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Our reporters see tough times ahead for each of the top four clubs, but they will sneak by lesser rivals with unconvincing victories while the relegation battle steps up a gear

Welcome to the latest edition of our weekly series, where we introduce you to the Goal.com UK reporters who will be travelling the length and breadth of the country to bring you all the action from the grounds.

This weekend sees the focus return to the Premier League after the international break, with the league's top sides hoping to avoid potential banana skins against teams fighting to secure their top flight status.

Leaders Manchester United face a tricky trip to West Ham, with Avram Grant's Hammers in resurgent form of late, while Carlo Ancelotti's Chelsea will look to secure a smash and grab at the Potters' hunting ground as the men from Stamford Bridge travel to Stoke.

So with 10 matches on offer, here are the predictions of the Goal.com UK team...

 West Ham
 1-2
   Manchester United

Wayne Veysey says...

West Ham-Manchester United encounters down the years have resonated with drama, goals and significance.

From the last-day Upton Park nail shredder in 1994-95 when Sir Alex Ferguson's team could not inch over the finishing line to last season's 4-0 tanking in United's favour, snore draws rarely come into the equation.

When the home fans are in full cry and blowing bubbles, few arenas are as atmospheric as The Boleyn - and Saturday's lunchtime feast sizzles with possibilities. Both teams can extend impressive recent runs. Avram Grant's Eastenders are resurgent after seeming dead and buried during a bleak midwinter and can draw upon the memories of their 4-0 League Cup thrashing of Ferguson's second string last November.

I was there that night, which was as memorable for the arctic conditions as the against-the-odds result. United will field all their big guns this weekend, but they know they are in for a tasty reception.

 Birmingham
1-2
   Bolton

Alex Fisher says...

This fixture at St Andrews' will have implications at both ends of the table. Blues need points to get themselves out of the bottom three whereas a victory for Bolton would keep them in the fight for a top six place.
 
I’m particularly looking forward to seeing Bolton again; they have been a good side to watch this season under Owen Coyle and the addition of Daniel Sturridge has helped fire them up the table. The on-loan Chelsea striker scored for the England Under-21s last week and he will be hoping to add to the four goals he has scored for the Trotters since arriving in January.
 
I think a 2-1 away victory for Bolton is on the cards, which will pile more misery on Birmingham and keep them well and truly stuck in the relegation dog fight.

Everton
 2-1
    Aston Villa

Mark Fordham says...

Tipped as contenders for European qualification at the start of the season, Aston Villa have consistently struggled all year and must face up to the very real possibility of relegation.

They have lost their last three games and the knives are out once again for Gerard Houllier, but Brad Freidel has been quick to quash rumours, this week, of a player mutiny.

A marked improvement in recent weeks from David Moyes’ men sees them safely sit in the top of the Premier League, a late run for a European spot is not out of the question.

Goodison Park expects a victory with the hosts in form whereas Villa come in a desperate search for three points.

If people are expecting another 3-2 thriller like two seasons' ago then they will be disappointed, Villa’s ability to control their emotions under pressure will go a long way to deciding the outcome of the game.

 Newcastle United
 1-1
   Wolves

Simon Sinclair says...

Newcastle are in danger of getting sucked into the relegation battle with no win since February and may be without many key players including Leon Best, Jonas Gutierrez, and Cheick Tiote. Last time out Alan Pardew’s side were hammered by Stoke so they will be looking to put that right with the backing of the St James’ crowd.

With Kevin Doyle injured  it will be up to players like Sylvan Ebanks-Blake and Steven Fletcher to step up and replicate the Irishman's fantastic performances for Mick McCarthy’s side which have helped them take 11 points from 18 in their last six.

I’m looking forward to seeing the battle in the middle of the park and particularly how Wolves deal with Kevin Nolan, who has been on fire this season. This clash will be crucial in a game which is tough to call, but despite Wolves poor away form I'm backing them for a point to put further pressure on Alan Pardew.

 Stoke City
 0-1
   Chelsea

Matt Monaghan says...

Didier Drogba and Fernando Torres haven't clicked at Chelsea but the duo's height makes them the obvious choice to face Stoke City.

