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Here is the BBC's Mark Lawrenson's predictions for the Premier League fixtures this weekend:

Premier League 16, 17 and 18 October

Arsenal - Birmingham
Prediction: 2-0

Bolton - Stoke
Prediction: 2-1

Fulham - Tottenham
Prediction: 1-1

Manchester United - West Brom
Prediction: 2-0

Newcastle - Wigan
Prediction: 2-1

Wolves - West Ham
Prediction: 2-0

Aston Villa - Chelsea
Prediction: 1-2

Everton - Liverpool
Prediction: 1-1

Blackpool - Manchester City
Prediction: 1-1

Blackburn - Sunderland
Prediction: 1-2

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Premier League results 16/10

Aston Villa    0 - 0    Chelsea           
Arsenal    2 - 1    Birmingham           
Bolton    2 - 1    Stoke           
Fulham    1 - 2    Tottenham           
Manchester Utd    2 - 2    West Brom           
Newcastle    2 - 2    Wigan           
Wolves    1 - 1    West Ham

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Premier League results 17/10

Everton    2 - 0    Liverpool           
Blackpool    2 - 3    Manchester City

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Premier League News Update:

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is planning to shake up his squad next summer, as 10 players face the chop.
Read more: http://www.ontheminute.com/news/news.php?news=26118

Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor was delighted after scoring his first goals of the season.
Read more: http://www.ontheminute.com/news/news.php?news=26115

Liverpool boss Roy Hodgson insists he has no plans of quitting the Premier League side.
Read more: http://www.ontheminute.com/news/news.php?news=26114

Steve Bruce has spoken of his fear of 'silly money' could force the club to part with top goalscorer Darren Bent.
Read more: http://www.ontheminute.com/news/news.php?news=26111

Aston Villa defender Luke Young is set to be out of action for two weeks with a hamstring injury.
Read more: http://www.ontheminute.com/news/news.php?news=26108

Blackpool striker Luke Varney has admitted he is keen to turn his loan move into a permanent deal.
Read more: http://www.ontheminute.com/news/news.php?news=26095

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Premier League 23 and 24 October

- Saturday -

Tottenham - Everton
White Hart Lane
Kick-off: 12.45 BST
Last season: Tottenham 2 Everton 0, Everton 2 Tottenham 2.
Tottenham: 3-1-2
Everton: 2-2-2
Tottenham (Possible, 4-4-1-1): Gomes; Hutton, Corluka, Bassong, Assou-Ekotto; Modric, Huddlestone, Jenas, Bale; van der Vaart; Pavlyuchenko.
Everton (Possible, 4-4-1-1): Howard; Neville, Jagielka, Distin, Baines; Coleman, Bilyaletdinov, Arteta, Osman; Cahill; Yakubu.
Referee: Mike Jones. Matches: 5. R0. Y17.
Tottenham could manage to win consectuive games for the first time in 10 Premier League games, but they could be tired from their away game to Inter Milan earlier this week.
Draw.

Birmingham - Blackpool
St Andrews
Kick-off: 15.00 BST
Last season: N/A.
Birmingham: 0-3-3
Blackpool: 2-1-3
Birmingham (Possible, 4-4-1-1): Foster; Carr, Johnson, Dann, Ridgewell; Larsson, Bowyer, Ferguson, Fahey; Hleb; Zigic.
Blackpool (Possible, 4-2-3-1): Gilks; Eardley, Evatt, Cathcart, Crainey; Vaughan, Adam; Taylor-Fletcher, Grandin, Varney; Campbell.
Referee: Anthony Taylor. Matches: 2. R 1. Y7.
Birmingham could register their 100th defeat in the Premier League, but I believe they are due to win a game,d espite of Blackpool's recent good form.
Birmingham to win.

Chelsea - Wolves
Stamford Bridge
Kick-off: 15.00 BST
Last season: Chelsea 4 Wolves 0, Wolves 0 Chelsea 2.
Chelsea: 4-1-1
Wolves: 0-2-4
Chelsea (Possible, 4-3-3): Cech; Ferreira, Ivanovic, Terry, Cole; Malouda, Mikel, Essien; Kalou, Drogba, Anelka.
Wolves (Possible, 4-4-2): Hahnemann; Foley, Stearman, Berra, Ward; Edwards, Mancienne, Jones, Jarvis; Doyle, Fletcher.
Referee: Lee Probert. Matches: 5. R2. Y11.
Chelsea won both meetings with Wolves last season and are yet to concede a goal at hom this season.
Chelsea to win with 0-1 handicap.

