Premier League predictions - Chelsea to go top and have title in hands

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Chelsea to beat Norwich and Manchester City and Liverpool to suffer defeat - blowing the title race wide open. Meanwhile Cardiff could secure big win.

West Ham v Tottenham: 1-1

Sam Allardyce is coming under fire this week as a section of West Ham fans continues to express their disappointment in the team’s playing style under the tutelage of Big Sam.

He will be hoping to get to the end of this season as fast as possible - and a point in this game will see them safe.

I think they can pull it off although Spurs looked in good form last weekend against Stoke City.

Aston Villa v Hull: 1-1

When they beat Chelsea Villa looked safe. But since then it has been poor from Paul Lambert’s men.

Hull will be safe with a point while Villa will still be in the thick of things - and I think that is how things will pan out between these two.

Manchester United v Sunderland: 4-2

The Miracle at the Stadium of Light? It is happening.

A little run of form has seen Sunderland claw their way out of the relegation zone - and go to Old Trafford this weekend full of confidence.

I think they can get at a flakey defence - but United’s firepower might prove too much in the long run.

Newcastle v Cardiff: 2-3

A draw will keep slim hopes of survival alive for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men - but after losing 4-0 to Sunderland last week it is hard to see them getting the better of Newcastle.

Although saying that, The Toon are in absolutely horrendous form and the fans have had enough.

Another spanner into the relegation works? Why not.

Stoke v Fulham: 1-1

Stoke have little to play for while Fulham have it all - but after drawing with Hull City last weekend it is hard to see them pulling out of the relegation fight.

They will move up to 32 points with a draw with one game left - survival looks unlikely.

Swansea v Southampton: 1-3

Swansea City are safe after a decent couple of results and that relaxed feeling is likely to be punished by Southampton at the weekend.

Everton v Man City: 2-1

Here come the big predictions - as the title race gets blown wide open once again.

City have a poor record at Goodison Park - and they have some sort of hoodoo when they travel to the blue side of Merseyside.

A win for Everton and the title race is blown wide open - again.

Arsenal v West Brom: 3-2

The Baggies will give it their best but Arsenal should have enough to overcome Pepe Mel’s side at The Emirates - leaving them still looking over their shoulders.

Chelsea v Norwich: 3-1

The Canaries seem doomed - and Chelsea will do them no favours at the weekend.

Title hopes kept alive with a comfortable victory - and with our predicted result for Monday Night…

Crystal Palace v Liverpool: 2-1

… they will be right back in the race.

Selhurst Park, under floodlights, a rampant crowd and a Tony Pulis tempo - this is not a game Liverpool need or want right now.

These predicted results leave the Premier League race looking like this…

Chelsea; played 37, goal difference 45, points 81

Liverpool; played 37, goal difference 49, points 80

City; played 36, goal difference 57, points 77

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