The dreaded international break is nearly over and we are nearly back into our beloved Premier League fixtures! This weekend see’s the title race resume with the usual 10 fixture weekend, so without further ado, here is our gameweek 32 preview:
Aston Villa vs Chelsea
Aston Villa will be playing next season in the Championship as they are more or less relegated, as they sit 9 points adrift of Newcastle! Chelsea on the other hand are making a late comeback and are working their way up the table. They currently sit 10th, but will expect nothing other than 3 points this weekend.
Star Man – Willian (7.1m)
Willian has been Chelsea’s star man this season and will always cause a threat to any team. He could have a field day this weekend.
Prediction – Aston Villa 0-3 Chelsea
Arsenal vs Watford
A replay of the FA Cup fixture which saw Watford dump the Gunners out of the Cup, therefore Arsenal will want to get revenge this weekend. Arsenal have slipped somewhat out of the title chase, but they could be back in it quite quickly if they pick up some wins with the top two dropping points. Watford on the other hand are safe for next season and it could be argued that the Hornets don’t have much to play for.
Star Man – Alexis Sanchez (10.8m)
The Chilean had struggled when he came back from injury, but he has now started to find that prolific form again.
Prediction – Arsenal 2-1 Watford
Bournemouth vs Manchester City
The Cherries came up this season and did look like they might be on their way back down, but as the season has passed they have really held their own and will face a tough fixture this week against Manchester City. City will want to pick up a win this week to avoid the possibility of dropping out of the top 4 as West Ham and Manchester United are keeping up the chase.
Star Man – Sergio Aguero (13.6m)
Who else? The Argentine can be lethal in front of goal and will be the danger man this weekend.
Prediction – Bournemouth 1-3 Manchester City
Norwich vs Newcastle
This could be seen as a relegation 6 pointer, as Norwich are just outside the bottom 3 in 17th, and Newcastle lie in 19th. Both will want to pick up the 3 points, so it could end up being quite a cagey affair with both not wanting to make any mistakes and give away a cheap goal.
Star Man – Georginio Wijnaldum (6.8m)
The Dutch playmaker is usually the instigator of anything positive the Magpies do, so could be the danger man for Norwich this weekend.
Prediction – Norwich 0-1 Newcastle
Stoke vs Swansea
Stoke have been hit with a few injuries of late, as Jack Butland was injured in the international break and the likes of Shaqiri and Shawcross are also out injured. Swansea will therefore want to make the most of this as they face a weakened Stoke side and will want to walk away from the Britannia with the 3 points.
Star Man – Gylfi Sigurdsson (7.3m)
The Icelandic midfielder is back to his best form and is creating goals for fun.
Prediction – Stoke 1-3 Swansea
Sunderland vs West Brom
Sunderland currently sit in the relegation zone and will be looking to work their way out of the situation they are in with a big win against West Brom. The Baggies however have not been in bad form and look to be pushing for a top half of the table finish this season.
Star Man – Craig Dawson (5.1m)
Dawson has been key to West Brom’s defensive solidarity this season and will once again make it hard for their opponents.
Prediction – Sunderland 0-0 West Brom
West Ham vs Crystal Palace
Palace are really struggling to find any points of late, and they really could find themselves in the relegation zone if they aren’t careful. Nothing seems to be going their way, and this week they come up against an in-form West Ham side, who themselves are looking to push on for a Champions League spot as they currently sit in 5th spot.
Star Man – Dimitri Payet (8.3m)
The Frenchman has been world class this season and he will want to show this form again.
Prediction – West Ham 2-1 Crystal Palace
Liverpool vs Tottenham
Liverpool have dropped off a bit of late, but they do have 2 games in hand and if they do win these games, then they will be up with Manchester United and West Ham. They do have a tough fixture this weekend however against the second placed Spurs who are themselves in brilliant form and will want to keep up the chase on the league leaders.
Star Man – Harry Kane (10.4m)
Who else? The one season wonder, Harry Kane will be the danger man for Spurs this weekend.
Prediction – Liverpool 2-2 Tottenham
Leicester vs Southampton
Leicester are still top and everyone and their dog is wishing them to finish the job and win the league! They currently sit 5 points clear, so no matter what happens, they will still be top at the end of the weekend, but ideally it will be 8 points! It won’t be easy for them though, as they face a Southampton squad who are starting to find some good form and will want to beat the league leaders.
Star Man – Jamie Vardy (7.9m)
This lad is incredible, as he scored his first England goal against Germany, he will want to continue this form against Southampton and push for that golden boot.
Prediction – Leicester 1-0 Southampton
Manchester United vs Everton
Everton are currently mid table and are likely to be looking to next season with regards to the league. They are still in the Cup, so will mainly be focusing on this. United on the other hand will want to push on for those Champions League places, with nothing but a win acceptable for LvG’s army!
Star Man – Marcus Rashford (4.5m)
The United youngster is phased by nothing and is always looking to find the back of the net!
Prediction – Manchester United 2-1 Everton
Written by FPL Fantasy Talk