Chelsea VS Manchester City
Both table toppers aren’t really a star-studded squad at the moment as crucial players are unavailable for the mouth-watering clash. The Blues will be without Premier League top scorer Diego Costa who serves a three-match ban after finding guilty of stamping Liverpool midfielder Emre Can in the Capital One Cup semifinal. Moreover, assist talisman Cesc Fabregas and Filepe Luis are likely to be a spectator after picking up injuries in the similar match. On the other hand, Manchester City are reasonably struggling as dynamic midfielder Yaya Toure as well as new signing Wilfried Bony are with Ivory Coast for the African Nations Cup. A devastating bumper that hit both the clubs were crashing out of the FA Cup fourth round despite being the firm favourites. Jose Mourinho will be happy for a draw to maintain the five points gap at the peak of the table, whereas for The Citizens this is the finest moment to pile pressure on their arch title rivals. In the previous encounter, Chelsea’s legend Frank Lampard scored a magnificent equalizer to earn a convincing draw at The Etihad Stadium. Clearly, the sizzling match of the week as numerous fantasy premier league stars will be battling forcefully!
Liverpool VS West Ham United
The Reds were vastly inspiring in the both legs against Chelsea in the Capital One Cup, yet the brilliant of The Blues shot stopper made them fell short. This weekend, Liverpool will be boosted with the return of top notch forward Daniel Sturridge who missed most part of the season due to thigh and calf injury. Additionally, their skipper Steven Gerrard will be playing his 700th appearance for the club. Anfield will welcome two below par ex-players who are running riot with The Hammers this campaign, winger Stewart Downing as well as towering striker Andy Carroll. Both the individuals have scored 10 goals between them plus will have the desire to haunt their previous team to justify their value. However, the home side are flourishing on fine form lately, unbeaten in their last six Premier League matches and have lost once in the last ten matches. West Ham United boss, Sam Allardyce has never won a Premier League game at Anfield as manager in 11 attempts, can he turn his luck around this time?
Crystal Palace VS Everton
It’s a match between two clubs who are completely opposite in terms of momentum. The Eagles are thriving their tempo well under new manager Alan Pardew, with consecutive victories. On the other hand, Roberto Martinez is fairly feeling the heat as The Toffees are gradually fading from the competitive Champions League spot battle. The Merseyside Blues have gone six Premier League games without a win, where only Aston Villa are on a longer current winless streak in the top flight. Some positivity was noted when Everton fought inspiringly against Manchester City couple of weeks back to earn a valuable draw, yet lacked consistency when failed to secure maximum points against West Brom in the following weekend. Everton midfielders James McCarthy, Gibson and defender Sylvain Distin could all return after their injuries to help the team whereas Alan Pardew could give a debut to midfielder Jordon Mutch, who signed from QPR.