It was inevitable that this season would see games cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic, with players forced to travel abroad for international games and European club competitions and in week 11 we finally have our first game called off. 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?
Aston Villa were due to host Newcastle United this Friday night but after an outbreak on the Toon, the game is off. Newcastle have been forced to close their training ground, and have a number of players and staff self-isolating after multiple positive tests.
While the cancellation is not ideal, and will only cause more fixture congestion later in the season, it’s definitely the right move and we can only hope it doesn’t happen too often over the course of the season.
With one game gone, there are still nine games going ahead this weekend and we’ve decided to preview three of them ahead of the weekend.
⚽ Chelsea vs Leeds United
📅 Saturday 5 December 2020
⏰ 2000 UK Kick-Off
🖥️ Sky Sports Live Streaming
Leeds again? Of course Leeds again! Leeds every week until forever! Marcelo Bielsa’s men are the most entertaining side to watch in the Premier League, even when they play badly.
This game will see Bielsa become reacquainted with his biggest rival from his first season with Leeds, Frank Lampard. The two managers clashed after Bielsa was caught having an assistant coach spy on Derby County’s training sessions, followed by the incredible press conference in which Bielsa gave an in-depth breakdown of Derby’s tactical plan and style of play. Leeds fans serenaded Lampard with “Stop Crying Frank Lampard” but Lampard did get the last laugh as his Derby side dumped Leeds out of the playoffs. It will be interesting to monitor the interactions between the two managers before and after the game.
Chelsea sit third in the table heading into this weekend and have generally been in good form this season. Wins over Brighton, Crystal Palace, Newcastle, Burnley and Sheffield United along with draws against West Brom, Southampton, Manchester United and Spurs see them with 19 points from 10 games played. Their only defeat came against Liverpool. It could be argued that Chelsea are yet to beat a team likely to finish in this season’s top half, and the lack of ambition showed against United and Spurs was somewhat concerning, but all things considered the Blues will be happy with their start to the season.
Of the 20 teams in the Premier League, Chelsea are the only one without any injuries at the moment. They’ll be hoping their luck with injuries continues as they’ve yet to have a player suffer a significant injury this season.
Leeds are currently 12th in the table and have struggled with some inconsistencies as they adapt to a new league and try to bed in the litany of new players they signed in the summer. Wins over Fulham, Sheffield United, Aston Villa and Everton plus draws against Manchester City and Arsenal have all given Leeds reason for optimism, though defeats against Liverpool, Wolves, Leicester and Crystal Palace all highlighted defensive issues. Leeds’ list of scalps is more impressive than Chelsea’s this season, but their defensive problems have been rather glaring having already conceded four goals in three separate games and three in another.
Kelvin Phillips made his return against Arsenal a couple of weeks ago and it’s no surprise that results picked up immediately. Unfortunately for Leeds they do still have a number of players on the sidelines with Jamie Shackleton, Pablo Hernandez, Diego Llorente, Adam Forshaw and Gaetano Berardi all ruled out and Jack Harrison facing a late fitness test.
⚽ Tottenham vs Arsenal
📅 Sunday 6 December 2020
⏰ 1630 UK Kick-Off
🖥️ Sky Sports Live Streaming
There’s very few things better in football than a North London derby and it will be fascinating to see this one play out. Spurs are top of the table and Jose Mourinho seems to have rediscovered some of his magic, whilst Arsenal are going through a rebuild under an inexperienced young manager with no track record. When they two sides met for the first time last season, they both had different managers and played out a draw. The return fixture, played during project restart, ended in a 2-1 win for Spurs and Jose will happily take a repeat of that. Arteta is unlikely to be under any pressure given Arsenal pursued him for this job twice and bought into his vision for the club, but defeats to Spurs never sit well with the fanbase, even during a pandemic and a rebuild.
