There’s a cross-London derby that should be a goal-fest, while The Gunners head to Norwich and The Foxes look to bury Silva.
This weekend’s fixtures in the Premier League will have a huge effect on the top and bottom of the table, as Liverpool, Leicester and Manchester City all have games which look highly winnable, while Manchester United welcome Aston Villa in a fixture throwback and Southampton and Watford play out a relegation six-pointer at St. Mary’s Stadium.
Chelsea vs. West Ham (Saturday 30th November, 3:00 pm GMT kick-off)
Chelsea struggled to a score-draw in midweek after heading to Valencia and drawing 2-2. While that result puts their Champions League progress in doubt, it’s highly unlikely that they will suffer a terrible hangover when they return to league action at Stamford Bridge.
West Ham are simply abysmal in current form and are sliding down the Premier League table in freefall under the Chilean ‘Charming Man’ Manuel Pellegrini. With David Moyes rumoured to be lined up for a caretaker role – again – the writing already looks to be on the wall for Pellegrini, that writing specifically reading ‘You’re getting sacked on Monday morning’.
Chelsea, while our tips to win, may start slowly, with West Ham eager to get goals. But eventually, Abraham, Mount and Willian to name just three, should have a field day against a West Ham defence that looks as porous as the clauses in Pellegrini’s contract.
Our tip: Chelsea to come from behind to win
Norwich vs. Arsenal (Sunday 1st December, 2:00 pm GMT kick-off)
An intriguing clash at Carrow Road could see Unai Emery become the next victim of a sacking-happy chairman. With Arsenal possibly languishing a dozen points of the top four by kick-off, a defeat could see Emery pushed out of the door.
Norwich has frustrated at the back this year, but they have a good attacking side and Teemu Pukki and Todd Cantwell could have a field day against a defence unlikely to contain David Luiz after the Brazilian defender limped off injured after half an hour on Thursday evening.
Some shocks present themselves as tempting days in advance. Norwich at Carrow Road are a different beast to when they’re on the road. They beat Manchester City in Norfolk and they can beat the North London side there too.
Our tip: Norwich City to win AND Unai Emery to be next manager sacked.
Leicester vs. Everton (Sunday 1st December, 4:30 pm GMT kick-off)
With Marco Silva performing so badly over recent weeks that David Moyes has been touted as his replacement, Everton are like an old infirm creature on their knees having been led out to a clearing in the forest and are merely waiting to be blown away.
Step up, Leicester City. If there’s one team you don’t want to face when you’re down and out, it’s The Foxes. They’re flying and with Jamie Vardy, James Maddison and Youri Tielemans licking their lips at the prospect of facing The Toffees’ defence, it’s impossible to see anything other than a massive home win.
Our tip: Leicester to win and James Maddison to score
Gameweek #14 Fixtures:
Saturday 30th November
Newcastle vs. Man. City (12:30 pm GMT kick-off)
Burnley vs. Crystal Palace (3:00 pm GMT kick-off)
Chelsea vs. West Ham (3:00 pm GMT kick-off)
Liverpool vs. Brighton (3:00 pm GMT kick-off)
Spurs vs. Bournemouth (3:00 pm GMT kick-off)
Southampton vs. Watford (5:30 pm GMT kick-off)
Sunday 1st December
Norwich vs. Arsenal (2:00 pm GMT kick-off)
Wolves vs. Sheff Utd (2:00 pm GMT kick-off)
Leicester vs. Everton (4:30 pm GMT kick-off)
Man Utd vs. Aston Villa (4:30 pm GMT kick-off);