This weekend’s Premier League fixtures previewed

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Chelsea v Fulham

Today, 8pm, Sky Sports

Given their January transportation spending spree, Graham Potter has an unenviable task successful selecting a Chelsea broadside seeking a 150th triumph successful a Premier League London derby. All eyes, successful particular, will beryllium connected Argentina midfielder Enzo Fernandez aft he completed a £107million move from Benfica. Marco Silva will beryllium hoping to lead Fulham to their first convention double complete nan Blues astatine nan 38th effort but they person mislaid some convention games since their triumph astatine Craven Cottage.

2-1 – Win for Fulham successful January was their first v Chelsea since 2006

Everton v Arsenal

Saturday, 12.30pm, BT Sport

Sean Dyche takes complaint of Everton for nan first time and nan task could hardly beryllium tougher against a Gunners broadside who person dropped points conscionable 3 times successful nan Premier League this season. Mikel Arteta returns to his erstwhile nine having seen Arsenal spell 5 points clear astatine nan apical of nan array but nan Spaniard thinks highly of Dyche, whose Burnley grounds he labelled ‘phenomenal’ aft he was sacked past year. He will request to beryllium aft Everton grounded to make a transfer-window addition.

15 – Times Dyche has faced Arsenal arsenic a boss, winning 1 and losing 11

Aston Villa v Leicester

Saturday, 3pm

Boss Brendan Rodgers must beryllium relieved location was at slightest immoderate transportation activity astatine Leicester successful this transportation model pinch a large onus connected Harry Souttar to plug their central-defensive frailties, pinch on-loan Brazilian Tete offering immoderate further flair. Apart from recalling Bertrand Traore from a indebtedness spell, location was not overmuch activity astatine Villa Park but Unai Emery seems to person had small problem getting overmuch much retired of nan struggling squad he inherited from Steven Gerrard successful October.

16 – Points retired of a imaginable 21 for Villa since Emery took charge

Brentford v Southampton

Saturday, 3pm

Boss Nathan Jones needs to assistance Saints pinch their Carabao Cup dreams complete aft a semi-final conclusion to Newcastle but nan measurement they battled to nan extremity offers dream for their endurance push. The bottommost broadside are conscionable 3 points adrift of Leicester successful 14th. James Ward-Prowse, whose 16 Premier League goals from free-kicks is conscionable 2 short of David Beckham’s record, is cardinal to their hopes. Brentford should spell into nan crippled refreshed having not played since a 0-0 tie astatine Leeds 13 days earlier.

3-0 – Victory for Brentford successful Saints’ past sojourn backmost successful May

Brighton v Bournemouth

Saturday, 3pm

Few clubs are apt to beryllium much relieved to spot nan transportation model adjacent but Seagulls leader Robert de Zerbi must now dream he tin get Moises Caicedo to knuckle down contempt nan midfielder’s desire to subordinate Arsenal. Brighton had a awesome January connected nan pitch, pinch 4 wins and a tie successful each competitions. Cherries leader Gary O’Neil has been backed successful his endurance quest pinch £20million-plus deals this week for Ukraine centre-half Ilya Zabarnyi and Ivory Coast midfielder Hamed Traore.

7 – Consecutive games successful which Brighton person scored 2 aliases much goals

Man United v Crystal Palace

Saturday, 3pm

This crippled comes a small complete a fortnight since Michael Olise’s stoppage-time stunner denied United triumph astatine Selhurst Park. That was a uncommon caller blip for Erik 10 Hag’s broadside who person a Carabao Cup last to look guardant to aft completing a 5-0 aggregate triumph complete Nottingham Forest. Palace person 2 deadline time signings successful contention to characteristic astatine Old Trafford – Naouirou Ahamada and Sambi Lokonga having taken portion successful training pinch Patrick Vieira’s broadside this week.

11 – Successive location wins for Man United since a 0-0 tie pinch Newcastle

Wolves v Liverpool

Saturday, 3pm

This weekend’s reverse fixture database was cancelled successful September aft nan Queen’s decease and has not been rescheduled – yet this is their 3rd gathering successful little than a month. Liverpool won 1-0 successful an FA Cup replay astatine Molineux having been fortunate to flight pinch a 2-2 tie astatine Anfield. That luck ran retired successful nan 4th information arsenic they mislaid 2-1 astatine Brighton. Wolves had precious small luck successful January but Julen Lopetegui has had 13 days to hole his players since nan 3-0 conclusion astatine Manchester City.

6 – League and cup games for Liverpool successful 2023 – nan only triumph was astatine Molineux

Newcastle v West Ham

Saturday, 5.30pm, Sky Sports

The celebratory ambiance astir St James’ Park aft getting done to a first Wembley last since 1999 will proceed astatine afloat throttle. But Alexander Isak will consciousness groggy for a different logic having been struck by a James Ward-Prowse free-kick – making him a uncertainty for nan game. Playmaker Bruno Guimaraes is banned aft his precocious reddish card. The Hammers’ inactive deadline time whitethorn adhd to their relegation fears but they did support clasp of Michail Antonio contempt exit rumours.

3 – Goals successful 2 games for Jarrod Bowen aft not scoring successful his erstwhile 12

Nottingham Forest v Leeds

Sunday 2pm

Forest’s inability to springiness nan champion relationship of themselves complete nan 2 legs of their Carabao Cup semi-final pinch Manchester United was successful portion owed to a crippling wounded and unwellness database featuring Dean Henderson, Ryan Yates and Morgan Gibbs-White among others. For Forest to this week motion a goalkeeper – Keylor Navas – pinch much European Cups to his sanction than they person is simply a motion of their ambition. Leeds would spell supra Forest connected extremity quality successful nan array if they triumph astatine nan City Ground.

6 – League games without a triumph for Leeds since beating Bournemouth 4-3

Tottenham v Man City

Sunday, 4.30pm, Sky Sports

Spurs person already had 1 triumph complete City this week by beating them to nan signing of 19-year-old wonderkid Jude Soonsup-Bell from Chelsea. They besides person a peculiarly bully grounds against Pep Guardiola’s men, having won 4 of nan six meetings earlier this season, including a double past term. They looked good connected their measurement to continuing that series past period erstwhile they led 2-0 astatine nan Etihad, only for Guardiola’s half-time blast inspiring City to a 4-2 victory.

3 – Times Harry Kane has scored against City. He has collected 4 bookings

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