Tottenham make it 16 wins, Liverpool beat Arsenal and relief for Guardiola: Premier League predictions
Eden Hazard to shine again for Chelsea, while Fulham pick up an important three points at the bottom
Brighton and Hove Albion 1 Everton 2. Saturday 7pm. Everton showed their resolve from losing 6-2 at home to Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday by hammering Burnley 5-1 away on Wednesday. There should be less goals in this encounter but Marco Silva's side should have the edge here, with Theo Walcott, Richarlison and Gylfi Sigurdsson all primed to trouble the home defence. Action Images via Reuters
Fulham 2 Huddersfield Town 0. Saturday, 7pm. The bottom two face each other in a game that is a must-win for both sides. Fulham played well in their draw with Wolverhampton Wanderers on Wednesday. With Aleksandar Mitrovic, pictured, impressive in that game he can be the difference maker here. Getty
Leicester City 3 Cardiff City 0. Saturday, 7pm. Hard to believe a week ago Claude Puel's hold on the Leicester manager's job was believed to be at risk. Stunning wins over Chelsea and Manchester City have changed the climate and another three points against relegation-threatened Cardiff should cap a great week for Puel. Action Images via Reuters
Tottenham Hotspur 3 Wolverhampton Wanderers 1. Saturday, 7pm. Tottenham are flying and the exciting thing for Mauricio Pochettino is always his leading players - Harry Kane, pictured, Son Heung-min, Christian Eriksen and Dele Alli - are all on good form here. Tottenham can keep the pressure on Liverpool at the top here with a 16th win of the season. AP Photo
Watford 1 Newcastle United 1. Saturday, 7pm. Both sides lost to top-four teams on Wednesday. Watford to Chelsea and Newcastle at Manchester United. Newcastle won their last game on their travels at Huddersfield and, having won at home to Watford in November, Rafa Benitez's men will fancy their chances of a point at least here. AP Photo
Liverpool 3 Arsenal 1. Saturday, 9.30pm. Liverpool are on a roll and their continued run of wins, alongside Manchester City's three defeats in four games, has the Merseyside club dreaming of a first league title since 1990. With Mohamed Salah, pictured, having scored in his last five games in all competitions he will be the key threat against an Arsenal side who have slipped back in recent weeks after an impressive past couple of months. Action Images via Reuters
Crystal Palace 1 Chelsea 2. Sunday, 4pm. Palace's inconsistency was summed up by the fact they could win a five-goal thriller at champions Manchester City and then have a goalless draw at home to struggling Cardiff City next up. Eden Hazard, centre, netted both goals in Chelsea's 2-1 win at Watford on Wednesday and the Belgian will need to step up here again to inspire his side to victory. Action Images via Reuters
Burnley 0 West Ham United 2. Sunday, 6.15pm. Sean Dyche's men are in big trouble. They are losing consistently and their manager is getting angry and his moans about other side's diving is not doing a good job of hiding his feelings. Things will not get better here as West Ham have too much quality for them, with Felipe Anderson and Javier Hernandez both likely to cause them trouble. Reuters
Southampton 1 Manchester City 3. Sunday, 6.15pm. Big game for Pep Guardiola's men. Three defeats in four games leaves them seven points adrift of Liverpool and they cannot afford that gap to get any wider. With Sergio Aguero, pictured, and Kevin de Bruyne, beginning to find their match sharpness again after returning from injury, they should get back to winning ways here. Action Images via Reuters
Manchester United 3 Bournemouth 2. Sunday 8.30pm. Life under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is going well for United and this should be a third win on the trot. Paul Pogba, pictured, particularly looks rejuvenated, but he and United should be tested more by the attacking endeavour of Bournemouth. Reuters
The last Premier League games are upon us of 2018 this weekend.
There is a busy 7pm UAE time Saturday schedule, which is led by Tottenham Hotspur looking to keep the pressure on leaders Liverpool as they face Wolverhampton Wanderers looking to make it 16 wins from 20 games this season.
Liverpool, still unbeaten in the top flight this season after 19 games, play host to Arsenal in Saturday's late game at 9.30pm.
On Sunday, champions Manchester City will look to return to winning ways, having lost their past two games, as they travel to struggling Southampton at 6.15pm.
The year's action draws to a close at 8.30pm as Manchester United bid for a third successive victory under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as they take on Bournemouth.
Ahead of this round of fixtures, sports editor Graham Caygill has made his predictions and explained his reasoning in the photo gallery above. To move on to the next photo, click on the arrows, or if using a mobile device, simply swipe.
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Updated: December 28, 2018 11:12 AM