Spurs Vs Arsenal
Gameweek 29 kicks off with a mouth watering North London Derby. Tottenham Hotspur saw their winning run grind to a halt when they visited West Ham United on Wednesday evening. With Leciester only registering a draw against West Brom Spurs missed the chance to go top of the Premier League heading into the Derby. Arsenal were heavy favourites to pick up three points when they hosted Swansea mid-week. The Gunners missed a host of chances and paid the price as Swansea came from behind to leave The Emirates with an unlikely three points. To add insult to injury, Petr Cech picked up an injury in stoppage time while chasing an equaliser and will sit this game out through injury. Tottenham to take top spot with a huge win in the Derby – Back a Spurs victory here.
Chelsea Vs Stoke
Chelsea made it three wins on the trot with an impressive away win at Norwich in Gameweek 28. The Blues have clawed their way into the Top 10 and will be keen to apply the pressure with 3 of the Top 4 sides losing mid-week. Guus Hiddink is unbeaten in the Premier League since he took over from Jose Mourinho and will look to extend that streak. Stoke are also in good form with three consecutive wins in the Premier League. The Potters beat Chelsea in the reverse fixture and will be full of confidence heading into this clash. Chelsea may be without the injured John Terry once again on Saturday. Home win expected at Stamford Bridge.
Everton Vs West Ham
Everton picked up another three points with their win away at Aston Villa in Gameweek 28. The Toffees have won three of their last four and will be full of confidence heading into their clash with West Ham. The Hammers are also flying high and sit 6th in the Premier League following their win over Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday evening. Slaven Bilic has done a fantastic job at West Ham and would likely be a candidate for Manager of the Year if not for the heroics of Claudio Ranieri at Leicester City. Should be an intriguing match with both sides in good form. All square at Goodison Park.
Manchester City Vs Aston Villa
Manchester City were unable to repeat their Capital One Cup Final performance when they visited Anfield on Wednesday evening. The Sky Blues went down heavily to a 3-0 scoreline and saw their arch rivals Manchester United move level on points with them in the Premiership. The visit of struggling Aston Villa could be the opportunity City need to get back to winning ways and restore confidence. The Villains lost their third straight game when Everton visited in Gameweek 28 and look nailed on to be playing Championship football next Season. Remi Garde will enjoy legendary status among Villa fans if he can orchestrate a great escape from this position. Home win expected at The Etihad Stadium.
Newcastle Vs Bournemouth
Newcastle sit 19th in the Premier League table following their 1-0 defeat at Stoke in Gameweek 28. The Magpies have lost four of their last five Premier League outings and need to improve their form if they are to retain their Premier League status. Bournemouth moved onto 32 points with an impressive 2-0 win over Southampton on Tuesday evening. The Cherries are not far from safety and two more wins could be enough to secure their future in the top flight. Newcastle have been in decent form at home and know that a win here is essential with a tough fixture at Leicester next weekend. Narrow home win expected at St James’ Park.
Southampton Vs Sunderland
Southampton suffered their second consecutive defeat when they went down 2-0 at Bournemouth on Tuesday evening. The Saints sit 9th in the Premier League table heading into Gameweek 29 and will be keen to get back to winning ways when Sunderland make the long trip down to the South Coast. The Black Cats picked up a point when they hosted Crystal Palace in Gameweek 28 which moved them to 17th in the Premier League table on goal difference. Sunderland need Jermain Defoe to find his shooting boots in order to secure their Premier League survival. Home win expected at St Marys.
Swansea Vs Norwich
Swansea made wholesale changes for the trip to Arsenal on Wednesday in anticipation of this huge clash on Saturday. To the surprise of many, Swansea picked up an unlikely away victory which will do their confidence the world of good heading into a Relegation six-pointer. The Canaries hosted Chelsea in Gameweek 28 and ended up losing after conceding an early goal. Norwich have struggled on the road lately with five consecutive away defeats in the Premier League. Swansea have a fully fit squad and will be full of confidence following their victory mid-week. Home win expected at The Liberty Stadium.
Watford Vs Leicester
Watford seemed to be heading for a draw at Old Trafford before a late Juan Mata strike saw United snatch all three points. The Hornets have been in good form at home conceding just one goal in their last three home fixtures. Leicester City players were given time off by Claudio Ranieri but failed to hit top gear when they hosted West Brom on Tuesday evening. Despite being favourites, The Foxes could only manage a 2-2 draw against The Baggies. Ranieri’s side still gained on their rivals with Spurs, Arsenal and Manchester City all losing on Wednesday evening. All square at Vicarage Roa.
Crystal Palace Vs Liverpool
Crystal Palace have been in terrible form of late and are being dragged into the Relegation battle below them. The Eagles picked up a draw when they visited Sunderland in Gameweek 28 but have tough fixtures against Liverpool, Leicester and West Ham looming. Liverpool put the disappointment of losing the Capital One Cup Final behind them when they beat Manchester City 3-0 at Anfield on Wednesday evening. The Reds have scored 9 goals without conceding in their last two Premier League fixtures and will be full of confidence heading to a struggling Crystal Palace side. Away win expected at Selhurst Park.
West Brom Vs Manchester United
West Bromwich Albion picked up an unlikely point when they visited Leicester on Tuesday evening. The Baggies face Manchester United on Sunday hoping extend their unbeaten run to four Premier League games. Manchester United have won back-to-back Premier League fixtures to draw level on points with Manchester City heading into Gameweek 29. The Red Devils will be confident that a Top 4 finish is a distinct possibility with Spurs, Arsenal and City faltering in recent weeks. The Baggies are unbeaten in five home games and will give United a tough test on Sunday afternoon. All square at The Hawthorns