Premier League week 34 preview Spurs battle the Citizens

 

Manchester City will look to avoid a fourth consecutive defeat when they take on Tottenham at Wembley. The Citizens have had to endure one of the worst periods in their history as they first lost 3-0 to Liverpool in their first leg Champions League encounter, failed to seal the Premier League title after losing to 3-2 Manchester United, and then losing the second leg to Liverpool to seal a 5-1 aggregate defeat. All of these happened in less than a week.

Spurs, on the other hand, have continued their push for a Champions League spot, but there was a bit of controversy in their 2-1 win over Stoke after a goal from Christian Eriksen was awarded to Harry Kane despite the Englishman getting no touch on the ball. The move has raised a lot of eye brows, and Kane will certainly be the centre of attention here.

Liverpool tackle Bournemouth at Anfield. The Reds are on a fine run of form, reaching the Champions League semi finals for the first time in a decade. Mighty Mo Salah was fit to feature and got on the score sheet, so he is expected to also start here.

Bournemouth are on the verge of breaking into the top 10, and they could do just that with a win coupled with a Newcastle slip up.

Southampton will be desperate for a victory against an out of sorts Chelsea at St. Mary’s Stadium. The Saints are three points from safety with a game in hand. With six games left Mark Hughes has very little time to turn things around.

Their opponents on the other hand are 10 points off the top four, and three points off sixth position. Antonio Conte has expressed disappointment in his player’s performances and will be expecting a positive response from his charges.

Leicester will hope to bounce back from a surprise defeat to Newcastle when they face Burnley at Turf Moor.

Swansea will face Everton at the Liberty Stadium knowing that a win could take them as high as 13th.

Huddersfield will take on Watford at the Kirklees Stadium. A win will see the Terriers climb up the table while the Hornets will hit the 40 point mark if they get all three points.

Crystal Palace and Brighton face off at Selhurst Park. Palace are 17th on the table, three points clear of the relegation zone but remain in grave danger of being sucked back into the mix should they fail to secure the points.

On Sunday, Manchester United face bottom of the log West Brom at Old Trafford. The Red Devils showed incredible strength to fight from two goals down to win 3-2 against Manchester City on enemy territory. Alexis Sanchez in particular was immense, picking up 2 assists and having a hand in all three goals. Man of the match Paul Pogba bagged a brace, in the process scoring his first goals since November.

West Brom are 10 points off safety with five games remaining. They will be mathematically relegated should they fail to win their next two games.

Newcastle will host Arsenal at the Sports Direct Arena. The Toon Army pulled off a sensational 2-0 win over Leicester in their last game to move into the top half of the table. They are 10 points clear of the drop zone, meaning there is at least some room for error.

Arsenal are three points off fifth spot and while the top four may be out of their reach, Arsene Wenger will want his side to maintain their recent winning momentum.

Pierre Emerick Aubameyang has netted six goals for the side so far in seven matches and he will be looking to add to the tally.

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