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Premier League Week 33 Fixtures: Full Picks and Predictions for Matchday 33

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - MARCH 30:  Luis Suarez celebrates after Jordan Henderson of Liverpool scored the fourth goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield on March 30, 2014 in Liverpool, England.  (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
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Rob BlanchetteFeatured ColumnistMarch 31, 2014

The Premier League has once again displayed that it is the most exciting domestic title race on the planet, after a dramatic weekend of action.

Liverpool took their place as the new leaders after dismantling Tottenham 4-0 at Anfield.

Chelsea surrendered their status as front-runner after a shock 1-0 defeat away to lowly Crystal Palace.

Week 33 will shape the destiny of the title further and will also contribute toward which teams will edge closer to relegation into the lower divisions.

Here is a list of all the coming fixtures and score predictions:

Premier League Week 33 Fixtures and Predictions
FixtureDateTime (GMT)Prediction
Manchester City v SouthamptonApril 512:45 p.m.3-1
Aston Villa v FulhamApril 53 p.m.2-1
Cardiff City v Crystal PalaceApril 53 p.m.2-1
Hull City v SwanseaApril 53 p.m.1-2
Newcastle v Manchester UnitedApril 53 p.m.1-2
Norwich v West BromApril 53 p.m.2-2
Chelsea v Stoke CityApril 55:30 p.m.2-0
Everton v ArsenalApril 61:30 p.m.2-1
West Ham v LiverpoolApril 64 p.m.1-4
Tottenham v SunderlandApril 78 p.m.2-0
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Everton v Arsenal

Sang Tan

The biggest clash of top teams this weekend comes at Goodison Park, as Everton play host to an Arsenal team who have seen their title challenge all but evaporate. 

Everton have stormed to second in the Premier League form guide as they look to find their way into a top-four finishing spot. 

They lie just four points behind fourth place Arsenal, per BBC Sport, and a victory against the Gunners will put finishing in the Champions league qualification positions firmly in their own hands. 

Arsenal's own form has crashed in recent weeks, only achieving eight from a possible 18 points.

They will need to at least stop Everton from winning on Sunday, or it could be a catastrophic end to Arsene Wenger's season after his club looked like genuine title challengers only a few weeks ago.

Everton will once again be looking to their Belgian on-loan sensation Romelu Lukaku to successfully lead the line against an Arsenal defence low on confidence.

The 20-year-old has shined this year, hitting an impressive 12 goals in 24 appearances for the Toffees, as recorded by Squawka.

If he can continue his form until the end of the season it is more than likely that Roberto Martinez's team can sneak into the most illustrious of company, and see themselves competing against the best in Europe next season.

Prediction: Everton win 2-1

 

Chelsea v Stoke

Sang Tan

Chelsea's defeat away to Crystal Palace was a crushing blow for the Blues' title challenge, and no more slips can now be afforded.

Jose Mourinho's side face a Stoke team brimming with confidence after a string of positive results.

Former Chelsea player Mark Hughes has seen his Midlands side go unbeaten in the last five games, winning against Arsenal, West Ham, Aston Villa and Hull.

They are up to fourth in the Premier League form guide.

Chelsea know that any further error in results will see their challenge for Premier League glory over, and Mourinho has already publicly conceded defeat. Owen Phillips of BBC Sport reported that the Blues boss said:

Now it's impossible to win the title. You have players who are fantastic in some games and disappear in others. We depend too much on other results. When you depend a little it's possible, when you depend a lot I don't think it is possible. Mathematically it is still possible but one thing is mathematics and another is reality.

Mourinho has leaned on this negative tone for a number of weeks, trying to deflect the pressure away from his side as they inch toward the finish line.

However, Oliver Holt of the Mirror believes that Chelsea have not given up on becoming champions.

He tweeted:

Usually Stoke at Stamford Bridge would be a mandatory victory for Chelsea, but with the pressure of the title race starting to show it could be a tricky match for the West London side.

However, with their depth of quality with the likes of Eden Hazard and Oscar, the Blues should see their challenge maintained, at least for now. 

Chelsea win 2-0

 

West Ham v Liverpool

Jon Super

Nobody saw the sustained Premier League challenge of Liverpool coming this season, and the Reds now lead the race for the title.

In Luis Suarez, the Anfield club might well possess the most in-form footballer on the planet.

Suarez has guided Liverpool to within touching distance of their first ever Premier League crown, with his side now two points clear of the chasing pack.

Liverpool's record is exceptional this season: They have won 22, scoring 88 times, with a goal difference of plus 49, per BBC Sport.

They are still slightly second favourites to Manchester City, who have two games in-hand, but with the Sky Blues having to travel to Anfield, their destiny is in their control.

Suarez continues to destroy every team they face, and West Ham will probably fall to him as well. 

The player now has 29 goals from his 27 league games, per Squawka, and he looks odds on to be Footballer of the Year.

With the end in sight, the cries of "You'll Never Walk Alone" will be louder than ever if Brendan Rodgers leads his club to their first league championship in a generation.

Prediction: Liverpool win 4-1

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