charge of West Brom. Crystal Palace are a better side going forward and I am going with my intincts here. 0-1
Arsenal v Manchester United
Arsenel have been gunning their way in the league and have been exceptionally good at home. Though they play without their forward Alexandre Lacazette who picked up an injury during their midweek game I don’t see Man United causing them much trouble at home. 2-1
Bournemouth v Southampton
Both teams had disappointing midweek results but I think Southamptom did well to stop Manchester City scoring many goals and they are going to go against Bournemouth with a more attacking mindset. But I see points being shared here 2-2
Manchester City v West Ham
Honestly I don’t think any team would be looking forward to play against Man City with the ruthless form they are currently in. Though teams like Huddersfield and Southampton caused Man City problems they still managed to win at the end. I don’t see anything else than West Ham getting hammered by City on sunday . 4-0