The Premier League returns to action this weekend with an action packed Saturday programme.
With both Manchester clubs not playing until later. third place Chelsea have the chance to move into second as they host Leicester at Stamford Bridge.
Like Chelsea, Tottenham could also make their move with their rivals in the top-four not playing. Spurs could move above fourth-placed Liverpool – who play on Sunday – if they seal a big enough win against Everton at Wembley.
The bottom two, Swansea and West Brom, are both in action on Saturday and they are in real need of three points as both are four points off safety.
Bottom-of-the-table Swansea travel to Newcastle, whilst West Brom welcome Brighton to The Hawthorns.
Southampton are only out of the drop-zone on goal difference and they are looking for their first win in six weeks as they take on Watford at Vicarage Road.
Two other teams just above the relegation places and in need of victories are Crystal Palace and West Ham. Palace host Burnley at Selhurst Park, as West Ham travel to Yorkshire to take on Huddersfield.
See below for a preview on each game, including predictions from former England, Crystal Palace and Tottenham midfielder Andy Gray, super agent and former Manchester City ace Barry Silkman, our own Football Insider Graeme Bailey and bet365’s Steve Freeth.
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Chelsea 15:00 Leicester City
TEAM NEWS: Jamie Vardy is fit after a groin injury, but Wes Morgan and Danny Simpson are sidelined. Chelsea have no fresh injury concerns, and new signing Ross Barkley could be involved following his move from Everton.
KEY FACT: Chelsea have lost only one of their last 11 meetings with Leicester City
MATCH ODDS: Chelsea 3/10 Draw 19/4 Leicester 11/1
bet365 Pick: Chelsea to win & Both Teams To Score @7/4
ANDY SAYS: This could be quite close but will give Chelsea the edge…1-0
GRAEME SAYS: I think Leicester could get something here…1-1
SILKY SAYS: Chelsea will be too good for Leicester here…3-1
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Crystal Palace 15:00 Burnley
TEAM NEWS: Andros Townsend, Jeffrey Schlupp and Ruben Loftus-Cheek are all set to miss out but Wilfried Zaha, Christian Benteke, James McArthur and Luka Milivojevic are set for recalls. Loan signing Georges-Kevin Nkoudou is available for Burnley and Ben Mee should also be included but Chris Wood, Stephen Ward and Scott Arfield all look set to miss out.
KEY FACT: Burnley have won each of their last three PL matches against Crystal Palace
MATCH ODDS: Palace 21/20 Draw 23/20 Burnley 16/5
bet365 Pick: Palace to win @21/20
ANDY SAYS: Close call but I think Burnley will get something at Selhurst…1-1
GRAEME SAYS: I can see Palace getting the win they need here…2-1
SILKY SAYS: Tough game this one, but think they will cancel each other out…1-1
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Huddersfield Town 15:00 West Ham United
John Smith’s Stadium
TEAM NEWS: Collin Quaner, Jon Stankovic and Elias Kachunga all miss out for Huddersfield, whilst Chris Lowe, Martin Cranie and new signing Terence Kongolo are doubts – whilst another new arrival Alex Pritchad may make his debut. Jose Fonte, Edimilson Fernandes, Diafra Sakho and James Collins all miss out for West Ham whilst Winston Reid, Sam Byram, Michail Antonio and Aaron Cresswell are all doubts.
KEY FACT: Huddersfield Town are winless in their last four Premier League matches
MATCH ODDS: Huddersfield 13/8 Draw 21/10 West Ham 21/10
bet365 Pick: Draw @21/10
ANDY SAYS: I have to go with Huddersfield here, West Ham are not great…2-1
GRAEME SAYS: Close game but I don’t see West Ham winning this, but could be goals…2-2
SILKY SAYS: I believe West Ham will have enough to claim the draw here…1-1
FOOTBALLIndex – One to follow:
Newcastle United 15:00 Swansea City
St. James’ Park
TEAM NEWS: Rob Elliot, Aleksandar Mitrovic, Chancel Mbemba, Florian Lejeune and Jesus Gamez remain sidelined for Newcastle, but Jamaal Lascelles should be fit. Kyle Naughton is suspended, whist Angel Rangel is injured. Renato Sanches, Tammy Abraham, Ki Sung-yueng and Leon Britton could feature.
KEY FACT: Swansea City have won three of their five PL visits to St James’ Park
MATCH ODDS: Newcastle 19/20 Draw 12/5 Swansea 7/5
bet365 Pick: Both Teams To Score @21/20
ANDY SAYS: I can see a shock here, Swansea could grab the win…0-1
GRAEME SAYS: Hard not to see a Newcastle win, but it should be close…2-1
SILKY SAYS: I think Newcastle will win this, they will be too strong…2-0
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Watford 15:00 Southampton
TEAM NEWS: Isaac Success, Miguel Britos, Younes Kaboul, Will Hughes, Nathaniel Chalobah, Kiko Femenia and Tommie Hoban all miss out for Watford but Craig Cathcart could return. Charlie Austin is out, but Jeremy Pied, Cedric Soares and Wesley Hoedt may feature.
KEY FACT: Watford’s only home Premier League victory against Southampton came in December 1999
MATCH ODDS: Watford 6/4 Draw 12/5 Southampton 2/1
bet365 Pick: Southampton to win @2/1
ANDY SAYS: Another close game, but I think Southampton might get something…1-1
GRAEME SAYS: With Watford missing so many players, could be a bore draw…0-0
SILKY SAYS: Have to side with Watford, Southampton have been so poor…2-1
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West Bromwich Albion 15:00 Brighton & Hove Albion
TEAM NEWS: Craig Dawson, Jonny Evans, Kieran Gibbs, Matty Phillips, Nacer Chadli and James Morrison are all rated doubtful for the game. Brighton have lost Izzy Brown and Steve Sidwell for the season, but they are the only absentees for Brighton.
KEY FACT: Brighton have won three of their last four league matches against West Brom
MATCH ODDS: West Brom 23/20 Draw 2/1 Brighton 10/3
bet365 Pick: West Brom to win @23/20
ANDY SAYS: Tight affair for sure, have to say draw…1-1
GRAEME SAYS: West Brom are due a win and think they might get it here…2-0
SILKY SAYS: Don’t see this being a classic at all, draw coming…0-0
FOOTBALLIndex – One to follow: Jonny Evans at £1.36 is one of the top defenders in the top-200
Tottenham Hotspur 17:30 Everton
Live On BT Sport
TEAM NEWS: Toby Alderweireld, Danny Rose and Harry Winks are sidelined for Spurs. Michael Keane is out for Everton but new signing Cenk Tosun could make his debut.
KEY FACT: Spurs are unbeaten in their last 10 Premier League matches against Everton
MATCH ODDS: Leicester 10/11 Draw 13/5 Palace 7/2
bet365 Pick: Spurs to win to nil @5/6
ANDY SAYS: Spurs to win this for me, should be fairly comfortable…3-1
GRAEME SAYS: I can see Everton grabbing a shock win here…1-2
SILKY SAYS: Tottenham will have far too much for Everton in my view…3-0
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