Everton vs Sunderland
Everton takes on Sunderland at Goodison Park this weekend. Last week Martinez saw his team beaten by Aston Villa and they hope to continue their run towards a top-half finish as Martinez’s men have not lost at home in the league in 2015, while Sunderland remain just a point above safety in 18th and hope to survive another week.
Aston Villa vs West Ham
The villans will look to make it three wins in their last four games, as they take on West Ham. Aston Villa sit just two points ahead of the drop zone but Tim Sherwood insist that their place is not guaranteed. For West Ham, they are on pace for a top-10 finish after last weekend’s victory at Upton Park and they will set a new points total for a season since their promotion back to the top flight in 2012. Their previous best was 46 points.
Crystal Palace vs Manchester United
Crystal Palace are hoping to keep the Manchester United streak of scoreless minutes alive and deliver a big blow to their UEFA Champions League hopes also. After having won four in a row, Palace has struggled as of late, losing three in a row. Meanwhile, United is gloating after the signing of Memphis Depay, and probably wish they could have him now to boost that scoring attack. United cannot afford to drop another one as they sit just four points clear of fifth place Liverpool. And to top it off, Crystal Palace may decide the fate of these two as they travel to Anfield next weekend.
Chelsea vs Liverpool
Chelsea comes into this match in a 15 game unbeaten streak with the title clinched. So what do they have to play for? Not a whole lot. Diego Costa (hamstring), Ramires (illness) and Oscar (thigh), all look like doubtful and it shouldn’t matter. But Brendan Rodgers is out to topple the champs, “We’re going into the game looking to win.” Maybe Raheem Sterling can convert some chances this week as he seeks a big payday.