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.
|Date and Time (GMT/ET)||Home team||Prediction||Away team|
|Nov. 2 at 12:45 p.m./7:45 a.m.||Newcastle United||0-2||Chelsea|
|Nov. 2 at 3 p.m./10 a.m.||Fulham||1-2||Manchester United|
|Nov. 2 at 3 p.m./10 a.m.||Hull City||3-1||Sunderland|
|Nov. 2 at 3 p.m./10 a.m.||Manchester City||2-0||Norwich City|
|Nov. 2 at 3 p.m./10 a.m.||Stoke City||1-2||Southampton|
|Nov. 2 at 3 p.m./10 a.m.||West Bromwich Albion||2-0||Crystal Palace|
|Nov. 2 at 3 p.m./10 a.m.||West Ham United||0-1||Aston Villa|
|Nov. 2 at 5:30 p.m./12:30 p.m.||Arsenal||2-2||Liverpool|
|Nov. 3 at 1:30 p.m./8:30 a.m.||Everton||1-1||Tottenham Hotspur|
|Nov. 3 at 6 p.m./1 p.m.||Cardiff City||2-0||Swansea City|
Arsenal vs. Liverpool
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.
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
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.