EPL 2012-13: Premier League Game Week 15 Preview

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Updated: Thursday, December 13, 2012, 14:02 [IST]
 
Premier League Game Week 15 Preview

London, Dec 1: Benitez hopes to kick start Chelsea's title race while QPR eye first win of the season, familiar faces meet at Craven Cottage, while Everton look to Manchester City's incredible home record, all the previews of Game Week 15 from the Barclays Premier League.

West Ham United vs Chelsea - Upton Park

Chelsea manager Rafa Benitez is yet to see his side score a goal at home but they now face a tough task away at West Ham United on Saturday.

Although they didn't concede a goal, a visit to Upton Park will not be a walk in the Park. The Hammers gave it all in the 1-0 loss to Manchester United and won't sit back against the European champions.

The Blues need a positive result to stay on top four while West Ham would move closer to the top four with a win.

Fulham vs Tottenham Hotspur - Craven Cottage

Former players meet each other as London rivals Tottenham visit the Craven Cottage to face Fulham on Saturday.

Dimitar Berbatov plays his former side, not for the first time though, but fans are clearly going to boo Clint Dempsey and Moussa Dembele, both left Fulham in the summer.

Meanwhile, apart from the players, manager Martin Jol will also play against his former club. Jol was sacked as Spurs manager back in 2006.

Both teams are coming off from a positive midweek result as Spurs beat Liverpool 2-1 while Fulham held Chelsea at the Bridge.

Manchester City vs Everton - Etihad Stadium

Everton were the last team to beat champions Manchester City at the Etihad stadium in 2010 but with City still unbeaten in the league can the Toffees pull-off another shock result.

City are second to United at the top of the league, only a point below their rivals but have managed to remain unbeaten without performing at the level they are expected to.

Everton, on the other hand, have enjoyed playing their best football under David Moyes. Currently ar sixth place, a win would take them to fourth place if West Brom and Spurs fail in their matches.

Queens Park Rangers vs Aston Villa - Loftus Road

QPR new boss Harry Redknapp has an uphill task to lift the club out of the relegation zone.

Redknapp, who previously saved Portsmouth and Tottenham, takes charge of his first home game with QPR having drawn 0-0 at Sunderland last time out.

Rangers have the stars in their squad bought by former manager Mark Hughes but have failed to form a winning combination. The Londoners are currently bottom of the table with five points and without a win.

Paul Lambert's side registered their third win this season, two in their last five games.

West Brom Albion vs Stoke City - The Hawthorns

West Brom Albion were least expected to make it to the top four this season but staying on top is a much more difficult task for Steve Clarke's side.

The Baggies host Stoke City, who were first termed draw specialists, but are now climbing up the table with three wins in five league matches.

West Brom may have lost thier previous game to Swansea City but that result will make no difference considering their home record, six wins in seven games.

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