What a brilliant weekend of sport we have to look forward to. The Rugby Union 6 Nations continues along with some awesome footy on Super Sunday where Man City will aim to defend their EFL Cup title against Chelsea.
But first, let’s look at the Premier League games we have to look forward to.
Burnley vs Tottenham Hotspur
Sat 23/02 at 12.30
Tottenham take on Burnley in the early kickoff on Saturday. Sitting in third position, Tottenham are in decent form going into this one.
After their early slip ups without Kane and Alli, Mauricio Pochettino has managed to get his team back and firing. They’ve won their last four Premier League games without Kane and beat Borussia Dortmund 3-0 in the Champions League.
In more positive news for the team, Kane may be fit to play against Burnley this weekend, although Pochettino isn’t relying on it. Earlier in the week he said:
“I don’t care if he wants to play or not, If you ask him 10 days ago he was ready to play.
“Every player that came from an injury or illness, it’s about the structure, when he’s possible to play or not.”
Whether Kane plays or not, Tottenham will be looking to continue their winning form.
Meanwhile at the other end, Burnley are unbeaten in 7 games so they’ll be looking to keep that run going.
Burnley’s Robbie Brady and Johann Berg Gudmundsson are fit again and they will likely make the starting lineup.
However you look at this game, it’s going to be a fiercely fought match as both teams have a lot to play for.
I’m going for a Tottenham win. Just…
Manchester Utd vs Liverpool
Sun 24/02 at 14.05
To kick off Super Sunday, Manchester Utd host Liverpool in what is a crucial game for the Premier League this season.
A Liverpool win will see Klopp’s men return to the top of the table, whilst a Man Utd win could further secure their place in the top four and potentially Champions League football next season.
There’s a lot riding on this one.
In terms of results, Manchester Utd go into this one with the best form over the last 5 games so it will be great to see how a revived team under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer play against one of the top english teams.
Man Utd may welcome back Jesse Lingard and Anthony Martial after they missed last week’s win over Chelsea in the FA Cup.
Meanwhile the visitors will welcome back Virgil Van Dijk after his suspension during their European midweek game. However, Dejan Lovren is expected to miss this clash due to injury.
Overall, this is set to be an awesome game.
I’m going conservative and opting for a draw.
Arsenal vs Southampton
Sun 24/02 at 14.05
Arsenal are also in action against Southampton on Super Sunday.
Arsenal’s form has been very mixed over the last few weeks having lost two and won three in their last five Premier League outings.
However, after their convincing win over BATE Borisov during the week, Arsenal will be looking to continue their good form into the Premier League.
At the other end, Southampton are in their own fight to avoid relegation. They’re currently one point behind Cardiff City and Newcastle and Southampton are after as many points as possible.
I’m going for a home win for Arsenal.
Chelsea vs Manchester City
Sun 24/02 at 16.30
Not a Premier League game, but we couldn’t write this article without mentioning the EFL Cup final on Sunday.
Chelsea go into this one as the big underdogs having seemingly lost their way in recent weeks. Manager Maurizio Sarri is under a lot of pressure from fans and this tie could prove pivotal is his future at the club.
Meanwhile, Man City are firing on all cylinders as we approach the serious end of the season. Man City will also be looking to defend their EFL Cup title.
I’m going for an easy Man City win.