The indications are that the battle between Liverpool and Manchester City will go right down to the wire with the two sides set to fight it out until the end of the campaign. A six-point gap has now opened up between the top-two and the rest of the chasing pack and going on recent form it’s difficult to envisage anyone narrowing that gap anytime soon.
The Citizens face arguably the toughest challenge of the top-two this weekend when they lock horns with a Chelsea side which will be desperate to bounce back from their hugely disappointing midweek defeat to Wolverhampton Wanderers, however Liverpool certainly won’t be in for an easy ride when they visit a Bournemouth outfit which remain in the top-seven in the Premier League.
Third-placed Tottenham Hotspur are already pretty much out of the running with regard to a Premier League title challenge and we don’t envisage them collecting all three points when they face a rejuvenated Leicester City at the King Power Stadium, however arch-rivals Arsenal should have few problems overcoming struggling Huddersfield Town at the Emirates Stadium and there is every possibility that the Gunners could leapfrog Spurs and Chelsea into the top-three this weekend.
At the opposite end of the Premier League table, Fulham have a tough assignment ahead of them when they face Manchester United at Old Trafford, Burnley will also struggle against Brighton & Hove Albion at Turf Moor and Southampton will need to be at their very best should they wish to get anything from their trip to a much-improved Cardiff City side.
Who will be the weekend Premier League winners and losers? Here’s what we think…
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