Premier League • England

Predictions: Klopp to school Gerrard on Anfield return; Chelsea sink Leeds

Rob McCarthy
Tuchel; Klopp; Gerrard; Bielsa TEAMtalk Predictions

Jurgen Klopp will teach future Liverpool boss Steven Gerrard a lesson at Anfield, while this weekend’s Premier League Predictions also sees Chelsea cruise past Leeds and a stroll in the park for Ralf Rangnick’s Man Utd at Norwich.

Each week our writers take on a different band or artist by making their Premier League predictions, while you can join in the fun using the story comment facility (below) or Your Say forum.

Our latest set of predictions are from 17-year-old singer, songwriter Tom A.Smith, who is a big Sunderland fan. His new single ‘Wolves’ is out now and you can watch it here.

But can he celebrate by getting one over our man, Rob?

Last time out Zach, frontman of The Skinner Brothers was in the hotseat. You can see how they both fared right here.

Matchday 16

Brentford v Watford (Friday, 8pm)

Tom: 2-1

Rob: 1-1

Man City v Wolves (Saturday, 12.30pm)

Tom: 3-1

Rob: 4-1

Arsenal v Southampton (Saturday, 3pm)

Arsenal targetting Wijnaldum, Richarlison

Their improvements need to be made further up the field, and these two targets show they clearly understand that.

Tom: 2-0

Rob: 2-1

Chelsea v Leeds (Saturday, 3pm)

Tom: 2-0

Rob: 3-1

Liverpool v Aston Villa (Saturday, 3pm)

Tom: 1-0

Rob: 4-1

Norwich v Man Utd (Saturday, 5.30pm)

Ralf Rangnick Crystal Palace December 2021

Tom: 0-4

Rob: 1-3

Brighton v Tottenham (Sunday, 2pm) – Postponed

Tom: N/A

Rob: N/A

Burnley v West Ham (Sunday, 2pm)

Tom: 1-3

Rob: 1-2

Leicester v Newcastle (Sunday, 2pm)

Tom: 5-0

Rob: 3-1

Crystal Palace v Everton (Sunday, 4.30pm)

Tom: 1-1

Rob: 1-2

TEAMtalk: How did you come to support Sunderland and what are your favourite memories from your time as a fan?

Tom: Went to my first match as a 6 year old to Sunderland with my dad, been season ticket holders until last year and covid etc. Favourite memory was the Man City League Cup Final in 2014.

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TEAMtalk: Who have been your favourite five players for your club? (Historically or currently)

Tom: Jermain Defoe, Lee Cattermole, Fabio Borini, Vito Mannone and Kenwyn Jones

Jermain Defoe Sunderland

Drama before promotion!

TEAMtalk: What are your thoughts about the current side and your hopes for the season?

Tom: Bit hit and miss but we should get promoted, but it’s Sunderland so we’ll lose two in a row and sack the manager then lose in a play off final.

TEAMtalk: Have you got a soft spot for another team and why?

Tom: Liverpool because of Jordan Henderson and my first guitar teacher is a massive fan and even bought me a vintage 1992 away shirt.

TEAMtalk: What’s going on with you at the moment?

Tom A Smith TEAMtalk Predictions

Tom: Just released my debut single Wolves. Loads of brilliant Radio play including Radio 1 and Radio X. I’ve been gigging non-stop including support slots with Courteeners and Eliza and The Bear. It’s been amazing to not be locked down in the house.

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