After a week full of tiring European football, the Premier League is back in town this weekend and with a handful of matches to go from now to the end of the season, there is everything to play for in games all around the UK.
From Leicester City’s top of the table defense at Sunderland to Manchester United’s trip to the White Hart Lane, there are a number of high profile matches to look forward to this weekend.
Here are 10 talking points to watch out for in the Premier League round 32:
- Hammer test for the Gunners:
A sizzling encounter between two teams that are fighting for a top-4 finish, Arsenal and West Ham go head to head this weekend. The Gunners need all three points to have any lingering hopes of a title while the Hammers would love to get a result and stay in the hunt for a European spot.
- Can the Cherries dump Villa even further?
Aston Villa are all but relegated from the Premier League this season. Mathematically, they are still in with a chance but a loss in this weekend’s game against Bournemouth will see them officially relegated from the top flight this season.
- Hiddink to continue his good work:
The thumping at Aston Villa will give loads of confidence to Hiddink’s side who face a trip to the Liberty stadium this weekend. Swansea have not been consistent this season and have to be at their best to get anything from this game against the Blues.
- A mid-table battle:
With just a point separating the two sides, Everton and Watford city face off each other for a chance to move positions in the points table. The outcome of this game will not have any effect on the important place in the points table this season.
- Can the Saints bounce back?
After a 1-0 loss to league leaders Leicester City, Southampton welcome Newcastle United this weekend. The Magpies need a result from this game to keep their hopes of staying in the competition next season alive but the Saints will not be an easy team to beat at home.
- Can Norwich city take advantage of the Eagles?
Crystal Palace are now without a victory in their last three games and are looking a side low on confidence. It will still not be easy but the Canaries need a result from this game to stay out of the drop zone come to the end of the season.
- City to continue their good form:
The Baggies travel to the Etihad this weekend in a fixture they are expected to lose. City looked in sizzling form after the return of De Bruyne last weekend and will be hoping to get all three points against WBA in an important game for the home side this weekend.
- Chance for Leicester to increase the gap:
The league leaders continue their fairy tale season at Sunderland this weekend. The Black Cats are in the middle of a relegation battle and are not expected to take anything from this match while the Foxes have a great chance to open up a double-digit gap between them and Tottenham in 2nd place.
- Match of the week:
In a replay of the first match of this Premier League season, Tottenham Hotspur play Manchester United this weekend in a crunch game for both sides. Both sides need a positive result to reach their goals with the Spurs running for the title and Untied for a top-4 spot. With recent results in mind, this game is sure to produce some brilliant moments.
- Stoke test for Liverpool:
Liverpool are too far away from a Champions League spot and hardly have anything to play for in the Premier League this season. Stoke City are trying for a Europa League spot and will need at least a point from this game to stay in the race while Liverpool will hope that this game is over as quickly as possible as they can concentrate on the 2nd leg against Dortmund in a few days time.