Premier League Week 10 Fixtures: Full Picks and Predictions for Matchday 10

Richard LangfordCorrespondent IOctober 30, 2013

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 30:  Thomas Vermaelen of Arsenal appears to handle the ball in the area as he competes for the ball with Daniel Sturridge of Liverpool during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Liverpool at Emirates Stadium on January 30, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Liverpool will make the trek to Emirates for a marquee showdown with Arsenal. The Gunners enter Week 10 at the top of the Premier League standings with 22 points. However, Liverpool and Chelsea lurk just behind with 20 points. 

Meanwhile, the Blues will travel to Newcastle United in the hopes of claiming three points and possibly grabbing a spot at the top of the table with Liverpool. Both of those matches will take place on Saturday. 

Sunday also offers up a top-notch contest. Everton will host fourth-place Tottenham and trails the Spurs by just a point in the table. Here is how I see the week playing out.  

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Arsenal vs. Liverpool  

Week 10 Fixtures and Predictions
Date and Time (GMT/ET)Home teamPredictionAway team
Nov. 2 at 12:45 p.m./7:45 a.m.Newcastle United0-2Chelsea
Nov. 2 at 3 p.m./10 a.m.Fulham1-2Manchester United
Nov. 2 at 3 p.m./10 a.m.Hull City3-1Sunderland
Nov. 2 at 3 p.m./10 a.m.Manchester City2-0Norwich City
Nov. 2 at 3 p.m./10 a.m.Stoke City1-2Southampton
Nov. 2 at 3 p.m./10 a.m.West Bromwich Albion2-0Crystal Palace
Nov. 2 at 3 p.m./10 a.m.West Ham United0-1Aston Villa
Nov. 2 at 5:30 p.m./12:30 p.m.Arsenal2-2Liverpool
Nov. 3 at 1:30 p.m./8:30 a.m.Everton1-1Tottenham Hotspur
Nov. 3 at 6 p.m./1 p.m.Cardiff City2-0Swansea City

What a match we have on tap here. Both of these teams have been turning in fantastic campaigns, and Liverpool is going into another gear with Luis Suarez hitting his stride since returning from suspension

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This will be a fairly high-scoring affair. We have two of the three highest-scoring EPL teams in action, and Arsenal is also dealing with the injury of midfielder Mathieu Flamini. Arsenal has the firepower to withstand this injury, but it will weaken the defense. It is never good to have a weakened defense when facing Suarez and Daniel Sturridge. 

Liverpool has been solid on the back and has allowed just eight goals, but with Mesut Ozil setting the table for Olivier Giroud and company, the Arsenal attack has been unstoppable. I see all of this playing out in 2-2 draw. 

 

Newcastle vs. Chelsea 

In Saturday's early kickoff, Chelsea will get a chance to grab an early three points and the top spot in the table. The Blues will not blow this opportunity. 

Newcastle has done a decent job while posting 11 points. However, with just 12 goals scored and 16 allowed, it is going to have a bit of a problem containing Chelsea.

For starters, Jose Mourinho's men have allowed just six goals this season, and the offense has exploded to life with nine combined goals in the last three matches. 

Look for Chelsea to score an early goal, let the defense take over and tack on another score in the second for a 2-0 triumph. 

 

Everton vs. Tottenham Hotspur 

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This is going to be another intense and entertaining match. These two teams appear set to battle for table positioning all year. A win in this head-to-head contest will be a nice early advantage. 

Pace is going to be key in this match. With nine goals scored and five allowed, Tottenham will look to enforce a deliberate pace. 

Meanwhile, Everton carries the same goal differential but has done so by scoring 14 this season. 

Everton will have the home crowd trying to help it force the action, and that will help lead the home side to an early goal. 

However, Tottenham will begin to enforce their will and and wear Everton out. This will help Everton score a late equalizer and notch a 1-1 draw.