English Premier League action continues for another round before the players leave for their international team duties on March 5. With the Capital One Cup final to take place on March 2 at the Wembley, four clubs will be missing the action this weekend. The Manchester Derby and Sunderland’s game against West Bromwich Albion have both been postponed to a later date. So it’s a great time for teams like Chelsea, Liverpool and Arsenal to take advantage of Manchester City’s absence in the EPL.
Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea travel to Craven Cottage to face Fulham who are in a situation where it might have to kiss the EPL goodbye. The London Derby gives Chelsea an opportunity to increase its unbeaten streak to 13 games. Stoke City who were the last ones to beat Chelsea before the unbeaten streak welcome Arsenal who will be hoping for an easy victory.
Saturday’s last kickoff will be a game between Southampton and high-flying Liverpool. Southampton don’t have just Luis Suarez to worry about, as they face Daniel Sturridge too. The Englishman became only the second player in English Premier League history to score in eight consecutive games after he scored twice against Swansea. The striker is drawing closer Ruud van Nistlerooy’s record of scoring in 10 consecutive League games.
Tim Sherwood’s Tottenham will be hoping to get back on track after losing against Norwich City last week as they welcome Cardiff City on Sunday. The race to grab the Champions League spot is ever-so-intense and the London side can surely perform without Manchester United breathing down their neck.