Paul Merson's Premier League predictions for Arsenal, Chelsea, Man Utd and Liverpool

© Provided by Metro Paul Merson has made his predictions for this weekend’s Premier League fixtures (Picture: Sky Sports)

Paul Merson expects Chelsea to edge out London rivals Tottenham in the Premier League this weekend and has also predicted wins for Arsenal, Manchester United and Liverpool.

Thomas Tuchel’s Blues travel across the English capital to face Spurs on Sunday, having won three of their four league games so far this season and coming out on top in their opening Champions League fixture against Zenit St Petersburg.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Red Devils are also on the road and will look to bounce back from Tuesday’s shock European defeat to Young Boys against former manager David Moyes’ West Ham.

On Saturday, Arsenal will look to build on last weekend’s much-needed victory over Norwich City when they travel to Turf Moor to face struggling Burnley.

Joint-leaders Liverpool will also be looking to secure three more points as they play host to Patrick Vieira’s Crystal Palace.

Merson believes Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool will all still be sharing a place a the top of the table come Sunday evening, and said in his predictions for Sportskeeda that he can also see Arsenal climbing up the table this weekend.

Burnley v Arsenal

‘Burnley were bang unlucky against Everton and lost the game thanks to that bad five-minute spell in the second half.

‘They were the better team for about 45 minutes, but all of a sudden the game was over as Everton scored three quick-fire goals.

‘What I’m trying to say is that Burnley aren’t a bad team, so this could be a good Premier League contest.

‘As for Arsenal, they fell over the line against Norwich City, but three points is exactly what they needed to kick-start their season.

‘They’ve done well against Burnley over the years, so I fancy them to make it successive wins in the Premier League.’

Prediction: Burnley 1-2 Arsenal

Liverpool v Crystal Palace

‘I watched Liverpool play in the UEFA Champions League last night and they absolutely blew AC Milan away in the first 15 minutes or so. They missed a penalty in the first half and somehow went into half-time 2-1 down!

‘Virgil van Dijk was rested and Liverpool looked a bit shaky at the back at times, but he’s likely to return to the starting XI against Crystal Palace.

‘Against Leeds United, Liverpool could have won 7-0, but they were wasteful in attack. It just seems to me like when the game is over, their attackers just go and do their own thing.

‘Sometimes, it’s like watching grassroots football – when one team is winning 10-0, everyone wants to score!

‘Palace had a good result against Tottenham Hotspur, as they recorded their first win of the Premier League season. That said, I expect Liverpool to win this one rather comfortably.’

Prediction: Liverpool 3-0 Crystal Palace

West Ham v Manchester United

‘If Michail Antonio was playing, I’d give West Ham every chance in this game. Unfortunately, he isn’t, so I’m really not sure how they could cope without him.

‘Manchester United are not really playing well – the results they’ve got so far in the Premier League have simply papered over their cracks.

‘They were really fortunate against Wolves and as I mentioned earlier, the game against Newcastle United was evenly matched for a while.

‘The UEFA Champions League loss against Young Boys will serve as a kick up the backside for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and co – it should liven them up for this one.

‘They got a wake-up call at the right time and now they know that they will get beaten in the Premier League if they perform as poorly as they did in midweek.

‘That said, Manchester United have looked quite solid at the back domestically and with Antonio out, they should win this one.’

Prediction: West Ham United 0-1 Manchester United

Tottenham v Chelsea

‘I don’t see anything other than a Chelsea win. As for Spurs, this has been the way for quite a while now.

‘They get to a certain place and start playing well, but suddenly, they face a struggling side and lose rather comprehensively! Crystal Palace scored two late goals, but Spurs never looked like winning even when it was 1-0.

‘I watched Chelsea play against Zenit in the UEFA Champions League and Romelu Lukaku didn’t have too many chances.

‘However, he popped up to score the matchwinner with a brilliant goal and that is exactly what he brings to the team – I fancy him to score every time he plays!

‘The fans will be up for this one and I predict Chelsea to be too strong for Spurs on the day.’

Prediction: Tottenham Hotspur 1-2 Chelsea

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