Saturday – Swansea City v Sunderland
Arguably not the most exciting game of the weekend, the winner of this relegation battle could climb out of the bottom three.
The Swans, however, could start to become detached from the rest should they fail to get anything. They need more of the fight they showed against Crystal Palace two weeks ago where Iñigo Llorente came off the bench to steal three points. If they perform anything like their 5-0 loss to Spurs last week, they will remain at the foot of the Premier League table. Their loss last week was statistically the most one-sided game since the inception of the Premier League in 1992.
Sunderland, on the other hand, have had their resurgence earlier than usual, after being written off again after having just 2 points from 10 games. David Moyes has tightened them up at the back and found Jermain Defoe a good partner in Victor Anichebe. Duncan Watmore has been ruled out for the season, which is disappointing. He is a promising young player who brings great energy to the Sunderland midfield which they are at times lacking.
Bob Bradley looks out his depth. Sunderland to win 2-1.