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Reds continue title challenge at Fulham, as the Toffees host the Blues

Reds continue title challenge at Fulham, as the Toffees host the Blues
Reds continue title challenge at Fulham, as the Toffees host the Blues March 16, 2019 March 16, 2019 David Nugent
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Due to the FA Cup quarter-final ties, this weekend, the Premier League schedule has been reduced to just five games. Here are the top-flight games taking place:

Sunday

Fulham v Liverpool (Kick-off 2:15 PM)

Liverpool head to struggling Fulham on Sunday with the chance to return to the top of the table with a victory. A win would move the Reds two points clear of reigning champions Manchester City, who will have played a game fewer than Jurgen Klopp’s side.

At the other end of the table, Fulham are second from bottom in the Premier League table, 13 points from safety. A run of nine defeats in their last ten outings in the league explains their lowly position in the table.

The Cottagers defensive displays have simply not been good enough of late, as the team from the capital have conceded at least twice in all nine of those aforementioned top-flight encounters. Fulham’s home form has not helped their chances of survival this season either. They have now lost three of their last four Premier League outings at Craven Cottage, conceding at least two goals in each of those defeats.

Liverpool head into this clash at the back of an excellent 3-1 win at Bayern Munich in the Champions League last 16. However, the Reds recent form in the Premier League has been inconsistent of late.

The Reds have won three and drawn four of their last seven league matches, which is not a terrible record. However, it is a downturn from their early season formidable form. The Merseysider’s are unbeaten in four away matches in the top-flight, although they have drawn their last three on their travels in the top-flight.

Everton v Chelsea (Kick-off 4:30 PM)

In the top-flights late kick-off on Sunday, Everton and Chelsea go head-to-head at Goodison Park in a game that could be vital in the visitors Champions League hopes.

Everton are enduring a horrible run of form. A win over Cardiff and a home draw with Liverpool gave the Toffees hope of a return to form. However, a 3-2 defeat at Newcastle last time out extinguished that hope. The Toffees have now lost four of their last six outings in the English top-flight, winning just once in the process. A record of one win in eight league games is also a poor one for Marco Silva’s team.

Chelsea are currently sixth place in the table, three points adrift of fourth place Arsenal in the race to secure a top-four spot this season. The Blues recent form has been inconsistent. However, they have picked up ten points from a possible 15 in their last five league outings. The visitors have also won four of their last five matches in all competitions.

Maurizio Sarri’s side has been poor on their travels in the Premier League of late, suffering three losses from their last four outings away from home. However, they won their last away match in the top-flight 2-1 at local rivals Fulham.

Chelsea are favourites to win this game. However, their poor away record will be a concern heading to Merseyside for their trip to Merseyside.

This weekend’s other Premier League games (Kick-off 3 PM)

Bournemouth v Newcastle

Burnley v Leicester

West Ham v Huddersfield

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David Nugent

David Nugent


David is a soccer fan and writer who has spent the last decade sharing his opinion and spreading news about the beautiful game across the internet. The lifelong Everton fan has written for numerous sports websites, plus an international soccer magazine where he covered the Premier League, the Bundesliga and various youth international tournaments.