Premier League Gameweek 19 Preview: Liverpool Take on Man United, Chelsea Up Against Fulham and More

Ali Shibil Roshan
Jan 16, 2021, 6:01 PM GMT+5:30
Jurgen Klopp and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Jurgen Klopp and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer | Getty Images/Getty Images

The English Premier League have almost reached the halfway stage of the season, and in Gameweek 19, we have some exciting and crucial clashes in store. The headline grabber is, of course, the duel between bitter rivals and title contenders Liverpool and Manchester United.

As first-placed United and second-placed Liverpool go head to head, third-placed Man City have the opportunity to improve their position and shorten the gap between themselves and the top two.

There are plenty more interesting clashes that we look forward to watching, and here, in this article, we, at 90Min, preview the four important matches of this Gameweek.

1. Liverpool vs Manchester United

Defending champions up against league leaders
Defending champions up against league leaders | PAUL ELLIS/Getty Images

Defending Premier League champions Liverpool vs league leaders Manchester United. The Reds are still the favourites to win the game, but you just cannot write off the Red Devils, who appears to have learned how to grind out results of late.

Liverpool would be back at the top if they win, while United could go six points clear of Jurgen Klopp's men if they emerge victorious at Anfield.

Prediction: Liverpool 2 - 2 Manchester United

2. Fulham vs Chelsea

Frank Lampard
Frank Lampard | IAN WALTON/Getty Images

Frank Lampard and Chelsea have come under pressure following some poor performances and results in recent weeks, and the Blues will be looking to earn all three points when they take the short trip to Craven Cottage to face Fulham in the west London derby.

The Lilywhites languish at a lowly 18th-place, but they come into this match having laboured to a 1-1 draw against Tottenham Hotspur in their recent match.

Prediction: Fulham 1 - 2 Chelsea

3. Manchester City vs Crystal Palace

Man City are just 4 points behind league leaders Man United
Man City are just 4 points behind league leaders Man United | Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

After struggling for consistency at the start of the season, Man City appear to have found it, and the Cityzens are now just four points behind league leaders Man United with a game in hand.

Meanwhile, Crystal Palace come into the game having earned a point from their game against Arsenal earlier this week.

Prediction: Man City 3 - 0 Crystal Palace

4. Arsenal vs Newcastle United

Mikel Arteta
Mikel Arteta | Pool/Getty Images

Arsenal remain unbeaten in their last five game, the streak started with a 3-1 win over Chelsea in the Premier League. Mikel Arteta's side, who were held to a goalless draw by Crystal Palace in their recent fixture, will be looking to take all three points from this game against Newcastle, who they had beaten 2-0 in the FA Cup earlier this month.

Prediction: Arsenal 1 - 0 Newcastle