After what seemed like the longest gameweek ever, we now have a quick turn around for gameweek 27. Considering your tansfers for this weekends fixtures, then look no further. Here’s our gameweek preview:
Chelsea vs Tottenham
The first game of the gameweek see’s a Derby between Chelsea and Spurs, with Mourinho returning to Stamford Bridge. Chelsea are on the back of a defeat to United and both will be up for this as a win will help them towards European football.
Star Man – Willian (£7.0m)
Has been impressive this season and will need to step up to the plate with a number of injures to the Blues.
Prediction: Chelsea 2-1 Tottenham
Burnley vs Bournemouth
Bournemouth have picked up two wins in their last 3 as they attempt to pull away from the relegation zone, whilst Burnley are sitting comfortable in 11th. Burnley are unbeaten in their last 4, but Bournemouth will not roll over in this one.
Star Man – Diego Rico (£)
The Cherries defender is on set pieces and offers the potential of attacking returns as well as defensive.
Prediction: Burnley 1-1 Bournemouth
Crystal Palace vs Newcastle
Both teams here are just above the relegation zone in 13th and 14th positions, with this game offering an important 3 points in securing their safety. Therefore this may be a cagey affair with it being defined by fine margins.
Star Man – Wilfried Zaha (£6.8m)
Palace’s main attacking threat and he will need to find some form if Palace are to come away with the win.
Prediction: Crystal Palace 2-1 Newcastle
Sheffield United vs Brighton
At the start of the season this may have been considered an important 6 pointer, however the Blades are safe and are pushing for an unlikely spot in Europe! Meanwhile, Brighton are 15th, just 3 points above the relegation zone.
Star Man – Sander Berge (£5.0m)
The new midfielder will want to show his worth.
Prediction: Sheffield United 3-2 Brighton
Southampton vs Aston Villa
Southampton have been in good form of late, but Villa will be considering this game a must win with them loitering just above the relegation zone. It may be tighter than many people think!
Star Man – Jack Grealish (£6.7m)
He has is a handful, fouled 21 times in the last 4 matches.
Prediction: Southampton 2-2 Aston Villa
Leicester vs Manchester City
Leicester City host City this week, with the Foxes having a number of injuries in their midfield; Mendy, Choudhury, Ndidi to name a few. City will look to take advantage of this, and secure the second spot.
Star Man – Kevin De Bruyne (£10.8m)
Who else? This man is a magician.
Prediction Leicester 1-4 Manchester City
Manchester United vs Watford
Watford travel to Manchester, where there will be a familiar face in the United squad in Ighalo, will he come back to haunt the Hornets. Watford have looked a different team under Pearson, although they need to pick up a few more points to see them out of the relegation zone. This may not be the week though.
Star Man – Anthony Martial (£7.9m)
The Frenchman scored midweek and in his last Premier League outing too.
Prediction: Manchester United 2-0 Watford
Wolves vs Norwich
Wolves are on the back of an impressive European outing, more or less securing their place in the next round and this week they play bottom of the league. Norwich are 7 points from safety and it’s unlikely they will be in the league next season.
Star Man – Raul Jimenez (£7.2m)
It may have been Jota who scored 3 midweek, but Jimenez usually does the business in the league.
Prediction: Wolves 3-1 Norwich
Arsenal vs Everton
The Emirates host Everton this weekend, in a fixture that could be very close. Everton have looked very strong under Carlo Anchelotti, with them pushing for a Europa League spot. Arsenal on the other hand will be looking to leapfrog the Toffees and push on also.
Star Man – Alexandre Lacazette (£9.3m)
The Frenchmen looks in good form lately.
Prediction: Arsenal 2-1 Everton
Liverpool vs West Ham
Top of the table host the Hammers, who played Liverpool just 3 games ago, although it will most likely result in another Liverpool win. West Ham have conceded 11 goals in their last 4 games, which doesn’t make good reading for the Hammers…
Star Man – Saido Mane (£12.2m)
Having had a little rest midweek, coming off at half time, he could pick up a few goals this gameweek.
Prediction: Liverpool 4-0 West Ham