Fulham vs Wolves
Another round of Premier League action gets underway on Friday, as Fulham play host to Wolves and with Scott Parker’s men being caught out by defensive deficiencies last weekend, their relegation plight has subsequently worsened.
They play host to a Wolves side who nearly managed to get something against West Ham on Monday, and they will now look for a better outcome against further London opposition.
Prediction: Fulham 1-1 Wolves
Manchester City vs Leeds
Manchester City took another step towards the inevitable last weekend, as they overcame Leicester at the King Power Stadium and in doing so, they are one win closer to reclaiming the Premier League title.
This Saturday sees them play host to Leeds and after comfortably getting the better of Sheffield United last weekend, Marcelo Bielsa will now look to have an Etihad surprise or two up his sleeve.
Prediction: Manchester City 2-0 Leeds
Liverpool vs Aston Villa
After making light work of Arsenal last Saturday, Liverpool have kept their hopes of a top four finish alive and they will look to thrust themselves further into the Champions League race with more success on Saturday.
To do so, they will need to get the better of an Aston Villa side who turned the tables against Fulham last Sunday and more importantly, they did so without the talents of midfielder Jack Grealish.
Prediction: Liverpool 2-0 Aston Villa
Crystal Palace vs Chelsea
There’s not a lot for Crystal Palace to play for between now and the end of the season, although that did not stop them from picking up a well-earned point on Monday night and after spoiling Everton’s top four plans, they will look to do the same against Chelsea this weekend.
Thomas Tuchel’s unbeaten run as Chelsea manager has come to a spectacular end and after losing to West Brom last Saturday, the Blues now find themselves playing Champions League place catchup.
Prediction: Crystal Palace 0-2 Chelsea
Burnley vs Newcastle
Burnley got off to a lightning start against Southampton, only to then come away from St Mary’s empty handed and if the same outcome happens this weekend, that would be a huge boost to Newcastle’s survival hopes.
Hopes that were boosted last Sunday, as Steve Bruce’s men picked up a precious, if not unlikely point at home to Tottenham and suddenly, the Magpies can breathe just that little bit easier.
Prediction: Burnley 1-0 Newcastle
West Ham vs Leicester
Can West Ham finish in the top four? Well now it is in their own hands and with eight games of the season left remaining, it is fair to say that David Moyes’ men are not in the Champions League hunt by fluke alone.
This Sunday sees them play host to Leicester and with the Foxes losing to Manchester City last Saturday, they certainly cannot afford another stutter when they make a trip to the Capital.
Prediction: West Ham 1-2 Leicester
Tottenham vs Manchester United
Are Tottenham’s hopes of a top four finish now up in smoke? Not quite. Although after failing to beat Newcastle last Sunday, it does seem as if Jose Mourinho’s men are going to miss out and they certainly will, if they fail to come out on top against Manchester United.
United will look to solidify their own hopes of a Champions League return and if they can exact revenge for their 6-1 thrashing earlier in the season, they will have one foot in the top four.
Prediction: Tottenham 2-2 Manchester United
Sheffield United vs Arsenal
The clock is ticking for Sheffield United and the seconds are running out on their status as a Premier League club, a status that could expire before the final month of the season and if they lose to Arsenal on Sunday, they are one step closer to relegation.
For Arsenal, it is now a case of Europa League or bust and after defeat to Liverpool last weekend, there is nothing really that Mikel Arteta’s men can play for bar end of season prize money.
Prediction: Sheffield United 0-2 Arsenal
West Brom vs Southampton
The performance of last weekend certainly goes to West Brom and after their stunning 5-2 win over Chelsea, Sam Allardyce’s men have just given themselves the slightest chance of keeping their heads above the choppy waters of relegation.
To enhance their chances, they will need to get the better of Southampton and after an impressive showing on Sunday, they will look to build a head of steam before their F.A Cup Semi-final.
Prediction: West Brom 1-1 Southampton
Brighton vs Everton
Brighton certainly have some breathing space between themselves and the bottom three and although that may be the case, Graham Potter also knows that his players can not rest on their laurels anytime soon.
Monday night sees them play host to Everton and after the visitors were held by Crystal Palace last in their last outing, the Toffees hopes of a top four finish have taken another serious dent.
Prediction: Brighton 1-2 Everton