Arsenal vs Watford

With Arsenal no longer able to earn a Europa League place via domestic means, it is fair to say their focus will be lying on Wembley next weekend and due to a cup final being on the horizon, there is every chance rest and rotation is the plan on Sunday.

Which could play massively into the hands of Watford and with goal difference keeping them on the wrong side of the relegation zone at present, can they do the unthinkable at the Emirates?

Prediction: Arsenal 1-1 Watford

Burnley vs Brighton

Not a lot to play for at Turf Moor this Sunday, although Burnley will certainly want to finish as high up the table as possible and should they do so, it will only mean more money to spend in the summer transfer window.

Brighton make the long journey north, having clawed themselves away from any relegation drama and on reflection, it has been a relatively successful season for Graham Potter and his players.

Prediction: Burnely 1-0 Brighton

Chelsea vs Wolves

A game which has European ambition at the crux of it and with Chelsea losing on Wednesday, Frank Lampard knows he no longer has the luxury of resting key personnel, as a return to the Champions League still needs to be secured.

They play host to a Wolves side, who have continental aspirations of their own and know that a win in West London, will guarantee them at least another round of Thursday night football next season.

Prediction: Chelsea 2-1 Wolves

Crystal Palace vs Tottenham

Crystal Palace have been picking up quite the sun tan as of late, as their performances highlight just how much they have been on the beach. It is now seven straight defeats for the Eagles and questions are being asked regarding Roy Hodgson’s long-term future.

They play host to a Tottenham side, who aspire of a Europa League place next season and Palace should subsequently provide the perfect opposition, to facilitate those hopes.

Prediction: Crystal Palace 0-2 Tottenham

Everton vs Bournemouth

Everton are most definitely a work in progress, and this is arguably the last fixture under Carlo Ancelotti in which they can use that moniker, because at the start of next season the hard work will really begin.

While it is going to be hard work for Bournemouth to stay up this season and Eddie Howe knows that nothing else than a win and a huge slice of luck elsewhere will do for the Cherries.

Prediction: Everton 1-0 Bournemouth

Leicester vs Manchester United

Have the Foxes been hunted at just the wrong time of the season? It certainly looks that way and with Brendan Rodgers’ men starting the weekend in fifth, the visit of Manchester United represents a win or bust scenario in the race for the top four places.

The Red Devils come to the East Midlands knowing that a return to the Champions League is in their own hands and now they need to make sure they don’t fall at the final domestic hurdle.

Prediction: Leicester 1-2 Manchester United

Manchester City vs Norwich

Manchester City will be eyeing this encounter up as a tune up for up for their Champions League exploits and with Real Madrid on the horizon, the visit of Norwich will provide nothing more than attacking cannon fodder.

The Canaries have lost their last nine in the Premier League, in what can only be described as an abject end to the season and do not surprised if the run then becomes an imperfect ten.

Prediction: Manchester City 3-0 Norwich

Newcastle vs Liverpool

Newcastle manager Steve Bruce may have expected to be out of a job by now, but the longer the proposed takeover stalls, the increased chance the former Manchester United defender has of overseeing the club next season.

They play host to a Liverpool side who have finally got their hands on the Premier League title and now all is left, is to attempt to finish the season on an incredible 99 points.

Prediction: Newcastle 0-2 Liverpool

Southampton vs Sheffield United

Southampton have come an awfully long way since that 9-0 drubbing at the hands of Leicester and after turning around the club’s fortunes, a great deal of credit must go to manager Ralph Hasenhuttl and his band of Saints.

They play host to a Sheffield United side who have just missed out on a European dream this season, although in the long run that may prove to be more of a help rather than a hindrance.

Prediction: Southampton 1-1 Sheffield United

West Ham vs Aston Villa

West Ham have got themselves over the line and are safe from the threat of the relegation and this leads to one simple question. Just how much do they have left in the tank for Sunday? Because if they are running on empty, Aston Villa will be ready to pounce.

Dean Smith’s men have timed their escape plans at just the right point of the season and now they need to make sure that the final piece of the jigsaw is put into place. Can they get it done though?

Prediction: West Ham 1-2 Aston Villa

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