With the transfer window in full swing and rumours of big players moving on, it is almost easy to forget that there is a full programme of Premier League games this weekend. Here is what is happening in the English top-flight in gameweek 24:
Reigning champions Chelsea are currently experiencing a difficult time in the Premier League. The Blues have scored just once in their last four competitive outings. To make matters worse the Blues will be without striker Alvaro Morata and winger Pedro through suspension for this clash.
If results go against Antonio Conte’s team this weekend, they could slip out of the top-four. The visitors are unbeaten in their last seven league outings, so their recent form has not been disastrous. However, they need to get back to winning ways in this clash. Despite their recent struggles in front of goal, Chelsea are still the favourites to win this clash.
Brighton have been sucked into the relegation battle after just one win in their last 12 top-flight outings. The poor run of form means that the Seagulls are just three points above the drop zone.
A major problem for Chris Hughton’s side of late has been scoring goals. The south coast outfit have failed to score in six of their last eight league outings. That lack of goals could be a problem against a Chelsea side who have conceded just two goals in their last six outings. Brighton have recently signed a new striker Jurgen Locadia from PSV. It remains to be seen if he will feature in this clash, though.
Two out of form teams meet at the Bet365 Stadium on Saturday afternoon, as Stoke City host Huddersfield Town, in a potentially massive game at the foot of the Premier League table.
New Stoke boss Paul Lambert will be in the Stoke dugout for the first time in this clash. The Potters will be hoping his presence will stop an alarming slide. The home side recently dropped into the relegation zone, a point away from safety. The home side have lost their last three league games heading into this clash. However, their last three competitive meetings with Huddersfield have finished in draws.
Huddersfield have not won in their last five league games and find themselves 14th place in the table, just four points clear of the home side. A win would move the Terriers away from the relegation battle. However, David Wagner’s side have won just once on their travels in ten Premier League games. Town have also struggled for goals on the road, failing to score in eight of their last ten outings in the Premier League away from home.
Another two teams in the bottom half of the table clash at the London Stadium on Saturday, as West Ham host Bournemouth. Despite their respective positions of 11th and 13th, the two sides head into this game in decent form.
West Ham are now unbeaten in four Premier League games and six games in all competitions, while the Cherries are also unbeaten in their last four Premier League outings.
This game could be a high scoring and entertaining game judging by the two team’s recent respective results. West Ham have scored at least two goals in five of their last league outings, while Bournemouth have scored at least two goals in their last four Premier League outings. This could be a goal fest.
The weekend other games:
Burnley v Manchester United (3 PM)
Everton v West Brom (3 PM)
Leicester v Watford (3 PM)
Arsenal v Crystal Palace (3 PM)
Manchester City v Newcastle (5:30 PM)
Southampton v Tottenham (4 PM)
Swansea v Liverpool (8 PM)
Where will the big Premier League result be this weekend?