After their opening day defeat to Everton, Spurs have built a nine game unbeaten run with wins over Southampton, Manchester United, Burnley, Brighton, West Brom and Manchester City, and draws against Newcastle, West Ham and Chelsea. The first two of those should have been wins, but for late collapses by Mourinho’s men. The only disappointment for Spurs this season is that they aren’t four points clear at the top of the table as opposed to being top on goal difference.
Erik Lamela is the only Spurs definitely out of Sunday’s game though there are major doubts over Toby Alderweireld and Carlos Vinicius. Harry Kane and Sergio Reguillon will have late fitness tests but are expected to be given the green light to play.
While many Arsenal fans will be disappointed with their teams start to the season, patience is definitely required. Arteta took over a squad desperately lacking in quality, and has had to deal with a number of injuries this season. Wins over Fulham, West Ham, Manchester United and Sheffield United, plus that draw with Leeds, give the Gunners 13 points from 10 games. It’s clearly not good enough, and defeats to Liverpool, Manchester City, Leicester City, Aston Villa and Wolves is basically a season’s worth of losses for a team with top 4 ambition. But Arsenal shouldn’t have top 4 ambitions. Not this season. Rebuilds take time. Yes, Mourinho has turned Spurs around but he started off with a far better squad and had far more backing in the transfer market than Arteta.
The Gunners will be without Gabriel Martinelli and Callum Chambers through injury, and Nicolas Pepe through suspension. There are doubts over Thomas Partey and Pablo Mari while it remains to be seen if David Luiz will play after the shambolic decision to allow him to play 30 minutes whilst clearly concussed against Wolves.
⚽ Brighton vs Southampton
📅 Monday 7 December 2020
⏰ 2000 UK Kick-Off
🖥️ Sky Sports Live Streaming
This game is often billed as a derby, but it really isn’t anything of the sort. Neither of these teams takes part in a proper derby as they are the only clubs in their respective cities. Brighton’s biggest rivalry is with Crystal Palace, while Southampton’s is with Portsmouth. With Pompey out of the top flight, Saints vs Bournemouth became something of a rivalry but Saints vs Brighton? Not really. These clubs are based 65 miles apart. These sides have spent less than 20 of the past 60 years playing in the same division, this is just an interesting game of football.
Brighton have tended to save their best performances for home games against top teams, though results haven’t gone their way in those games. Wins over Newcastle and Aston Villa, plus draws with Crystal Palace, West Brom, Burnley and Liverpool see Graham Potter’s men sit 16th on 10 points. They’ll consider themselves unlucky not to have taken 3 points against Liverpool, and were deserving of at least a point in defeats to Chelsea and Manchester United. Spurs and Everton are the other teams who have overcome the Seagulls this season. Brighton have had a difficult fixture list to begin the season but will still feel disappointed with their points tally and league position.
Tariq Lamptey returns from suspension but Brighton do have a growing injury list. Adam Lallana, Neal Maupay, Davy Propper, Alexis Mac Allister and Christian Walton have joined long term absentees Jose Izquierdo and Florin Andone on the sidelines. Propper has a chance of being fit for Monday but the rest are unlikely to be ready in time.
Southampton sit a very respectable 6th in the table with 17 points from their 10 games and can feel very pleased and very proud about the progress they have made over the last 12 months. After 10 games last season, Saints were 18th. That 10th game was the 9-0 home annihilation by Leicester. Only a couple of weeks ago they were briefly top of the Premier League. What a turnaround! Ralph Hasenhuttl has guided his men to wins over Burnley, West Brom, Everton, Aston Villa and Newcastle, and draws with Chelsea and Wolves. After defeats to Crystal Palace and Spurs, Southampton had been one of the form teams in the league until their disappointing 3-2 home defeat to Manchester United.
Saints will be without Danny Ings, Natham Redmond and Will Smallbone for this one, while Mohamed Salisu is not yet deemed to be up to match fitness after arriving injured in the summer.
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.
You need not worry about that though, all you need to do is sit back, turn on your Liberty Shield VPN, settle in, and enjoy the games.
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