What did I tell you last week?! I had no doubts that West Ham would win, none what so ever! I called a score draw in the Burnley v West Brom game and got Chelsea right again!!
Where else to start this week, but at The Hawthornes where Chelsea are going to win the league tonight. They’ll get two goals, minimum and if they get an early one, it’s game over. They should already have the trophy polished, with the Chelsea blue ribbons attached, on its way to London – the Chelsea boys should enjoy their night tonight as it’s a well-deserved title win!
Tonight won’t be a complete walk over for Conte’s boys though. I like Pulis’s side, who have been solid over the season and they’ll be well organised tonight, but it won’t be enough to stop the Chelsea party.
Everton should be too good for Watford, but at this point of the season you do get some weird results. Seventh place for the Toffees is pretty decent, considering they’ve been struck with a lot of injuries, which has meant they’ve had to play a lot of kids. If they sign a few adults in the summer, they could be a proper outfit next season.
Koemann said that he wants to manage Barcelona one day, but not yet and that’s what I like about him. He’s a proper gaffer and when he speaks you listen – if I was a Chairman, he’s exactly the sort of bloke I’d want managing my club.
It’ll be goals galore in the Man City v Leicester game. City will definitely beat them but they need to sort their defence out which is an area where Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez could cause some aggro. I’m going for a 4-2 City win.
Bournemouth v Burnley is a shocker of a game to be honest. Both teams don’t have anything to play for and every time I’ve heard Burnley mentioned this season I’ve started to feel sick – one away win all season and they’re in 14th place, 5 points off 8th position!
It just goes to show how far home support can go, but fair play to them, they’ve done well under Sean Dyche in the Premier League again. He’ll need some help if they’re going to do the same next year though, as the league is getting tougher and tougher.
Southampton need points and to be fair to them, they’ll go to ‘Boro thinking they can win, without a shadow of a doubt. I’m not being rude, but Sunderland and ‘Boro are two teams who were going down all along and Southampton have too much tactical know-how for ‘Boro. I like Gabbiadini as well; he is a proper player and I imagine he’ll give them some problems.
Sunderland v Swansea should be a good game. Swansea need points and although they’re already down, Sunderland will be playing for pride at home. Their win last week against Hull ruined Marco Silva’s home record and was a weird result – it just shows what difference having no pressure can do to a team.
If I was a betting man I’d go with who has more to gain out of the match and with Sunderland already down, Swansea will have more grit and fight, so for that reason, I’m going for a Swansea win.
The tea-time kick off tomorrow is Stoke v Arsenal and it’s a bit of a weird one – I’m going for a 3-0 Arsenal win – I’ve just got one of those feelings! Stoke are one of the biggest hit and miss teams in the Premier League: one week you think ‘Wow – they look dangerous’ then the next they don’t turn up.
Stoke have got nothing to play for now and with a few ‘Big Time Charlies’ who might not fancy it on the day, this is Arsenal’s for the taking.
Moving on to Sunday’s game’s, and before Palace lost their last three matches, they were on fire! On paper Palace are a decent side and especially if they play at home. I reckon they’ll have too much for this Hull side who sit in eighteenth place and need points.
I’m telling you now: it won’t be a turn over for Liverpool when they come to the London Stadium on Sunday. I’m going for a score draw here. West Ham had a good result against Spurs last Friday and it could be a big turning point – they’ll be wanting to go out with a bang. The northerners don’t like coming down to West Ham and I reckon it’ll be harder for Liverpool than people think.
The 4.30pm on Sunday should be a great game. Tottenham have been very good this season, but didn’t quite cut the mustard. I’ve heard Spurs fans come out with some silly stat saying that IF the league standings were recorded over the last two seasons, then Spurs would be 15 points clear… IF my auntie had a pair of bo****s, she’d be my uncle!!!
It’s their last game at White Hart Lane which is a blinding ground (apart from when I did my knee there!) but they’re only moving next door, so it won’t be too much of a change for the fans: same pubs, shops and tube stop. It’s a growing club and the people they’ve got there are doing it the right way.
Jose’s given me the hump over the last few games – how defensive has he been recently?! United had a mid-week game and may well rest a few players for the Europa League final, so I’m going to go for a Spurs win here.
Enjoy this weekend’s games!
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