Date: 16th December 2016 at 10:27am
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The 2016-17 season continues with the latest round of games this weekend. This will see us among those involved with three points of course the aim.

Previous results

Tuesday 13th December 2016 – Premier League
Bournemouth 1-0 Leicester City 19:45
Everton 2-1 Arsenal 19:45

Wednesday 14th December 2016 – Premier League
Middlesbrough 0-3 Liverpool 19:45
Sunderland 0-1 Chelsea 19:45
West Ham United 1-0 Burnley 19:45
Crystal Palace 1-2 Manchester United 20:00
Manchester City 2-0 Watford 20:00
Stoke City 0-0 Southampton 20:00
Tottenham Hotspur 3-0 Hull City 20:00
West Bromwich Albion 3-1 Swansea City 20:00

What will happen in this one though? Cast your vote so we know if you think it’ll be all smiles or disappointment come the full time whistle.

Fixtures

Saturday 17th December 2016 – Premier League
Crystal Palace v Chelsea 12:30
Middlesbrough v Swansea City 15:00
Stoke City v Leicester City 15:00
Sunderland v Watford 15:00
West Ham United v Hull City 15:00
West Bromwich Albion v Manchester United 17:30

Sunday 18th December 2016 – Premier League
Bournemouth v Southampton 13:30
Manchester City v Arsenal 16:00
Tottenham Hotspur v Burnley 16:00

Monday 19th December 2016 – Premier League
Everton v Liverpool 20:00

Chelsea come into the weekend with a chance to lay down a marker at Selhurst Park – a win against Crystal Palace and the Blues could open a gap of nine points! However, as Palace too close to comfort to relegation they’ll be keen to win this in front of their own fans.

A big game at the Riverside Stadium will see Middlesbrough host a Swansea side who are directly below them in the third – and final – relegation spot. Given their superior goal difference Boro will stay where they are even with a Swans win. They would lose the three point buffer they hold though.

Stoke come into this game against champions Leicester a couple of places and four points above the Foxes – probably not expected when Claudio Ranieri’s side lifted the trophy in May! In fact fewer would have anticipated them going into this game at the Bet365 Stadium in a relegation battle…

Bottom-place Sunderland know they’ll stay in the relegation zone whatever the outcome at the Stadium of Light. However, they could close that four points gap between them and safety. Watford will be keen to ensure that doesn’t happen as the Hornets look to return to winning ways after a midweek defeat.

Having failed to win in the previous six the first of West Ham’s big games was won in midweek when they beat Burnley. The Hammers welcome fellow strugglers Hull to the London Stadium in this one – City are in desperate need of the points after failing to win in five.

The late kick off on Saturday will see West Brom have a chance to close to within a point of 6th place Manchester United. Well, Albion can achieve that if they see off Jose Mourinho’s side when they come to the Hawthorns.

Sunday will see AFC Bournemouth and Southampton kick off the action. Some might see this as a derby but ask any Saints fan and they’ll tell you there’s only one derby on the south coast – this isn’t it… However, it’s still a big – and important – game for both and will probably be the difference between a top 10 place being retained this weekend and not.

A huge game at the Etihad Stadium that could have implications on the title – even in mid December – will see Manchester City host Arsenal. The weekend begins with Man City seven points off leaders Chelsea, the Gunners six. The Blues would have already played so this lead could approach – if not exceed in the case of City – double figures so points can’t be dropped by either!

Tottenham’s title credentials will also face a test when they host Burnley. Spurs are already 10 points off the top ahead of this game at White Hart Lane but will be comforted by the fact the Clarets have travelled poorly so far this season.

A Merseyside derby will round off the action on Monday night as Everton welcome rivals – and title chasing – Liverpool at Goodison Park. There’s more than three points up for grabs in this one as plenty of families are divided by blue and red and could have bragging rights round the dinner table this Christmas!

It goes without saying the expectation; most definitely the hope at least, will be for a positive result. But will this happen? We’ll find out soon enough.

Ahead of the game we’re looking for your views on what way you think it will go, which requires you to vote in the latest poll in one of the options you have been given.

However, don’t just look also have a say. We don’t just want your vote, which you can do to the right, we also want some thoughts and views ahead of the game as well so share these below.

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