Since the Spaniard's £50 million January arrival from Liverpool, manager Carlo Ancelotti has failed to accommodate him with Drogba and Nicolas Anelka. Stoke's physical presence should force the Italian to press the two most similar of the trio together.

If Drogba and Torres finally hit it off, Chelsea's previously unlikely push back to the top of the Premier League table will receive a serious scoring boost. Register a blank again, and more questions will be asked of the record transfer between English clubs.

 West Brom
 1-2
   Liverpool

Greg Stobart says...

Roy Hodgson will try to play it down but a fire will be burning inside the West Brom manager as he prepares for the visit of his former club.

Hodgson flopped in his six months at Anfield, where he joined during a time of turmoil and failed to win over the fans due to his apparent small-time attitude and defensive tactics.

It is unlikely he will be booed by the travelling supporters, but Hodgson was not afraid to attack the Kop for their lack of support for him.

And how will he respond to Kenny Dalglish? From the day Hodgson was appointed last summer at the expense of the Liverpool icon, the Scot's shadow loomed large and he did nothing to stop the rumour or to subdue the supporters who were chanting for him to take the hot seat.

Hodgson will know that his primary task must be to pick up three points to ease West Brom's relegation worries.

It won't be an easy task against a rejuvenated Liverpool side's that has produced displays in recent weeks that the club can rightly claim fully justifies their managerial change.


 Wigan Atheltic
 1-2
   Tottenham

Jonathan Birchall says...

With only one win in five and a resurgent Liverpool on their tail, Spurs must have both eyes on the Spaniard patrolling the Wigan dugout on Saturday, though you’d be hard pressed to find many Tottenham fans at the DW not already dreaming of Madrid.

I hope for the hosts’ sake that their support provide an atmosphere that has, more often than not, been found wanting at Wigan this season. Still rooted to the foot of the table but victory over Birmingham last time out will have offered cause for a little cautious optimism among the Latics faithful.

I’m personally excited to see Tom Cleverley up close once again, and will take a keen interest in seeing how the 21-year-old Manchester United loanee will cope in the face of what is a top-class midfield.

Wigan certainly need a win but I fear for the home sides vulnerability to pace, which Redknapp’s side have in abundance.  I think Tottenham will shade it, provided it’s the Latics, not the Galacticos, at the top of the visitors’ agenda.

 Arsenal
 2-1
   Blackburn Rovers

Oliver Yew says...

It will be interesting to see how Arsenal cope with playing after their title rivals on Saturday. Whatever way the results go before them this is a must-win match for Arsene Wenger and his side so the pressure on them will be enormous.

Throw in the fact they haven’t won in any competition since February and it will be yet another test of Arsenal’s mettle.

Something favouring the Gunners is Blackburn’s form. Rovers are lacking in confidence and haven’t kept a clean sheet away all season. Arsenal can take advantage of Blackburn’s defensive woes and get what they have left of their season back on track.

How the north London side cope defensively will be important and although Roque Santa Cruz has not made an instant impact during his second spell with the club he will be looking forward to the prospect of taking on Arsenal.

 Fulham
 1-0
   Blackpool

Josh Clarke says...

The unveiling of Mohammed Al Fayed’s controversial Michael Jackson statue is nothing but a bizarre sideshow to a massive game and proverbial six-pointer at Craven Cottage.

Neither team is rooted to the foot of the table, or indeed, have been there at all this season, yet this is a relegation battle. A couple of bad results would immediately drag both sides into the mire at a very undesirable time of the campaign.

Though Ian Holloway’s team are always good for a humdinger, I think the magnitude of the game may provide a stultifying effect. Since the turn of Christmas, Fulham have rather stealthily set-up a fortress of sorts at home in the Premier League and this will further quell their expansive visitors.

That said, the Charlie Adam factor always plays a large part and I’m looking forward to seeing how he responds after a lacklustre display against Brazil. I think it’ll be tight, with the hosts just edging it.

 Manchester City
 1-0
   Sunderland

Steve Hewlett says...

