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EPL Fixtures and Results on 16 March
Burnley vs Leicester – 17:00
Leicester are looking to bolster their top half credentials in the Premier League when they visit Burnley on Saturday.
The Foxes netted their first win under new boss Brendan Rodgers last weekend when they comfortably saw off struggling Fulham 3-1 at the King Power Stadium.
It left the East Midlands club tenth in the EPL table amid a season of inconsistency.
Burnley are gazing at the sunny uplands of mid-table mediocrity with wonder, after their revival at the bottom hit the buffers.
The Clarets have lost their last three and are right back in the relegation dog fight, sitting two points above the drop zone.
West Ham vs Huddersfield – 17:00
West Ham are eyeing up another three points as they welcome relegation-haunted Huddersfield to the London Stadium on Saturday.
Manuel Pellegrini’s men are on an iffy run of form and conspired to lose 2-0 at ailing Cardiff last Saturday.
The Hammers do, though, remain ninth in the EPL at the start of the weekend.
Huddersfield are on their way back to the Championship at the second time of asking after a miserable campaign.
The Yorkshire side were beaten 2-0 at home by Bournemouth last time out and can’t buy a goal, as they prop up the rest of the Premier League.
Bournemouth vs Newcastle – 17:00
A mid-table battle looms at the Vitality Stadium for Bournemouth and Newcastle in the Premier League on Saturday.
The Toon Army make the long trip to the south coast in good nick, having won three of their last four.
Rafa Benitez’s men also staged a thrilling comeback to beat Everton 3-2 at St James’ Park last weekend.
Bournemouth, meanwhile, ended a hideous run of away form that had seen them winless since last October.
The Cherries coasted to a 2-0 success at sorry Huddersfield to stop the rot and leave them 12th in the table, a place and three points clear of their opponents.
EPL Table on 16 March
EPL Fixtures and Results on 17 March
Fulham vs Liverpool – 16:15
Liverpool will return to the top of the Premier League table on Sunday if they come away from Fulham with a win.
With leaders Manchester City in FA Cup action this weekend, the Reds would go two points clear again in their to-and-fro tussle at the top.
A 4-2 thrashing of Burnley at Anfield – far more comprehensive than the scoreline suggests – kept them hot on the heels of the reigning champions.
Pep Guardiola’s side are now the sole focus for Jurgen Klopp and Co, with third-placed Tottenham having nose-dived in recent weeks.
Fulham have forgotten what Premier League points look like after losing six on the bounce.
Interim boss Scott Parker has instigated a bit more spirit in his two games at the helm against Chelsea and Leicester, albeit with nothing to show for his side’s efforts.
The Londoners are languishing in 19th place, a whopping 13 points from safety with just eight matches to go.
Everton vs Chelsea – 18:30
Chelsea can crank up the heat in the Premier League’s top four race when they go to Everton on Sunday.
Maurizio Sarri’s revived side looked to have turned a corner with back-to-back wins against London rivals Tottenham and Fulham.
But they nearly came unstuck in a big way against Wolves at Stamford Bridge last Sunday, needing an injury time goal from Eden Hazard to salvage a point.
With Manchester United in FA Cup action and Arsenal putting their feet up, however, the Blues will go level on points with the fourth-placed Gunners if they can snaffle all three points on Merseyside.
Everton could be forgiven for wishing this season was done and dusted already.
A thoroughly inconsistent campaign has left them mired in mid-table.
And the Toffees will really have felt like clocking off until August last weekend after passing up a two-goal lead to lose 3-2 at Newcastle.