Things are shaping up nicely as the English Premier League enters game week 26 this weekend. It looks all but certain that this season’s title is headed back to the blue side of Manchester.
However, the race for top-four positions is about to go bonkers in the coming weeks with just nine points separating Manchester United in second place and Everton in seventh place.
West Ham has been very impressive this season as they currently sit in fourth position.
After passing his first big test as Chelsea manager in midweek, Thomas Tuchel is set to renew his personal rivalry with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, when Chelsea host Manchester United.
Review of Gameweek 25
The Premier League in its usual fashion witnessed upsets, drama, and excitement in the previous game week.
Wolverhampton Wanderers did well to curb Leeds United as they ran out 1-0 winners.
Takumi Minamino’s first-half strike was enough to earn struggling Southampton a 1-1 draw against Chelsea.
Semi Ajayi was sent off for the Baggies as Burnley and West Brom played out a goalless draw.
Everton compounded Liverpool’s woes with a historic 2-0 derby win as resurgent Fulham secured a 1-0 win against bottom-placed, Sheffield United.
In-form West Ham earned a 2-1 win against Tottenham to bolster their top-four chances.
Leicester City defeated Aston Villa 2-1 at Villa Park as Manchester City eased to a 1-0 win against an unimaginative Arsenal side in the match of the weekend.
Manchester United eased past Newcastle 3-1 as Christian Benteke’s last-gasp goal helped Crystal Palace defeat Brighton 2-1.
Preview of Gameweek 26
The line-up of matches for this game week spells for excitement and goals.
Manchester City will have their sights on extending their winning streak record when they take on a thriving West Ham in Saturday’s early kick-off.
West Brom and Brighton will lock horns immediately after. Leeds United and Aston Villa meet at Elland Road in what has all the makings of a goal-fest.
Wolverhampton Wanderers will be guests of Newcastle United in Saturday’s late kick-off.
Fulham will be desperate for the three points when they travel to Selhurst Park to meet an unconvincing Crystal Palace on Sunday.
High-flyers, Leicester City will do battle against Arsenal while Tottenham entertains Burnley at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium.
The biggest game of the week will see Chelsea and Manchester United go toe-to-toe at Stamford Bridge.
Sheffield United will fancy their chances against a humbled Liverpool on Sunday night. Game week 26 reaches a climax on Monday night when Everton and Southampton clash.
Predictions for Gameweek 26
Manchester City vs West Ham United (1)
West Bromwich Albion vs Brighton (Under 3.5 goals)
Leeds United vs Aston Villa (Over 2.5 Goals)
Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Newcastle United (half-time draw)
Crystal Palace vs Fulham (Over 1.5 goals)
Leicester City vs Arsenal (Over 2.5 Goals)
Tottenham Hotspur vs Burnley (over 1.5 goals)
Chelsea vs Manchester United (G/G)
Sheffield United vs Liverpool (2)
Everton vs Southampton (1X)