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The Premier League throws up a midweek football feast as clubs return from FA Cup action to play the corresponding set of Boxing Day fixtures. And Sky Sports football expert Paul Merson has cast his expert eye over the latest round of top-flight games as the battle for silverware and safety continues. Last weeks PL predictions Result Merses prediction Norwich 4-5 Liverpool 1-1 C Palace 1-3 Spurs 1-2 Leicester 3-0 Stoke 2-2 Man Utd 0-1 Soton 2-1 Sunderland 1-1 Bmouth 2-1 Watford 2-1 Newcastle 0-1 West Brom 0-0 Aston Villa 1-1 West Ham 2-2 Man City 1-1 Everton 1-2 Swansea 4-0 Arsenal 0-1 Chelsea 3-1 Read on to see what the Magic Man is predicting in Wednesdays fixtures - and how he got on on Tuesday... Watford v Chelsea (Wednesday, 7.45pm) Odion Ighalo holds off Cesc Fabregas in Boxing Day draw at Stamford Bridge Chelsea should win this one. Theyve got the players to do just that and they seem up for it now. The players may be the same but Chelsea are a different team to when Jose Mourinho was there. Since Guus Hiddink has come in the players have really upped their games. Cesc Fabregas looks like the player he used to be, as does Diego Costa. If Chelsea can keep Troy Deeney and Odion Ighalo quiet they win this game. Its quite simple. I see a 2-1 Chelsea win with Costa scoring first.PAUL PREDICTS: 1-2 (8/1 with Sky Bet)Everton v Newcastle (Wednesday, 7.45pm) Tom Cleverleys late strike snatched Everton victory at St James Park on Boxing Day You just dont know what you are going to get with Everton. Last week I went with them to beat Swansea 4-0 and look what happened. I really thought Roberto Martinezs side would dominate Swansea, but they just didnt turn up. Theyve got star players but they just dont win football matches. It must be so frustrating to be an Everton fan. You look at the team when it comes out onto the pitch and think its a tremendous side.There are not many of those players that do not get in other teams in the Premier League. On the other hand, Newcastle have bought well this month and have played well in patches. But Everton have got too many good players and sooner or later they have to start winning football matches. Im backing Everton again, this time by a score of 3-1 with Romelu Lukaku scoring first.PAUL PREDICTS: 3-1 (11/1 with Sky Bet)Arsenal v Southampton (Tuesday, 7.45pm) Cuco Martina celebrates stunning opening goal against Arsenal This is a difficult game for Arsenal. Southampton have really turned a corner. They had a bit of a dodgy patch but theyve got a run going. Theyre not letting in too many goals and are very hard to beat making this one a potential banana skin for Arsenal.Having Alexis Sanchez back is a real boost for the Gunners and I also think the fact Per Mertesacker is suspended is a bonus too, because we all saw what Shane Long did to him in the reverse fixture on Boxing Day. Thats the way Southampton would have tried to play again, hitting long balls over the top of Mertesacker for Long to chase.Still, its a difficult game for the Gunners but one they will win because of the return of Sanchez. He will score the first goal for me in what will be a 3-1 home win.PAUL PREDICTS: 3-1 (12/1 with Sky Bet) - RESULT: 0-0Leicester v Liverpool (Tuesday, 7.45pm)Kasper Schmeichel was on Soccer AM saying Leicester are not talking about the title. For me, they should be talking about it. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the club, the players and the supporters. They are where they are at the top because they are a good team and they are playing well.These opportunities dont come along that often. I won the league at Arsenal one year, didnt win the next but then won it again the year after. After that we never looked like winning it again. Thats how quickly it changes. Its a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and they are speaking about not talking about it. Its beyond me. Christian Bentekes late strike saw Liverpool inflict Leicesters second PL defeat on the season in December The next three games define them. If they win all three they will be Premier League champions. If they lose all three they will be fighting to stay in the top-four. If you are not talking about winning it surely that makes you lackadaisical and it makes you think youve got a free swing at it.Its not a free swing. We are 23 games in, not five. However, I see them winning this game. They can beat Liverpool, who I think are a bit all over the shop at the moment. Im going for a 2-1 home win and Im also backing Jamie Vardy to be first goalscorer. I just cannot see how Liverpool will cope with