Last week Antonio Conte’s Chelsea side took advantage of the other top teams dropping points and beat Middlesbrough 1-0 to go top of the English Premier League table. Chelsea have not conceded a goal since the 24th of September, almost 10 hours of football. This is the London’s side best defensive run in 6 years. A tricky fixture awaits them this weekend.
SATURDAY 26TH November
BURNLEY vs MANCHESTER CITY (Turf Moor) 3:30 PM – Pep Guardiola’s men have not been convincing in their previous run of games and this away fixture may prove difficult. Burnley however are fresh off a 4-0 thrashing the hands of West Brom and are desperately in search of 3 points.
HULL CITY vs WEST BROMWICH ALBION (KCOM Stadium) 6 PM – After a somewhat bright start to the Premier league, the Tigers from Hull sit in the relegation zone after 8 losses. Their visitors seem to be on course after jumping up to 9th spot with that convincing win over Burnley.
LEICESTER CITY vs MIDDLESBROUGH (King Power Stadium) 6 PM – Both teams have only won once in their last 5 matches. The champions Leicester seem to be struggling as they sit only 2 points above the drop zone.
LIVERPOOL vs SUNDERLAND (Anfield) 6 PM – 2nd placed Liverpool were denied their 5th consecutive win by the Saints and welcome a Sunderland side that has moved from the bottom for the first time this season. Sunderland won back to back games as Jermaine Defoe scored his 150th EPL goal.
SWANSEA CITY vs CRYSTAL PALACE (Liberty Stadium) 6 PM – Five points separate these two sides on the log. Palace have lost the last 5 matches they have played while Swansea are still seeking their first 3 points under new manager Bob Bradley.
CHELSEA vs TOTTENHAM HOTSPURS (Stamford Bridge) 8:30 PM – Chelsea come into the match as league leaders following a six-match winning streak.Though Spurs still remain unbeaten in the 2016/17 season in the league, a mid-week Champions league loss at the hands of Monaco might prove to be a determining factor.
SUNDAY 27TH November
WATFORD vs STOKE CITY (Vicarage Road) 3 PM – Both teams have recently rediscovered their form as Watford convincingly beat the champions Leicester City to cement their 8th placed position. A loss for Stoke could see them sink back into the relegation zone depending on the other teams performances.
ARSENAL vs AFC BOURNEMOUTH – (The Emirates Stadium) 5:15 PM – Arsene Wenger’s side has only managed 2 points from their last 2 games that has seen them drop to their favourite 4th spot. Bournemouth on the other hand will be looking for 3 points to improve on their 10th place position.
MANCHESTER UNITED vs WEST HAM UNITED (Old Trafford) 7:30 PM – Jose Mourinho hasn’t yet seemed to find a consistent first 11 due to injuries as well as form but despite it all they are 6th. West Ham have been playing good football but lady luck doesn’t seem to be on their side as their barren efforts sees them one point above the relegation zone.
SOUTHAMPTON vs EVERTON (St. Mary’s Stadium) 7:30 PM – After a resilient performance against Liverpool, the Saints will be looking for a first win over Everton in the league since December 2014. Everton are behind Man United only on goal difference and will be hoping their top scorer, Romelu Lukaku can get back amongst the goals.