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Friday, 9 January 2015

3 questions that will be answered this PL weekend

Was Spurs battering of Chelsea a once off?

Pochettino’s side face a trip to Selhurst Park where Alan Pardew will take his first Premier League game as Crystal Palace manager as Spurs look to show that their fantastic win over Chelsea was no fluke.

Harry Kane and Nacer Chadli were superb against Chelsea and after what has been a rocky season they will hope that this win will propel them on to bigger and better things in the second half of the season.

A trip to Selhurst Park is no easy task and Spurs could be caught out if they think otherwise, another win would be massive and could put them on a run that they will hope puts them in a great position to get a top4 place.

Is this Roberto Martinez’s final game?

After four defeats in a row Everton manager Roberto Martinez is under huge pressure to turn things around amid increasing media scrutiny and reports that his days with the Toffees are numbered.

If Martinez could have picked one team he would not want to play on their current run of form he probably would have picked Manchester City but unfortunately that’s exactly who visits Goodison Park this weekend. City are on a good run of form and will fully expect to see off this under performing Everton team.

Lukaku’s late goal midweek in the FA cup may galvanise the team but unless they can get at least a draw, Martinez, who did so well in his first season as Everton manager, could be the next Premier League manager to lose his job.

How will Chelsea respond?

After the big defeat to Spurs last weekend as was mentioned earlier it will be interesting to see how Jose Mourinho’s side respond to losing, a feeling they had only experienced once this season before they visited White Hart Lane.

Luckily for Mourinho’s side they are home to manager-less Newcastle and its hard to see them coming out with anything other than a win, however if Chelsea fail to score early on the crowd may get on their back in light of last weeks result at Spurs.