The Premier League returns this weekend for another selection of entertaining fixtures as we continue to venture down the path of chaos that is December. We’re still very much in the early stages of the new campaign when you take one look at just how many games there are left to go before the season ends, and yet, there’s a whole lot that is already on the line for clubs up and down the table.
Today, our aim is to pick out four clubs, in particular, who we believe have a huge opportunity ahead of them in the next few days. They aren’t nailed on to pick up all three points and they may not even be the favourites, but if they can find a way to win, it could be huge for their season.
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After a few nervy weeks where it seemed as if everything was falling apart for Carlo Ancelotti’s men, Everton have been able to bounce back in a big way as of late with wins over Chelsea and Leicester City. The hope is that they can keep this train rolling and on Saturday, they’ll have a wonderful opportunity to capitalise on the misfortunes of Arsenal. The Gunners are reeling and if Ancelotti can put the final nail in the coffin, it’ll be a big boost for their campaign.
Anyone who goes up against Sheffield United is going to be feeling confident and the same goes for Brighton & Hove Albion. A win here, coupled with an Everton victory, would actually take them above Arsenal in the table and could put a bit of daylight between them and the bottom three. The Blades are desperate to get a win on the board so it isn’t exactly going to be easy, but morale wise, it’s there for the taking.
West Bromwich Albion have made the huge decision to sack Slaven Bilic and replace him with Sam Allardyce. Big Sam will be hoping that he can engineer another miraculous survival in the top flight, and their journey towards doing so will begin in a Midlands derby against Aston Villa. While some believe Villa may be in with a chance of European football this season if they can maintain their early form, the buzz of ‘new manager syndrome’ could take over and give the Baggies a big three points in their relegation fight.
Wolverhampton Wanderers’ inconsistent season took another twist earlier this week when they were able to edge out Chelsea with a really impressive comeback. Given the fact that they’ve finished 7th in the last two seasons it’s not insane to think they could do it again, and they could vault themselves right back into contention with a win over Burnley on Monday. It’s not a foregone conclusion, but they’ll definitely be the favourites and they’ll fancy themselves to get some goals with Podence and Neto looking strong lately.