The Premier League rolls on this week 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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Leicester City are comfortably situated in the top four right now but if they want to really solidify that spot, they need to build up some consistency. They couldn’t quite get over the finish line against Manchester United but even with that being the case, they’re still having a really enjoyable season – and their fans know that. They’ll be taking on Crystal Palace in the 3pm kickoff today and if they pick up the win, their confidence will grow even further.
The somewhat surprising win over Chelsea has given Arsenal a boost that they so desperately needed. They’re still considered to be a team that are closer to the relegation fight than the top six, but even so, the victory against the Blues can’t be understated. Now, however, it’s all about proving that it wasn’t just a one-off, which is what they’ll try to do tomorrow. Arsenal will come face to face with Brighton & Hove Albion who, in their own right, can be pretty tricky to beat.
A win over Sheffield United – which is widely considered to be a foregone conclusion for most teams in the league these days – could take Burnley as many as five points clear of the relegation zone. Very few people are predicting them to go down after the surge of positive results we’ve seen from them in recent weeks, but they can’t afford to get complacent. Brighton, Fulham and West Brom have all shown signs of life, and the value of that can’t be ignored.
The draw against West Bromwich Albion served as a huge wake-up call for anyone who thought Liverpool were going to stroll to the league title again this season. Their next outing will see them travel north to face Newcastle United, and if they drop points, city rivals Everton could make up further ground on them in the title race. If they put the Magpies to the sword, though, then they will remind the masses that they are the team everyone should be chasing.