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Matchday Twenty-Seven’s Premier League Preview: Hammers Host Hornets As League Leaders Look To Tame Foxes

After a midweek of FA Cup Fourth-Round Replay action, the Premier League is back for another full round of fixtures this weekend, Matchday Twenty-Seven to you and me and what a few days it promises to be as David Moyes’ West Ham United host Watford and Pep Guardiola’s League leaders entertain former champions Leicester City.

The next three days’ Footballing action will get underway in some style tomorrow lunchtime, with the renewing of one of the most famous rivalries in Football at Wembley Stadium live on BT Sport.

This is, of course, Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham Hotspur taking on Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal, the North London derby, with the Lilywhites looking for revenge in the wake of defeat in the reverse fixture earlier in the season.

After that, it’s swiftly on to the 3 PM starts, a rare low of just four of them will be taking place tomorrow and the first of them is an intriguing Liberty Stadium matchup.

This time around, Carlos Carvalhal’s resurgent Swansea City play host to the surprise package of high-flyers Burnley, under Sean Dyche, three points for the hosts could go a long way to ensuring that they don’t fall into the Relegation trap.

Also, at that time, but back in England, another pivotal clash in the complexion of the fight for survival will be taking place at Goodison Park, the Toffees doing battle with the Eagles.

Both of these teams are at the right end of the rut in the bottom half, though Sam Allardyce’s men are four ahead of Roy Hodgson’s and may only be a few wins away from making sure of their Premier League statuses, stating with this match.

Meanwhile, in East London, two sides in very similar positions to the two meeting on Merseyside will pit their wits against each other, West Ham and Watford.

Javier Gracia will be hoping to continue his start to life in charge in Hertfordshire, he is let to lose in the League, while Moyes’ men lost for the first time in the PL this year, posing things nicely.

And, finally, on Saturday afternoon, the Relegation six-pointers end at the Bet365 Stadium in the Midlands, Stoke City entertaining Brighton & Hove Albion.

Chris Hughton’s men are fresh from a key win that gave them a bit of breathing space at the bottom against the Irons, Paul Lambert’s Potters fell into the dreaded drop zone and are in desperate need of a win.

The final offering of tomorrow is another one which is set to entertain, and one that will impact the other end of the Table, Manchester City against Leicester City in the North West.

The Citizens came a cropper at Burnley last time out and will be looking to put that right by getting back to winning ways, though Claude Puel’s side are set to prove a stern challenge live on Sky Sports.

BT Sport’s second live match of the few days sees the Terriers welcome the Cherries to the John Smith’s Stadium for only the second meeting of these two in the English Top-Flight.

David Wagner’s Huddersfield Town are deep in the bottom three and are at high-risk of falling back down to the Championship, the task is simple for them, whereas, AFC Bournemouth, under the guidance of Eddie Howe, have lifted themselves into the top half in recent weeks.

In the first of the two Sky Sports Super Sunday clashes, all focus will be on St James’ Park for the visit of Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United, to clash with Rafa Benítez’s Newcastle United.

There is plenty of history in this fixture and it’s not expected to disappoint this time around either, both sides are chasing very different goals at opposite ends of the Division.

Sunday’s Football finishes with another Super Sunday encounter, this time around, Mauricio Pellegrino’s Southampton will hope to get the better of Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool on the South Coast.

The Reds were also in action last Sunday and left frustrated at home by Spurs, something that they will be looking to bounce back from, while the Saints could be dragged back into danger with a loss.

Last but not least on this Game Week will be Antonio Conte’s Chelsea’s second consecutive Monday night affair live on Sky Sports, facing Alan Pardew’s West Bromwich Albion at Stamford Bridge.

The Blues and the Baggies are both under pressure at different ends of the table, the hosts vying for a place in the top four and the visitors looking to stay afloat, who wants it more?

Tottenham Hotspur vs Arsenal (Saturday 12:30 PM)

Glanville’s Prediction: 0-1.

Swansea City vs Burnley (Saturday 3 PM)

Glanville’s Prediction: 2-1.

Everton vs Crystal Palace (Saturday 3 PM)

Glanville’s Prediction: 1-1.

West Ham United vs Watford (Saturday 3 PM)

Glanville’s Prediction: 0-0.

Stoke City vs Brighton & Hove Albion (Saturday 3 PM)

Glanville’s Prediction: 1-0.

Manchester City vs Leicester City (Saturday 5:30 PM)

Glanville’s Prediction: 3-2.

Huddersfield Town vs AFC Bournemouth (Sunday 12 PM)

Glanville’s Prediction: 2-2.

Newcastle United vs Manchester United (Sunday 2:15 PM)

Glanville’s Prediction: 0-2.

Southampton vs Liverpool (Sunday 4 PM)

Glanville’s Prediction: 1-2.

Chelsea vs West Bromwich Albion (Monday 8 PM)

Glanville’s Prediction: 4-0.

So, now that all the spills and thrills from yet another quick-fire Matchday of the League that we all know, and love have been well and truly previewed, who will be Match Week 27’s winners? Who will be its losers? And who will make the headlines? Join us again on Tuesday to find out.