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Paul Merson's Premier League predictions - Week 22

Merse expects wins for Chelsea, Liverpool, Everton, Arsenal and Man City

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West Brom v Everton (7pm, Mon, Sky Sports 1)

Arsenal v Fulham

Arsenal have not been playing well in the last couple of weeks and they need to be careful. I know they have been winning, but they haven't been playing big teams and I think they need to improve. They probably won't need to play better to beat Fulham, but if they play like they did at Villa when they go to Bayern Munich then it will be a cricket score. They have some big games coming up and need to get better, but I see them winning this and it's another game gone by with them still top of the league. I expect them to do a job before Chelsea play Man United. PAUL PREDICTS: 4-0

Crystal Palace v Stoke

What a big game this is for Tony Pulis. It's against his former club and it's a game they really need to win. They were bang unlucky in the first-half against Tottenham when they could have been 4-0 up and missed the worst penalty in the history of the Premier League (but Jason Puncheon didn't mean it and needs to forget it). I know Stoke scored three last week, but they let in five and that's not the usual Stoke (and shows you how good Liverpool really are). I have a feeling Palace are going to win this. PAUL PREDICTS: 2-1

Man City v Cardiff

Cardiff beat Manchester City at the start of the season, but I just don't see anything but usual service from Man City - and that's a 5-0 win. That seems to be the norm these days and is not being disrespectful to Cardiff. You have to say Cardiff had a shocking result at home to West Ham last week, absolutely shocking, and with games against the two Manchester clubs coming up they are going to be stuck in the bottom three for a while. PAUL PREDICTS: 5-0

Norwich v Hull

Norwich need to win this, they absolutely have to win it. They had a shocking result in the FA Cup against Fulham and while you may say they can concentrate on the league, I don't understand why Chris Hughton didn't play all the kids in the first game instead of drawing and then losing the second game. It would be better to go gung ho and either win or lose than end up with a replay. Hull are very organised and I can't believe West Brom have let Shane Long join them, but I just have a funny feeling Norwich will win. I don't know why, but this is their cup final and they will be majorly in trouble if they lose. PAUL PREDICTS: 2-0

West Ham v Newcastle

West Ham had a massive win last week, as big as it gets. How many times do you see Big Sam jumping up and down on the touchline? Not often. That shows how big it was. Newcastle were hard done by with a referee who had a nightmare last Sunday and he should probably be reffing my Sunday League game this weekend until he learns the rules of football again. I think Newcastle are a decent team when they get their best players on the pitch and I think they will go there and win. PAUL PREDICTS: 1-2

Sunderland v Southampton

Southampton have been in disarray this week. The manager has said all the off-field issues won't affect them, but I think it will. Who would have predicted Sunderland's result at Fulham? That was a great result for them and they really need to win this one because otherwise last week becomes a waste of time. However, they've been really struggling for wins at home. Maybe Gus Poyet should tell them that this is a cup game and then they'll be okay! I'm going for a draw because Southampton are dangerous. PAUL PREDICTS: 1-1 Think you know better than Merse? Prove it with our Super 6 game and win £250,000

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