Tottenham vs Chelsea is the feature game in the Premier League this weekend. Can Chelsea keep up their unbeaten record in the Premier League? Another of the unbeaten sides, Manchester City, take on West Ham in a game you’d expect them to win on paper. Liverpool have a potentially tricky game away at Watford.
Brighton v Leicester (Saturday, 15:00)
This will be a tough away trip for a Leicester side who are hoping to have Harry Maguire and James Maddison back from knee injuries. Brighton are usually difficult to break down at home, so the visitors’ gameplan will be to counter with the pacey Jamie Vardy and Demarai Gray.
Everton v Cardiff (Saturday, 15:00)
The rejuvenated Richarlison scored for Brazil in midweek and he will be one of the key players to watch when Everton host Cardiff. Neil Warnock’s visitors have improved lately but they would be happy to leave Merseyside with a point.
Fulham v Southampton (Saturday, 15:00)
Expect plenty of changes as Claudio Ranieri takes charge of Fulham for the first time. The bottom-of-the-table hosts have been reliant on Aleksandar Mitrovic for goals this season, while out-of-form Southampton have scored just eight goals in 12 games – the second-worst record in the league.
Manchester United v Crystal Palace (Saturday, 15:00)
Manchester United desperately need to get back on track after falling 12 points behind City. This will not be an easy game, though, with Roy Hodgson’s Crystal Palace notoriously difficult to break down against the bigger clubs.
Watford v Liverpool (Saturday, 15:00)
This has the potential to be one of the best games of the weekend. Watford have maintained an attacking approach against the ‘Big Six’ sides this season, while Liverpool play every match to win. Expect plenty of goals at Vicarage Road.
West Ham v Manchester City (Saturday, 15:00)
On their day, West Ham can upset anyone in the league, but will one of those days come against unbeaten Manchester City? Sergio Aguero, Raheem Sterling & Co. have been flying this season and will be looking to build on their Manchester derby win from before the international break.
Tottenham v Chelsea (Saturday, 17:30)
Some ‘Big Six’ meetings this season have been incredible, while others have been underwhelming. Given the styles that these teams have, it’s safe to assume that they will both be going all out for the three points. Expect an entertaining game with Harry Kane and Eden Hazard the key men to watch.
Bournemouth v Arsenal (Sunday, 13:30)
Arsenal remain unbeaten since August but they have now drawn three league games in a row. As for Bournemouth, they have lost their last two games but they are still flying high in sixth after a superb start. If Callum Wilson, Ryan Fraser & Co. are on form, there could be an upset.
Wolves v Huddersfield (Sunday, 16:00)
Wolves and Huddersfield have scored a combined 18 goals in their 24 league games this season, so it’s safe to assume that this will be a low-scoring affair. Ruben Neves and Joao Moutinho are likely to control the game in midfield for the hosts.
Burnley v Newcastle (Monday, 20:00)
This is unlikely to be an entertaining match – Burnley and Newcastle are known for grinding out results by the odd goal – but it should tell us a lot about which team is most likely to be in and around the drop zone over Christmas.