Sunday's fixture list for Game Week 33:
Tottenham v. Manchester United
The early match has league leaders Leicester City (it never gets less fun saying that!) visiting the Stadium of Light. The Tigers have won their last four games and five of their past six each by a 1-0 score, and Sunderland has only lost once in its past half dozen home games, so a tight tilt should be in order. Buoyed by Norwich's loss to Crystal Palace yesterday and Newcastle's defeat at the hands of Southampton, the Black Cats will look to strengthen their chances at avoiding relegation. If you're betting on Leicester City to win, who are you banking on scoring? Riyad Mahrez is the only player with two goals in the past seven games as the action has been spread around with Andy King, Wes Morgan, Leonardo Ulloa, Shinji Okazaki and Jamie Vardy each chipping in with a net buster. Jermain Defoe is the only Sunderland player with more than three goals on the season, so tunnel vision may be in order with respect to offensive exploits from the home side.
Manchester United won its opening game of the season over Tottenham at Old Trafford, but fortunes have certainly turned to Spurs' advantage with the Londoners losing only thrice since then. Boasting six goals in his past four games, Harry Kane will be the focal point as Spurs try to exact revenge on the Red Devils at White Hart Lane. The visitors will turn to youngsters Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford to push them closer to the final Champions League spot, but which United side will show up, the one that recently beat Manchester City at the Etihad or the one that lost to West Brom and Sunderland in the two away games prior to that?
Stoke City holds a two point advantage over Liverpool, although the Reds have two games in hand. As for home form, the Reds have lost only one of their past eight games at Anfield, but have managed wins in only three of those. Since suffering identical 3-0 defeats at Leicester City and Manchester United, Stoke has rebounded with strong road form, winning twice and drawing once in its past three away games. Philippe Coutinho has scored in his past two starts after returning from injury and will look for help from Roberto Firmino, who looks set to play following his own spell on the trainers' table, while the Potters should be boosted by the returns of Xherdan Shaqiri and Ryan Shawcross.
Who are you relying on and how do you expect the games to turn out?
Good luck everybody. Let's chat!