The European dream is over for the Premier League representatives as Arsenal and Manchester City joined Chelsea out of the Champions League. Everton remain the only side still with European commitments in the Europa League but their place is under jeopardy with a trip away to Dynamo Kiev with a slender 2-1 lead. The tie of the weekend takes place at Anfield as England’s 2 most successful clubs go head to head, Liverpool v Manchester United.
Manchester City v West Brom: Confidence will be extremely low at the Etihad Stadium as Manchester City have lost 4 out of their last 5 fixtures. 2 successive Premier League away defeats to Liverpool and Burnley have virtually handed Chelsea one hand on the title and instead of looking ahead, City are anxiously looking behind them with Arsenal, United and Liverpool hot on their heels.
Tony Pulis has done a magnificent job since taking over West Brom and the form of Brown Ideye has boosted them up the table into 13th place after their recent win over Stoke City. The very best West Brom can hope for this season is a top half finish but Pulis will be content on surviving relegation as soon as possible and then building for next year. [Read more…]