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Premier League predicitions - Vital wins for Chelsea and Manchester United?

Cazorla And Podolski

Chelsea, Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool and Norwich are all backed for big wins this weekend.

Here are the predictions

Chelsea v Everton: 2-1

The battle of the blues at Stamford Bridge this weekend - and one that is massive for both teams in their respective chases this season.

It seems a game that on paper Chelsea have to win - and at the moment they seem to be winning all those particular games the Mourinho way.

Expect the same this weekend.

Arsenal v Sunderland: 3-1

Arsenal are reeling from Champions League defeat - but if they are to win the title they need to recover from such performances.

A comfortable win on the cards … although they could concede.

Cardiff v Hull: 1-1

Two teams who looked evenly matched on paper - and that should surely play out in the result of this game.

Manchester City v Stoke: 4-0

The Citizens are in a bad mood - and Stoke have the displeasure of visiting the goal festival that is The Etihad Stadium.

Expect City to go all guns blazing at Mark Hughes.

West Brom v Fulham: 1-1

Fulham have a new gaffer and Felix Magath is a manager who expects results.

Is his hard approach what these Fulham players need - I am not sure, but I am similarly unsure about Pepe Mel at The Hawthorns.

Go with a draw on this one.

West Ham v Southampton: 2-2

Southampton play the type of football that West Ham’s defence can’t stand - West Ham play the type of football Southampton cannot stand.

Draw likely but with goals apiece.

Crystal Palace v Manchester United: 0-1

United NEED a result in this game but Selhurst Park would not be the ideal location.

However they might just have enough on this occasion to claim a needed victory.

Liverpool v Swansea: 3-0

Garry Monk might just be about to receive a shock.

He has so far looked the part in the manager job at The Liberty Stadium - but Liverpool are rampant.

Sturridge and Suarez should give him an overdue welcome to football management.

Newcastle v Aston Villa: 1-2

Just cannot see it happening for Newcastle at the moment. Confidence appears low and Villa are better away from home then at Villa Park.

A vital away win for Paul Lambert could be on the cards.

Norwich v Tottenham: 2-1

I just have a feeling about Norwich now. I feel they are staying up - and to do so they need to win some big games.

They could start against Spurs.

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