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Clarets host the Citizens, as the Red Devils and Blues clash at Stamford Bridge

Clarets host the Citizens, as the Red Devils and Blues clash at Stamford Bridge
Clarets host the Citizens, as the Red Devils and Blues clash at Stamford Bridge April 27, 2019 April 27, 2019 David Nugent
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The Premier League’s gameweek 36 kicked-off on Friday night, as Liverpool hammered Huddersfield 5-0 to return to the top of the Premier League table. There are also big games today in the top-flight. However, today’s article will cover Sunday’s games, so here are the previews for the action on Sunday:

Burnley v Manchester City (Kick-off 2:05 PM)

Reigning Manchester City make the short journey to Burnley in a match that the Citizens simply have to win in the race for the top-flight title.

Burnley have hit form of late in the Premier League, winning three of their last four games and remaining unbeaten A 2-2 draw at Chelsea last time out ended a three-game winning run in the league for the Clarets. Sean Dyche’s team are all-but-certain of playing Premier League football next season, as they have now hit that general safety mark of 40 points.

Burnley’s recent home form in the league has been inconsistent. However, they have won their last two home matches 2-0 against Cardiff and Wolves. A third straight win seems unlikely, as the Clarets have failed to beat City in the six Premier League meetings, suffering five defeats in the process.

City are once again second place in the table, a two points adrift of league leaders Liverpool. However, Pep Guardiola’s team will be highly confident of recording their 12th straight Premier League victory at Turf Moor. Pep Guardiola’s team has now won their last five away games in the top-flight, after a 2-0 win at neighbours Manchester United last time out. The game saw the Citizens score at least two goals for the fourth time in five away matches.

The Citizens are the favourites to win this clash and also the title. Anything but a win against their the Clarets will hand Liverpool the advantage in the title race.

Manchester United v Chelsea (Kick-off 4:30 PM)

In the late Premier League kick-off on Sunday, Manchester United and Chelsea clash at Old Trafford in a big clash in the race for the Champions League.

Manchester United’s recent form heading into this clash has been poor, as the Red Devils have now lost five of their last six competitive outings. United have also suffered three defeats in their last four top-flight matches.

A 2-0 home defeat by city rivals Manchester City last time out at Old Trafford means that United have won seven of their last ten Premier League games on home soil. The Red Devils have been prolific on home soil in the top-flight of late, scoring at least twice in nine of their last 11 matches.

Chelsea are currently fourth-place in the top-flight table, just a point clear of Arsenal in fifth-place. The Blues have been inconsistent of late in the Premier League, having picked up just one point from their last two outings against Liverpool and Burnley. Maurizio Sarri’s side have at least been prolific of late in the top-flight, scoring at least twice in four of their last five league outings.

The team from south west London have struggled for wins in the top-flight of late, losing five of their last seven games on their travels. The Blues have also failed to score in all five away defeats.

Sunday’s other Premier League game

Leicester v Arsenal (Kick-off 12 PM)

Who will record big top-flight wins on Sunday?

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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.