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Monday 4 November 2019 08:45, UK
With another weekend of Premier League fixtures on the horizon, Charlie Nicholas makes his predictions, including Crystal Palace vs Leicester and Everton vs Tottenham.
These are two teams that deserve compliments for different reasons. Leicester were clinical, ruthless and purposeful against Southampton. On the flip side, the Sokratis Papastathopoulos goal should have stood but Crystal Palace earned a great point at Arsenal.
Crystal Palace are a better team away, but Leicester have a confidence about them and they have every chance of the top four. All of the surrounding teams are having wobbles and Leicester just go about their business.
Roy Hodgson will still be more cautious than he is away from home. Hodgson was like Rodgers when he was younger, tactical and technical, but he will adapt his side to play against Leicester, and I think they will cancel each other out for this reason.
CHARLIE PREDICTS: 1-1 (5/1 with Sky Bet)
This is the game. There is no doubt that Marco Silva is under the most extreme pressure and the only reason he is hanging on is because of his home record. Mauricio Pochettino can take another hit as they are in the Champions League.
They did not play too badly at Liverpool, but the Tottenham issues are in defence and going forward. Does he have the right balance? Does Dele Alli deserve to be in the team? Why is Lucas Moura not playing? Christian Eriksen is a passenger at the moment, so he doesn't belong in the team. There is too much confusion at Tottenham. The manager is not the problem but there is something within.
They have not signed players on longer-term contracts, like Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen. Danny Rose is an accident waiting to happen, while Serge Aurier has been a disaster. It will be an open game and Silva will pick an attacking team here. It is so hard to predict what will happen to either of these sides.
CHARLIE PREDICTS: 2-1 (9/1 with Sky Bet)