Following a mixed week of European football for English clubs, focus returns to the Premier League this weekend.
The Anfield showdown is one of many fixtures that is not an easy one to call in the coming days.
Leaders look to stun champions
Despite a dearth of genuinely eye-catching matches over the next 72 hours, there is one game that promises to be a really intriguing contest.
It is a huge test of both the Foxes and the Blues, who could not be at more different ends of the confidence spectrum at the moment.
Jose Mourinho’s side were defeated at home to struggling Bournemouth in their last league game, but for all their recent woes, a response should be expected. Leicester will have to play well to win.
Man City host Swansea at the Etihad on Saturday afternoon, with the Welsh side fresh off the back of Garry Monk’s sacking this week.
Although Manuel Pellegrini’s side are hugely unpredictable, as shown by their defeat to Stoke City and subsequent win over Borussia Monchengladbach, it would be a shock if they didn’t get all three points against the Swans.
The Villa Park showdown represents a wonderful opportunity for Arsene Wenger’s men to pick up another victory, and their Champions League performance in midweek will have given them an injection of belief.
Eddie Howe’s team will be buoyed by their historic win at Chelsea, and United’s frail confidence could work in the Cherries’ favour.
Full Fixtures & UK TV Info
Bournemouth vs. Manchester United – Dean Court, Saturday 5:30pm, Sky Sports 1
Tottenham Hotspur vs. Newcastle United – White Hart Lane, Sunday 4pm, Sky Sports 1
Liverpool vs. West Bromwich Albion – Anfield, Sunday 4pm
Fantasy Football Tips
Much as it may pain some of you to admit it, Raheem Sterling remains a huge loss to Liverpool, and he outlined his class with a match-winning performance for City in midweek.
With Sergio Aguero a major injury doubt for the Swansea game and Wilfried Bony far from guaranteed a start, Sterling may well lead the line on Saturday. The 21-year-old could once again play a pivotal role in proceedings.
Anthony Martial ended a barren run in front of goal when he found the net against Wolfsburg on Tuesday, and it may kick the Frenchman back into gear.
Young strikers often go through gluts and droughts in terms of goalscoring form, and the 19-year-old could now have a decent spell again. He would be a shrewd fantasy football addition with Bournemouth on the horizon.
Everton are having a solid season, and while Romelu Lukaku is an obvious fantasy football inclusion at the moment, so many others will have him that it won’t be worth your while.
Arouna Kone is an underrated member of Roberto Martinez’s side, and has chipped in with five goals and four assists in the league so far this season. The Ivorian may be the match-winner against Norwich, so get him in your team.