EPL 4 matches we could see shock results this weekend. This weekend’s Premier League schedule has a few of intriguing matches.
Back-to-back London derbies set the stage.
In order to maintain their position in the top half of the standings, Chelsea must go to West Ham.
The league’s top team, Arsenal, will welcome an in-form Brentford to the Emirates in hopes of getting back to winning.
But from which four games might we anticipate surprises?
West Ham vs. Chelsea: This matchup at the London Stadium features two clubs that, for various reasons, are in dire need of points to advance in the standings. While West Ham is just escaping the shadow of a relegation battle, Chelsea is beyond the positions that will allow them to qualify for European competitions. Since Graham Potter became manager, the Blues’ performance has been quite unsteady. The Hammers will deduct points from them if they are not willing to participate.
Leeds vs. Manchester United: This week’s matchup between these two rivals ended in a thrilling 2-2 tie at Old Trafford. If Leeds United had been more composed in both boxes, they might have easily departed the Theatre of Dreams with all three points. The opposite fixture should be equally interesting. With Casemiro banned, United were vulnerable in the center and may pay the price at Elland Road.
Man City vs. Aston Villa: The Premier League champions have had an incredible week. Manchester City has been shaken to its very core over the past six or seven days. The first was the 1-0 loss at Tottenham, which prevented Pep Guardiola’s team from reducing the difference between them and Arsenal to only two points. The Premier League then levied over 100 fines against them for violating financial regulations, which was the main one. It has sparked discussions about losing points, paying a hefty fee, or possibly being demoted. When Unai Emery’s side arrive to the Etihad on Sunday, City’s mental fortitude will be put to the test.
Everton vs. Liverpool: Everton defeated Arsenal 1-0 at Goodison Park, achieving one of the outcomes of the season. The performance had grit, emotion, and cohesion. Their Merseyside rivals were destroyed 3-0 by relegation-fighting Wolves the same weekend. This Monday’s Derby at Anfield will demonstrate just how large of a lead Liverpool still holds over the Toffees even when they are at their worst. Or how much Sean Dyche has inspired Everton to fight their way out of the relegation zone.