SUNDERLAND v WATFORD: ETIENNE CAPOUE
Sunderland got back to their usual ways against a struggling Swansea side last week, and were the latest to be put to the sword by Chelsea. It should be straight-forward enough for The Hornets to get a goal here. Watford’s goalscorers have been unpredictable this season, with 11 lads already putting the ball in the net. With Capoue you can be confident he will feature and he currently tops the charts in the goal-count.
STOKE v LEICESTER: JAMIE VARDY
Despite battering City at home last weekend, the reigning champions continued their shocking run of form away from home with a midweek loss against Bournemouth. But after seeing Leicester tear up Guardiola’s side like they were a letter from the tax man, I’d like to think they can bag a goal at Stoke. Jamie Vardy bagged a hat-trick against The Blues and got in a couple of decent positions on Tuesday night and is a worthy shout to continue his form. Stoke were unable to find the net against Saints on Wednesday so I’m hopeful the Foxes can come good.
MIDDLESBROUGH v SWANSEA: GYLFI SIGURDSSON
‘Boro bore me. To death. There, I said it. Liverpool smashed three past them this week and they looked completely dominated, showing no signs of finding the net themselves. So I’m going with Swansea despite some recent shaky results. He bagged a goal and an assist against David Moyes’ Sunderland and pings them in regularly.
WEST HAM v HULL: DIMITRI PAYET
They held Liverpool to a draw recently and showed some spirit to come back from a cup battering from United and a league battering from Arsenal. Despite the fact Payet is morphing into Anderson he looked sharp against The Reds with one of his famous free-kicks and he only needs one little chance to put his side ahead. They beat Burnley on Wednesday to bag their first win in seven, and hopefully they can continue the goalscoring against Hull.
WEST BROM v MANCHESTER UNITED: ZLATAN IBRAHIMOVIC
I know, I’ve picked the big Swedish striker once again. It’s impossible not to. United’s performances have turned a corner at the moment and it looks as though the results will start to trickle in. They should be too much for West Brom, and it’s impossible to look past this man, especially since Henrikh Mkhitaryan is sadly out. He bagged an 87th minute winner and had a hand (geddit?) in the first goal against Crystal Palace on Wednesday.
BOURNEMOUTH v SOUTHAMPTON: CALLUM WILSON
Bournemouth have been finding the net recently, soaring to their highest league position in their history after being Leicester. They smashed the goals past Liverpool and despite losing last week bagged two at Turf Moor. Wilson is The Cherries’ top goalscorer and also takes the penalties, like he did against both The Gunners and The Reds.
MANCHESTER CITY v ARSENAL: ALEXIS SANCHEZ
The tie of the weekend, and one that shouldn’t be as tough to call as it is! Arsenal are off the back of a disappointing game against Everton, and although City were bamboozled by Leicester, they put two past Watford with total ease. For all of City’s qualities, of which there are many, I can’t see them not conceding against a pacey, attacking Arsenal team. He may have let down one lad for £250k last week, but he can put one past Claudio Bravo.
EVERTON v LIVERPOOL: DIVOCK ORIGI
As Monday Night Football goes, this is about as exciting as it gets. The last time they met, Liverpool smashed four past their rivals, and in the corresponding fixture at Goodison Park we saw a 1-1 draw. I’m expecting nothing less than a goalfest in this one, and Origi has really taken the opportunity to man the fort whilst Coutinho is out with both hands. He’s bagging goals for fun – scoring in five consecutive games – and I think he can stick one past their local rivals providing he is fit. Adam Lallana is another worthy choice here.