We’re just about a quarter of the way through this Premier League season and it seems like teams are still easing their way into the season. Premier League matches are shown by pay-TV broadcasters Sky Sports, BT Sport, Amazon Prime and with match highlights available free on BBC Sport with Match of the Day. Need a Premier League VPN?
We don’t yet have anything like an established title chasing pack, but we maybe do have four teams that will fight for one survival spot at the foot of the table.
Looking at the cities with multiple teams tells an interesting tale. Manchester teams have disappointed massively thus far, with United lucky to be 10th and City well deserving of their current 13th place. Both Merseyside teams have impressed, with Liverpool in 2nd and Everton sitting 6th. In London, it’s a mixed bag with Spurs top, Chelsea 3rd, and West Ham and Crystal Palace over-performing in 8th and 11th. Balancing that out, Arsenal are underperforming in 12th and Fulham fluctuating between poor and flat out inept in 18th.
Many teams, when planning their season, break it into nine game blocks so Matchweek 10 allows something of a reset. The teams at the bottom of the table will want to forget about what’s happened so far and look at this weekend as the beginning of a shortened season in which they face a scramble to accumulate enough points to survive another season in the top flight.
Matchweek 10 presents a number of intriguing contests and we’ve picked out the three we think are most worthy of your time.
⚽ Everton vs Leeds United
📅 Saturday 28 November 2020
⏰ 1730 UK Kick-Off
🖥️ Sky Sports Live Streaming
If, three years ago, somebody had told you that Carlo Ancelotti and Marcelo Bielsa would both be managing in the Premier League in late November 2020, you’d likely have been very excited. These are icons of the game. Ancelotti is one of the most successful managers in history, with three Champions League titles on his CV to go with League titles in Italy, England, France and Germany. He’s managed the biggest names at the biggest clubs, and won the lot. Bielsa doesn’t have the track record of success to match Ancelotti but is held in equally high regard for his tactical innovation and enigmatic personality. If, during that conversation three years ago, that same person had followed up by telling you that Ancelotti and Bielsa would be managing Everton and Leeds United, your excitement would have turned to laughter. No way! Surely not! But here we are. Carlo’s Toffees against Marcelo’s Whites.
Everton come into this game off the back of a win against Fulham that turned around a run of three straight defeats which coincided with the suspension of Richarlison and an injury to James Rodriguez, both of which were part of the fall out from the Merseyside Derby. That three game skid halted some great early season form that had seen Everton top of the league after five games, following four straight wins and a draw against their neighbours. Everton’s play relies heavily on the creativity of James, the overlapping of Digne and the pace of Richarlison. Those three have combined brilliantly this season and together are the main channel of creativity, with Dominic Calvert-Lewin the main benefactor having already scored 10 Premier League goals this season.
Everton will go into this game with only Seamus Coleman and Jean-Philippe Gbamin ruled out through injury.
After a promising start to the season, Leeds have found life in the Premier League a bit more difficult over the past few weeks. Back to back wallopings at the hands of Leicester City and Crystal Palace followed by a dull draw against Arsenal has killed a little bit of the enthusiasm around them but things are looking up. Kalvin Phillips is back, Raphinha is finally building towards making his first start and Rodrigo showed signs against Arsenal that he may be adapting to the pace of the league. Phillips is key to everything good that Leeds do, both as the passing hub of the midfield but also as the defensive reference point who others can take their starting position off as Leeds employ Bielsa’s hyper-aggressive man to man marking system all over the pitch.
Leeds will be without Adam Forshaw and Gaetano Berardi, both of whom are ruled out long term, while Diego Llorente, Pable Hernandez and Jamie Shackleton all face fitness tests with varying levels of optimism about their chances of being involved.
⚽ Southampton vs Manchester United
📅 Sunday 29 November 2020
⏰ 1400 UK Kick-Off
🖥️ Sky Sports Live Streaming
There was a time in the mid 90s when Southampton away seemed like one of Manchester United’s bogey games, and even though it was merely a four year spell that involved one draw and three Saints wins it remains a remarkable run of games, due to two games in particular. First there was the 3-1 Saints win where United, claiming they “couldn’t see each other” in their dreadful grey kits changed to a blue and white striped kit at half time. That game took place in April of 1996, and when United returned the following season, they made sure to wear visible colours to avoid a repeat of the embarrassment they’d suffered. Saints decided to inflict even more embarrassment with a sensational 6-3 win that saw memorable goals from Eyal Berkovic, Egil Ostenstad and, of course, Matt LeTissier. Saints will be hoping to turn back time this weekend.
