Premier League predictions: Lawro v WWE wrestlers Cesaro & Sheamus

Everton to lose 8-0? 'The Bar' predict the weekend's games
BBC Sport expert Mark Lawrenson

Manchester United returned to winning ways when they beat Tottenham last weekend - but could they lose more ground on Premier League leaders Manchester City when they go to defending champions Chelsea on Sunday?

BBC Sport football expert Mark Lawrenson says: "At the moment there is no stopping City - but that can change. However, I think they will beat Arsenal at Etihad Stadium on Sunday.

"And with United going to Chelsea later on Sunday, I think City will extend their lead at the top."

Lawro is going for a 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge - do you agree? You can make your own predictions now, take on Lawro and other fans, create your own league and try to make it to the top of the table by playing the new-look BBC Sport Predictor game.

Premier League predictions

Lawro scored 130 points in week 10, which meant he slipped to 2,004th place out of more than 250,000 users.

He will be making a prediction for all 380 top-flight games this season, against a variety of guests.

Lawro, who drew with England cricketer Jimmy Anderson and beat his team-mate Moeen Ali last week, steps into the ring with WWE wrestlers Cesaro and Sheamus - the tag team known as 'The Bar' - for this weekend's fixtures.

Irishman Sheamus, 39, says he has been a "massive" Liverpool fan since the age of eight, drawn to the Reds by compatriots Ray Houghton, Steve Staunton, Ronnie Whelan and John Aldridge helping them - along with Lawro, of course - to win several trophies in the 1980s and 1990s.

Cesaro, from Switzerland, says he supports his national team but also follows West Ham, Stoke and Arsenal in the Premier League because they have Swiss players - Edimilson Fernandes, Xherdan Shaqiri and Granit Xhaka - in their squads.

"I support my Swiss people," he says.

Premier League predictions - week 10
ResultLawroCesaro and Sheamus
Stoke v Leicester2-21-11-0
Huddersfield v West Brom1-00-21-0
Newcastle v Bournemouth0-11-10-0
Southampton v Burnley0-12-12-0
Swansea v Brighton0-12-12-0
West Ham v Liverpool1-40-21-3
Tottenham v Crystal Palace1-02-03-0
Manchester City v Arsenal3-12-03-1
Chelsea v Manchester United1-01-11-1
Everton v Watford3-22-00-2

A correct result (picking a win, draw or defeat) is worth 10 points. The exact score earns 40 points.

Remember you can try to beat Lawro by playing the BBC Sport Predictor game.


All kick-offs 15:00 GMT unless otherwise stated.


Stoke v Leicester

Stoke 2-2 Leicester

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Cesaro and Sheamus' prediction: 1-0 - "Stoke win and Shaqiri will score the winner."

Match report

Huddersfield v West Brom

Huddersfield 1-0 West Brom

Lawro's prediction: 0-2

Cesaro and Sheamus' prediction: 1-0

Match report

Newcastle v Bournemouth

Newcastle 0-1 Bournemouth

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Cesaro and Sheamus' prediction: 0-0

Match report

Southampton v Burnley

Southampton 0-1 Burnley

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Cesaro and Sheamus' prediction: 2-0

Match report

Swansea v Brighton

Swansea 0-1 Brighton

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Cesaro and Sheamus' prediction: 2-0

Match report

West Ham v Liverpool

West Ham 1-4 Liverpool

Lawro's prediction: 0-2

Cesaro and Sheamus' prediction: 1-3

Match report


Tottenham v Crystal Palace

Tottenham 1-0 Crystal Palace

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Cesaro and Sheamus's prediction: 3-0

Match report

Manchester City v Arsenal

Manchester City 3-1 Arsenal

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Cesaro and Sheamus' prediction: 3-1

Match report

Chelsea v Manchester United

Chelsea 1-0 Manchester United

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Cesaro and Sheamus' prediction: 1-1

Match report

Everton v Watford

Everton 3-2 Watford

I know Everton caretaker boss David Unsworth really well and I cannot believe the furore over him losing his first two games. He's just taken over at caretaker, he's trying to change it with the same players that Koeman couldn't do a lot with.

I think he knows that someone is going to come in - it is Everton and they have a wealthy owner - but he is a safe hand on the tiller. He will try to get them playing in the way which the supporters want, which is getting them having a go.

He didn't take a lot of the senior players to Lyon for the Europa League game on Thursday so that shows where Everton's focus is. I'm sure he discussed it with the hierarchy and said he would rather get three points against Watford than Lyon.

I get that. Their predicament means they need to win some points in the league and I think they will beat Watford.

Watford made a great start but they could, and should, have got something from Chelsea and then they got done at Stoke. I wonder if they are on a poor run at the moment.

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Cesaro and Sheamus's prediction: 0-2 - "Everton 0-7 Watford. No, that's not realistic. Everton 0-8 Watford. No, let's be honest... 0-2."

Match report

Lawro was speaking to BBC Sport's Jonathan Jurejko

How did Lawro do last time?

Last week, Lawro got seven correct results, including two perfect scores, from 10 matches, for a total of 130 points.

His tally was matched by England cricketer James Anderson, whose team-mate Moeen Ali was just behind.

Anderson also got seven results correct, with two perfect scores, for 130 points, while Moeen predicted six correct results, with two perfect scores, for 120 points.

Total scores after week 10
Lawro v Guests
160Chris Shiflett
130James Anderson**
120Will Poulter, Moeen Ali
100Wretch 32
92Lawro (average after 10 weeks)
70Brendan Foster*, Mark Strong
60Non Stanford
50Steve Cram, Channing Tatum, Osi Umenyiora and Jason Bell, Joe Root

*Foster and Cram both provided predictions on week one, but only Foster's score contributes to the guest total.

**Anderson and Moeen both provided predictions on week nine, but only Anderson's score contributes to the guest total.

Lawro's best score: 150 points (week eight v Wretch 32)

Lawro's worst score: 40 points (week four v Umenyiora and Bell, and week five v Non Stanford)

BBC Sport expert Mark Lawrenson
1Man City10820260
2Man Utd10820260
9West Ham1035214-7
15Crystal Palace102268+5
17West Brom102177-2

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