Stoke Vs Manchester City
Stoke City were beaten in Gameweek 14 by Sunderland and will look to bounce back immediately in Saturday’s early kick off. The Potters beat Chelsea in their last home fixture and will hold no fear hosting another of the League’s top sides in Manchester City. The Sky Blues regained top spot in the Premier League following their 3-1 win over Southampton on Saturday. De Bruyne was key providing a goal and two assists and Stoke will need to keep a close eye on the Belgian playmaker. Away win expected at The Britannia.
Arsenal Vs Sunderland
Arsenal were unable to hold onto their 1-0 lead and settled for a share of the spoils when they visited Norwich in Gameweek 14. Arsene Wenger’s side are depleted by injuries and will call on a number of squad players for the visit of Sunderland on Saturday with Cazorla and Sanchez doubtful. The Black Cats have responded well to the appointment of Sam Allardyce with back-to-back Premier League wins moving them out of the Relegation Zone. The Mackems picked up a 0-1 away win at Palace when they last visited the Capital but face a tougher assignment in Gameweek 15. Home win expected at The Emirates.
Manchester United Vs West Ham
Manchester United played out an entertaining 1-1 draw at Leicester in Gameweek 14 and saw Manchester City regain top spot in the Premier League. The Red Devils return to Old Trafford keen to get back to winning ways when West Ham make the trip North. The Hammers took an early lead against West Brom but were unable to put the game to bed which resulted in a 1-1 draw. West Ham have lost two in a row away from home and face a tall order at The Theatre of Dreams. Home win expected at Old Trafford.
Southampton Vs Aston Villa
Southampton are struggling for form with back-to-back defeats in the Premier League. The Saints have the perfect chance to return to winning ways when the League’s bottom side Aston Villa make the trip to the South Coast. Despite a managerial change things seem to be going from bad to worse for The Villains. Remi Garde has been unable to guide his side to a single point since the draw against Manchester City in Gameweek 12. Villa are 7 points from safety and face a tall order this weekend. Home win expected at St Marys.
Swansea Vs Leicester
Swansea City are struggling for form and have picked up just a single point from their last four Premier League outings. The Swans went down 1-0 at Norwich in Gameweek 14 which leaves them just four points clear of the Relegation Zone heading into their clash with Leicester on Saturday. The Foxes continued to defy their doubters by sharing the spoils with Manchester United on Saturday. Jamie Vardy made Premier League history by scoring in 11 consecutive Premier League matches. The Swans will need to keep close tabs on the Leicester forward. Away win expected at The Liberty Stadium.
Watford Vs Norwich
Watford were the latest side to take advantage of a poor Aston Villa by travelling to Villa Park and coming away with 3 points. The Hornets sit 11th in the Premier League table and could move into the top 10 with a victory over Norwich on Saturday. The Canaries travel to Watford high on confidence following their 1-1 draw against Arsenal on Sunday. Norwich are just three points clear of the Relegation Zone and would love to put further distance between themselves and the bottom sides with games against Everton, Manchester United and Spurs approaching. All square at Vicarage Road – Back a bore draw here.
West Brom Vs Spurs
West Brom picked up a creditable point when they visited West Ham on Sunday. The Baggies have been good at home lately most recently beating Arsenal in Gameweek 13 and will go into this game with no fear. Spurs played out a goalless draw against Chelsea on Sunday to extend their unbeaten run to 13 Premier League matches. Pochettino’s side sit two points adrift of 4th placed Arsenal and need to turn drawn games into victories if they are to make a claim for a Top 4 finish. Away win expected at The Hawthorns.
Chelsea Vs Bournemouth
Chelsea seem to have steadied the ship following a good win in the Champions League and a solid 0-0 draw at Spurs in the Premier League. The Blues will hope they can pick up three points against Bournemouth and climb their way back up the Premiership. Diego Costa was left out at Spurs and may not be recalled following his antics and Chelsea’s impressive performance without a recognised striker. Bournemouth got a very late equaliser against Everton to pick up a point and move themselves above Newcastle into 18th place. The Cherries face Manchester United next and picking up anything from these fixtures will be seen as a huge bonus. Comfortable home win expected at Stamford Bridge.
Newcastle Vs Liverpool
Newcastle United are once again in deep trouble following a 5-1 thrashing at Crystal Palace in Gameweek 14. The Magpies have lost two on the spin conceding 8 goals and scoring just once in the process. Steve McClaren has a huge job on his hands to keep Newcastle in the Premier League. Liverpool are responding well to their change in management. Three wins from four games in recent weeks has seen The Reds close in on the Top 4. Coutinho could return for Liverpool which would be a huge boost for The Reds. Away win expected at St James’ Park.
Everton Vs Crystal Palace
Everton seemed to be heading for three points following a late goal but were undone by an even later equaliser at Bournemouth in Gameweek 14. The Toffees are in good form at present and have gone four games unbeaten both home and away. Crystal Palace will be brimming with confidence following their 5-1 demolition of Newcastle on Saturday. The Eagles beat Liverpool the last time they travelled to Merseyside in the Premier League and will be confident they can pick up a result here. All square at Goodison Park.