Manchester City need just a point to go top whilst Southampton need to start finding their best form as they move closer towards bottom three.
City are in fine form with no goals conceded in domestic competitions since returning from September’s international break, which is something that the Saints don’t need if they’re not to set a new club record of six games without scoring.
I sadly can see that record becoming reality because unlike Newcastle and Bournemouth, Man City are a difficult side to shut out even if they’re without Kevin de Bruyne.
The result however should be respectable because Pep Guardiola will have one eye on midweek then next week’s Manchester derby, and the Saints don’t offer much up front to create problems.
Prediction: Manchester City 2-0 Southampton
Jake predicts: Manchester City 4-0 Southampton
Result: Manchester City 6-1 Southampton
For Crystal Palace, this is their second of three consecutive London derbies but Chelsea is a difficult place to go.
Palace might of won here in two of last three seasons but this time, they are weakened with a striker crisis whilst Chelsea are flying, which is a key thing to have coming into this fixture.
Four of last five meetings at Stamford Bridge has finished 2-1 to the winner, whilst last three league clashes between these sides have also finished by that result.
I can see possibly another repeat of that scoreline here because local derbies seem to bring something out in Palace that we don’t often see, but Chelsea will just be too strong and break that scoreline run.
Prediction: Chelsea 3-1 Crystal Palace
Jake predicts: Chelsea 3-1 Crystal Palace
Result: Chelsea 3-1 Crystal Palace