For the Gameweek 26, Premier League has mid-week round of matches which have always thrown the most unexpected of results. In recent seasons, Mid-Week fixtures have proved very decisive in deciding eventual League winners and the outcomes of Champions League battles.
We look ahead to the things we can expect in the upcoming Matchweek 26 of the Premier League.
Arsenal and Manchester United to bounce back after a disappointing weekend
Arsenal were Harry Kane’d at White Hart Lane as the gunners slipped to a 2-1 loss after being ahead 1-0 at the Half Time.
Meanwhile Manchester United fought their own battle by trying to find a balance to their squad and failed to create a mix among the so called “Gaalacticos” on show.
After the disappointing results at the weekend both Arsenal and Manchester United would look to get positive results when they take to field to take on Leicester and Burnley respectively.
Arsenal and Manchester United will be aided with the fact that they are playing against the teams, who are battling relegation right now and can be turned over with ease if Arsenal and Manchester United play their best game.
Kane to CHOKESLAM Skrtel, Sakho and Can
I simply could not resist the possibility of such a headline. Harry Kane has been the talk of this season in the Premier League. Kane has already put Chelsea and Arsenal to sword with his goals. Kane has scored twice against both Chelsea and Arsenal this season.
Kind of form Kane is in right now, I fully expect Kane to give lot of troubles to the back three of Skrtel, Sakho and Can. Liverpool will be wary of Kane’s immediate threat and Brendan Rodgers might want to put an extra man in there to protect his defence.
With Lucas missing for Liverpool, I truly expect Harry Kane to dominate the proceedings at Anfield on Tuesday.
Juan Cuadrado’s first start for Chelsea
Chelsea’s new 23 Million signing Juan Cuadrado came off the bench in 80th minute away at Aston Villa in a 2-1 win for the blues. Chelsea play at home against Everton in a potential tough game against Everton.
Home fans might get to see their new signing Juan Cuadrado start from the outset for the first time since joining the Stamford Bridge outfit. Cuadrado might line up alongside Hazard and Oscar in the mid-field for Chelsea.
Manchester City to slip again, away at Stoke
Manchester City have not been the same side without Yaya Toure in the lineup. Since Ivorian has departed for his International commitments, City have failed to register a single win in all of January and February so far.
Even though on paper, City face a weaker opponent in Stoke City but it won’t come as an easy game. Mark Hughes’ men have been resilient at home this season and Stoke have been in fine form recently so I fully expect Stoke to give City a tough game.
In an attempt to win without Yaya Toure side, I expect them to try few things extra to get the balance right of their squad and which might come as the reason for their downfall at Brittannia this Wednesday.
Alan Pardrew outplaying his former employees
Alan Pardrew waits for Newcastle United’s visit this Wednesday and it promises to be a fixture which no one would want to miss. Pardrew left Newcastle in a rather odd scenario where he was quick to jump the ship and join Crystal Palace, where he was a hero in his playing days.
Alan Pardrew has had a Midas touch since joining Palace. Crystal Palace have won 5 of their last 6 league games. Alan Pardrew chose Palace seeing the potential to do better things this season. So far, Newcastle are still above Palace. Newcastle are ranked 11th while Palace are at 13th position.
Alan Pardrew would want to put one over Mike Ashley and hope to finish above Newcastle United this season.