Premier League predictions: Lawro v Foo Fighters guitarist and Arsenal fan Chris Shiflett

The January transfer window shuts on Monday – so will any of the last-minute deals change the direction of the title race?

“The big moves haven’t happened this month,” said BBC football expert and former Liverpool defender Mark Lawrenson. “I know Liverpool want some new defenders, but they just need cover, really.

“In any case, the most important thing for the Reds is that they have started firing in attack again. They have got some of their old swagger back, and Mohamed Salah’s second goal in their win at West Ham was sensational.”

This transfer deadline day, Lawro is supporting Cancer Deadline Day, a new campaign for 2021 where fans can donate to eight selected cancer charities on behalf of their favourite club.

More than 50 football clubs from the Premier League, Women’s Super League, Scottish Premier League, English Football League and non-league have signed up in support of the campaign and other celebrity supporters include Alan Shearer, Michael Owen and Jeff Stelling.

Lawro is making predictions for all 380 Premier League matches this season, against a variety of guests.

For this week’s Premier League fixtures, being played from Tuesday to Thursday, he is up against Foo Fighters guitarist and Arsenal fan Chris Shiflett.

Foo Fighters’ 10th studio album, Medicine At Midnight, is out this week. Their latest preview track, Waiting On A War, is out now and they hope to hit the road again later this year.

“A bit like not having fans at games, the weirdest element of putting out an album at this time is not having shows to bounce the songs off the people,” Shiflett told BBC Sport.

“That’s always the most important element of a new record. I don’t know when it will be, but whenever we can go on tour, we will be ready to go.”

Chris is the only member of Foo Fighters who is a football fan, but Dave Grohl’s Scottish guitar tech Ally Christie knows his stuff. Chris says “he is far more knowledgeable than me”.

This is the second time Chris has taken on Lawro – the last time was…


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