As the Premier League heads into its closing stages, the battle for the top four is getting heated up. Not to mention the relegation battle between Sunderland, Middlesbrough and Swansea City. Let’s look at some of the interesting matchups to keep an eye out for in Gameweek 33.
Manchester United vs Chelsea
The most exciting fixture of Gameweek 33, will be on Sunday as Chelsea look to do the double over Manchester United at Old Trafford, infamously called the Theatre of Draws. Zlatan Ibrahimovic would love to continue his goal scoring form after having been involved in 18 goals in his last 17 appearances. Chelsea won the fixture at Stamford Bridge 4-0, which was also the last defeat United suffered in the 2016-17 Premier League.
Hull City vs Stoke City
Relegation-threatened Hull City who currently sits in17th place will travel to bet365 hoping for a win over struggling Stoke City. The previous meeting resulted in a 2-0 victory for hosts. The Potters will be without Joe Allen, Ibrahim Afellay, and Jack Butland while Jonathan Walters looks doubtful. Tom Huddlestone returns to the squad for Hull. After losing the last two home matches, Stoke City will look to avoid a third straight home defeat, something they have never encountered in the Premier League. Hull have won 17 points after Marco Silva’s, but can they do it on a cold windy evening at Stoke?
Middlesbrough vs Arsenal
Arsenal look to improve their poor run in form as they head over to Riverside to face Middlesbrough on Tuesday. The Gunners have won only twice in their last 8 games having conceded 16. Middlesbrough are currently in 19th spot, 6 points from safety and would fancy their chances owing to Arsenal’s poor run. As the pressure mounts on Wenger, it will be imperative for the Reds to make sure they end the season in the right way.
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West Ham vs Sunderland
Sunderland are at the bottom of the table, with relegation looming large. They need to fight with whatever they have as they face the Hammers at the Stadium of Light. West Ham would want to do the double and continue their unbeaten run against Sunderland having not lost to them in the past eight games. Andy Carroll looks to make a return and that should provide the necessary boost to do so.