With the huge FA Cup semi-final against local rivals Manchester United on the horizon, many will be wondering if Roberto Mancini’s men will lose focus of their league campaign. Should Tottenham beat Wigan on Saturday, City could have a slender, single-point lead at kick-off.

Visitors Sunderland are sitting nicely in ninth in the table but they are only six points from safety in an incredibly close Premier League table. A loss here and if results go against them Steve Bruce’s boys could be back into the relegation mire.

I’m looking forward to see the reaction of the City fans towards the erratic Mario Balotelli whose antics of late have drawn much unwanted attention. With his sending off against Dinamo Kiev, and the dart throwing incident, the Italian could feel the wrath of 40,000-plus Mancunians come Sunday.

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Last time out, our guys were fared well with their prections. Had Alex Fisher and Jonathan Birchall tempted you to have a flutter based on their predictions you may have enjoyed a cheerful weekend, with both reporters scoring full marks for predicting Wigan and Everton would each record 2-1 victories at home against Birmingham and Fulham respectively.

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Welcome to the sixth edition of our weekly series, where we introduce you to the <strong>Goal.com UK</strong> reporters who will be travelling the length and breadth of the country  to bring you all the action from the grounds, giving you an insight into  the upcoming matches.<br /><br />This weekend sees the focus return to the Premier League after the FA Cup antics last week, as the league's top sides look to put European heartache or celebrations behind them as we approach the business end of the season.<br /><br />Manchester City, having been eliminated from the Europa League on Thursday by Dynamo Kiev, travel to Stamford Bridge on Sunday to lock horns with Chelsea in what is the game of the weekend.<br /><br />Avram Grant's resurgent West Ham look to put their FA Cup defeat by Stoke City behind them as they face familiar faces in Harry Redknapp's Tottenham, while Arsenal travel to West Brom in an attempt to avenge the 3-2 at the Emirates from back in September.<br /><br />So with 10 matches on offer, here are the predictions of the <strong>Goal.com UK</strong> team...<br /><br />
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<td style="text-align: right;" width="35%"><strong>&nbsp;</strong><span style="font-size: medium;">Tottenham<br /></span></td>
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<div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><strong>&nbsp;</strong>2-2</span></div>
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<td style="text-align: left;" width="35%"><strong>&nbsp;</strong><span style="font-size: medium;">West Ham<br /></span></td>
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<span style="font-size: medium;"><strong><br /></strong></span><span style="font-size: medium;"><strong><img style="border: 1px solid black; float: right; margin: 5px;" src="http://u.goal.com/117500/117568_thumb.jpg" alt="" width="100" height="80" /></strong></span><strong><strong><span style="font-size: medium;">Oliver Yew says...</span></strong></strong><br /><br />After the battle over who would be the next tenants of the Olympic Stadium in Stratford, there will be no love lost between Tottenham and West Ham when they meet at White Hart Lane.<br /><br />Spurs will be on a high after their progress into the Champions League quarter-finals and West Ham will be hoping there will be some sort of European hangover amongst Harry Redknapp&rsquo;s men. <br /><br />Tottenham will have to be fully focussed though, because despite the Hammers FA Cup quarter-final defeat to Stoke they have looked rejuvenated in recent weeks. They have scored 15 goals in their past five games so it will be interesting to see how Spurs, who have injury doubts over William Gallas, cope with West Ham&rsquo;s improved forward line.<br /><br />While West Ham were the victors in the Olympic Stadium battle, this contest will be much closer and with both sides better suited to attacking football I predict a entertaining scoring draw.<br /><br /><br />
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<td style="text-align: right;" width="35%"><strong>&nbsp;</strong><span style="font-size: medium;">Aston Villa<br /></span></td>
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<div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: medium;">3-1</span></div>
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<td style="text-align: left;" width="35%"><strong>&nbsp;</strong><span style="font-size: medium;">Wolves</span></td>
