After an FA Cup weekend, in which all of the fifth round winners overcame opposition ranked below them on the footballing ladder, we welcome back the Premier League title race in all its glory for an extended gameweek 27.
With both Man City and Chelsea preoccupied at Wembley, all eyes are fixed firmly on Anfield this Sunday. The Reds ‘welcome’ their East Lancs Road rivals Man Utd, and three points are a must if Jurgen Klopp’s men are to regain top spot and send out a message to Pep Guardiola.
The action begins with a Friday night double-header as Cardiff host Watford and West Ham take on strugglers Fulham under the floodlights of the London Stadium. We expect plenty of goals from both games as Neil Warnock’s side look for a third consecutive win and the Cottagers’ unwillingness to defend has made for fascinating viewing all season.
We’re also expecting goals at the Emirates where Arsenal, now with six consecutive home wins, host Southampton in the early afternoon kick-off on Sunday. Ralph Hasenhüttl’s Saints have been guilty of conceding devastating late goals in recent weeks. Add to this Arsenal’s propensity to find their flow late on in games, this encounter promises much.
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