Gameweek 25 preview

10 Feb 19:45 Arsenal v Leicester
10 Feb 19:45 Hull v Aston Villa
10 Feb 19:45 Sunderland v QPR
10 Feb 20:00 Liverpool v Spurs
11 Feb 19:45 Chelsea v Everton
11 Feb 19:45 Man Utd v Burnley
11 Feb 19:45 Southampton v West Ham
11 Feb 19:45 Stoke v Man City
11 Feb 20:00 Crystal Palace v Newcastle
11 Feb 20:00 West Brom v Swansea


We have some midweek fixtures ahead of a weekend off to accommodate the fifth round of the FA Cup. All twenty teams play with four games tonight and six tomorrow. And at the top of the list – Arsenal v Leicester – perhaps offers the best chance of some big point scoring. Leicester are struggling. Their manager is trying his best not to appear pressured, but looks capable of losing the plot at any moment. And Arsenal are on a good run – putting to one side the disappointment of losing the North London derby on Saturday. They put five past Villa two gameweeks ago without breaking sweat, and a similar result tonight looks likely. Alexis Sanchez looks set to return, which will be a welcome sight to those that clung onto him during this brief injury spell.

Managers will have done well to have squeezed through the last few weeks without having to make enforced changes with Sanchez’s injury and Costa, Bertrand and Sigurdsson’s suspensions. Add to that Fabregas’s two match lay-off and now Charlie Austin finds himself in the treatment room. Fabregas should return tomorrow, and it’s reported that Austin will only miss one game. Most of those who left to compete in the Asian Cup are back and up to speed. It looks likely that by the next gameweek, all African Cup participants will have returned also.


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