The Premier League resumes for match day 32 as the international break comes to an end. Manchester City are the Champions elect and from a practical point of view, it looks like no slip up can deny them the title this season. The battle for the top four positions and staying in the league continues to heat up.
Chelsea v Tottenham Hotspur - Sunday 1st April, kick-off @ 1600hrs
The London Derby between Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea is one of the Premiership's most exciting games. The rivalry between the two teams has a long history with Tottenham fans considering Chelsea as their second rivals after Arsenal. The fixture has invited much controversy over the years especially over the last two years. In the last two seasons, Chelsea has frustrated Spurs chances of winning the league. In the 2015/2016 season, Chelsea's draw with Spurs allowed Leicester City to be crowned champions while last season they won the league with Spurs coming behind them.
This game could be the decider between who makes it to the Champions League slot next season. The points difference may be reduced to 2 or increased to 8. Spurs are 4th in league with 61 points and ahead of Chelsea by 5 points who are 6th. The champions have lost 3 of their last five games in the league while Spurs have won 4 of their last five games. Spurs are without their star man Harry Kane who is their top scorer and midfielder Harry Winks. Harry Kane has scored 24 goals this season while Chelsea's top scorer Eden Hazard has scored just 11 goals. Chelsea’s Thibaut Courtois, Ross Barkley, Andreas Christensen and David Luiz are in doubt but could be fit for the game.
Chelsea’s Willian and Tottenham Hotspurs Son Heung min are most inform players of the two clubs, and they will be the men to watch.
West Ham United v Southampton - Saturday 31st March, kick-off 1500hrs
The game between Southampton and West Ham United is a complete contrast to that between Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur with the two teams being points away from safety. The two teams will battle it out for the 3 points at the stadium with Southampton being in the relegation zone at position 18 and West Ham just 2 points ahead of them at position 17 with 30 points.
West Ham has lost 4 of their last five games while Southampton has lost two and have appointed Mark Hughes as their new manager who is experienced in the premier league. Manuel Lanzini injury has come as a blow to West Ham as he has been their star man helping them gain important points. James Collins, Andy Carroll and Arthur Masuaku are also still not available for West Ham
Manchester United v Swansea City - Saturday 31st March Kick-off 1500hrs
Jose Mourinho has been fiery on the media and will be looking forward to showing his pride when his side come head to head with Swansea City. The last time the two sides met and the Liberty Stadium in Wales, Swansea were demolished 4-0, but this game could tip either way when the two meet at Old Trafford.
Man United want to remain second in the league while Swansea City who are 14th` want the points to assure them of safety. Swansea is without Leroy Fer and Wilfried Bony who have suffered long time injuries and Man United are without Phil Jones, Anthony Martial, Marcos Rojo, Scott McTominay, Daley Blind and Ander Herrera.
Saturday 31st March Kick-off 1500hrs (Unless Stated)
Sunday 1st April @1330hrs
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