Vardy.PAUL PREDICTS: 2-1 (9/1 with Sky Bet) - RESULT: 2-0Norwich v Tottenham (Tuesday, 7.45pm) Spurs will be looking for a repeat of their 3-0 victory over the Canaries I dont see anything other than a Tottenham win. They are absolutely flying at the moment. If you take a look at Norwich and their result the other week against a Liverpool side, who are not finding it easy to score goals and they let in five against them. Ive watched a lot this season and they create a lot of chances but just cannot put the ball in the net.Thats why the result against Liverpool was a real hammer blow for them. The one day they score four they let in five. Then you dont have a game for a while and thats even worse because you have a long time to stew over it. I just think Tottenham, who will miss Jan Vertonghen, are on fire. They have too much fire power and Im backing Spurs to win 3-1 with Harry Kane to grab the first goal.PAUL PREDICTS: 1-3 (14/1 with Sky Bet) - RESULT: 0-3Sunderland v Man City (Tuesday, 7.45pm) Yaya Toure starred in Man Citys victory over Sunderland I remember when Sunderland beat Man City 1-0 back in 2012 when Ji Dong-won went round Joe Hart to score the winner in injury time. However, it could have been 100-0 to City. It was one of the most one-sided games Ive seen but Sunderland popped up with the winner. Sam Allardyce is in a bit of a tricky position at the moment. Hes got four incredibly hard games coming up against some of the top teams in the league.Sunderland have to pick up a couple of points here or there and sweat on a few other teams down there dropping points, otherwise they could be well adrift by the end of this month. Anything is a bonus for Sunderland against City, whose away form has not been great in recent times. However, with Sergio Aguero, who I am backing for the first goal, rested at the weekend I will have to side with City in a 3-1 win.PAUL PREDICTS: 1-3 (10/1 with Sky Bet) - RESULT: 0-1West Ham v Aston Villa (Tuesday, 7.45pm) Aston Villas Jordan Ayew scores his sides first goal from the penatly spot against West Ham West Ham are a very good football team. Aston Villa were on a good run but after getting hammered by Man City 4-0, and now theyve got to travel to Upton Park, I think they are in trouble. With the likes of Dimitri Payet and Enner Valencia in their ranks West Ham are a top team and Id be shocked if Villa got anything from this game. I cant see anything but a home 3-0 win with Valencia the man to open the scoring.PAUL PREDICTS: 3-0 (14/1 with Sky Bet) - RESULT: 2-0Crystal Palace v Bournemouth (Tuesday, 8pm) Adam Smith challenges Pape Souare (R) and Jason Puncheon of Crystal Palace Crystal Palace had an excellent result at the weekend and I can see them going all the way in the FA Cup. If they can have a bit of luck they can have a real good crack at lifting the trophy this year. I think they can beat Bournemouth. Eddie Howes side played well the other week at Sunderland and should have won the game. They didnt and thats a real worry for me.Crystal Palace will be a lot more ruthless and I can see the home side winning 3-2. Emmanuel Adebayor has come in but he hasnt had any football. I would be surprised to see him involved so Im going for Wilfried Zaha to score the first goal.PAUL PREDICTS: 3-2 (40/1 with Sky Bet) - RESULT: 1-2Manchester United v Stoke (Tuesday, 8pm) Stoke heaped the pressure on United with a 2-0 Boxing Day win at the Britannia Derby played into Manchester Uniteds hands on Friday. The Championship side sat back and played the name rather than playing against the players at the club currently, who are not doing so well. Derby showed United far too much respect.When you play United you have to have a real go at them but Stoke have hit a brick wall all of a sudden. Going out of the Capital One Cup and then the FA Cup has been a real blow for them. Now they go to Old Trafford thinking their season is virtually over.Stoke have played some great stuff this year and have had a great season but in the blink of an eye they are out of everything. Im really not sure why, but I have a feel United will win this one. Its been a bad week at Stoke and I think it continues for them at Old Trafford. Im going for 2-1 United with Wayne Rooney scoring first.PAUL PREDICTS: 2-1 (15/2 with Sky Bet) - RESULT: 3-0West Brom v Swansea (Tuesday, 8pm) Ki Sung-Yueng of Swansea City scores against West Bromwich Albion I always think West Brom will be okay because of Tony Pulis. Hes too good at what he does for them to go down. Im not saying the players are too good, Pulis is too good. West Brom very rarely lose games when they cant afford to lose. Against