1) Mourinho will go strongly against Manchester City?

Both teams have personal problems and come in the immediate aftermath of the international hiatus, and Tottenham’s home game against Manchester City appears close to impossible to predict, even before some results are taken into account between the two teams in other matches this season. Tottenham’s victory on Saturday night will see them top the Premier League overnight and leave City looking uncharacteristically miserable and in the middle of the standings. With Gareth Bale gaining sharpness with each passing day, and the homeowners ’attack likely to begin alongside the irrepressible Son Heung Min and Harry Kane, it is difficult to escape the conclusion that City’s work will end in what appears to be a veritable certification test. Both sides. Jose Mourinho is known for extreme pragmatism, but it is hard to see his team approach this competition in anything other than relatively enthusiastic style with so much offensive talent at their disposal. BG

Tottenham-Manchester City, Saturday 5:30 pm (GMT).

2) big chance for Leicester inconvenience heroes

It would be an exaggeration to say that Sunday’s meeting between the champions and the league leaders came in perfect timing with Leicester, but it is true that injured Liverpool are at risk now as it is likely to be this season. Brendan Rodgers’ team has a lot of absentees themselves but they handled well and the international break was relatively nice with them, as James Madison and Harvey Barnes (and Jimmy Vardy) weren’t on the England mission. Yuri Tillmans, meanwhile, Played brilliantly BelgiumAs he did all season with Leicester. He has become indispensable to Rodgers, the only midfielder to whom Leicester has no apparent support. Inconsistent last season, Tillmans played every Premier League and European League match for Leicester that term, introducing creativity from a depth that no one else could provide for Leicester – and which Liverpool might lack if Thiago Alcantara were still indecent. PD

Liverpool In front of Leicester, Sunday 19:15

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3) Bielsa can give Arsenal a style lesson

One thing is clear about Leeds and Arsenal: they are two of the most vividly trained teams at Premier League. This is where the similarity ends now. When Marcelo Bielsa took charge of a junk group on Elland Road, he instantly switched them from Championship as well into free-to-play rookie contenders and their spirited style continued, with choppy results, to thrill in First Division. After meeting a disparate group when he accepted the Arsenal job last December, Mikel Arteta has created a structure that would eliminate many of their defensive problems, but the cost to their offensive performance is increasingly evident. So what is the approach that will have a better advantage when the pair meet on Sunday? Arteta is over Bielsista This is what the pragmatist may suggest in recent months, but he will probably imagine his chances of patiently revealing the opponents who conceded eight goals in the last two matches. Despite this, Belsa and Leeds at their best can provide insight into how far Arsenal must travel to be truly exciting again. not available

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Leeds vs. ArsenalSunday 4:30 pm

Mikel Arteta
Mikel Arteta is closer to Marcelo Bielsa in style than recent shows suggest, but could he show Arsenal’s own wider side at Leeds? Photograph: Glyn Kirk / AFP / Getty Images

4) Could a villa be the backbone of England?

Now that Jack Grealish has finally had a chance to prove how great he is on the international stage, and Tyrone Mings do the same, Aston Villa can look to other players confirming their England credentials. Ross Barkley’s chances of making a comeback in Gareth Southgate’s good books can only be boosted if he continues to dazzle Grealish as he did in Victory over Arsenal Two weeks ago, Isre Konsa’s central defense partnership with Mings was another double action Southgate has to bear in mind. Ole Watkins also deserves to be under consideration given his performance since his arrival in the Premier League, all of which means that if Villa continues his impressive form, starting with facing Brighton on Saturday, there could be a case to make them stronger. Represents the club in the European Championship team in England. PD

Aston Villa – Brighton, Saturday 3 pm

5) West Brom has the freedom of low expectations

After four games in a row I played behind the ill-advised, exorbitant curtain and the recently scrapped Premier League PPV curtain, West Brom is finally able to strut what he’s going through in front of UK fans – or at least that small percentage of fans with a BT Sport subscription – when a match Saturday night at Manchester United Televised. Without a home win in the league this season, coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side had to imagine their chances of beating the struggling side with just three draws in their name, while Baggiz would likely see this as a free kick; The game that no one expects them to take anything with them type. If he makes it past his fitness after spending time in self-isolation after testing positive for the Covid virus, the sight of 36-year-old Branislav Ivanovic in the defense of visitors could come as a shock to all those denied exposure to the West. Broome let the former Chelsea defender mid-September move to Zaarour to overtake them completely. BG

