Action in the Premier League resumes tomorrow following the international break, and below are the fixtures for the 12th round of games that runs over the weekend until Monday night.
Manchester United v Arsenal
Crystal Palace v Manchester City
Everton v Swansea City
Southampton v Liverpool
Stoke City v Bournemouth
Sunderland v Hull City
Watford v Leicester City
Tottenham Hotspur v West Ham United
Middlesbrough v Chelsea
West Bromwich Albion v Burnley
The hotly anticipated high profile cracker between arch enemies Mourinho, and Wenger goes down on Saturday midday as Manchester United host Arsenal at the Theatre of Dreams.
Apart from the fact that the Gunners haven’t won at the ground for a decade, Wenger has failed to get the better of Jose in the EPL in 11 games, with the Portuguese winning 5 times and the other 6 ending in stalemates.
Will history repeat itself tomorrow?
Crystal Palace host Manchester City at the Selhurst Park in a game the visitors must win to have any hope of reclaiming the top spot after the draw against Boro last timeout saw them drop down 2 places.
On the other hand, the host must prevent a loss, as that will see them drop into the relegation zone if the results go West Ham’s and Hull City’s way.
Prediction: Manchester City to win
Everton are yet to record a win in 4 recent attempts against Swansea City in the Premier League, but if that record will mean anything at Goodison Park is anyone’s guess.
5 points in 11 games don’t look too good on the visitors, but they have a chance considering that the hosts have won just once in their last 6 EPL fixtures. Do they?
Prediction: Everton to win
With Southampton hosting Liverpool at the Saint Mary’s, looks like we are going to have another tough encounter on our hands on Saturday.
It would be a game of one of the best attacking teams, in the Reds versus one of the best defensive teams, in the Saints. It’s a game that should just be watched.
No previews needed.
Can Stoke City continue their fine run over Bournemouth at a stadium where the visitors have lost all of their last 7 games in?
Hughes’ charges won their home and away Premier League fixtures against Howe’s men last season, but with just a point separating them at the moment, we could be in for a keenly contented affair.
If we were to be in May, then the Sunderland-Hull City game would perhaps pass for a battle for survival, as the 2 currently lie in the relegation zone at the moment
A win for the hosts, and they would move near leaving the zone, while a win for the Tigers will see them move way up on the log and far from the dead zone for some time.
Prediction: Hull to win
Watford play host to a Leicester City side that have been at sixes and sevens since their season curtain raiser against Hull City in August.
The Hornets are very capable of snatching a win against the defending champs, and it looks very possible with Troy Deeney.
Watford’s skipper is just a strike away from hitting 100 goals for the Vicarage Road outfit, and he has scored thrice and assisted twice in his last 6 appearances against Leicester in all competitions.
Prediction: Watford to win
London derbies just never end eh?
Tottenham would hope to continue their unbeaten run against West Ham United, and more importantly, hope to finally get a win after 4 consecutive draws in the topflight.
The Hammers don’t look like a side capable of upsetting the odds.
Prediction: Tottenham to win
Middlesbrough have lost their last 5 EPL encounters against Chelsea, failing to score on every of the occasion.
The status quo isn’t likely to change on Sunday.
Prediction: Chelsea to win
Burnley have lost on eight of their nine visits to West Bromwich Albion’s home ground The Hawthorns, and many can’t wait to see what happens on Monday night when the 2 clash.
Check out match day 11 results here