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EPL 2020-21 preview: Arsenal-Manchester City clash headlines Matchday 25

First Published Feb 20, 2021, 12:39 PM IST
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The 2020-21 English Premier League is still producing some memorable matches and surprises, as the race for the title is far from over. While Manchester City looks favourite to win it this term, three to four teams can still turn it around, especially on Matchday 25.

The English Premier League 2020-21 is getting more profound in its second leg, as the race for the top spot intensifies. As it enters Matchday 25, a few of the top teams would look to stay in contention for the title while we present the preview for the same.

The English Premier League 2020-21 is getting more profound in its second leg, as the race for the top spot intensifies. As it enters Matchday 25, a few of the top teams would look to stay in contention for the title while we present the preview for the same.

Chelsea faces unpredictable Southampton
Chelsea is on a five-game unbeaten streak under the new coach, Thomas Tuchel, and looks to continue the same run. As it travels to Southampton, it faces an unpredictable task against the 13th-placed Saints on Saturday. Although the momentum is with The Blues, being Southampton's home game could pull up a surprise, as Tuchel and co need to be extra careful if they want to consolidate the fourth spot. A loss could push it down to sixth.

Chelsea faces unpredictable Southampton
Chelsea is on a five-game unbeaten streak under the new coach, Thomas Tuchel, and looks to continue the same run. As it travels to Southampton, it faces an unpredictable task against the 13th-placed Saints on Saturday. Although the momentum is with The Blues, being Southampton's home game could pull up a surprise, as Tuchel and co need to be extra careful if they want to consolidate the fourth spot. A loss could push it down to sixth.

Will Tottenham Hotspur get Hammered?
Tottenham Hotspur is in shaky form, having won just one of its last five games. While it travels to West Ham United on Sunday, it won't be an easy task for Jose Mourinho against David Moyes. As the host is placed fifth, a home game makes it further difficult for the Spurs. While it is sure to be a thrilling game, Spurs would eye the seventh spot, while a loss could push it down to 10th.

Will Tottenham Hotspur get Hammered?
Tottenham Hotspur is in shaky form, having won just one of its last five games. While it travels to West Ham United on Sunday, it won't be an easy task for Jose Mourinho against David Moyes. As the host is placed fifth, a home game makes it further difficult for the Spurs. While it is sure to be a thrilling game, Spurs would eye the seventh spot, while a loss could push it down to 10th.

Leicester City has Aston Villa test to pass
Third-placed Leicester City is going decent this season, as it travels to Aston Villa on Sunday. Although Leicester looks a firm favourite to win this, eighth-placed Villa is famous for pulling up surprises, especially at home. While a loss won't affect The Foxes much, a win could take it to the second.

Leicester City has Aston Villa test to pass
Third-placed Leicester City is going decent this season, as it travels to Aston Villa on Sunday. Although Leicester looks a firm favourite to win this, eighth-placed Villa is famous for pulling up surprises, especially at home. While a loss won't affect The Foxes much, a win could take it to the second.

Manchester United look to rout Newcastle United
Undoubtedly, United is playing the best of the season in the past seven years. Currently placed second and in good form, it would look to develop a favourable result against 17th-placed Newcastle United, at home, on Sunday. While The Red Devils would stay second upon a win, a loss could push it down to third.

Manchester United look to rout Newcastle United
Undoubtedly, United is playing the best of the season in the past seven years. Currently placed second and in good form, it would look to develop a favourable result against 17th-placed Newcastle United, at home, on Sunday. While The Red Devils would stay second upon a win, a loss could push it down to third.

A thrilling Merseyside derby on the cards
In one of the matchday's biggest games, defending champion, Liverpool would look to get back to winning ways at Anfield, as it takes on city rival Everton in the Merseyside derby on Saturday. Liverpool is on a three-game losing streak at home, as it has slumped to sixth place. A win could take The Reds back to the fourth spot, while seventh-placed Everton would look to match Liverpool on points.

A thrilling Merseyside derby on the cards
In one of the matchday's biggest games, defending champion, Liverpool would look to get back to winning ways at Anfield, as it takes on city rival Everton in the Merseyside derby on Saturday. Liverpool is on a three-game losing streak at home, as it has slumped to sixth place. A win could take The Reds back to the fourth spot, while seventh-placed Everton would look to match Liverpool on points.

Can Arsenal hold Manchester City?
Tenth-placed Arsenal is not in the best of its form this season, as it looks to get back in contention for a European spot. However, things could get severely impacted as it hosts table-topper Manchester City on Sunday, which is unbeaten this year, so far. Although City looks like the favourite for this to win, Arsenal having the home advantage could spring up a surprise. While a loss would hardly affect City's chances or position in the table, a win for The Gunners could see it rise to seventh.

Can Arsenal hold Manchester City?
Tenth-placed Arsenal is not in the best of its form this season, as it looks to get back in contention for a European spot. However, things could get severely impacted as it hosts table-topper Manchester City on Sunday, which is unbeaten this year, so far. Although City looks like the favourite for this to win, Arsenal having the home advantage could spring up a surprise. While a loss would hardly affect City's chances or position in the table, a win for The Gunners could see it rise to seventh.

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