Arsenal vs Tottenham
Having had their England internationals, Kane, Alli and Winks, well rested and wounds healed after opting out of friendly international games for their country, Spurs should be raring to go in this derby. Over the last few years, they have gotten the better of Arsenal and should continue to be the dominant team in North London.
Bournemouth vs Huddersfield
Bournemouth will seek to escape the relegation zone with this fixture while Huddersfield will try to solidify themselves in mid-table. Eddie Howe’s men should come out on top at full time in a game they need to win to kick on in their fight for survival.
Burnley vs Swansea
A steady Burnley will take on an inconsistent Swansea with an attack lead by England new boy, Tammy Abraham. He will seek to justify his call-up and keep himself in the reckoning for the summer tournament. A draw seems on the cards.
Crystal Palace vs Everton
Likely to be without Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Crystal Palace facing a seemingly resurgent Everton team following their much-needed comeback win over Watford. Unsworth will need this win to show his worth in the running to become full-time manager.
Leicester City vs Manchester City
Given that over the last few seasons, Leicester has been getting the better of Man City, an upset is on the cards, even against a free-flowing and scoring City. This is where the unbeaten run will likely end, to Vardy and co.
Liverpool vs Southampton
Liverpool will face their feeder club, who they have struggled to put away on many occasions struggle. They will slug out a high-scoring victory.
West Brom vs Chelsea
With pressure now on Tony Pulis and a struggling West Brom who typically are good at home, they will seek to redivert that pressure to Antonio Conte. Chelsea should, however, prevail and focus on the bigger upcoming games.
Manchester United vs Newcastle United
Jose Mourinho and his men will seek not to lose any more strides in the title race as he faces another of his nemeses, Rafa Benitez. He will be buoyed by the expected return of Pogba and Ibrahimović on the bench. Newcastle will be tough, but United at home may be too much of a hurdle for them to overcome.
Watford vs West Ham
David Moyes will be in the dugout for West Ham for his first game in charge versus a solid Watford team. Even though they have had hiccups in their last two games, they can upset anyone on their day. West Ham with a new coach will hope for a good result, a draw would be that.
Brighton vs Stoke City
An under-pressure Mark Hughes will face a decent Brighton team with their talisman, Pascal Gross, seeking to carry on his good form. Another loss would put the Stoke boss at the top of the “next to be sacked list.” Brighton should edge this fixture.
Here’s a full round-up of Ryan’s Week 12 picks:
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