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5 things to look out for in this weekend’s Premier League

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The Premier League has one last weekend before bowing out to another international break.

It’s incredible to think the ‘new’ season is nearly four months old, and the latest round of fixtures could have huge implications at both ends of the table.

Here’s what to look out for.

5 – Few will be under more pressure than David Moyes. It’s being widely predicted that this could be his final game in charge of Sunderland if they fail to win against Bournemouth.

The long trip south will be the least of Moyes’ worries having already turned the Black Cats into statistically the worst team of the Premier League era at this stage of the campaign. It doesn’t get much more must-win than this one.


4 – Speaking of pressure, it’s slowly building up at Tottenham and shows no sign of alleviating with a North London Derby to look forward to.

There’s been little to look forward to about the Lilywhites’ games of late, given that they haven’t scored from open play in six games.

However, Mauricio Pochettino has confirmed that this weekend echoes in the much-anticipated return of Harry Kane. What a relief, though not for Arsenal – he loves a goal against the Gunners, as they won’t need reminding.


3 – There could be yet another European hangover for Manchester United.

Jose Mourinho’s made no secret of the fact he does not like the Europa League, and a 2-1 defeat in Fenerbahce won’t have changed his opinion.

The flight back from Turkey could give United big problems as they are forced to travel to Swansea, who have made some progress under Bob Bradley even if they’re yet to win under the American.


2 – Troy Deeney could score his 100th goal for Watford, but he seems a little hung up on that statistic right now.

It won’t be easy, either, as the Hornets head to Anfield in Sunday’s 14:15 kickoff.

1 – Everton have one of their biggest tests yet when they head to Chelsea.

Ronald Koeman’s men desperately needed their win against West Ham last time out, but to prove their top-four credentials – if that’s indeed still being talked about at Goodison Park – they could do with at least a point against Antonio Conte’s in-form Blues.


It’ll also be a massive game for Romelu Lukaku, against not only his old club but his summer suitors. So far, he’s made it look like it was the right choice to stay at Everton, but this could be his chance to show Chelsea what they’re missing.

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