They come into this game as clearly the more in-form team currently sitting 5th in the table. After losing their first two Premier League games this season, they are now unbeaten in seven and have claimed wins over Everton and Aston Villa, who were both in very good form at the time. They’ve also picked up impressive away draws at Stamford Bridge and Molineaux and will view United as just another team. Ralph Hasenhuttl has turned things around at St. Mary’s and they no longer feel like they are the underdogs going into most games. Ralph has instilled a strong self belief in his players and they go into each and every game believing they can win. It’s paid massive dividends thus far and makes those who were calling for his dismissal a year ago look very foolish.
Saints will be without Danny Ings and Nathan Redmond, while Will Smallbone faces a fitness test. Mohamed Salisu is working his way towards full fitness and could make the bench.
United’s start to the Premier League season has been little short of awful and though that have four wins to their name, it’s largely due to luck and dreadful officiating. In truth, they were roundly outplayed by Brighton and were it not for the fortune of the woodwork, would have been soundly beaten. West Brom deserved at least a point from their encounter last weekend and it’s no surprise to see the referee of that match, David Coote, downgraded to being a 4th official this weekend. It’s a strange contrast to United’s Champions League form but they seem completely lost in Premier League football. Stagnant in attack, all over the place at the back. Regardless of what gets said in public, there’s no way there isn’t growing pressure on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
United will be without Phil Jones, Luke Shaw and Jesse Lingard while Paul Pogba and Eric Bailly are doubtful. Lindelof and Wan-Bissaka face late fitness tests.
⚽ Chelsea vs Spurs
📅 Sunday 29 November 2020
⏰ 1630 UK Kick-Off
🖥️ Sky Sports Box Office Live Streaming
The pupil takes on the Master at Stamford Bridge as Chelsea play host to Tottenham as Frank Lampard welcomes Jose Mourinho back to the Bridge once again for the fourth meeting between these two men as managers. Lampard took the spoils in both league matches last season, while Jose’s team were victorious after a penalty shoot out in a League Cup meeting this season. Jose being Jose, he’ll be desperate to get his first league win over the man who played for him in that great Chelsea team of the mid-00s. These two men helped each other greatly in defining their legacies, Mourinho as a manager, Lampard as a player. Lampard is trying to forge his own legacy as a manager and faces huge pressure for success after Chelsea’s huge outlay in the summer.
Chelsea have, statistically, had one of the easier starts to the season when compared with their big six rivals but you can only beat what is in front of you and they’ve done a decent job of that so far. Their only defeat came against Champions Liverpool in Matchweek 2 and since then they have won four from seven, including the last three in a row. Lampard is still trying to put the pieces of the puzzle together and figure out the best system to get the most out of his players, and which combinations of players work best together. His biggest problem is likely just that he may have too much attack talent at his disposal, but that’s hardly a bad complaint. The biggest question marks remain over the defense and although Edouard Mendy has made a very promising start in goal, much tougher tests await, starting this weekend.
Chelsea could well have a full squad available this weekend, with Christian Pulisic facing a late fitness test as the only doubt.
Spurs are sitting pretty on top of the table, but will have regrets about how they threw away leads against Newcastle and West Ham in both games. Had they won those two, they would sit four points clear rather than merely being top on goal difference. Spurs have, barring their opening day performance against Everton, been very good this season under Jose Mourinho. With a deep squad offering two good options in almost every position, Mourinho has been able to mix and match in midfield, rotate at fullback and keep his team fresh. Harry Kane is setting the early pace in the race for Football of the Year and his partnership with Son Heung-Min will be the first real test of Thiago Silva since the Brazilian joined the Blues.
Spurs are without Toby Alderweireld but could welcome back Japhet Tanganga from injury. Matt Doherty and Harry Winks will have fitness tests while Eric Lamela is unlikely to play.
These are just some of the games available to you from the Premier League this weekend, and the Premier League is of course just one of the many options at your disposal when it comes to watching live sport this weekend. We’ll put together a comprehensive guide to all the live sport on offer this weekend a little later in the week.
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