What would you expect in the Premier League Matchday 14?
After a pulsating week of European action, the Premier League returns with a full schedule this weekend, as the season continues to deliver high-quality entertainment.
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But with all 20 Premier League sides in action this weekend, what should you be watching out for in England’s top-flight?
Leicester City vs Manchester City
The Premier League weekend begins at the King Power Stadium, where 2016 champions Leicester City welcome current holders Manchester City.
Bouncing back from defeat to Liverpool last time out against Brighton & Hove Albion, leading goal scorer Erling Haaland netted twice in the victory, but the Norwegian is an injury doubt for Saturday’s clash against Leicester.
Leicester are without a league win over Pep Guardiola’s side since September 2020, but the Foxes do enter Saturday’s clash in their best form of the campaign so far, having won their last two outings.
Brighton vs Chelsea
While they’ve impressed under new boss Roberto De Zerbi, Brighton are without a win under the Italian’s tutelage so far, with Saturday’s meeting against Chelsea next up for the Seagulls.
Returning to the Amex Stadium just weeks after ditching Brighton for two-time Champions League winners Chelsea, Graham Potter will be keen to guide his new side to a victory at the stadium he once called home.
History suggests Chelsea will be good money to continue their nine-match unbeaten streak under Potter, having never lost a first-tier clash against Brighton.
Liverpool vs Leeds United
In the peculiar time Saturday night time slot, an inconsistent Liverpool side will welcome a Leeds United outfit desperate for three points in their bid against the drop.
Tony Blair was the British Prime Minister the last time Leeds beat Liverpool in the Premier League, with this fixture rarely providing any joy for the Yorkshire side.
As for Liverpool, defeat to Nottingham Forest last time out was the latest stumble in a turbulent season for the Reds, but following a confidence-boosting victory over Ajax in mid-week, Jurgen Klopp’s side should have little issue despatching relegation-candidates Leeds.
Arsenal vs Nottingham Forest
In a match that summed up the absurdity of Forest’s season so far, Steve Cooper’s side picked up their first victory since the first weekend of the campaign against Liverpool last time out, with another tough challenge up next for the Tricky Trees.
Arsenal have hardly put a foot wrong this season, but last weekend’s draw against Southampton stunted what had been an otherwise near-perfect start.
Will lightning strike twice for Forest? Probably not, as Arsenal enter Sunday’s match as strong favourites for three points.
Manchester United vs West Ham United
Finding their feet under new boss Erik ten Hag, last weekend’s late equaliser against Chelsea stretched Manchester United’s unbeaten streak to four Premier League matches.
Responding well to last month’s drubbing against City, the Red Devils have their sights set on competing for a Champions League position.
No strangers to European football themselves this season, West Ham travels to Old Trafford looking for just their second victory in 19 visits.
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