The Premier League returns after its break from the FA Cup third round and a few key fixtures this week including the big game at Anfield between Liverpool and Man City. I think it’s safe to say that there wont be a repeat of the 5-0 result and it is even possible that Man City could draw or possibly lose, especially after Bristol City narrowily losing at the very end.
Some key ties taking place including Watford hosting Southampton, where both teams are struggling form wise. The same with West Brom who host Brighton. The Baggies currently sit in the bottom three level on points with bottom side Swansea and four behind Stoke City. Newcastle Utd host Swansea in another big game for both sides. Five points separate 18th place Stoke and 10th place Watford and no one will want to be dropping points.
- Bournemouth 0-2 Arsenal Gunners continue unbeaten
- Chelsea 2-1 Leicester City Chelsea maintain top 3
- Crystal Palace 1-2 Burnley Claret joy in London
- Huddersfield 0-2 West Ham Safety closer for Hammers
- Liverpool 3-2 Man City Reds defeat City in thriller
- Man Utd 4-0 Stoke City Stoke misery continues
- Newcastle Utd 3-1 Swansea City Magpies down Swans
- Watford 2-0 Southampton Watford earn vital win
- West Brom 1-1 Brighton Point each, Baggies need more
- Tottenham 2-2 Everton Tottenham held
Some interesting predictions for this week, one which could backfire spectacularly, but given Liverpool’s home form, defeat not likely to be on the cards. In fact a high scoring game with the reds being narrowily victors. In the chase for top four spots, its business as usual with Chelsea and Man Utd adding another win to their column.
The battle of catch up expect Spurs to drop points at home to Everton, who themselves continue to slowly move up the table. This is good news for Arsenal who should beat Bournemouth on the south coast. The weekend doesnt really bode well for most of the bottom few clubs. Swansea City look certain to beat Swansea, West Brom to draw at home to Brighton. The up and down Watford look certain to beat the struggling Southampton and keep it tight at the foot. Palace look certain to be heading for defeat against resilient Burnley. On the otherhand its good for West Ham who look certain to move up with a win against Huddersfield.
Come Monday evening at full time we will find out who will be where at the bottom of the table.