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Manchester United – West Bromwich, Saturday 8 pm

Branislav Ivanovic
Branislav Ivanovic in the midst of West Bromwich. Photo: Tim Keaton / Reuters

6) broadcast schedule television-free thinking threatens quality in St. James

While the voice of managers complaining about their teams having to play soccer matches can be boring, Frank Lampard seemed justified in complaining about his team members. Chelsea The team has to gather to travel to Newcastle to start their lunchtime Saturday the day after they fly from various global locations in their shuffle and shuffle. While there wouldn’t be fans traveling to bother with its unnecessarily ill-considered schedule, BT Sport and its studio rep would be unlikely to acknowledge their role if the game turned out to be an awful affair involving understandably exhausted players. Lampard’s complaint is understandable, but the problem of broadcasters playing fast and loosely with the fixture schedule is one that he and fellow managers must urge employers to bring up. Before They sell the rights to their products for billions of television pounds. BG

Newcastle – Chelsea, Saturday 12:30 pm

7) Lockman’s chance to give Everton a reason to regret

Ademula Lockman left Scott Parker “frustrated and angry” over the annoying “Panenka” penalty that Fulham campus from a point at West Ham Before the international break, but is it better to clear his mind than to face the club that allowed him to leave after only 14 appearances? Much had been expected from Lockman when he joined Everton from Charlton in 2017, but despite a quick start, that never happened for the striker, and his £ 22.5m transfer to RB Leipzig seemed to be a reasonable outcome for all sides. Now, Lockman finds himself in a relegation battle, on loan to Fulham after he struggled to fulfill Julian Nagelsmann’s stringent demands in Saxony. There’s no doubting his ability, and with that failed kick, he gave a pale attack some life in those early appearances. If he came back to chase Everton, who showed his lack of attacking depth without Richarlison in three straight defeats that led to them derailing their flight path, the Toffees might regret not showing more faith. not available

Fulham vs. EvertonSunday 12 noon

8) The saints hope to take advantage of Traore’s absence

Daniel Bodens and Pedro Neto are excellent players, but Southampton will likely hope they both start at Molino on Monday, as that would mean Adama Traore will start off the bench for their sixth consecutive league match. Traore tore up Southampton at St Mary’s Stadium in January, inspiring a 2-0 comeback down to He leads his team to a 3-2 victoryBut he has not started a league match since September amid deadlock in talks over a new contract. Although his current deal doesn’t expire until 2023, Wolves is willing to commit to a new deal. So far no agreement had been reached and the destructive striker was used only in bursts. Other wolves’ options are good, but they won’t return to their best until Traore returns to shape and approval. PD

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Wolves v SouthamptonMonday 8 pm

Daniel Bodens
Daniel Bodens would be a threat to Southampton, but maybe not quite the same as Adam Traore. Photography: James Williamson – AMA / Getty Images

9) Blades look to rediscover the art of recovery

Last season, Sheffield United fell behind in 22 Premier League matches but came back with points from nearly half of those matches. They couldn’t match their payback rate this season, which is why they found themselves in the bottom-line league, with low confidence. After facing Chelsea, Manchester City and Liverpool in their last three matches, this weekend’s meeting with West Ham is a relatively mild game. Chris Wilder knows his team needs points to start climbing onto the table. distance Defeat Chelsea In their final match, Wilder said United’s season could be determined by what happens between now and the end of December. “We have to get a decent number of points as the new year approaches because if we do that, it will lead to an increase in faith and confidence.” PD

Sheffield United – West Ham, Sunday 2 pm

10) Burnley needs improvement goals to support claims

Burnley is getting better. Sean Daiky sure thinks so, and if we’re generous, three of their last four shows provide room to introduce controversy. The problem is that they did not register for any of those games (on their home turf Tottenham defeats And the Chelsea; Steer away With West Bromwich Albion And the Brighton) And the search for the vanguard can not be more urgent. Nor can a win be pursued, since they are entrenched in the lowest level of five and increasingly look to risk fighting in their mini-league for survival. Only one of their three goals so far has come from a striker – last season’s top scorer, Chris Wood – and the offensive line is feeding on worryingly thin porridge. “We know we have to keep looking for better quality opportunities,” said Daiky after the draw in Brighton, who at least kept in touch with his struggling teammate. Crystal Palace should be out of difficulty on Monday night, but given the Eagles’ strength on the counter, Burnley can’t stand another 90 minutes of hustle and bustle. not available

Burnley v Crystal PalaceMonday 5:30 pm