The busy schedule of December is here with games coming thick and fast. We have been sizing up the options and previewing what might take place in the coming set of fixtures to help you prepare for the coming gameweek.
Watford vs Everton
Watford have lost their last two games to opponents they should’ve beaten whereas Everton, who have been playing poorly in recent times, are winless in four games. Both these sides will be looking for the win with onus being on Koeman’s men to take all three points back home and get back on track this season which had a promising start.
STAR MAN: Kevin Mirallas (6.1m)
The Belgian has been playing well recently and is able to find space quite often. He might be a major threat on the counter for the Toffees, if he gets the nod to start.
PREDICTION: Watford 1-2 Everton
Arsenal vs Stoke
The Gunners are firing and are unbeaten since the opening day of the season; almost leading goalscorers in the league, only second to Liverpool, and have defended decently as well. For a Stoke team that is just beginning to get back to form, this game away at the Emirates might just be a task too big to handle. There is only one winner from the looks of it.
STAR MAN: Theo Walcott (8.0m)
Wasn’t his best performance last week against the Hammers and hence he will be looking to wreak havoc on the wings against the Potters.
PREDICTION: Arsenal 3-0 Stoke
Burnley vs Bournemouth
Burnley have now lost three on the spin and are completely devoid of confidence whereas the Cherries put the icing on the cake thanks to a thrilling comeback victory against Liverpool last weekend. There is no reason for this game to not be a thriller as both of these lower-mid-table teams look to beat each other for the three points.
STAR MAN: Sam Vokes (6.1m)
Often been the man to get on the scoresheet for Burnley and will fancy his chances against this Bournemouth defence.
PREDICTION: Burnley 1-1 Bournemouth
Hull vs Crystal Palace
This might be a crucial game for both these teams who are looking to make amends for such poor displays in some recent fixtures. Both teams are in the bottom half, with Hull being the more desperate of the two for the points. Going in to this match with their current forms, Palace might just have the edge over Hull with their victory last weekend.
STAR MAN: Christian Benteke (7.6m)
Scored three in his last two and is in form to punish the Hull defence.
PREDICTION: Hull 1-2 Crystal Palace
Swansea vs Sunderland
Swansea showcased a lack of creativity with a dismal and forgettable performance at White Hart Lane against Spurs. Sunderland on the other hand have been on the road to revival with three wins in their last five fixtures. This game could easily be the most exciting game of the weekend with both teams in the bottom three looking to give it their all. The pressure will be on the Swans playing at home to get a result and move off the bottom of the table.
STAR MAN: Gylfi Sigurdsson (7.4m)
The Icelander is the man who has been trusted to play the number nine role and might be a crucial part of the Swansea attack.
PREDICTION: Swansea 3-1 Sunderland
Leicester vs Manchester City
Leicester City have failed to register a victory in any of their previous five fixtures and are currently sitting dangerously close to the relegation zone. Manchester City lost their game last weekend to an in-form Chelsea side and are now four points behind the leaders. They will be looking to win this game and not go too far behind on points. Seems like an easy City win although Leicester might be given a sniff with the absence of the lethal Aguero up front.
STAR MAN: Kevin De Bruyne (10.8m)
He has been so crucial for City this season and will be looking to make amends for his seemingly simple squandered chance last weekend.
PREDICTION: Leicester 1-3 Manchester City
Chelsea vs West Brom
Chelsea are on fire and there seems to be no stopping them with 8 wins on the spin now. The Albion defence will have their work cut out if they are to keep this Chelsea attack quiet. Seems to be only one winner in this game.
STAR MAN: Eden Hazard (10.4m)
The little Belgian has started this season in top form and is continuing to prove vital to his team, chipping in with the goals.
PREDICTION: Chelsea 2-0 West Brom
Manchester United vs Tottenham
Manchester United are in utter disarray and have managed to win just one game in their last eight fixtures. Spurs were struggling to pick up significant points previously, drawing on 4 games on the bounce prior to their latest 3 games. They have however managed to win 2 of their last 3 but playing away at Old Trafford is no easy task.
STAR MAN: Henrikh Mkhitaryan (8.9m)
Has adapted well into the Mourinho system of play in the last couple of games and has been key in unlocking defences.
PREDICTION: Manchester United 2-1 Tottenham
Southampton vs Middlesbrough
Both teams are right next to each other in terms of position in the table, with the men from St.Mary’s holding the higher position. Both teams have lacked attacking intent in their previous fixtures and don’t have any significant momentum going into this fixture. Looks like a cagey affair but the onus will be on the Saints to deliver in front of their home crowd.
STAR MAN: Charlie Austin (6.9m)
He has been the outlet for goals for the Saints and after a poor performance last time around, he will be looking to make amends.
PREDICTION: Southampton 2-2 Middlesbrough
Liverpool vs West Ham
After last weekend’s disappointing result versus the Cherries, the Reds will be looking to take advantage of a Hammers side that are dealing with injury concerns and are in very poor form, dropping dangerously close to the relegation zone. This might be the chance for the Reds to get back to convincing winning ways.
STAR MAN: Divock Origi (6.6m)
Been trusted to play the striker role and has already impressed with goals in each of his last two appearances.
PREDICTION: Liverpool 3-1 West Ham
Written by FPL Transfer Tips (@FPL_TransTips)