Everton will host Arsenal at the Opening clash of Match week – 18 at Goodison Park, and bottom of the table as Aston Villa face Southampton at the King Power Stadium.
Defending Champions City have the chance to narrow the gap when they will face Leicester City at Etihad Stadium. Manchester United will travel to Watford on Sunday and Tottenham manager Mourinho takes on former club Chelsea in the final fixture.
Let’s have a look at the upcoming schedule and their expected lineups
Everton vs Arsenal – 21 December, Saturday Kick-off 06:00 PM IST
Everton New manager Carlo Ancelotti takes on Interim manager Duncan Ferguson Arsenal at Goodison Park on Saturday. Everton last weekend picked up good results with the 1-1 draw against Man United at Old Trafford.
Arsenal Continue their Worst runs in EPL history with a 3-0 loss to Man City last weekend.
Everton: Pickford, Coleman, Mina, Digne, Iwobi, Keane, Holgate, Davies, Bernard, Richarlison, and Calvert-Lewin
Arsenal: Leno, Bellerin, Chambers, Sokratis, Kolasinac, Guendouzi, Torreira, Pepe, Ozil, Martinelli, and Aubameyang.
Prediction: Everton 3-2 Arsenal
AFC Bournemouth vs. Burnley – 21 December, Saturday Kick-off 08:30 PM IST
Both were sliding down towards relegation before an impressive win against last weekend, beating Chelsea and Newcastle United respectively.
Bournemouth may be on somewhat, even more, a high than Burnley given their success at Chelsea a weekend ago, yet it’s probably not going to be a high-scoring undertaking at the Vitality Stadium
AFC Bournemouth: Ramsdale, Stacey, Mepham, Diego Rico, Francis, Cook, Billing, Lerma, Gosling, Fraser, and King
Burnley: Pope; Bardsley, Tarkowski, Pieters; Hendrick, Mee, Westwood, Cork, McNeil, Barnes, and Rodriguez.
Prediction: Bournemouth 2-1 Burnley
Aston Villa vs Southampton – 21 December, Saturday Kick-off 08:30 PM IST
Aston Villa will be looking to end a run of three straight Premier League defeats when they host strugglers Southampton on Saturday afternoon.
Both teams have collected 15 points from their 17 league matches this season.
Aston Villa: Heaton, Hause, Targett; McGinn, Guilbert, Engels, Nakamba, Hourihane, El Ghazi, Wesley, and Grealish.
Southampton: McCarthy; Cedric, Bednarek, Bertrand, Stephens, Armstrong, Ward-Prowse, Hojbjerg, Redmond; Long, and Ings.
Prediction: Aston Villa 1-1 Southampton
Brighton & Hove Albion vs. Sheffield United – 21 December, Saturday Kick-off 08:30 PM IST
Sheffield United make the outing to the Amex Stadium to face Brighton and Hove Albion with the chance to fortify their hold of a spot in the top half of the Premier League standings.
Sheffield United have been in great form this season and are as of now unbeaten in their eight Premier League games from home.
Brighton & Hove Albion: Ryan, Montoya, Dunk, Burn; Stephens, Webster, Propper, Mooy, Gross, Trossard, and Maupay
Sheffield United: Henderson, Basham, Baldock, Lundstram, Norwood, Freeman, Stevens Egan, O’Connell, McGoldrick, and Mousset
Prediction: Brighton & Hove Albion 1-2 Sheffield United
Newcastle United vs. Crystal Palace – 21 December, Saturday Kick-off 08:30 PM IST
Both sides are in decent form as Newcastle United host Crystal Palace to St James’ Park in the Premier League this season.
Palace is in a decent run of form right now as their draw against Brighton on Monday implies they have eight points from their last four games.
Newcastle United: Dubravka, Schar, Fernandez, Dummett, Javi Manquillo, Willems, Atsu, Hayden, Shelvey, Joelinton, and Carroll
Crystal Palace: Guaita, Kelly, Dann, Ayew, McArthur, Tomkins, Riedewald, Milivojevic, Kouyate, Zaha, and Benteke
Prediction: Newcastle United 1-1 Crystal Palace
Norwich City vs. Wolverhampton Wanderers – 21 December, Saturday Kick-off 08:30 PM IST
Wolverhampton Wanderers make the long excursion to Carrow Road to face Norwich City hoping to react to a weekend defeat to Tottenham Hotspur.
Wolves saw their 11-match unbeaten run reach a conclusion a week ago however they were to some degree heartbreaking to lose to Spurs after a decent performance. While Norwich created their very own decent consequence at Leicester, this is an intense task for them and Wolves should take at least a point home with them.
Norwich City: Krul, Aarons, Godfrey, Byram, Tettey, Trybull, Zimmermann, Buendia, McLean, Cantwell, and Pukki
Wolverhampton Wanderers: Patricio, Dendoncker, Coady, Saiss, Doherty, Neves, Moutinho, Jonny, Traore, Jimenez, and Jota
Prediction: Norwich City 2-2 Wolverhampton Wanderers
West Ham United vs. Liverpool – Postponed
The Game between West Ham vs Liverpool on Saturday 21 December 2019, will be postponed due to Liverpool participation in the FIFA Club World Cup.
Manchester City vs. Leicester City – 21 December, Saturday Kick-off 11:00 PM IST
Manchester City invites high-flying Leicester City to the Etihad Stadium on Saturday night in a match which sets third in opposition to second in the Premier League table.
Both teams will be looking for an opportunity to close the gap on runaway leaders Liverpool. Last Weekend fabulous performance from De Bruyne inspired to win over Arsenal 3-0.
Leicester has each motivation to be certain of getting the triumph as well, having won a club-record eight league games in succession before a weekend ago baffling attract at home to Norwich City.
Manchester City: Ederson, Otamendi, Fernandinho, Mendy, Walker, Foden, Gundogan, Rodri, De Bruyne, Gabriel Jesus, and Sterling
Leicester City: Schmeichel, Evans, Soyuncu, Chilwell Ricardo Pereira, Ndidi, Ayoze Perez, Maddison, Tielemans, Barnes, and Vardy
Prediction: Manchester City 2-1 Leicester City
Watford vs. Manchester United – 22 December, Sunday Kick off 07:30 PM IST
After advance to Carabao Cup semifinals in midweek, Manchester United will travel to Watford on Sunday to earn all three points.
Manchester United dominate with 11 League wins out of 12. United won both fixtures 2-1 last season.
Watford: Foster, Kiko Femenia, Kabasele, Masina, Cathcart, Hughes, Capoue, Doucoure, Sarr, Deeney, and Deulofeu
Manchester United: De Gea, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw, Wan-Bissaka, McTominay, Fred, James, Lingard, Rashford, and Martial
Prediction: Watford 0-2 Manchester United
Tottenham Hotspur vs. Chelsea – 22 December, Tuesday Kick-off 10:00 AM IST
Mourinho and Lampard meet again as Tottenham and Chelsea face off in a Premier League London derby on Sunday.
Mourinho’s arrival to Premier League football has seen Spurs close in on the best four, with Chelsea’s run of four defeat in their last five League matches reason to get excited at Stamford Bridge.
Tottenham have a poor Premier League record against Chelsea, winning only seven of their 54 gatherings. Chelsea brag 28 triumphs alongside 19 draws.
Tottenham Hotspur: Gazzaniga, Sanchez, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Aurier, Sissoko, Dier, Moura, Alli, Son and Kane
Chelsea: Kepa, James, Rudiger, Zouma, Jorginho, Kante, Kovacic, Azpilicueta, Willian, Abraham and Hudson-Odoi
Prediction: Tottenham 2-1 Chelsea
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