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MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - APRIL 10: Kevin De Bruyne of Manchester City looks on during the Quarter Final Second Leg match between Manchester City and Liverpool at Etihad Stadium on April 10, 2018 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images,)

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Premier League leaders Manchester City will be hoping to return to winning ways on Saturday but face a tricky trip to Wembley Stadium to take on Tottenham Hotspur.

Pep Guardiola’s side have lost their last three games in all competitions and face a Spurs team that have not lost in the Premier League since going down 4-1 to City at the Etihad Stadium in December 2017.

The game is the standout fixture of a matchweek that also sees Chelsea at struggling Southampton, Liverpool hosting Bournemouth and Manchester United taking on bottom side West Bromwich Albion.

Here’s a look at all Week 34’s Premier League fixtures, complete with TV and live-stream info and predictions.

Week 34 Premier League Fixtures (BST)

Saturday, April 14

12:30 p.m. Southampton vs. Chelsea (Sky Sports, NBC), 0-2

3 p.m. Burnley vs. Leicester City (NBC Sports Gold), 1-1

3 p.m. Crystal Palace vs. Brighton & Hove Albion (NBC), 2-1

3 p.m. Huddersfield Town vs. Watford (NBC Sports Gold), 0-1

3 p.m. Swansea City vs. Everton (CNBC), 2-2

5:30 p.m. Liverpool vs. Bournemouth (BT Sport 1, NBC), 3-1

7:45 p.m. Tottenham Hotspur vs. Manchester City (Sky Sports, NBC), 2-1

Sunday, April 15

1:30 p.m. Newcastle United vs. Arsenal (Sky Sports, NBC), 1-2

4:30 p.m. Manchester United vs. West Bromwich Albion (Sky Sports, NBC), 3-0

   

Monday, April 16

8 p.m. West Ham United vs. Stoke City (Sky Sports, NBC), 2-1

Live stream links: Sky Go (UK), BT Sport App (UK), NBC Live (U.S.) 

    

Another Tough Test for Manchester City

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - APRIL 10: Josep Guardiola, Manager of Manchester City reacts at the half time whistle during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final Second Leg match between Manchester City and Liverpool at Etihad Stadium on April 10, 2018 in Manch

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Manchester City have endured a tough week and it doesn’t get any easier on Saturday. The league leaders could have clinched the title against Manchester United last time out in the Premier League but let slip a two-goal lead and crashed to defeat.

Guardiola’s men were then knocked out of the UEFA Champions League by Liverpool on Tuesday and need a response to avoid their season, which promised so much, fizzling out altogether.

The team still has a healthy 13 point lead at the top of the table and will surely be crowned champions. However, their poor form will affect confidence and there’s a real sense they have lost their fear factor.

Mark Ogden at ESPN FC highlighted how Kevin De Bruyne’s lack of form has had an impact:

Spurs will look to take advantage and have a good record against the top sides in 2018. They have beaten Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United and drew 2-2 against Liverpool at Anfield.

A win for Tottenham will also give the club confidence they can seriously challenge City for the title next season and should make for an intriguing game at the Etihad Stadium.

Will Paul Pogba Shine Again for Manchester United?

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - APRIL 07: Paul Pogba of Manchester United celebrates at the end of the Premier League match between Manchester City and Manchester United at Etihad Stadium on April 7, 2018 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Matthew Ashton - AMA/Gett

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Manchester United, meanwhile, will be on a high after their comeback win over City which was inspired by midfielder Paul Pogba.

The Frenchman has been dropped at times by Jose Mourinho in 2018 after some poor performances and produced another below-par showing in the first half.

However, he turned on the style after the break to score twice before Chris Smalling headed the winner. Pogba was not the only impressive player as Alexis Sanchez shrugged off some indifferent form to grab two assists.

Samuel Luckhurst at the Manchester Evening News was impressed with the Chilean.

Manchester United will hope the game can be a turning point for both players, and they may be relishing the visit of West Brom who are six points adrift at the bottom of the table.

Caretaker manager Darren Moore oversaw a 1-1 draw with Swansea City last time out, but any kind of result at Old Trafford against a buoyant United would be a huge surprise.

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