After a pulsating Saturday of Premier League action, can Liverpool and Manchester City throw up similar drama? Arsenal and Chelsea are also in action on a hectic Sunday as they face away trips to Fulham and Southampton respectively.
Fulham vs Arsenal (12:00pm)Embed from Getty Images
Fulham really need to start getting more points on the board if they’re to avoid a relegation fight, as they welcome Arsenal to Craven Cottage.
Arsenal are currently unbeaten in eight across all competitions and with such a strong attack, its hard to not see the Gunners winning here given Fulham’s defensive shambles.
If there’s any hope for Fulham here, its that Arsenal were playing in Azerbaijan in midweek so could have some tired players come final stages ready for Andre Schurrle and Aleksandar Mitrovic to test.
Ultimately, I can see an away win here.
Prediction: Fulham 1-2 Arsenal
Jake predicts: Fulham 0-2 Arsenal
Result: Fulham 1-5 Arsenal
Southampton vs Chelsea (2:15pm)
Chelsea can move top for a couple of hours with victory but Southampton will be out to end a six match losing run against the Blues.
Goals have been Southampton’s shortcoming so far but in recent weeks, Chelsea have played six games in 19 days and drew their previous game following an Europa League game 0-0.
This time around, I definitely can see Chelsea scoring a few goals because Saints’ manager, Mark Hughes has a pitful managerial record against their visitors.
Prediction: Southampton 0-2 Chelsea
Jake predicts: Southampton 2-3 Chelsea
Result: Southampton 0-3 Chelsea
Liverpool vs Manchester City (4:30pm)Embed from Getty Images
Having finally moved top last weekend, Manchester City will be hoping to retain their lead but haven’t won at Anfield since 2003. This match also saw City suffer their first defeat of last season after losing 4-3.
Liverpool however will be an angry side here after a disappointing run of two defeats in three and drawing their last league match at Chelsea.
That plus a what will be a hostile home crowd is what City really don’t need after mounting a midweek comeback in Hoffenheim, which saw their four match run of clean sheets ended after conceding in first minute in Germany.
We therefore could well see a edgy start as both teams try to get on top of one another but with Man City often scoring in both halves, they are probably my favourites for the win but Liverpool are unbeaten in 24 home league matches which is something they won’t want to lose here.
I am therefore going to plump for a high scoring draw here.
Prediction: Liverpool 2-2 Manchester City
Jake predicts: Liverpool 2-2 Manchester City
Result: Liverpool 0-0 Manchester City