The action resumes this weekend in the Premier League after a week of Cup competitions.
The title’s destination seems all but confirmed but there’s still so much to play for down the table.
Newcastle have begun to dip into their huge reservoir of funds in acquiring players for the rescue mission, however farfetched it appears.
Full-back, Kieran Trippier and forward Chris Wood have both been signed from Atletico Madrid and Burnley respectively to help turn the tide for Eddie Howe’s side.
Manchester City were the winners of game week 21 after Chelsea and Liverpool both dropped points. And yet they have the opportunity of extending the lead even more this weekend.
The fixtures lined up are of the highest quality. The excitement, you reckon, will expectedly hit the top.
Review of Gameweek 21
The previous game week was pulsating. It was dramatic and it was fun.
Rodrigo was the hero for the Premier League leaders, Manchester City, scoring a last-gasp goal in the 2-1 win against Arsenal. Gabriel was sent off for the Gunners.
Davison Sanchez was the hero for Tottenham, heading home the only goal in the final seconds of the game against Watford.
West Ham defeated Crystal Palace, but only just. After going 3-0 ahead, the Eagles mounted a late comeback, scoring two goals in the final ten minutes.
Brentford earned a brilliant 2-1 win against a tough Aston Villa as Leeds United eased past Burnley 3-1.
It was end-to-end stuff in Brighton’s 3-2 defeat of a struggling Everton.
Chelsea came from two goals down to draw with Liverpool 2-2. A result that benefited neither of them.
Manchester United suffered a shocking one-nil loss against Wolves.
Preview Of Gameweek 22
There is plenty to be excited about given the quality of encounters billed for this weekend. Although, most of the teams without their African Players who are in Cameroon for the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon)
Brighton will host Crystal Palace to ignite the party this Friday night before the big battle between Manchester City and Chelsea at the Etihad tomorrow.
Norwich and Everton will face off with the visitors hopeful of securing the maximum points on offer.
Wolves welcomes Southampton to the Molineux as a newly beefed-up Newcastle takes on Watford.
Leicester City travels to face a vulnerable Burnley as Aston Villa and Manchester United meet again for a second time in a week.
West Ham will be optimistic when Leeds United arrive at the London stadium.
It remains to be seen how Liverpool will fare without Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane who are on duty at the Afcon when it takes on Brentford.
The North-London derby between Tottenham and Liverpool will round off the week’s action.
Predictions for Gameweek 22
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Brighton vs Crystal Palace (over 2.5 goals)
Manchester City vs Chelsea (1X)
Norwich vs Everton (2)
Wolves vs Southampton (under 3.5 goals)
Newcastle vs Watford (over 1.5 goals)
Burnley vs Leicester City (2)
Aston Villa vs Manchester United (2)
West Ham vs Leeds (1)
Liverpool vs Brentford (1)
Tottenham vs Arsenal (under 3.5 goals)