Ahead of another busy weekend of Premier League fixtures, we’re here to preview the best of the upcoming action in England’s top flight.
It is one of 10 top-flight matches to look forward to – here’s a look at some of the standout action in the coming days.
Liverpool vs. United: The latest chapter
We don’t normally focus too much on Liverpool in these Premier League previews – enough is written about them in other articles – but it is different when United are their opponents.
This remains the biggest game in English football, and while some of the recent fixtures between the pair haven’t been too crucial, this one really is.
Liverpool are five points clear of their rivals, and victory at Old Trafford would not only keep them well clear of them, but it would also keep their title hopes strongly alive.
On the flip side, defeat could be catastrophic, with Chelsea likely to pick up three points on Saturday and United suddenly only two behind.
Should that happen, a place in the top-four would suddenly look a little iffy.
United are flying, having won nine on the bounce in all competitions (mostly against an absolute load of dross), but the Reds must show the belief and quality that has been lacking a little of late. It is a very tough one to call.
Champions hope to thwart title favourites
A win would have put them eight points clear, but the hope is that the loss has put some slight doubt into the back of their minds.
On Saturday evening, Antonio Conte’s side visit champions Leicester City, in what has the potential to be an intriguing match-up.
For all the Foxes’ struggles this season, they showed what they are still capable of against Man City last month, and will hope for more of the same this weekend.
Chelsea remain the strong title favourites, however, and three points for them at the King Power Stadium would really crank up the pressure on Liverpool at Old Trafford.
Can Everton do the Reds a favour?
Ronald Koeman’s inconsistent outfit welcome City to Goodison Park on Sunday afternoon, in the kind of game that really could go either way.
City are the kind of side who could go quietly under the radar without playing well, putting together a winning streak before you know it.
Liverpool would appreciate their Merseyside rivals nipping that in the bud nice and quickly, both in terms of the title race and top-four battle.
You never quite know what you’re going to get from either team, but City have to be considered favourites, due to their attacking quality. The first goal feels crucial.
Winnable games for north London duo
The north London adversaries will both believe a top-four finish is the bare minimum in 2016/17, and this weekend offers a great chance to seal three more points apiece.
Spurs host West Brom on Saturday lunchtime, and although the Baggies are proving typically tough to face under Tony Pulis, Mauricio Pochettino’s side are far more resilient and ruthless these days.
Dele Alli is in sparkling form, and if they can just get Harry Kane back to his best, there is no reason why they can’t be in the title shake-up come May.
Liverpool could do with the London duo slipping up this weekend, but that may be wishful thinking.
Fixtures & UK TV Info
Hull vs. Bournemouth – Saturday 3pm
Sunderland vs. Stoke – Saturday 3pm
Swansea vs. Arsenal – Saturday 3pm
Man United vs. Liverpool – Sunday 4pm, Sky Sports 1