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Our reporters envisage some dramatic twists and turns in the roller-coaster that is the relegation battle, while the fires of disappointment are Stoked again for Spurs

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 kicks off with Mick McCarthy's Wolves looking to put last weekend's disappointing result away to Newcastle behind them, as they take on Everton, ahead of the basement battle at Ewood Park as Blackburn lock horns with Alex McLeish's Birmingham City.

Leaders Manchester United welcome Fulham to Old Trafford, while Harry Redknapp's Tottenham look to put Tuesday night's Champions League misery behind them with a success at White Hart Lane - where they face Tony Pulis' Stoke, who worked under the Spurs boss at Bournemouth in the mid-eighties.

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

 Wolves
 3-2
   Everton

Ian Murphy says...


It is approaching that time of the season where we start to hear managers using that word “injuries” more and more. For relegation-threatened Wolves, it is the loss of their top striker Kevin Doyle that has thrown a spanner in the works.

Worryingly for the Molineux faithful, Mick McCarthy seems unsure of his best team without the Irish forward – making a change and switching to 4-4-2 after just 30 minutes against Newcastle. Wolves fans will be hoping that both Steven Fletcher and Sylvan Ebanks-Blake are given the opportunity to start this weekend as McCarthy looks for the goals that will keep his side in the league.
 
Meanwhile, bad luck with injuries seems to have cursed David Moyes during his tenure at Everton. Against Aston Villa, the Scot was forced to name a substitutes' bench without one minute of Premier League experience between them. A raft of first team players are out for Everton, making the decision to send Nigerian striker Yakubu on loan to Championship side Leicester look a little odd, but Moyes will be hoping that the constantly-improving Jermaine Beckford will fire his side to an away victory.


 Blackburn
1-3
    Birmingham
Jonathan Birchall says...

Who needs the glitz and glamour of a title race when there’s the nail biting agony of a relegation six-pointer on the cards? This season is shaping up to be one of the most unpredictable at the bottom of the Premier League in its history, so being given the task of predicting which way this one will go is somewhat of a poisoned chalice.

Blackburn’s owners insisted that they wanted to be challenging for fifth come the end of this season, however, two points from safety and having averaged less than a point a game under managerial new boy Steve Kean, Rovers’ football has given very little reason for those in the boardroom to be feeling cock-a-hoop.

McLeish’s sides are somehow on the same number of points as their hosts despite impressing often this campaign. I personally can’t wait to see Steven Carr in the Blues defence, having been rolling back the years this season down the right hand side in a fashion not befitting his veteran status.

 Bolton
 1-2
     West Ham

Mike Allen says...


West Ham were brought swiftly back down to earth last weekend when throwing away a two goal lead to lose 4-0 to Manchester United. After slipping back into the relegation zone the Hammers have everything to play for. 

Bolton meanwhile may have just lost a bit of momentum going into the final month of the season and the defeat at home to Birmingham last week may have been evidence of this.

West Ham have got plenty of goals in them and if they can keep things tight then they have every chance of picking up three points. Bolton haven’t been helped by injuries in recent weeks, while West Ham have been revitalised since the arrival of Demba Ba from Hoffenheim.

Bolton go into the game as favourites but West Ham are fighting for their lives and that could be just enough to see them secure a valuable victory at the Reebok.


 Chelsea
 2-0
   Wigan
Wayne Veysey says...

I'm looking forward to seeing Fernando Torres. The real Torres. Not the imposter of the last two months or the fraud who sleptwalked through the opening half of the season.

Torres' rebirth under Kenny Dalglish in January now seems like some sort of mirage. But it really did happen. He really did have a renaissance, score goals, move fluently and provide some cutting edge up front. As Roman Abramovich and the Chelsea accountants will need not reminding, that month also probably added another £10 million on to his deadline-day fee.

Since then, the Spaniard has clunked through the gears, still struggling to find his stride. It makes for uncomfortable viewing. His mind must be a tortured place. All the while Carlo Ancelotti keeps picking him for the marquee games. All the while, cynics steers that Abramovich is pulling the strings from his yachts or boardrooms and that's why Torres continues to get a game.

For 90 minutes against Wigan on Saturday, I would love to see the old Torres. I don't like the new one too much.

 Manchester United
 2-0
   Fulham
Matt Monaghan says...

Wayne Rooney's suspension has stolen the headlines but Michael Carrick's resurrection against Chelsea could be of real importance for the rest of the season.

The England international had seemed unable to cure the psychological scars incurred in the Champions League final defeat to Barcelona in 2009. As the Old Trafford crowds' least favourite player, every misplaced pass and meek tackle since has been met with vocal discontent.

