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Jose Mourinho suffers again, and Manchester United make some headway: The Premier League predictions

A look ahead to the action in England's top-flight on Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Tottenham went to Liverpool on the final day of March last season as the Premier League title race headed towards its incredible climax.

A 2-1 win for Jurgen Klopp's side maintained their two-point lead at the top of the table, ahead of Manchester City, who beat Fulham the same weekend. Arsenal were third after beating Manchester United, passing fourth-placed Spurs on the way.

Liverpool were ultimately thwarted in the title race, though the Champions League provided some decent compensation – at Tottenham's expense.

But how things have changed this season as Spurs prepare to host Liverpool at 9.30pm on Saturday.

Liverpool head the table by 13 points from Brendan Rodgers' Leicester, they are 14 points ahead of Pep Guardiola's City, and 28 clear of Tottenham, who have a new manager in Jose Mourinho.

There seems little doubt Liverpool will lift the Premier League trophy in May – or even before –and it's now a question of how many points they get. This still could be a tricky fixture, even with Tottenham missing Harry Kane, and is certainly the standout game this weekend.

The action gets under way at midnight on Friday with Sheffield United against West Ham, and Saturday's 4.30pm kick off sees Crystal Palace against Arsenal. Manchester United host Norwich at 7pm, and Leicester bid to maintain their great season at home to Southampton.

Ahead of this round of fixtures, Dominic Hart attempts to predict the outcome of each match in the photo gallery above. To move on to the next image, click on the arrows or thumbnails, or if using a mobile device simply swipe.

Updated: January 10, 2020 08:09 AM

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