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

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Premier League Table 2014 Week 32: Latest Standings, Predictions for Matchday 32
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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. Team Played Wins Draws Losses Goal Difference Points
1 Chelsea 31 21 6 4 +39 69
2 Liverpool 30 20 5 5 +44 65
3 Manchester City 28 20 3 5 +49 63
4 Arsenal 30 19 5 6 +19 62
5 Tottenham Hotspur 31 17 5 9 0 56
6 Everton 29 15 9 5 +13 54
7 Manchester United 30 15 6 9 +14 51
8 Newcastle United 30 14 4 12 -2 46
9 Southampton 31 12 9 10 +5 45
10 Aston Villa 29 9 7 13 -6 34
11 Stoke City 30 8 10 12 -12 34
12 Hull City 30 9 6 15 -5 33
13 Norwich City 31 8 8 15 -22 32
14 West Ham United 30 8 7 15 -8 31
15 Swansea City 30 7 8 15 -6 29
16 West Bromwich Albion 30 5 13 12 -12 28
17 Crystal Palace 30 8 4 18 -20 28
18 Sunderland 28 6 7 15 -18 25
19 Cardiff City 31 6 7 18 -32 25
20 Fulham 30 7 3 21 -40 24

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Week 32 Fixtures and Predictions
Saturday, March 29
Home Team Prediction Away
Manchester United vs. Aston Villa 2-0 Aston Villa
Crystal Palace vs. Chelsea 0-2 Chelsea
Southampton vs. Newcastle United 1-0 Newcastle United
Stoke City vs. Hull City 1-1 Hull City
Swansea City vs. Norwich City 2-1 Norwich City
West Brom vs. Cardiff City 2-0 Cardiff City
Arsenal vs. Manchester City 2-1 Manchester City
Sunday, March 30
Home Team Prediction Away
Fulham vs. Everton 0-1 Everton
Liverpool vs. Tottenham 2-0 Tottenham
Monday, March 31
Home Team Prediction Away Team
Sunderland vs. West Ham United 1-1 West Ham United

 

Arsenal 2-1 Manchester City

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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. 

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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 

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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

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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. 

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