Graham Potter takes struggling Chelsea to the blissful looking floor of Tottenham on Sunday determined for a Premier League win as Manchester City search to show domination into ambitions.
Leaders Arsenal face a tough journey to Leicester, whilst Liverpool want to bounce returned from a 5-2 humbling by the hands of Real Madrid after they tour to Crystal Palace.
Third-placed Manchester United aren’t in motion as they face Newcastle United in Sunday’s League Cup developed at Wembley.
Potter underneath strain
Potter is underneath mounting strain to supply outcomes along with his expensively assembled Chelsea squad however will take coronary heart from the membership’s outstanding report in opposition to London rivals Tottenham. Chelsea are aiming to lengthen their unbeaten Premier League run in opposition to Spurs to 9 video games and for a fourth immediately win in league fixtures between the golf equipment.
Antonio Conte’s Spurs are fourth within the desk, 11 factors away from Chelsea, who’ve received simply two of their previous 14 matches in all competitions. Despite their heavy outlay in January, the Blues look desperately in need of firepower – scoring just one aim of their previous 5 matches.
Reports recommend the Stamford Bridge hierarchy are well prepared to provide former Brighton boss Potter time regardless of the depressing run and the Director himself known as for endurance toward his new signings after final week’s house defeat by backside membership Southampton. But defeat at Tottenham would inevitably heap greater strain on the Englishman with sections of the Chelsea assist already calling for him to be sacked.
City’s 4 Premier League titles up to now 5 seasons have been constructed on placing mutually an extended streak of victories for the duration of the marketing campaign. However, the defending champions are nevertheless ready to hit major type this season.
Pep Guardiola’s adult males appeared to have turned the tide within the title race after they beat Arsenal on the Emirates earlier this month to maneuver to the major of the desk. But they conceded a late aim final week to attract 1-1 in opposition to Nottingham Forest after dominating the sport, with Chris Wood punishing their profligacy.
It was the same story at RB Leipzig within the Champions League in midweek as City didn’t mould a dominant first half be counted earlier than the Germans hit returned after the break to degree the primary leg of their last-16 tie.
“It was a brilliant performance, we played really good but we didn’t score. We have to score,” reported Guardiola after dropping factors at Forest.
Arsenal are two factors forward of City on the major of the desk, but in addition have a sport in hand. The Gunners ended a four-game winless run by coming from behind to beat Aston Villa 4-2 final weekend.
But Leicester’s 4-1 thrashing of Tottenham of their final house sport serves as a warning of the risk posed by the Foxes.
Just eight factors separate the underside 9 groups within the Premier League, organising an intense battle for survival. Four of these sides play one another this weekend, which includes Leeds and Southampton, who occupy the underside two spots.
Leeds will likely be hoping for a bounce after naming former Watford boss Javi Gracia as their new Director. Bournemouth, simply exterior the relegation locations, face the daunting process of internet hosting City, whilst struggling West Ham host Nottingham Forest.
Sean Dyche is searching for a 3rd forward house win as Everton attempt to inch toward safe practices at house to Villa.
Fulham v Wolves
Everton v Aston Villa, Leeds v Southampton, Leicester v Arsenal, West Ham v Nottingham Forest, Bournemouth v Manchester City, Crystal Palace v Liverpool
Tottenham v Chelsea