Chelsea beat Arsenal, Salah inspires Liverpool again, Man City thrash Watford and two wins for Tottenham: Premier League predictions
London derby delight for both Chelsea and Tottenham are among the predicted outcomes for the first games in England's top flight in 2018.
It is the final set of fixtures in the Premier League's hectic festive period.
There are 11 games in this round owing to Tottenham Hotspur playing West Ham United on Thursday in their rearranged game that was not played at the weekend.
Brighton 1 Bournemouth 0
Why? Brighton's home form has been key to their competitive season so far, and up against struggling Bournemouth, who picked up their first win in eight games on Saturday, they will fancy another three points, especially with Pascal Gross in good form.
Burnley 1 Liverpool 3
Why? Burnley had an excellent 2017, but face a losing start to 2018. With their defence weakened by injuries and suspensions, they will find Liverpool's in-form forward line of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and Philippe Coutinho too much to handle.
Leicester City 2 Huddersfield Town 1
Why? Leicester have lost their past three games, but with Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez both playing well, they will expect to stop the rot with three points here.
Stoke City 0 Newcastle United 1
Why? Stoke are struggling with just four points from their past six games. Newcastle do not score many, but they are also hard to break down and this has the feeling of being the kind of game Rafa Benitez's side could escape with three points from.
Everton 1 Manchester United 2
Why? Jose Mourinho is often at his best when under pressure. United are on a winless run of four games and are up against an Everton side who have improved considerably under Sam Allardyce. There may be no Romelu Lukaku, but Marcus Rashford's pace could be a difference maker here.
Southampton 1 Crystal Palace 2
Why? Roy Hodgson has done a superb job of turning Palace's season around and it is a considerable credit to them they were disappointed not to have beaten Manchester City. Wilfried Zaha is on excellent form right now, and he and Christian Benteke can give Palace another three points when they visit Southampton.
Swansea City 0 Tottenham Hotspur 4
Why? Swansea picked up a surprise win at Watford on Saturday but playing Tottenham and dealing with Harry Kane is a completely different challenge. Tottenham to maintain their encouraging festive form with another big victory.
West Ham United 2 West Bromwich Albion 0
Why? David Moyes has done a good job since taking over at West Ham and he is getting the best out of Marko Arnautovic. West Brom have not won since August and that is not going to change here.
Manchester City 4 Watford 0
Why? City may have selection problems with Gabriel Jesus and Kevin de Bruyne both picking up injuries at Palace, but they should still have plenty of goals in them against a Watford side with the third worst defensive record in the league.
Arsenal 1 Chelsea 2
Why? A big London derby to start 2018 and a crucial one with both fighting for Uefa Champions League qualification. Chelsea look better under Antonio Conte of late and Alvaro Morata and Eden Hazard will fancy their chances against an Arsenal backline that still fails to convince.
Tottenham Hotspur 3 West Ham United 1
Why? A double week for Tottenham and West Ham due to not playing last weekend. West Ham are improving under Moyes, but Tottenham with Kane, Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen all playing a top level right now should have too much for them offensively at Wembley Stadium.
Updated: January 1, 2018 06:29 PM