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

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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