English Premier League Week 25 Key Players And PredictionsBy Chris Brandt, UniversityHerald Reporter
Week 25 of the English Premier League is coming soon on February 11 with the Tottenham Hotspur hosting the event at Anfield. That day, Arsenal will also have a face-off with Hull City while on Sunday, it will be Swansea against Leicester. Who will be the key players and which team will have the advantage? Here are some of the forecasts for EPL Week 25.
Since Jan Vertonghen sustained ankle injuries last January 14, it's likely that the versatile midfielder Eric Dier will take his place and will become Tomy Alderweireld's partner at the center-back. However, the Tottenham Hotspurs player has a lot of obstacles in his hands and feet as he battles Liverpool's front three. Therefore, he needs to be in his most aggressive and combative elements in order to do that.
Last November, Philippe Coutinho and his teammates had an intense play-off against Sunderland. Although Liverpool had a 2-0 win, Coutino suffered an injury that let him miss seven matches. Now, he is back and the game and might probably be facing up to the Spurs' Kyle Walker. However, Walker is considered as a full-attacking outlet so Coutinho needs to do some tracking back. Nevertheless, his teammates will surely need his guile to break the Spurs' side defenses.
Jamie Vardy gave some hints of his fine form during the last campaign. More so, there's a lot of burden on the striker's shoulders as Leicester tries to avoid the shame of relegation just one season after their stellar title victory in the Premier League. Sports analyst Gary Neville gave his observation on Vardy via Sky Sports saying the striker needs to be very aggressive and nasty in the field again.
EPL Week 25 will run from February 11 to 13 with Arsenal and Hull City starting it off while Bournemouth and Manchester City will end the week. Between Arsenal and Hull City, there might be a 2-1 outcome favoring the Arsenals. Bournemouth and Manchester City, on the other hand, will end the week with a 1-3 score favoring the latter.
Manchester United is also likely to beat Watford with a 2-0 finish while West Ham United and West Bromwich Albion will have a tie with neither of the team making a goal. Lastly, Burnley might suffer a huge loss against Chelsea with a 0-3 score.