We are to expect some exciting football this weekend as Leicester host Leeds United, while Norwich and Brentford face off at the bottom of the table and Manchester City and Manchester United compete in yet another thrilling derby.
The race for the top four continues as West Ham face a tough test against Liverpool, who themselves will be desperate for the three points as they chase City for the title.
Meanwhile, two out-of-form sides in Tottenham and Everton will clash as Frank Lampard’s side look to avoid dropping into the relegation zone.
Here are this weekend’s Premier League predictions...
Leicester v Leeds United
Leeds United face their first match without Marcelo Bielsa at the club since 2018 as they take on Leicester City at the King Power Stadium.
Neither side are in particularly good form, however the Whites are likely to be boosted by the arrival of new boss Jesse Marsch.
We know how capable Leeds are when they are at the best and we could expect to see a much better performance against Leicester as they look to avoid dropping down into the bottom three.
Prediction: Leicester 1-2 Leeds United
Burnley v Chelsea
Burnley have finally found some form in recent weeks until their three match unbeaten run came to an end against Leicester midweek.
Meanwhile, Chelsea are looking to bounce baxk after a disappointing Carabao Cup final loss and controversy off the pitch with owner Roman Abramovich.
The return of Reece James will certainly be a boost for them and while Burnley will certainly make life difficult for them at Turf Moor, I expect them to narrowly come out on top in only their second league match since January.
Prediction: Burnley 0-1 Chelsea
Aston Villa v Southampton
Aston Villa returned to winning ways with victory over Brighton last time out, while Southampton are enjoying a run of seven matches in all competitions without defeat.
Both sides will be confident of claiming all three points at Villa Park and it is difficult to predict who could come out on top.
Prediction: Aston Villa 2-2 Southampton
Norwich v Brentford
Brentford have found themselves dragged into a relegation scrap after recent results, while Norwich sit bottom of the table after facing the likes of Man City and Liverpool.
The Canaries have shown clear improvement under Dean Smith and will be desperate to pick up a win as they look to close in on safety.
Prediction: Norwich 3-1 Brentford
Newcastle v Brighton
Newcastle United have been in brilliant form as of late and haven’t suffered defeat in the Premier League since December.
It is difficult to see Brighton putting an end to their run after enduring three successive defeats while scoring none.
Prediction: Newcastle 2-0 Brighton
Wolves v Crystal Palace
Wolves have suffered a blow with the news that Nelson Semedo will be sidelined till at least April, however it is hard to see it effecting their indestructable backline against Crystal Palace.
Patrick Vieira’s side have won only one of their last eight league matches and it will be down to the likes of Michael Olise to break down Wolves’ defence.
Prediction: Wolves 1-0 Crystal Palace
Liverpool v West Ham
Liverpool are enjoying unstoppable form at the minute and are on a run of eleven wins in all competitions.
West Ham caused upset in the reverse fixture as they beat the Reds 3-2, however they have dropped off a bit recently.
Jurgen Klopp’s side know that they need to win every game they can if they are to catch up with Man City and it would be surprising to see them trip up against the Hammers.
Prediction: Liverpool 3-1 West Ham
Watford v Arsenal
Watford are yet to pick up their first win under Roy Hodgson and don’t particularly look like it is going to come anytime soon, despite a surprising draw against Manchester United.
Arsenal have only conceded five goals in their last eight league matches and their attacking options are certainly going to cause trouble for the Hornets at Vicarage Road.
Prediction: Watford 0-2 Arsenal
Man City v Man United
Despite Man City’s form, the Manchester derby is very hard to predict.
Pep Guardiola’s side haven’t beaten their rivals at the Etihad Stadium since 2018 and have won two of their previous six meetings (D1 L3).
Like Liverpool, Man City are going to need to keep winning every match they can if they are to stay top of the table and, despite the mounting pressure, they will no doubt snatch the three points in the last minute or something along those lines.
Prediction: Man City 2-1 Man Utd
Tottenham v Everton
Tottenham and Everton have both struggled so far this year, with Spurs eager to bounce back from their FA Cup defeat to Middlesbrough.
Antonio Conte’s side have been very inconsistent since his arrival, while Everton have won three and lost three since Frank Lampard joined last month.
Both sides have been particularly underwhelming this season and it is hard to predict who will be more disappointing when they meet in London.
Prediction: Tottenham 1-1 Everton