EPL Weekend Preview: MOTD, Games to Watch, Stories to Follow During Week 30

EPL Weekend Preview

EPL Weekend Preview: Week 30
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All 20 Premier League clubs are in action this weekend, and two standout fixtures on Sunday are sure to keep fans and spectators on the edge of their seats. The tightest title-race in years could go down to the wire as four teams stand a chance to triumph.

Let us take a look at this week’s most intriguing stories along with my pick for the MOTD. Check back on Mar. 20 for the key aspects that would dominate the next round of the League.

5. Plight Of Pardew-less Newcastle

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5. Plight Of Pardew-less Newcastle

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Alan Pardew's infamous headbutting incident would surely haunt him for the rest of his career, as Newcastle begin a stretch of seven games without him at the touchline.

A match against Fulham, which has the worst defensive record in the League, might not expose the loss of Pardew, but tough upcoming games against Everton, Manchester United and Swansea might find the team drifting further away from the current position in the table.

4. Will Manchester City's Focus Waver?

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4. Will Manchester City's Focus Waver?

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Manchester City exited out of the FA Cup and the Champions League in consecutive matches, as the team's lofty dream for a quadruple crashed spectacularly.

With only the League title to play for now, it would be interesting to see how Manuel Pellegrini motivates his (jaded) squad to catch up with Chelsea at the top of the table.

Having games in hand is convenient, but City might ultimately succumb to mounting pressure.

3. Will Jose Mourinho Continue To Deny Chelsea's Title Chances?

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3. Will Jose Mourinho Continue To Deny Chelsea's Title Chances?

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Chelsea travel to Villa Park to face a team with a dismal home record. But there is no doubt that the "Special One" will stop heaping the pressure on City, even if his men overcome Aston Villa with ease.

2. Super Sunday Showdown: Manchester United Welcome Liverpool

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2. Super Sunday Showdown: Manchester United Welcome Liverpool

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Luis Suarez is sure to lead his team to a fine victory over a struggling United squad at Old Trafford.

With the current form of the champions nobody would argue with this prediction. But United has a great chance to play spoilers, and Wayne Rooney & Co. would be raring to peg back Brendan Rodgers' team's momentum.

1. MOTD: North London Derby

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1. MOTD: North London Derby

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The North London Derby between Tottenham and Arsenal at White Hart Lane pips the United-Liverpool match for the MOTD.

Arsene Wenger's squad came back from Bayern Munich with their dignity intact, but the Spurs have suffered two damaging losses in the last week and could be ripe picking for the Gunners even with the absence of talisman Mesut Ozil.

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