Premier League: Your top 5 fixtures this weekend

An entertaining run of midweek fixtures saw Spurs ease past Norwich City as Deli Ali continued his good form in front of goal, scoring a brace against the Canaries. Manchester United gave their fans something to cheer about as they cruised past Stoke City, in an impressive 3-0 victory over the Potters. Jamie Vardy continued to be ruthless, scoring from a 35-yard volley to embarrass the Liverpool goalkeeper with what could be a contender for goal of the season, in a game which saw him score twice and see Leicester at the top of the Premier League.

Here are five fixtures you should look out for this weekend.

1. Manchester City V Leicester City – Saturday : 12.45pm

Here we have a top of the league clash between two sides that have been outstanding this season. Both teams are going into the game without a loss in six games, both drawing three and winning three, and both are going into the game on the back of midweek victories against their respective opponents. If that wasn’t close enough, only three points separate them. A win would be enough to send Manchester City top of the Premier League, however a win for Leicester will see them go six points clear at the top. With Jamie Vardy full of confidence after midweeks display, City could have a lot to do to stop Leicester, but it certainly looks to be one definitely worth watching.

2. Chelsea v Manchester United – Sunday : 16.00pm

Guus Hiddink’s arrival at Chelsea looked hopeful to spark a revival, however with only two wins in their last six, they are struggling with form. Manchester United are also a team struggling for form, but their midweek performance should give fans some encouragement that they can do the same at Stamford Bridge. In a fixture that has seen so many twists and turns in the past, who knows what’s in store with both teams so desperate for the three points.

3. Southampton v West Ham – Saturday : 17.30pm

This is a game where both teams can really make a push for the top four. West Ham have won four games out of their last six, the most recent coming midweek where they beat a ten-man Aston Villa side 2-0. A win against Southampton would see them close the gap between them and fourth spot to only 3 points, so they will be motivated to get a result at St. Mary’s. As for Southampton, who lay a place behind West Ham in 7th, they will be eager to put pressure on the Hammers. They came out with a point at the Emirates in a goalless draw. This is a fixture that looks to have the making of a real feisty encounter between the two sides, with both teams looking to make noise for Champions League football next season.

4. Bournemouth v Arsenal – Sunday – 13.30pm

Arsenal travel to the Vitality Stadium on Sunday with the intention to pile the pressure on Spurs, City and Leicester with a win. After a goalless draw against Southampton midweek, they will be looking to bounce back with three points against Bournemouth. The home side came out with a 2-1 victory against Crystal Palace on Tuesday and they will be keen to further themselves away from the drop zone. Both teams will come out fighting in what should be an entertaining fixture.

5. Tottenham Hotspur v Watford – Saturday – 15.00pm

Spurs sit third in the league, five points off the top. They will be hoping to take away all three points against Watford as they look to shake things up at the top end of the table. Watford has been in pretty poor form recently, losing four out of the last six. They drew 0-0 against Chelsea midweek, so could be looking to bounce back with three points against Spurs. However, Deli Ali is the man to watch as he will look to continue his goal scoring form, and Spurs will look to make it four out of four.

Aaron Virdee

 

 

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