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Brighton & Hove Albion vs AFC Bournemouth

Well, would you look at this? The fixture computer has actually been kind to some away fans, not sending them to the other end of the country on a Bank Holiday. Who knows which Bournemouth we will see at the Amex, but if they lose this it renders the win over Everton completely pointless. Brighton need to turn their good performances into more wins and the man that could help them do that is Celtic’s Moussa Dembele. What a signing that would be for Chris Hughton. Until then, he’ll have to make do with Glenn Murray and all his pace.

Brighton & Hove Albion 0 – 2 AFC Bournemouth

Burnley vs Liverpool

I, like many others, would openly admit that Burnley are my guilty pleasure this season. Four clean sheets in a row and now they face Liverpool’s very own Fab Four. If you believe Nike, and why wouldn’t you, Coutinho is hot-footing it to Barcelona to ruin their La Liga title chase but I cannot see that actually happening. With United being dire and Chelsea not really being all that, could we see Liverpool be the team closest to Manchester City by the end of the season? That and Burnley in Europe and I’ll take that as an almost interesting second half to City’s title parade.

Burnley 0 – 2 Liverpool

Leicester City vs Huddersfield Town

I have no idea. Every time I say Leicester will do well, they fail me. And Huddersfield are completely unpredictable. What I do know is Riyad Mahrez is playing like he has been promised a move away in the summer and Jamie Vardy continues to squeeze every last bit out of his Premier League career.

Leicester City 2 – 1 Huddersfield Town

Stoke City vs Newcastle United

Well, if you listen to Mark Hughes Saturday’s 5-0 hammering by Chelsea was all leading up to this big one. Both teams are worryingly, for them anyway, close to the relegation zone but Sparky is expecting his “first choice team” to blow Newcastle away. Joselu to score twice then!

Stoke City 1 – 3 Newcastle United

Everton vs Manchester United

Sam Allardyce lost his unbeaten record at Bournemouth but he will be relishing the chance to teach Jose Mourinho how to properly park a bus in this one. United have drawn their last three games whereas Everton have only lost once in seven since the Big arrival so this has draw scribbled all over it. And a not very entertaining one at that. Jose will be forced to pick both Rashford and Martial though, which will please him no end.

Everton 0 – 0 Manchester United