Manchester City blew an opportunity last week when they failed to close the gap on Premier League leaders Arsenal. The Gunners were defeated by struggling Everton at bogey ground Goodison Park on Saturday, only for City to suffer a narrow defeat against Tottenham Hotspur 24 hours later.
Arsenal back to winning ways
Arsenal maintained their five-point lead over the reigning champions, who now have rivals Manchester United breathing down their necks, just one place and one point behind. This week’s schedule begins with West Ham United hosting Chelsea at the London Stadium in an early kickoff on Saturday.
Staying in London, Arsenal hosts Brentford, Crystal Palace hosts Brighton at Selhurst Park, and Fulham hosts Nottingham Forest at Craven Cottage. Leicester City host Tottenham Hotspur at the King Power Stadium, Southampton hosts Wolves, and Bournemouth face Newcastle United on the south coast.
Yorkshire will face Lancashire at Elland Road on Sunday, while Leeds United will face Manchester United, followed by Manchester City facing Aston Villa at the Etihad. Lastly, the Merseyside derby takes place on Monday, with Liverpool hosting Everton at Anfield.