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<strong></strong><strong><span style="font-size: medium;"><br /></span></strong><span style="font-size: medium;"><strong><img style="border: 1px solid black; float: right; margin: 5px;" src="http://u.goal.com/119600/119616_thumb.jpg" alt="" width="100" height="80" /></strong></span><strong><strong><span style="font-size: medium;">Ian Murphy says...</span></strong></strong><br /><br />It has been a fortnight that Aston Villa manager Gerard Houllier will be glad to see the back of. Whether being used to describe the flare-up at the club&rsquo;s team-bonding session last week or to illustrate the lack of defensive options available to the Frenchman, crisis has certainly been the key word at Villa Park in recent weeks.<br />&nbsp;<br />Whereas Villa have the attacking flair to trouble their Midlands rivals Wolves, at the back they have problems. Carlos Cuellar, Kyle Walker and Nathan Baker are the only three fully fit defenders available to Houllier &ndash; who will be praying that Luke Young recovers in time.<br />&nbsp;<br />A brief mention for Michael Kightly &ndash; who is expected to be named on the Wolves&rsquo; bench this Saturday. The former non-league winger has not featured for the first team since November 2009 and after two outings in the reserves the 25-year-old has declared himself ready to make an impact this weekend. Kightly is a fans' favourite at Molineux and will be hoping that his electrifying wing-play can aid Wolves in their battle for survival.<br /><strong><span style="font-size: medium;"><br /></span></strong>
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<td style="text-align: right;" width="35%"><span style="font-size: medium;">Blackburn<br /></span></td>
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<div style="text-align: center;"><strong>&nbsp;</strong><span style="font-size: medium;">1-1</span></div>
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<td style="text-align: left;" width="35%"><strong>&nbsp;</strong><strong> </strong><span style="font-size: medium;">Blackpool<br /></span></td>
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<strong><strong><span style="font-size: medium;"><br /></span></strong></strong><span style="font-size: medium;"><strong><img style="border: 1px solid black; float: right; margin: 5px;" src="http://u.goal.com/115400/115455_thumb.jpg" alt="" width="100" height="80" /></strong></span><strong><strong><span style="font-size: medium;">Mark Fordham says...</span><br /></strong></strong><br />A certain degree of ring rustiness will be expected as neither team has played for over a week, a far cry from three games a week during the hectic Christmas period. Neither team can boast a record to be proud of since the turn of year and both have been dragged into the relegation shake up after looking like reaching mid-table security just a few weeks ago.<br /><br />A win for Rovers seems imperative for Steve Kean with the impatient Venkys breathing down his neck. They are without a win since January 8, a run which stretches to eight games, and the vultures are circling over Ewood Park.<br /><br />A win for either team would give welcome breathing space in a league which is becoming increasingly tight as the weeks go by. Once again Charlie Adam holds the key for Blackpool&rsquo;s hopes as the supporters' second favourite aim to keep their Premier League status intact for another season.<br /><br /><br />
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<td style="text-align: right;" width="35%"><strong>&nbsp;</strong><span style="font-size: medium;">Manchester United<br /></span></td>
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<div style="text-align: center;"><strong>&nbsp;</strong><span style="font-size: medium;">3-1</span></div>
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<td style="text-align: left;" width="35%"><strong>&nbsp;</strong><span style="font-size: medium;">Bolton</span></td>
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<strong><strong><span style="font-size: medium;"><br /></span></strong></strong><span style="font-size: medium;"><strong><img style="border: 1px solid black; float: right; margin: 5px;" src="http://u.goal.com/126300/126354_thumb.jpg" alt="" width="100" height="80" /></strong></span><strong><strong><span style="font-size: medium;">Greg Stobart says...</span><br /><br /></strong></strong>Sir Alex Ferguson will get to taste the view from higher up in the stands than he is used to at Old Trafford but he will be far more relaxed than he was a week ago, despite having to serve a five-match touchline ban.<br /><br />Victories over Arsenal and Marseille have got Manchester United back on track following a blip that saw them lose twice in a row and prompted questions over their ability to challenge this season.<br /><br />But United remain in the hunt for a memorable treble and Wayne Rooney finally seems to be close to his best in tandem with goal machine Javier Hernandez.<br /><br />There was once a time that Bolton used to come to Old Trafford and take all three points. They have a chance, with the Red Devils missing Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic, but Fergie's side have too much to play for and a job to do.<br /><br /><br />
