The Premier League rolls on this week for another selection of entertaining fixtures as we continue through the month of February. We’re more than half way through the season now and as things start to take shape, it’ll be very interesting to see how many more twists and turns occur in the weeks to come with so many huge games left to be played.
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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We don’t think there’s been a better opportunity in years for Everton to beat local rivals Liverpool at Anfield. The two sides are on very different paths right now and while some would probably suggest the Reds are still the better of the two, Klopp’s men just can’t seem to get going in the Premier League this season. If the Toffees pick up all three points, they’ll give themselves a huge boost in the race for the top four.
If Fulham are serious about edging themselves towards safety, then step one is going to be beating Sheffield United at Craven Cottage this weekend. Even though the Blades did go through a decent run of form a few weeks back, they’ve slipped into a two-game losing streak as of late – whereas Fulham are unbeaten in their last three league games. They’re closing in on Newcastle United, and if they want to make a statement to the Magpies, there’s no better way to do it than by seeing off one of their other relegation rivals.
If Manchester City drop points against Arsenal tomorrow, Manchester United can cut the deficit at the top of the table with a win over lowly Newcastle United at Old Trafford. If they don’t drop points, the Red Devils can still try and pile as much pressure onto their shoulders as possible with an emphatic display against the Magpies that reiterates why Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes this club can still mount a serious title challenge.
Brighton & Hove Albion will compete in one of English football’s most unique derbies on Monday night when they host Crystal Palace, which will be a huge game for a few different reasons. Not only will this give Brighton the chance to push even further away from the bottom three, but it’ll also ensure the Seagulls go above the Eagles and plunge their rivals into the relegation mess. Neither team should be particularly afraid of the drop given how poor the bottom three have been this season, but you never know what one bad result against the team you hate the most can do for your confidence.