Liverpool will be hoping to move closer to beat Manchester City’s record of 100 points against an inform Burnley today.
The Reds welcome Burnley at Anfield. This promise to be a good encounter considering that Burnley knows how to lock up the back, with their goalkeeper currently topping the clean sheets charts ahead of Allison and in line to clinch the golden boot.
But the toughest and mouth watering encounters this round will be between the teams fighting for European places, and those looking to avoid the relegation zone. The relegation battle is at it’s toughest stage and the weekend starts with Norwich vs West Ham United: West Ham United who after the win against Chelsea have only managed to pick up a point, losing at home by one goal to nil against Burnley in the previous match.
Norwich City are sure for the Championship next season. West Ham United are just 3 points above relegation places and would not afford to drop a point.
Watford vs Newcastle
This promise to be a great watch, after beating Norwich last time out, Nigel Pearson side will be careful not to drop a point. Watford have been hard to beat at Vicarage Road, having lost only four in 15 games. After been thrashed in the hands of the previous Champions, Newcastle United will need to redeem themselves.
Sheffield United vs Chelsea
Chelsea will be going to Bramall Lane on Saturday afternoon in what could be a final chance for the Blues to cement their Champions league spot. The first leg at Stamford bridge ended in a 2-2 draw. A last-minute winner from John Egan against Wolverhampton kept Sheffield United eight points behind fourth-placed Leicester, and nine behind their next opponents.
Chelsea also noted a victory last time out, beating Crystal Palace 3-2 at Selhurst Park. The Blues are playing in top form, as they’ve won five of the six games they’ve played since the return of football in England.
Wolves vs Everton
Wolves’ quest to secure a top five finish this season and Champions League football for next year hit another major stumbling block when they were beaten at the death by Sheffield United at Bramall Lane on Wednesday evening.
They’ll be looking to bounce back and continue their fight for European place, though they still occupy the play off spot for the Europa League.
Everton on the other end will be looking to come back from a one all draw last time out at Godison Park against Southampton. Everton have lost just one game since the restart of football.
Tottenham vs Arsenal
Both teams earned only a point in round 34, blowing their chances for a place in the Champions League next season.
However this is one of the most thrilling encounter in English football. And now with the fight for European places making it more thrilling to watch. Tottenham have been unbeaten in three EPL games.
Meanwhile, Arsenal continued their recent resurgence with a 1-1 draw at home to Leicester City on Tuesday evening, though the Gunners would have been disappointed to throw away three points after they relinquished their lead with just minutes on the clock. Both Managers will be coming up against each other for the first time.
Manchester United vs Southampton
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s flying Red Devils host another impressive side – Southampton on Monday. United thrashed Aston Villa 3-0 in their most recent Premier League outing, becoming the first side in the history to win four consecutive games by at least a three-goal margin.
Southampton, on the other hand, drew 1-1 at Everton, following their big victory over Manchester City last Sunday. United would have over seen the outcome of their rivals match in the pursuit for Champions League spot before this game. With the player of the month of June in red hot form, this promises to be a great encounter.
The host have won four straight Premier League games. Southampton have won six of their last nine Premier League away games. The outcomes of Chelsea and Leicester games will have an effect on the outcome of this game as the host will hope to cement Champions League spot.