Once agains we’ve had to wait 3.4 second between EPL Games Weeks as the NYE fixtures come flying in.
Match of the round sees Arsenal take on Man United, as Mikel Arteta hopes to hold off the scurge that is Arsenal Fan TV.
Elsewhere, Everton look to remain undefeated under the rule of Ancelotti when they travel to Manchester to take on the Citizens, while Liverpool look to go 51 top-flight games unbeaten at home when they welcome the Blades to Anfield.
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Game Week 21 kicks off when the Blues travel to Brighton to take on the Seagulls.
Brighton are flying into this contest off the back of a 2-nil victory over the Cherries, in a match which saw Aussie Aaron Mooy claim man of the match honours.
Chelsea also come in off the back of a win after seeing off a spirited Gunners outfit 2-1.
The inexperienced Blues have found the going easier away from the pressure of Stamford Bridge, claiming 7 of their 11 wins this season on the road.
I’m expecting Lampard’s away record to continue to improves at Brighton on New Years Day.
Both teams are playing trash football at the moment, with Aston Villa rightfully inhabiting the relegation zone for the time being.
Burnley have claimed 5 of their 7 league wins at Turf Moor and the home ground advantage should get them across the line again here.
Leicesters hopes of competing for the title were all but dashed over the festive period as the Foxes dropped points to Norwich before suffering consecutive defeats to Man City and Liverpool.
Brendan Rodgers’ side bounced back in GW20 with a win over West Ham and were more importantly able to rest multiple key players.
The Toons have lost two on the trot and simply do not possess the fire power required to overcome their upcoming opponents.
Watford are coming on in leaps and bounds since the appointment of Nigel Pearson, going three games unbeaten.
The Wolves claimed the major scalp on Man City in GW19, coming from 2-nil down to defeat the 10-man Citizens 3-2.
Nuno wrested up a few of his starting XI against the Reds at Anfield in GW20, with the Wolves extremely unlucky to come away with a result, as two VAR decision went the way of the league leaders.
Despite Watford’s spell of form the Wolves are by far the better side in this contest and should claim all three points here.
The Spurs were their own worst enemies against the Canaries in GW20, two defensive howlers lead to both of Norwich’s goals and leaving the Londoners with a solitary point.
Mourinho will no doubt ring in a plethora of defensive changes in attempt to push his way back into the top four.
The Saints have been marching up the ladder, since Game Week 13 Southampton have only been bettered twice, claiming the scalp on Chelsea at the Bridge two rounds back.
Tottenham have already seen off the Saints earlier in the season, claiming a 2-1 victory with only 10 men.
David Moyes returns to the Hammers following the sacking of Manuel Pellegrini over the weekend.
The change in managers has come at a pivotal moment with West Ham slumping to 17th on the ladder after two straight defeats.
The Cherries haven’t been traveling any better, with Eddie Howe’s side plagued with injury.
The Hammers responded well under David’s last rule and should be able to see off the depleted Cherries at home.
Man City bounce back from defeat against the Wolves with a win over an impressive Blades outfit.
Kevin De Bruyne once again proved why he’s considered the best player in the Premier League, leading the Citizens to a 2-nil victory.
Everton are undefeated under Carlo Ancelotti, with Dominic Calvert-Lewin in career best for in front of goal.
Man City have been 3-1 victors in three from the last four fixture between these two sides and I’m expecting another free flowing game of football this time around.
Norwich somehow managed to earn a point last time out to the Spurs, capitalising on their opponents defensive brain explosions.
Crystal Palace have now completely embodied their managers footballing philosophy, which is to bore the opposition to death and hope Zaha creates a goal.
Six from the last seven Eagles games have gone under 2.5 goals and I’d be surprised if that wasn’t to be the case again at Carrow Road.
Arsenal looked to have turned a leaf in the first half of the GW20 fixture, stunning the Blues to take a 1-nil lead.
Their dominance was short lived though as Arteta failed to adjust to Lampard’s tactical changes, eventually succumbing to the attacking pressure and falling to a 2-1 defeat.
United managed to achieve what had been evading them all season, a hard fought/ scrappy win over a bottom ten side. The Red Devils restricted Burnley to very few scoring opportunities and capitalised on the home sides defensive lapses.
United have been where Arsenal stand not so long ago, having gone through their own rebuild. The Red Devils are now playing with a sense of identity and renewed vigour and should be able to see off Arteta’s spirited Gunners.
Liverpool have got the Championship locked up, they’re now beginning their victory lap.
Sheffield United have been impressive all season, but have shown signs of tiring of late, struggling against the Hornets in GW19, while kept scoreless away to City.
Joe Gomez and Virgil Van Dijk have kept four consecutive clean sheets since the former has stepped up to the Reds staring XI.
Liverpool are unbeaten at Anfield across their last 50 fixtures and are almost certainly going to take that record to 51.