Sunderland - Aston Villa
Stadium of Light
Kick-off: 15.00 BST
Last season: Sunderland 0 Villa 2, Villa 1 Sunderland 1.
Sunderland: 1-5-0
Aston Villa: 2-2-2
Sunderland (Possible, 4-5-1): Mignolet; Onuoha, Turner, Bramble, Bardsley; Elmohamady, Henderson, Cattermole, Malbranque, Welbeck; Bent.
Villa (Possible, 4-4-1-1): Friedel; Beye, Collins, Clarke, Warnock; Downing, Reo-Coker, Petrov, A Young; Ireland; Carew.
Referee: Mark Halsey. Matches: 4. R0. Y9.
Aston Villa managed to win here last season, but I expect it to be closer this time around. Sunderland got their fifth straight draw, with their 0-0 draw at Blackburn on Monday.
Draw.

West Brom - Fulham
The Hawthorns
Kick-off: 15.00 BST
Last season: N/A.
West Brom: 2-3-1
Fulham: 1-4-1
WBA (Possible, 4-5-1): Carson; Jara, Tamas, Olsson, Shorey; Brunt, Scharner, Mulumbu; Tchoyi, Morrison, Brunt; Odemwingie.
Fulham (Possible, 4-4-1-1): Schwarzer; Baird, Hangeland, Hughes, Salcido; Davies, Greening, Gera, Duff; Dempsey; Kamara.
Referee: Kevin Friend. Matches: 2. R1. Y9.
West Brom have had a good start to the season while Fulham are yet to win away in the League. It has been 22 games without a victory away from Craven Cottage for Fulham.
West Brom to win.

Wigan - Bolton
DW Stadium
Kick-off: 15.00 BST
Last season: Wigan 0 Bolton 0, Bolton 4 Wigan 0.
Wigan: 2-3-1
Bolton: 1-4-1
Wigan (Possible, 4-4-1-1): Al Habsi; Boyce, Gohouri, Alcaraz, Figueroa; N’Zogbia, Thomas, McCarthy, Gomez; Di Santo; Rodallega.
Bolton (Possible, 4-4-2): Jaaskelainen; Steinsson, Cahill, Knight, Robinson; Lee, Holden, Muamba, Petrov; Elmander, K Davies.
Referee: Howard Webb. Matches: 5. R0. Y21.
It ended goalless here last season, but Bolton have the chance to win consecutive Premier League games for the first time in 19 games. Wigan are unbeaten in their last three games.
Less than 2.5 goals.

West Ham - Newcastle
Upton Park
Kick-off: 17.30 BST
Last season: N/A.
West Ham: 1-3-2
Newcastle: 1-2-3
West Ham (Possible, 4-4-2): Green, Jacobsen, Da Costa, Upson, Gabbidon,; Dyer, Parker, Noble, Boa Morte; Obinna, Piquionne.
Newcastle (Possible, 4-4-1-1): Krul; Perch, Coloccini, Williamson, Jose Enrique; Guthrie, Tiote, Barton, Gutiérrez; Lovenkrands; Carroll.
Referee: Chris Foy. Matches: 6. R0. Y18.
Newcasdtle need a win, but the Hammers have started to improve and are now unbeaten in their last four Premier League games.
West Ham to win.

- Sunday -

Stoke - Manchester United
Britannia Stadium
Kick-off: 13.30 BST
Last season: Stoke 0 United 2, United 4 Stoke 0.
Stoke: 3-1-2
Manchester United: 2-4-0
Stoke (Possible, 4-4-2): Sorensen; Huth, Faye, Shawcross, Collins; Pennant, Delap, Whelan, Etherington; Jones, Walters.United (Possible, 4-4-2): Van der Sar; Rafal, Vidic, Ferdinand, Evra; Nani, Carrick, Anderson, Giggs; Rooney, Berbatov. Referee: Andre Marriner. Matches: 6. R1. Y28.
Manchester United are struggling with the Wayne Rooney saga and could struggle against Stoke as well. United are the only team in the Premier League still to experience defeat this season.
Less than 2.5 goals.

Liverpool - Blackburn
Anfield
Kick-off: 15.00 BST
Last season: Blackburn 0 Liverpool 0, Liverpool 2 Blackburn 1.
Liverpool: 1-2-3
Blackburn: 1-3-2
Liverpool (Possible, 4-2-3-1): Reina; Johnson, Kyrgiakos, Skrtel, Carragher; Meireles, Poulsen; Jovanovic, Gerrard, Cole; Torres.
Blackburn (Possible, 4-2-3-1): Robinson; Salgado, Jones, Nelsen, Givet; Nzonzi, Dunn, Emerton, Pedersen, E Diouf; M Diouf.
Referee: Phil Dowd. Matches: 8. R2. Y28.
Liverpool failed to impress me away to Napoli, but they are set to recall striker Fernando Torres and captain Steven Gerrard. I believe the Reds are finally going to bounce back.
Liverpool to win.