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<div style="text-align: center;"><strong>&nbsp;</strong><span style="font-size: medium;">1-1</span></div>
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<td style="text-align: left;" width="35%"><strong>&nbsp;</strong><span style="font-size: medium;">Newcastle United<br /></span></td>
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<strong><strong><span style="font-size: medium;"><br /></span></strong></strong><span style="font-size: medium;"><strong><img style="border: 1px solid black; float: right; margin: 5px;" src="http://u.goal.com/118700/118729_thumb.jpg" alt="" width="100" height="80" /></strong></span><strong><strong><span style="font-size: medium;">Nick Price says...</span><br /><br /></strong></strong>The home side's blistering and controversial 2-1 FA Cup victory over West Ham last weekend was arguably their best display of the calendar year. Full of intent and purpose, the Potters were a different team to the side that has squandered points in the league over the last month.<br /><br />Their opponents on Saturday have enjoyed a two-week break since their home defeat to Everton, but despite their relatively lighter load they will come up against a Stoke side that are determined to make the most of home advantage and get points on the board to stave off the very real threat of relegation. <br /><br />Alan Pardew has, however, kept the unity that his predecessor Chris Hughton fostered within the Newcastle camp and they will be no pushovers, and they should have enough to travel back north with a point.<br /><br /><br />
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<div style="text-align: center;"><strong>&nbsp;</strong><span style="font-size: medium;">2-3</span></div>
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<strong><strong><span style="font-size: medium;"><br /></span></strong></strong><span style="font-size: medium;"><strong><img style="border: 1px solid black; float: right; margin: 5px;" src="http://u.goal.com/124400/124433_thumb.jpg" alt="" width="100" height="80" /></strong></span><strong><strong><span style="font-size: medium;">Matt Monaghan says...</span><br /><br /></strong></strong>After dropping out of three competitions Arsenal are wobbling, but will West Bromwich Albion manager Roy Hodgson have the nerve to push them over the edge?<br /><br />Hodgson has earned a reputation at his two most recent posts - Fulham and Liverpool - as being a cautious manager. With his remit to keep the Baggies in the Premier League, he could be forgiven for playing tight &amp; hope to prey on Arsenal's brittle confidence on Saturday.<br /><br />Hodgson took the fight to Birmingham City last time out, however, &amp; took advantage of their League Cup hangover. A similar sense of adventure could help leave the Gunners' final hope of silverware in ruins.<br /><br /><br />
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<td style="text-align: right;" width="35%"><strong>&nbsp;</strong><span style="font-size: medium;">Wigan Atheltic<br /></span></td>
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<strong><strong><span style="font-size: medium;"><br /></span></strong></strong><span style="font-size: medium;"><strong><img style="border: 1px solid black; float: right; margin: 5px;" src="http://u.goal.com/115400/115468_thumb.jpg" alt="" width="100" height="80" /></strong></span><strong><strong><span style="font-size: medium;">Alex Fisher says...</span><br /><br /></strong></strong>The term six-pointer is one often used in the footballing world, sometimes needlessly. However this weekend I am going to be at a definite six-pointer as Wigan take on Birmingham at the DW Stadium.<br />&nbsp;<br />Two teams who are struggling to find form, two teams who cannot stop goals going in and two teams at the wrong end of the table&hellip; surely if the term six-pointer was in the dictionary the definition wouldn&rsquo;t be far from this.<br />&nbsp;<br />I&rsquo;m particularly looking forward to seeing some of the talented youngsters both teams have, names like James McCarthy, Victor Moses and Jordan Mutch (to name a few) spring to mind.<br />&nbsp;<br />It&rsquo;s hard to predict this game, anything could happen, many may go for a 0-0 but I&rsquo;m going to stick my neck on the line and predict a much-needed home win for bottom of the table Wigan.<br /><br /><br />
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<td style="text-align: right;" width="35%"><strong>&nbsp;</strong><span style="font-size: medium;">Everton<br /></span></td>
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<div style="text-align: center;"><strong>&nbsp;</strong><span style="font-size: medium;">2-1</span></div>
