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Manchester City edge derby, Chelsea pile more misery on Everton: Premier League predictions

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

The Manchester derby: a match to get the nerves frayed and fans wringing their hands with anxiety.

It should be the same with the Merseyside version, only in midweek it seemed to be a no contest as Everton surrendered to their Liverpool rivals by conceding four first-half goals.

If Ole Gunnar Solksjaer's United side do the same at Manchster City, then the knives will be out for the manager. He earned himself some breathing space with the win over Tottenham in midweek but nothing lasts long in football and there is no match more intense than this one.

City v United is the pick of the games this weekend, kicking off on Saturday at 9.30pm. The day starts at 4.30pm when Everton host Chelsea, and among the 7pm matches Liverpool go to Bournemouth aiming to extend their eight-point lead at the top.

A busy Sunday has three games at 5pm, with Leicester hoping to hold on to second spot after their trip to Aston Villa.

The conclusion this week is on Monday when West Ham host Arsenal, two clubs who would have hoped for better seasons.

Ahead of the games, Dominic Hart provides his predictions in the photo gallery above. To move on to the next image, click on the arrows, or if using a mobile device, simply swipe.

Updated: December 6, 2019 10:06 AM

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