All 20 teams in action in mid-week
Midweek Premier League football. Got to love it. All 20 teams are in action this week as five games take place this evening and five more take place tomorrow.
After another exciting weekend in the top division, which saw Manchester United overcome Arsenal and Leicester City keep their title hopes alive with a last-minute winner over Norwich City, it’s time for the teams to go again as the fixtures keep coming thick and fast.
Tonight sees five games with teams playing from the top of the table, all the way down to the bottom.
Aston Villa have a vital home game against Everton, who have been impressive on their travels so far this season. Remi Garde will be desperate for a much-needed win if he wants to complete the impossible of keeping Villa in the Premier League.
Just above Villa are Sunderland and they are also at home this evening as they host Crystal Palace, with both teams in need of a win. The Black Cats will want to push for survival, whilst Alan Pardew will be hoping for a win to end their abysmal run.
Fellow-strugglers Norwich City host a rejuvenated Chelsea at Carrow Road, while AFC Bournemouth have a crunch game with local-rivals Southampton.
The other remaining game tonight sees league-leaders Leicester City take on West Bromwich Albion in a Midlands Derby, as the Foxes look to continue their title push.
On Wednesday night there are a further five games with Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester City, Liverpool and Manchester United all in action.
The Gunners host Swansea City as they look to put their title-push back on track following their shock defeat at Old Trafford on Sunday, but in order to do so, they will have to hope Spurs slip up away at West Ham United.
Manchester United will look to continue their fine run of form as they host Watford, while Newcastle United host Stoke City in a must-win game.
The final game on Wednesday evening is a replay of the Capital One Cup final as Manchester City travel to Anfield to take on Liverpool. The two won’t have penalties to be separated on this occasion however.
Written by Alex Batt – @AlexBatt