With Arsenal facing Manchester City on Monday we will have to be content with just two fixtures coming our way for Sunday. However, there shouldn't be any lack of excitement as Sunday holds some very big implications for the four different sides facing against each other.
Watford has been a real treat this season, starting slowly, but have steadily built momentum as the season has progressed. Sitting in 7th on 25pts is no small feat for a newly promoted side, especially since their opponent, Liverpool, sit below them on 24pts. Odion Ighalo (possibly the best name in the Prem this season) and Troy Deeney have been in stellar form, propelling Quique Flores's side not only for Premier League survival, but a possible top 10 finish. Also remarkable given the amount of newly transferred players during the summer (15) which have seemingly assimilated into a cohesive squad. Liverpool on the other hand, have been a bit up and down under Jurgen Klopp, but generally good on the road. With the Premier League as open as it is this year, neither side can afford to drop points in a crucial top of the table clash.
Swansea City have been on a terrible run of form, and true to Premier League style, the manager, Gary Monk, was to pay the ultimate price. Whether or not that was the right decision, Swansea looked empowered against City last week and can feel aggrieved for dropping what appeared to be a hard earned point. Still, the Swans have a long road ahead, with many issues still to be addressed, namely the appointment of a permanent manager. West Ham have been electric at times this season but prone to the odd "off match", much to the dismay of the Hammer's faithful. With out some of their key performers from early in the season, such as Dimitri Payet, West Ham will need the rest of their squad to step up and provide the spark. Needless to say, the points will be up for grabs in this encounter.
As always good luck for Week 17 Sunday!