Carrick proved against Chelsea that the kind of performances he consistently put in during his first three seasons at the club hadn't been consigned to the memory banks. Keep it up and the return of an effective midfield anchorman critically absent last term should add new steel to United's bid for a second Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League treble.

 Sunderland
 2-1
   West Brom
Simon Sinclair says...

Sunderland are on a very slippery slope at the minute. A few weeks ago they were thinking about a Europa League place, now they are looking down towards the relegation zone in fear. Steve Bruce still has injury worries and a lot of players out of form so they will need to come together and grind out a result at the Stadium of Light.

West Brom are looking much better of late and their victory against Liverpool will have given them plenty of confidence going into this fixture. Their away record isn't great but under Roy Hodgson they are looking more resolute.

I am looking forward to watching how Sunderland look coming out of the traps after their 5-0 drubbing at Manchester City. If they don’t the fans could get on the backs of the players, which the Baggies will look to take advantage of. Asamoah Gyan hasn’t done much for the Black Cats recently so a performance from their record signing will be what Bruce needs.


 Tottenham
 1-1
   Stoke City
Josh Clarke says...

Whatever was wrong with Aaron Lennon at the Bernabeu must have been contagious. Feelings of tiredness and a disconcerting lack of energy? Such symptoms were equally applicable to a whole host of Spurs players on the evening, in an eagerly anticipated performance that left much to be desired.

I’m looking forward to seeing how Spurs will deal with the inevitable European hangover. For all their bluster on the continent, Spurs have slipped behind in the race for fourth slot and unless they sort their act out, will be staring down the rather less-inspiring barrel of Europa League football next term.

And what a game to bring them back down to reality. With Stoke enjoying the thralls of a good run of form and bringing a style as mentally abrasive as it is effective, Spurs face a stern test of their character. I think a hard earned draw is the best they can hope for.


 Blackpool
 1-4
   Arsenal
Greg Stobart says...

Arsenal may have had a tough time of it lately but a trip to Blackpool now is nothing as challenging as it might have been earlier in the season.

The Tangerines enthralled in the first few months of the campaign but their season has unravelled largely due to naïve defending that has seen Ian Holloway's side concede 63 goals this season, the worst record in the league.

Against the nimble footwork and swift passing of Samir Nasri and Co the likes of Ian Evatt are in for a long afternoon unless Blackpool have somehow found a magic formula in the last week.

It will be interesting to see how Blackpool captain Charlie Adam copes against the passing mastery of the Arsenal midfield as he looks to assure the likes of Liverpool and Manchester United that he can perform in the big games.


 Aston Villa
 2-2
   Newcastle United
Richard Parry says...

Having recorded a resounding 4-1 victory over Wolves, Alan Pardew’s side travel to face arguably the most underachieving side in the league.

Aston Villa find themselves rooted in a relegation dogfight – just two points above West Ham – and Gerard Houllier needs to get the entirety of the squad on his side; if only until the end of the season, for now is not the time to be neglecting senior stalwarts.

The Magpies are riddled with injury at present, with no fewer than nine squad players on the sidelines – the most in the league – but yet I fancy them to leave Villa Park with a point.

I witnessed Villa spurn a one-goal lead at Tottenham earlier in the season; a match in which newfound England stars Ashley Young and Stewart Downing failed to dominate, and if the hosts manage to compete with the plucky desire of Newcastle, they’ll need their wing-bound sparks to fly, because the 'too good to go down' crutch is well and truly buckling.


 Liverpool
 1-1
    Manchester City
Greg Stobart says...

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini would have identified this match as one of the potential hiccups in his side's quest for a top four finish.

I fully expect City to abandon the attacking ambition displayed in last weekend's win against Aston Villa and revert to their 'big game mentality' of keeping it cagey and playing for a goalless draw.

Liverpool will genuinely feel they can pip a stuttering Tottenham side to fifth place but will be reliant on Luis Suarez to continue his stunning form.

The weaknesses in Kenny Dalglish's squad were once again exposed at West Brom last week but the Reds have proved this season that they can still be a match for anyone at Anfield.

Andy Carroll has looked unconvincing in his four Liverpool appearances so far but his battle with Vincent Kompany could be the key under the lights on Monday night.

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A rough week for our journalists and no doubt a fair few of the betting fraternity as Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Tottenham all failed to win games that they were overwhelming favourites for. So credit to Wayne Veysey, Josh Clarke and Steve Hewlett for correctly predicting wins for Manchester United, Fulham and Manchester City 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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<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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<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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