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Premier League predictions - Chelsea to beat United and Spurs to falter in Wales?

Wins for Chelsea, Manchester City, Arsenal, Liverpool and Newcastle United predicted.

Sunderland v Southampton: 2-1

It has been a week of upheaval at both clubs - as Sunderland sacked their director of football and Southampton lost their enigmatic chairman.

However one loss is certainly not equal to the other - and the departure of Roberto De Fanti will certainly be more warmly received than that of Cortese on the South Coast.

With that in mind, the players on the pitch should reflect such sentiment - and Gus Poyet’s survival fight should go on this weekend.

Arsenal v Fulham: 3-0

Arsenal are on fire, Fulham seem to have given up on defending.

There is surely only one outcome from this game.

Crystal Palace v Stoke: 1-0

Tony Pulis is performing wonders with Palace - justifying the decision of the board to go with him after Ian Holloway stepped aside.

And we fully back him to get one over on his former employers this weekend.

Man City v Cardiff: 5-0

Despite the win in Cardiff earlier in the season, at The Etihad this game should be more like how many City can score.

I am going with a conservative five star performance.

Norwich v Hull: 1-1

Something tells me this is not going to be the most exciting game of the weekend. Hull are likely to be buoyed by their transfer activity this week - while Carrow Road is always a tricky visit.

A score draw on the cards.

West Ham v Newcastle: 1-3

The Hammers earned a valuable win last weekend - but after the performance of Newcastle against City last week The Toon Army will be pumped up for this one.

Crashing back to earth is the term that springs to mind.

Liverpool v Aston Villa: 3-1

Villa have the unwelcome task of taking on Luis Suarez this week - and he should be on the scoresheet as free-flowing Liverpool will certainly fancy a win.

Swansea v Tottenham: 2-1

Swansea cannot buy a Premier League win at the moment - but could they earn one this weekend?

Put it down to little more than plain gut instinct - but the Swans get the vote for this tie.

Chelsea v Manchester United: 1-0

No Robin Van Persie? No Wayne Rooney? No goals against Chelsea - and they will surely sneak one to take Jose Mourinho to 100 Premier League wins.

West Brom v Everton: 1-2

Will the curse of a new manager strike when Everton face The Baggies on Monday Night.

Well Pepe Mel has had a week to deal with the team - but after watching them against Southampton last week it is hard to see how they will get anything against Roberto Martinez’s high-flyers.

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