Liverpool have found their mojo again in the league and their 3-0 win over Southampton last Saturday was another impressive showing. We’ll forget about Tuesday’s collapse in Seville.
Here’s a look at the best of the action this weekend, starting with a cracker at Anfield.
Reds & Blues take centre stage
The matches keep coming thick and fast for Liverpool and Saturday evening sees the Reds take on rivals Chelsea in a huge game on Merseyside.
Anfield should be rocking under the lights this weekend and it is likely to be a game that is decided by very fine margins.
A draw certainly wouldn’t be a disaster for either Klopp or Antonio Conte, but three points would feel really significant ahead of a busy December.
Chelsea haven’t lost at Anfield in their last six visits – let’s hope that changes this weekend.
A potential field day for Man City?
Man City‘s trip to Leicester looked a possible banana skin last Saturday, but they once again won with ease, albeit after Vincent Kompany should have been sent-off.
Next up for Pep Guardiola’s all-conquering league leaders is Huddersfield Town, who find themselves 10th in the table.
David Wagner’s side will feel they can spring another shock, having dispatched of Man United last month, but this is another challenge altogether.
At the moment, you just don’t see how City are going to lose a game, and they will genuinely be eyeing up an unbeaten league campaign.
The attacking quality in their ranks is ridiculous – even if three or four players don’t perform, somebody bails them out – and you have to applaud their style of football.
All of the other 19 teams would love to see Huddersfield produce the surprise of the season, but you just cannot see it happening, sadly.
Burnley look to prove their credentials against Arsenal
At the start of the season, some fans and pundits were understandably tipping Burnley to be in the relegation fight come May.
The Clarets have been a revelation in 2017/18, however, and with 12 matches played, they find themselves level on points with Liverpool and Arsenal, and in seventh place.
The Gunners are predictably unconvincing at the moment, beating Spurs with relative ease last time around, but will they fancy it this weekend?
The north Londoners have been so poor in most of their away games this season – if they underperform against Burnley they will drop points.
Arsene Wenger’s men have just started to show signs of clicking, though, and their quality may just shine through.
Winnable fixtures for the bottom-three
All three will feel they can be out of it by Sunday night, however.
The Hammers get the weekend started with the visit of Leicester on Friday evening, in what is David Moyes’ first home game in charge. A defeat would be disastrous for the former Everton manager.
It is too early to start predicting who will go down, but it is fixtures such as these that will help gauge the credentials of the current bottom three.
At least one will win this weekend.
Fixtures, UK TV Info & Predictions
West Ham vs. Leicester – 8pm, Sky Sports Main Event
Crystal Palace vs. Stoke – 3pm
Man United vs. Brighton – 3pm
Newcastle vs. Watford – 3pm
Swansea vs. Bournemouth – 3pm
Liverpool vs. Chelsea – 5:30pm, BT Sport 1
Huddersfield vs. Man City – 4pm, Sky Sports Main Event