Burnley vs. Everton
Venue: Turf Moor
An out-of-form Everton should fancy their chances of redemption, even if temporary, as they travel to first from bottom Burnley at Turf Moor.
The Toffees have lost four of their last five league matches, a home defeat to Leeds United at the weekend the latest indication that the early season swagger has well-and-truly departed Carlo Ancelotti’s men
For the hosts, in the absence of first-choice goalkeeper Nick Pope they look extremely vulnerable in between the sticks and that should be enough invitation for Everton to net a couple of goals, secure a win which should have a Dominic Calvert-Lewin strike.
Prediction: Burnley 1 – 2 Everton
Manchester City vs. Fulham
Venue: Etihad Stadium
Manchester City are home to Fulham, who will aim to upset the four-time Premier League champions by replicating their shocking feat at Leicester City.
Scott Parker’s men were the biggest winners of the last round, defeating an out-of-sorts Leicester City and they will try to ruffle some feathers once again against a City team that have dealt with a congested fixture list this season.
City might have hit Burnley for five unreplied goals but they will definitely be facing a different opposition in a Fulham team, whose morale is certainly at roof top levels following their feat at the King Power Stadium.
Fulham’s danger man Ademola Lookman should be directly up against Kyle Walker in what should be an interesting battle. Regardless, we expect to see an open and exciting game, over 1.5 goals with Manchester City carrying the day.
Prediction: Man City 2 – 0 Fulham
West Ham vs. Manchester United
Venue: London Stadium
One of the games of the round takes place in London on Saturday evening as West Ham United hosts Manchester United. Both teams have been involved in eventful games this week, West Ham securing a controversial home win against Aston Villa and Manchester United losing to Paris Saint-Germain in the UEFA Champions League.
The all-important trip away to Germany next week might play a role in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Red Devils’ team selection, a decision which might be affected by Marcus Rashford’s injury sustained against the French capital outfit.
The Hammers have being in impressive form, four spots above their visitors and they look a truly formidable team the Red devils will struggle to break down. We tip both teams to find the back of the net, over 2.5 goals and West Ham extending their good form with a win.
Prediction: Hammers 2 – 1 Man Utd
Chelsea vs. Leeds United
Venue: Stamford Bridge
At the start of the season, the meeting between these two sides might have been considered a 50-50 battle, but third-place Chelsea’s bullish form since the start of October (which has seen them win four of their last five games) should leave Leeds United truly worried.
Both managers Frank Lampard and Marcelo Bielsa have some history dating back to the English Championship -the drone spying saga- and their first Premier League meeting promises to be a befitting conclusion to Saturday’s games.
A big call awaits Lampard, Olivier Giroud netting four times in Sevilla in the UEFA Champions League and the French forward could be in line to start ahead of Tammy Abraham, while a fully fit Kai Havertz and Christian Pulisic should also be pushing for starts.
Leeds have played some very exciting football in the final third but haven’t looked convincing defensively, an area of strength (attack) for the Blues. We expect this to be a one-sided home win, over 1.5 goals and Edouard Mendy keeping a clean sheet.
Prediction: Chelsea 2 – 0 Leeds
West Brom vs. Crystal Palace
Venue: The Hawthorns
The Hawthorns hosts the first of four Sunday Premier League games as West Bromwich Albion welcomes Crystal Palace.
The Baggies were winners last time out (a first league victory of the season) in the relegation battle against Sheffield United but they will struggle to reproduce that result against a Palace team who hopefully should welcome back Wilfried Zaha back into the line-up, after the Ivory Coast international self-isolated.
This should be a perfect opportunity for Palace to avenge their home defeat last week and against a Baggies team yet to find their rhythm, we tip Palace to emerge with maximum points here.
Prediction: West Brom 0 – 2 Palace
Sheffield United vs. Leicester City
Venue: Bramall Lane
Bottom of the table Sheffield United welcomes Leicester City to Bramall Lane in Sunday’s second game.
The Blades have been uncharacteristically poor this season and that run might just be extended against a Foxes’ side who are expected to welcome back reliable midfielder Wilfred Ndidi back into the fold after a three-month injury layoff.
Despite Monday’s disappointing home defeat to Fulham, Leicester have way too much quality for Sheffield and we expect them to bounce back from that setback and secure a necessary victory.
Prediction: Sheffield 0 – 3 Leicester
Tottenham vs. Arsenal
Venue: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
The north London takes centre stage as Tottenham Hotspur hosts rivals Arsenal in what should be an exciting game.
Although still early days in the season, Spurs look good for a first-ever Premier League title thanks to an all-round balanced team, brilliant manager and even in the possible absence of Harry Kane who reportedly failed to complete training on Wednesday, they still look a formidable side in comparison to the Gunners.
There remains uncertainty regarding the availability of big-money summer signing Thomas Partey for Arsenal, the Ghanaian internationals absence or presence potentially play a key role for the Gunners.
Considering Arsenal’s recent struggles, lack of goals for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, we expect Spurs to emerge victorious here and further tighten their grip at the top.
Prediction: Spurs 2 – 0 Arsenal
Liverpool vs. Wolverhampton
The final game of the weekend sees a reunion as Diogo Jota (Liverpool) faces his former teammates as Liverpool hosts Wolverhampton Wanderers at Anfield.
The Reds have been far from their best in the face of an injury-hit campaign, understandably but regardless they have managed to stay within touching distance of leaders Tottenham Hotspur, in second spot.
Wolves lost top marksman Raul Jimenez against Arsenal, the Mexican striker suffering a fractured skull which is expected to keep him on the sidelines for an unspecified number of weeks on the sidelines. That could be a major setback for Nuno Espirito Santo, who will be forced to make adjustments in attack to accommodate Jimenez’s absence.
This should be a very exciting game between two teams who have an almost identical pattern of play and it’s not farfetched to predict a draw to settle this fixture.
Prediction: Liverpool 1 – 1 Wolves
Brighton vs. Southampton
Venue: Amex Stadium
Brighton are home to Southampton in the concluding match of game-week 11. The Seagulls battled Liverpool to a home draw the last time out, although they must be grateful to VAR, as they were bailed out on a couple of occasions by the technology.
They will have their hands filled against a well setup Saints team, whose manager Ralph Hasenhuttl must be demanding an immediate response after they threw away a two-goal lead at home to Manchester United and eventually lost.
Despite Brighton gradually developing into an exciting team to watch, we expect Southampton too carry the day.
Prediction: Brighton 1 – 2 Saints
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