Another weekend of league football will be played across England from the 22nd of February. The English Premier League has on offer a lot of tasty fixtures to whet the appetite of soccer fans.
Here are 5 games to look out for in Match Day 27 of the EPL:
1. Chelsea FC vs. Tottenham Hotspur FC
After Monday’s set back against Manchester United, the Blues would be looking for a positive result when they host London rivals Tottenham. This is the second in a tough run of fixtures that Chelsea would have to navigate. Manager Frank Lampard will be going head to head with his former manager Jose Mourinho for the first time at Stamford Bridge.
Lampard will be keen to get one over his former coach, especially with his opponents so badly depleted by injuries. Jose Mourinho’s Spur travels to the Bridge without multiple injury absentees. The latest Son Yong Ming who suffered an elbow injury last week while playing against Aston Villa. The mid-week loss in the champions league against Germans RB Leipzig would have done nothing to brighten Mourinho’s mood. The Portuguese gaffer will have to pull out everything in his box of tricks if he’s to leave the Bridge unscathed.
2. Leicester City FC vs. Manchester City FC
The two former EPL winners will continue their battle for second place at the King Power Stadium this Saturday. The Foxes will be hoping to climb to second with a win over Pep Guardiola’s men. Manchester City, on the other hand, will hope to continue to put off-field controversies behind as they seek their second win on the bounce.
3. Arsenal FC vs. Everton FC
The Gunners welcome to the Emirates an Everton side that has been revived by Italian Manager Ancelotti. The Toffees have been on a good run of form but will be wary of facing an Arsenal who are beginning to hit their stride. The two team’s slim hopes of qualifying for Europe should make this game an interesting watch.
4. Manchester United FC vs. Watford FC
After their impressive away victory over Chelsea, the Red Devils will be hoping to go on a winning run starting with relegation strugglers Watford. Ole Gunner Solskjaer will be hoping his players don’t let up, especially in front of the Old Trafford faithful. They will be seeking their first back to back leagues victories in some time. A desperate Watford side would be, however, trying to throw a spanner in the works. The Hornets are one place of the bottom of the league table and will everything in their power to avoid a defeat, which could push them deeper into relegation waters.
5. Liverpool FC vs. West Ham FC
Champions elect Liverpool to continue their title chase when they host relegation-threatened West Ham at Anfield. The Reds will be looking to dust off Tuesday’s champions league defeat to Atletico Madrid and return to winning ways at home to the Hammers. The East Londoners on their part are flirting dangerously with relegation. They will have to put in a performance if they hope to leave Merseyside with anything and halt Liverpool’s inevitable charge towards the Premier League title.