The Barclays Premier League returns for round 26 of action this week and who knows what to expect in one of the most exciting seasons of all-time. Here is our preview of all the big games this weekend.
Leicester City sit five points clear of the chasing pack after an unbelievable 3-1 win at Manchester City last weekend, they travel to Arsenal for a mouth-watering encounter. Claudio Ranieri should be a shoe-in for the Manager of the Year award if he can secure Champions League football for the East Midlands side.
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Sunday’s game at The Emirates Stadium will be another massive test of their title credentials, with Arsene Wenger’s side poised for a title push. But as the Foxes have proved time and time again they are no respecters of reputation, they will play their game.
This could be one of the games of the season.
Another big game in the race for the Premier League title see’s Tottenham Hotspur travel to Manchester City. Mauricio Pochettino’s side ground out a 1-0 victory last weekend against Watford which moved them into second place in the league.
The Argentine manager has admitted that his players are starting to dream of winning the league saying, “You can see in their eyes, the feeling, the energy, that they believe. Belief is the most important word. If we believe, anything can happen.”
The form of Delle Ali, Harry Kane and Christian Eriksen has been crucial in recent weeks and they will be key players again as Spurs look for three points at the Etihad Stadium.
These two games definitely make for an unmissable Super Sunday.
Big Premier League games coming up
Manchester United can close the gap on fourth place rivals Man City as they travel to Sunderland for the opening game of the weekend on Saturday.
The Red Devils were denied three points at Stamford Bridge last weekend after Diego Costa’s late equaliser, but the performances in recent weeks have been very encouraging.
Louis Van Gaal is still without the services of Bastian Schweinsteiger, Luke Shaw, Marcos Rojo, Antonio Valencia and Ashley Young, but could have Phil Jones back on the bench.
Liverpool FC fans will be hoping a massive reaction from their players, after they threw away a two goal lead against Sunderland last weekend. Jurgen Klopp’s side travel to bottom side Aston Villa on Sunday and will be hoping for a big win.
Roberto Firmino has been in scintillating form in the past month and has shown why the board were so keen to bring him to Anfield. He could be joined in attack by fellow Brazilian Philippe Coutinho who came off the bench to score against West Ham in the FA Cup replay on Tuesday.
While Chelsea take on Newcastle at Stamford Bridge on Saturday evening and could have new signing Alexandre Pato on the bench. They are still awaiting their first defeat under interim manager Gus Hiddink and could move into the top 10 with a victory.
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