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<td style="text-align: left;" width="35%"><strong>&nbsp;</strong><span style="font-size: medium;">Fulham</span></td>
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<strong><strong><span style="font-size: medium;"><br /></span></strong></strong><span style="font-size: medium;"><strong><img style="border: 1px solid black; float: right; margin: 5px;" src="http://u.goal.com/52100/52126_thumb.jpg" alt="" width="100" height="80" /></strong></span><strong><strong><span style="font-size: medium;">Jon Birchall says...</span><br /><br /></strong></strong>Predicting the result of a game between two teams plagued by inconsistency this season is never going to be easy. David Moyes&rsquo; side have swung from the sublime to the ridiculous with alarming regularity this term and much will depend on which Everton team shows up on the day.<br /><br />In contrast, the visitors haven&rsquo;t lost a league game since January and Mark Hughes looks to have finally built an outfit with the solidity required to stave off relegation for this season.<br /><br />Fulham have an appalling record at Goodison Park and with Phil Neville returning from injury to give some much-needed drive to the Toffees, I can see them scraping a win.<br /><br /><br />
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<td style="text-align: right;" width="35%"><strong>&nbsp;</strong><span style="font-size: medium;">Sunderland<br /></span></td>
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<strong><strong><span style="font-size: medium;"><br /></span></strong></strong><span style="font-size: medium;"><strong><img style="border: 1px solid black; float: right; margin: 5px;" src="http://u.goal.com/125000/125013_thumb.jpg" alt="" width="100" height="80" /></strong></span><strong><strong><span style="font-size: medium;">Owen Watson says...</span><br /><br /></strong></strong>Sunday&rsquo;s early kick off sees Liverpool travel to the Stadium of Light to face a Sunderland side who haven&rsquo;t won at home in 11 weeks and have only collected one point from their last five games.<br /><br />One thing Sunderland have in their favour is freshness as this will be only their second game in March and I&rsquo;m looking forward to seeing some big attacking performances from the strikers on show. With the likes of Gyan, Welbeck, Suarez and Carroll all expected to start in front of a sell-out crowd this could well be a cracker.<br /><br />That said, Sunderland have only managed to score 18 goals in 14 home games so far this season and Liverpool&rsquo;s away record is pretty dire &ndash; so we can probably mark this prediction down in the optimistic category &ndash; but I fancy Sunderland to just shade a thrilling contest. Famous last words.<br /><br />
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<strong><strong><span style="font-size: medium;"><br /></span></strong></strong><span style="font-size: medium;"><strong><img style="border: 1px solid black; float: right; margin: 5px;" src="http://u.goal.com/125200/125279_thumb.jpg" alt="" width="100" height="80" /></strong></span><strong><strong><span style="font-size: medium;">Wayne Veysey says...</span><br /><br /></strong></strong>He has been at Chelsea for just shy of seven weeks but his status as a bona fide hero of the Bridge has already been secured. No, I'm not talking about Fernando Torres - his time will come - but the outrageously gifted David Luiz, who is perhaps the most eye-catching centre-half in Europe since Ronald Koeman. <br /><br />It's not just the Sideshow Bob hair, though that helps make him stand out from the crowd. Luiz has shown such a thirst for adventure from his defensive station in his four Premier League games (sadly, he is ineligible in Europe) that his presence on the pitch makes even hardened hacks sit up in their seats. <br /><br />To endear him to the Shed End even more, it was Luiz's unpunished recklessness against Manchester United that was indirectly responsible for Sir Alex Ferguson's five-match ban. Manchester City will surely park the bus on Sunday. Luiz could be the man to put his foot on the accelerator and smash ever-so-elegantly straight through it.<br /><br />
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<td style="text-align: center;" width="20%" bgcolor="#001111"><strong><span style="color: #ffffff;">LAST WEEK&nbsp; </span></strong><span style="color: #ffffff;"><strong><span style="color: #ffffff;"><br /></span></strong></span></td>
<td style="text-align: center;" width="80%" bgcolor="#ff3322"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong><span style="color: #ffffff;">2 CORRECT &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 0 PERFECT &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 2 WRONG</span></strong></span><strong><span style="font-size: medium;"><br /></span></strong></td>
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