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2nd February 2018

It could be a massive week for Spurs as they home in on second spot. Manchester City have the title in the bag, but the race for the minor places is up for grabs.

Mauricio Pochettino will have been delighted with the win over rivals Manchester United mid-week and if he can follow up with a win at Anfield second spot will be in sight.

Spurs have not won any of their last six visits to Anfield with two draws and four defeats. But they hammered Liverpool 4-1 in the reverse fixture back in October and will go there full of confidence.

Harry Kane remains in top form and Liverpool can't keep a clean sheet to save their lives. They also have real issues between the sticks and an away win is on the cards.

Chelsea face Watford on Monday night, with United facing Huddersfiled at Old Trafford. You would expect them to beat the relegation threatened Yorkshire side, but they need too if they are to stay ahead of the rest.

Arsenal are six points behind Spurs and face no easy task against Everton. Theo Walcott scored a brace for his new team mid-week as Everton looked good again. On day they will produce their home form on the road and the Gunners look bad 1/3 shots.

At the bottom there is life in Swansea for sure and they will give Leicester a good run. The Foxes will be without Riyad Marhez, who is 'depressed' after his move to Man City fell down. A draw may be the best the away side can hope for.

Stoke have looked a better side under Paul Lambert and they  confirmed £14m signing of Senegal international Badou Ndiaye on transfer deadline day. The Potters have lacked a scorer but he may be the difference. Brighton look set to struggle.

Joe