Yet another weekend of pulsating Premier League action awaits the fans around the world with lots of possibilities to look forward at.
There will be only 8 fixtures played this weekend as Chelsea and Tottenham will battle for the League Cup glory on Sunday. Their fixtures will be rescheduled by the Premier League authorities.
Ahead of the Gameweek 27, we take a look at top 5 things to look forward in this weekend of Premier League action.
Reaction of top clubs after the European disaster
Premier League clubs had an unforgettable week in Europe. Arsenal and Manchester City lost their home ties, while Liverpool and Tottenham were knocked out from Europa League. All the clubs need to overcome their European disappointment and get their form back for League action.
Manchester City to pile extra pressure on Chelsea’s lead
Chelsea’s absence from the league will allow Manchester City to play their fixture and cut down the gap at top to just 2 points. Currently the gap at top is 5 points but Manchester City with a win over Liverpool will bring it down to 2 points and will add extra pressure on Chelsea to win their game when they play next in League.
Arsenal must not underestimate Everton
Arsenal will host Everton this weekend and will look to overcome their European disaster as they lost 3-1 to Monaco. Arsenal will play an Everton side who have been hit and miss throughout the season. Everton will be coming for a triumphant Europa League round of 32 action.
Everton not played well in the league but recently there have been signs of resurgence from Roberton Martinez’s side and they will pose a threat to Arsenal who have their sights set on Champions League qualification. Romelu Lukaku has found his scoring form and Arsenal’s defensive resolve will be tested against the powerful Belgian.
Will Manchester United get back on track against Sunderland?
Manchester United have been an expensive question which everybody has failed to find an answer to. Louis Van Gaal is yet to sort out his side’s preferred formation and preferred playing 11. All is a mess at Manchester United right now. All that was ignored in wake of their recent unbeaten run which also came to an end against Swansea last time around.
Van Gaal and Co. would look to get back to winning ways and make their claim stronger for the Top 4 finish this season. Falcao will have yet another chance to prove his fitness and form to Van Gaal with Van Persie out of action for few weeks.
Relegation fight getting tougher and tougher
Leicester City, Aston Villa, Burnley and Queens Park Rangers are involved in a tough fight for survival in the league. Leicester and QPR will anxiously wait for the results from Aston Villa and Burnley’s games.
Burnley have Swansea’s visit at home while Villa travel to struggling Newcastle United. Both teams have the chance to collect 3 vital points today and pose further pressure on Leicester and QPR.