Premier League questions: Will Man Utd stay unbeaten? Can Liverpool get their first league win of 2017?
By Richard Morgan
Last Updated: 11/02/17 1:37pm
Can Manchester United maintain their unbeaten run in the Premier League? Will Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool finally record their first league win of the year? We take a look at this weekend's Premier League questions.
Relegation-threatened Hull City travel to Champions League-chasing Arsenal in the first Premier League fixture of the weekend as Marco Silva looks to conjure up another surprise result as Tigers boss.
On Super Sunday, table-topping Chelsea visit Burnley, who currently have the third-best home record in the top flight.
Later that day Swansea City and Leicester City go head to head in a huge match at the bottom of the table.
And completing the matchday 25 fixtures is the Monday Night Football encounter between out-of-form Bournemouth and third-in-the-table Man City. Read on for the latest round of Premier League questions...
Can Silva keeping shining for Hull? Arsenal v Hull, Saturday from 11.30am, Sky Sports 1 HD and Sky Sports Mix
New Hull manager Silva was handed a tough-looking run of fixtures to kick off his reign at the KCOM Stadium.
The Portuguese, who replaced Mike Phelan in the Tigers dugout at the start of the month, has already faced the likes of Chelsea, United and Liverpool in his first five Premier League games, with Arsenal next on the agenda.
However, Hull only lost one of those clashes, a 2-0 defeat at champions-elect Chelsea, and with Silva having won on his only previous visit to the Emirates - a 3-2 victory with Olympiacos in the Champions League last season - could another upset result be on the cards?
Will it still be home sweet home for Burnley against the Blues? Burnley v Chelsea, Super Sunday from 12.30pm, Sky Sports 1 HD
Burnley take on Chelsea at Turf Moor on Super Sunday looking to continue their impressive home form so far this season.
Only Spurs (32) and Chelsea (33) have picked up more home Premier League points than the Clarets (28).
If Sean Dyche's team can record a memorable win over the league leaders on Sunday afternoon, then they will have registered six consecutive top-flight victories for the first time since November 1961, when they finished runners-up in the-then first division.
Can the champions finally record an away win? Swansea v Leicester, Super Sunday from 3.30pm, Sky Sports 1 HD
Swansea and Leicester face each other at the Liberty Stadium on Super Sunday with the sides separated just by goal difference and only a point above the drop zone.
The two teams enter the relegation six-pointer in contrasting form, though, with the champions still to score in the Premier League this year and seemingly sliding towards the Championship.
Meanwhile, the Foxes also travel to the south Wales having not won on the road in the league so far this season, making Sunday afternoon the ideal time to end that dreadful run.
Will Jesus be City's saviour on the South Coast? Bournemouth v Manchester City, Monday Night Football from 7pm, Sky Sports 1 HD
City travel to Bournemouth for their Monday Night Football clash with new signing Gabriel Jesus looking to maintain the excellent start to his career at the club.
The Brazil international has scored in each of his first two Premier League starts for Pep Guardiola's side and is aiming to join Emmanuel Adebayor (4 in 2009) and Kevin de Bruyne (3 in 2015) by becoming the only City players to net in their first three league starts for the club.
And with the forward averaging a goal or assist every 47 minutes in his Premier League career so far, scoring three goals and assisting once in 188 minutes of action, the Cherries defence - who have shipped more league goals than any side in 2017 - may be in for a long evening at the Vitality.
Can Man Utd maintain their long unbeaten run? Manchester United v Watford, Saturday 3pm
United's 3-0 win at champions Leicester on Sunday extended their unbeaten run to 15 Premier League games (W8 D7 L0), their longest stretch without defeat since Sir Alex Ferguson retired in 2013.
In fact, since the Red Devils lost 4-0 at Stamford Bridge on October 23, only Chelsea themselves (40) have collected more league points than Jose Mourinho's side.
And with United having never lost at home in the Premier League to Watford, who they host on Saturday afternoon, Mourinho's men will be confident of maintaining that run and staying in touch with the top four.
Will Lukaku put Boro's back four to the sword? Middlesbrough v Everton, Saturday, 3pm
Romelu Lukaku's four-goal salvo in Everton's 6-3 destruction of Bournemouth at Goodison Park on Saturday took the frontman's tally for the season to 16 goals, the most in the Premier League.
On current form, the powerful Belgium international will be licking his lips at the prospect of facing a Middlesbrough team who have not won since getting the better of Swansea in December.
If Lukaku does find the target at the Riverside on Saturday, then he will draw level with Duncan Ferguson as the Toffees' joint-record goalscorer in the Premier League on 60 goals.
Can Big Sam stop the rot in the Potteries? Stoke City v Crystal Palace, Saturday, 3pm
Sam Allardyce took charge of Palace on December 23, but the former England manager's arrival at Selhurst Park has not had the desired impact as yet.
Big Sam has collected just four points so far from his first seven Premier League games as Eagles boss, his worst-ever start as coach of a top-flight club.
As a result, Palace have now dropped into the relegation zone ahead of a tricky-looking visit to a Stoke team who have lost just one of their last 10 league games at the bet365 Stadium.
Will Defoe's goals propel Sunderland out of the drop zone? Sunderland v Southampton, Saturday, 3pm
Sunderland may currently be propping up the table, but last weekend's 4-0 drubbing of fellow strugglers Palace means David Moyes's team are now only two points from safety going into Saturday's contest with Southampton at the Stadium of Light.
And this could be the perfect time to play the Saints, who are one of only three Premier League sides yet to collect a point away from home in 2017.
And with Jermain Defoe's two goals at Palace taking his total for the season to 14 in the league, the red-hot striker could be the man to see off Southampton on Saturday and move the Black Cats out of the drop zone.
Can Andy Carroll keep the Hammers rising up the table? West Ham United v West Bromwich Albion, Saturday, 3pm
West Ham's form has improved dramatically since Dimitri Payet left the club and Andy Carroll was brought back to lead their line.
The Hammers entertain West Brom at the London Stadium sitting in a comfortable midtable position and now looking up, rather than down.
Meanwhile, their towering forward has also scored four goals in just five Premier League appearances this year, more than any other Hammer, and victory on Saturday would move Slaven Bilic's side to within two points of the Baggies.
Will the Reds get their first league win of the year? Liverpool v Tottenham, Saturday, 5.30pm
Liverpool host second-placed Tottenham on Saturday evening in desperate need of three points after a terrible start to 2017.
Jurgen Klopp's team have won just one of their 10 matches in all competitions this year - at Plymouth Argyle in the FA Cup - their worst start to a calendar year since 1993, although Tottenham may be just the team they now want to face.
The Reds are currently on an eight-game unbeaten run against the north London club in the Premier League, while Spurs have also lost on 15 of their 24 visits to Anfield in the Premier League era.