The Premier League returns this weekend for another selection of entertaining fixtures after the final international break of 2020 came to an end earlier in the week. 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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Chelsea had a lot of momentum going prior to the break and they’ll be the first ones to try and build on that when they battle Newcastle United in the early kickoff tomorrow lunchtime. The Magpies are the sort of team that could either serve as really valid opposition, or could roll over and take a beating. The Blues are capable of falling into both categories but if Frank Lampard is serious about some kind of title push then they need to be winning this game – and they need to do so in a decisive manner.
One thing we’ve come to learn about Manchester City is that they are not invincible – and on the flip side, one thing we’ve come to learn about Tottenham Hotspur is that they will not give up until the final whistle has blown. Jose Mourinho has been able to give them that self-belief, and if they can somehow beat City this weekend alongside Leicester dropping points against Liverpool, they will finish the weekend at the top of the table.
The one and only blessing for Fulham right now is that West Bromwich Albion, Burnley and Sheffield United have all been worse than them so far this season. Unfortunately for Scott Parker’s men that probably isn’t going to go on forever, and weirdly enough, a game against Everton could be exactly what the Cottagers need right now. The Toffees have gone from league leaders to a team that can barely string a pass together, and Fulham have every chance of exploiting that on Sunday.
A few poor results were quickly forgotten about after Villa were able to dismantle Arsenal in a surprise 3-0 win before the international break, and they’ll be viewed as having the upperhand heading into their clash with Brighton & Hove Albion at Villa Park. A win here could elevate them right back into the top four, and let’s not forget, if they can carry on this form and win their game in hand, they’ll be sitting top of the Premier League.