Premier League Table 2014 Week 32: Latest Standings, Predictions for Matchday 32

Richard LangfordCorrespondent IMarch 23, 2014

Manchester City's Samir Nasri, center, fights for the ball with Arsenal's Olivier Giroud, left, and Bacary Sagna during their English Premier League soccer match at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester, England, Saturday Dec. 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Jon Super)
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Chelsea dominated Arsenal 6-0 at Stamford Bridge on Saturday to remain atop the table and deal Arsenal a crushing blow to their title hopes. 

Not to be outdone, Manchester City beat Fulham 5-0 to keep their pace ahead of Chelsea. The Blues have 69 points from their 31 games, while the Citizens have 63 points from their 28 games. 

Manchester City will have to be on top of their game to maintain their winning ways this week. The Citizens must travel to Emirates Stadium to take on Arsenal, which sets up for an important and fun matchup. 

Premier League Table
Pos.TeamPlayedWinsDrawsLossesGoal DifferencePoints
1Chelsea312164+3969
2Liverpool302055+4465
3Manchester City282035+4963
4Arsenal301956+1962
5Tottenham Hotspur311759056
6Everton291595+1354
7Manchester United301569+1451
8Newcastle United3014412-246
9Southampton3112910+545
10Aston Villa299713-634
11Stoke City3081012-1234
12Hull City309615-533
13Norwich City318815-2232
14West Ham United308715-831
15Swansea City307815-629
16West Bromwich Albion3051312-1228
17Crystal Palace308418-2028
18Sunderland286715-1825
19Cardiff City316718-3225
20Fulham307321-4024
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Week 32 Fixtures and Predictions
Saturday, March 29
Home TeamPredictionAway
Manchester United vs. Aston Villa2-0Aston Villa
Crystal Palace vs. Chelsea0-2Chelsea
Southampton vs. Newcastle United1-0Newcastle United
Stoke City vs. Hull City1-1Hull City
Swansea City vs. Norwich City2-1Norwich City
West Brom vs. Cardiff City2-0Cardiff City
Arsenal vs. Manchester City2-1Manchester City
Sunday, March 30
Home TeamPredictionAway
Fulham vs. Everton0-1Everton
Liverpool vs. Tottenham2-0Tottenham
Monday, March 31
Home TeamPredictionAway Team
Sunderland vs. West Ham United1-1West Ham United

 

Arsenal 2-1 Manchester City

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 14: James Milner of Manchester City and Thomas Vermaelen of Arsenal compete for the ball during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Arsenal at Etihad Stadium on December 14, 2013 in Manchester, Engl
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The Gunners' humbling setback against Chelsea was a giant blow to their title hopes. Arsenal have played one fewer game than Chelsea, but they trail the Blues by seven points.

City boss Manuel Pellegrini knows the Gunners are still in it. In a quote passed along by Daily Star's Rhys Turrell, Pellegrini had this to say on the title chase: 

I don’t think it’s just between City and Chelsea–we must see what Liverpool are doing every week. Maybe Arsenal had a bad game today but they’re still only seven points behind Chelsea–I think all four teams have the same chance to win the title. 

The Gunners will benefit from getting this match on their home pitch, which will help a slumping attack. The Gunners have mustered just two goals in their past three matches across all competitions, but those were all on the road. In their last two home matches, Arsenal have won both and scored four in each.

Meanwhile, the Citizens' potent offense has not been as fierce on the road as it has been at home. Their last time on the pitch as an away team, the Citizens posted a 2-0 victory over Hull, but the Gunners will bring a stronger defense than Hull. 

Arsenal will frustrate Manchester City and pull out three points with a late goal.

 

Crystal Palace 0-2 Chelsea 

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 22:  Oscar of Chelsea celebrates scoring their fifth goal with David Luiz of Chelsea during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Arsenal at Stamford Bridge on March 22, 2014 in London, England.  (Photo by Shaun Bot
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Chelsea will continue their strong recent play into next week against a floundering Crystal Palace side. Palace haven't won a match since Feb. 8, which also happens to be the last time they scored more than a single goal in a match.  

They aren't going to end that skid against table leaders Chelsea, as the Blues have allowed more than a goal in a match just once since Dec. 17.  

Chelsea haven't battled this far only to lose to Crystal Palace. In other words, Palace can't pin their hopes on Chelsea having a letdown to secure a victory.

The Blues have an upcoming Champions League match on April 2, but Jose Mourinho is not going to let his side drop their standing in the EPL.  

 

Liverpool 2-0 Tottenham

CARDIFF, WALES - MARCH 22:  Brendan Rodgers (R) the manager of Liverpool chats with Raheem Sterling after his side's 6-3 victory during the Barclays Premier League match between Cardiff City and Liverpool at the Cardiff City Stadium on March 22, 2014 in C
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The Reds are just four points back of Chelsea and have played one fewer game than the Blues. They are also coming on strong. As winners of four straight, the Reds have outscored their opponents 12-3 in their last three league matches, and all three of those came on the road.

Piers Morgan, by way of bringing down Arsenal, highlights the wonderful job Brendan Rodgers has done for Liverpool:

Obviously, none of this bodes well for Tottenham.

Sitting in fifth place in the table, Spurs have dropped two of their last three league matches. Now they must head to Anfield to try to slow down Liverpool's red-hot offense. 

The Reds do have a date on Wednesday with Sunderland while Tottenham will be idle until the match. Still, that won't weaken the Reds enough to keep them from victory.