Aston Villa the other week they were poor, but they did not lose. They got a point and those points add up in terms of a relegation battle.On the other hand, Swansea have turned a corner. They rode their luck against Everton but fair play to them, they got the result. Im backing a 1-1 draw here. I dont see West Brom losing games to the teams in and around them. Salomon Rondon can get the first goal for the hosts.PAUL PREDICTS: 1-1 (9/2 with Sky Bet) - RESULT: 1-1Think you know better than Merse? Take him on at Super 6 for the chance to win £250,000! Also See: Everton v Newcastle preview Watford v Chelsea preview Table Live on Sky Get Sky Sports Fake Yeezys Store .ca looks back at the stories and moments that made the year memorable. Fake Yeezys From China . Defenceman Yannick Weber scored the go-ahead goal early in the third period and the Canucks breathed a sigh of relief with a 2-1 win on Saturday night. http://www.fakeyeezysforsale.com/fake-yeezy-350-cleat/ .5 million, one-year contract on Friday. Hawkins, who turns 41 in December, will compete with Rex Brothers for the closers role at spring training. Fake Yeezys Outlet . -- Stanford squashed Oregons national championship hopes again, schooling the Ducks in power football. Fake Yeezys . -- Linebacker Myles Jack ran for four touchdowns, defensive end Cassius Marsh caught a scoring pass, and No. CHASKA, Minn. -- Henrik Stenson tracked the flight of his shot from the middle of the 11th fairway and didnt like where it was headed. The ball had barely settled into a greenside bunker when he flipped the fairway wood end-over-end into the air like a baton.Welcome to America, Henrik! someone in the gallery howled with delight.Never mind that Stenson and his family have lived in a very exclusive enclave in Orlando, Florida, for four years now. More important is that it was the Swede who had the last laugh Friday at the Ryder Cup.He teamed with Englishman Justin Rose in the afternoons fourballs to begin the comeback that Rory McIlory and rookie Thomas Pieters finished in grand style to pull Europe to 5-3 by the time the gates at Hazeltine National Golf Club were closed.The closing flourish was something to see.Like Stenson-Rose, the McIlroy-Pieters duo got beat handily as the Americans rolled out a 4-0 sweep of the morning foursome. No U.S. team had managed to sweep a session since 1981, which may explain why Captain Davis Love left his opening and anchor pairings intact. So did Darren Clarke, his European counterpart, and his turned out to be the better gamble.No sooner had McIlorys 15-footer dropped for birdie to seal a 3-and-2 win over Dustin Johnson and Matt Kuchar, than he pumped his fist, then stopped and bowed deeply to the sometimes-raucous and overwhelmingly hometown crowd ringing the 16th green.I wanted to put an exclamation point on that session for us, McIlroy said. I thought about that celebration before I hit the putt.It was the kind of gesture weve come to expect from Spaniard Sergio Garcia. He teamed with countryman Rafael Cabbrera Bello to win his afternoon match and has often served as the emotional engine for the European side, a role he inherited from the late Seve Ballesteros, another of his countrymen.ddddddddddddBut Garcia was relatively subdued after his win and, if McIlroy, as well as Stenson and others whose style is less demonstrative, step forward and claim a leadership role, these Ryder Cup matches will be something to see.With six rookies on his side, Clarke opted to pair the Olympic medalists -- Rose won gold at Rio and Stenson grabbed silver -- and put them out as his leadoff pair for both the foursomes and fourballs. They managed just one birdie through the 16 holes in the alternate-shot format and got beat 3 and 2 by Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed.Obviously, Jordan and Patrick made a few more putts and got the momentum early, Stenson said.But the Swede had an inkling hed get the chance to square things.Jordan just told me he would see me this afternoon, Stenson added, and Spieth turned out to be right.But this time, the Europeans got some traction early, turning a 1-down deficit around with three straight birdies by Stenson and leading 2-up before they turned for the back nine. When Stenson dumped that fairway wood at par-5 11th into the bunker and wound up making par, Rose stepped up and halved the hole with a nervy 6-footer for birdie. That fueled another run as Stenson and Rose took the next three holes and closed out the match 5 and 4.Makes it sweeter when you beat the guys you lost to in the morning, Stenson said. ' ' '

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