Manchester City - Arsenal
City of Manchester Stadium
Kick-off: 16.00 BST
Last season: City 4 Arsenal 2, Arsenal 0 City 0.
Manchester City: 4-1-1
Arsenal: 3-1-2
Man City (Possible, 4-3-2-1): Hart; Boateng, K Toure, Kompany, Lescott; De Jong, Barry, Silva, Milner; Adebayor, Tévez.
Arsenal (Possible, 4-2-3-1): Fabianski; Eboué, Squillaci, Koscielny, Clichy; Song, Fabregas; Nasri, Diaby, Arshavin; Chamakh.
Referee: Mark Clattenburg. Matches: 7. R1. Y20
City had no problems winning here last season. Arsenal have gone 10 games since they were last invovled in a goalless draw so I expect plenty of goals in this one as well.
More than 2.5 goals.

Re: Premier League picks and previews 2010-11

Here is the BBC's Mark Lawrenson's predictions for the Premier League fixtures this weekend:

Premier League 23 and 24 October

Tottenham - Everton
Prediction: 1-1

Birmingham - Blackpool
Prediction: 2-1

Chelsea - Wolves
Prediction: 3-0

Sunderland - Aston Villa
Prediction: 2-0

West Brom - Fulham
Prediction: 2-0

Wigan - Bolton
Prediction: 2-1

West Ham - Newcastle
Prediction: 2-0

Stoke - Manchester United
Prediction: 1-2

Liverpool - Blackburn
Prediction: 2-0

Manchester City - Arsenal
Prediction: 1-1

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Here is Sky Sports' Jeff Stelling's predictions in the Sun for the Premier League fixtures this weekend:

Premier League 23 and 24 October

Tottenham - Everton
Prediction: 1-2

Birmingham - Blackpool
Prediction: 1-2

Chelsea - Wolves
Prediction: 4-0

Sunderland - Aston Villa
Prediction: 1-1

West Brom - Fulham
Prediction: 2-1

Wigan - Bolton
Prediction: 1-3

West Ham - Newcastle
Prediction: 0-1

Stoke - Manchester United
Prediction: 1-1

Liverpool - Blackburn
Prediction: 1-1

Manchester City - Arsenal
Prediction: 1-0

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Stoke vs Manchester United

Stoke's last five:
Oct 16, 2010    Bolton 2 - Stoke 1    EPL
Oct 2, 2010    Stoke 1 - Blackburn 0    EPL
Sep 26, 2010    Newcastle 1 - Stoke 2    EPL
Sep 21, 2010    Stoke 2 - Fulham 0    Carl
Sep 18, 2010    Stoke 1 - West Ham 1    EPL

Manchester United's last five:
Oct 20, 2010    Man Utd. 1 - Bursaspor 0    UCL
Oct 16, 2010    Man Utd. 2 - West Bromwich 2    EPL
Oct 2, 2010    Sunderland 0 - Man Utd. 0    EPL
Sep 29, 2010    Valencia 0 - Man Utd. 1    UCL
Sep 26, 2010    Bolton 2 - Man Utd. 2    EPL

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Man City vs Arsenal

Man City's last five:
Oct 21, 2010    Man City 3 - Lech Poznan 1    EL
Oct 17, 2010    Blackpool 2 - Man City 3    EPL
Oct 3, 2010    Man City 2 - Newcastle 1    EPL
Sep 30, 2010    Man City 1 - Juventus 1    EL
Sep 25, 2010    Man City 1 - Chelsea 0    EPL

Arsenal's last five:
Oct 19, 2010    Arsenal 5 - Shakhtar 1    UCL
Oct 16, 2010    Arsenal 2 - Birmingham 1    EPL
Oct 3, 2010    Chelsea 2 - Arsenal 0    EPL
Sep 28, 2010    Partizan 1 - Arsenal 3    UCL
Sep 25, 2010    Arsenal 2 - West Bromwich 3    EPL

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Premier League results 23/10

Tottenham    1 - 1    Everton           
Birmingham    2 - 0    Blackpool           
Chelsea    2 - 0    Wolves           
Sunderland    1 - 0    Aston Villa           
West Brom    2 - 1    Fulham           
Wigan    1 - 1    Bolton           
West Ham    1 - 2    Newcastle