Premier League — 04 May 2013

Daniel Sturridge will be hoping to repeat last weekends goalscoring feat in the Merseyside derbyOn Sunday, the Premier League early kick-off is at Anfield, where Liverpool hosts Everton in the Merseyside derby.

The home side trail their local neighbours by five points in the Premier League table. The Reds will be on a high after winning 6-0 last weekend at Newcastle.

Brendan Rodgers side will face the Toffee’s without the suspended striker Luis Suarez. However, his replacement in attack Daniel Sturridge scored twice in their victory on Tyneside.

Everton claimed a 1-0 victory at home to Fulham last time out. The victory kept the Toffee’s slim hopes of Champions League qualification alive. However, David Moyes’ side is six points behind the top four places.

In the later game Manchester United hosts Chelsea. United are now unable to equal the Blues record breaking points haul. Sir Alex Ferguson’s team has very little left to play for this season, but will still want end the season on a high note.

Chelsea are in desperate need of a victory in their challenge for a Champions League place this season. The Blues currently look favourites to clinch a place in the top four, as they are third in the Premier League table and have played one less game than rivals Tottenham have.

In Monday night’s game, relegation threatened Sunderland host Stoke at the Stadium of Light. Sunderland suffered a humiliating 6-1 defeat away at Aston Villa in their last game and are just five points clear of the relegation zone.

Stoke claimed a 1-0 victory over Norwich last weekend to make it to the magic 40 point mark in the Premier League. It was the Potters second consecutive victory, after they defeated QPR 2-0 at Loftus Road.

The Potters were on a terrible run of form prior to the two victories, but now look to be back on form.

Who will come out on top in the Merseyside derby?


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David Nugent

David is a 29 year-old football fan and journalist, who is passionate about the beautiful game. He is a lifelong supporter of Premier League Everton and likes nothing better than a healthy discussion about the world's favourite sport.

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