Chelsea crush West Ham and City win Manchester derby: Premier League predictions

Graham Caygill provides predictions for this weekend's Premier League action, with Manchester derby being game to watch

Chelsea's Belgian midfielder Eden Hazard applauds the crowd after a UEFA Champions League Group C football match between Chelsea and Atletico Madrid at Stamford Bridge in London on December 5, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Glyn KIRK

West Ham United 0 Chelsea 4

Saturday, 4.30pm

Why? West Ham put in a surprisingly resolute effort in losing at Manchester City. But, Eden Hazard is really beginning to fire for Chelsea, and the Belgian will be too much to handle for the home side in this London derby.

WATFORD, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 02: Richarlison of Watford in action during the Premier League match between Watford and Tottenham Hotspur at Vicarage Road on December 02, 2017 in Watford, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Burnley 1 Watford 1

Saturday, 7pm

Why? Both sides have been surprise packages this season so far and are the early contenders to be best of the rest behind the top six. Sean Dyche goes up against the club he managed before Burnley, while Watford will look to Richarlison to help them maintain impressive away form that has already seen them win four times on their travels.

Soccer Football - Premier League - West Bromwich Albion vs Crystal Palace - The Hawthorns, West Bromwich, Britain - December 2, 2017   Crystal Palace's Wilfried Zaha clashes with West Bromwich Albion's James McClean    Action Images via Reuters/Jason Cairnduff    EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. Please contact your account representative for further details.

Crystal Palace 1 Bournemouth 0

Saturday, 7pm

Why? Roy Hodgson has made Palace more solid defensively since taking over in September, and with Wilfried Zaha starting to show signs of his best form in attack, this could be enough for them to edge out inconsistent Bournemouth.

Soccer Football - Premier League - Brighton & Hove Albion vs Liverpool - The American Express Community Stadium, Brighton, Britain - December 2, 2017   Brighton's Pascal Gross in action with Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho                Action Images via Reuters/John Sibley    EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. Please contact your account representative for further details.

Huddersfield Town 0 Brighton and Hove Albion 1

Saturday, 7pm

Why? David Wagner's men are beginning to find life tough in the top flight, having lost their past four games. Brighton have not won in four either, but drew twice in that sequence, and they will look to the impressive Pascal Gross to be the difference maker as they win this early six-pointer.

STOKE ON TRENT, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 02: Paul Clement, Manager of Swansea City look dejected after the Premier League match between Stoke City and Swansea City at Bet365 Stadium on December 2, 2017 in Stoke on Trent, England.  (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Swansea City 1 West Bromwich Albion 3

Saturday, 7pm

Why? Swansea are in desperate trouble. Without a win since October 14, Paul Clement's side are really struggling and they now face new manager syndrome as Alan Pardew takes charge of his second West Brom game. West Brom will expect to have too much for Swansea's creaking backline, with a particular threat coming from set-pieces.

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WATFORD, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 02: Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur is challenged by Abdoulaye Doucoure of Watford during the Premier League match between Watford and Tottenham Hotspur at Vicarage Road on December 2, 2017 in Watford, England.  (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)

Tottenham Hotspur 2 Stoke City 0

Saturday, 7pm

Why? Tottenham are on a slump of their own with just five points from their last five games. Stoke can be difficult opponents. But with the Uefa Champions League out of the way till February now, Tottenham can knuckle down and concentrate on kick-starting their league challenge again, and Harry Kane can fire them to three points.

Soccer Football - Premier League - Leicester City vs Burnley - King Power Stadium, Leicester, Britain - December 2, 2017   Leicester City's Riyad Mahrez in action    REUTERS/Peter Powell    EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. Please contact your account representative for further details.

Newcastle United 0 Leicester City 2

Saturday, 9.30pm

Why? Another team in trouble are Newcastle, with one point from five games having dropped them down the table. Leicester will fancy their chances of three points, with Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez both in great form at present.

Soccer Football - Premier League - Arsenal vs Manchester United - Emirates Stadium, London, Britain - December 2, 2017   Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez in action with Manchester United's Antonio Valencia    Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Couldridge    EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. Please contact your account representative for further details.

Southampton 0 Arsenal 3

Sunday, 4pm

Why? The scary thing about Arsenal's 3-1 loss to Manchester United was they played very well, offensively, at least. If Alexis Sanchez and Alexandre Lacazette can find a repeat at Southampton then they should sweep to the three points.

epaselect epa06372190 Spartak Moscow's Salvatore Bocchetti (L) in action against Liverpool's Mohamed Salah (R) during the UEFA Champions League group E soccer match between Liverpool FC and Spartak Moscow at Anfield in Liverpool, Britain, 06 December 2017.  EPA/PETER POWELL

Liverpool 3 Everton 1

Sunday, 6.15pm

Why? Everton have shown signs of life under Sam Allardyce, but that was in all fairness against West Ham and Huddersfield. Liverpool is a different beast all together, and with Mohamed Salah firing on all cylinders right now, it will be a big surprise if the three points do not stay at Anfield.

Soccer Football - Premier League - Manchester City vs West Ham United - Etihad Stadium, Manchester, Britain - December 3, 2017   Manchester City's David Silva celebrates scoring their second goal with Kevin De Bruyne and Gabriel Jesus     Action Images via Reuters/Jason Cairnduff    EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. Please contact your account representative for further details.

Manchester United 1 Manchester City 2

Sunday, 8.30pm

Why? The loss of Paul Pogba to suspension is a big loss to United and may well give City the edge in the Manchester derby. United will look to frustrate City as much as they can, but with Sergio Aguero, Kevin de Bruyne, Gabriel Jesus, Raheem Sterling and Leroy Sane at their disposal, Pep Guardiola's side likely have too many options for United to handle.

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