The return of José Mourinho to the Premier League with Tottenham will largely dominate the coming round of fixtures, which comes after the conclusion of the latest international football window. Manuel Pellegrini’s struggling West Ham are the potentially unlucky team who will host Spurs in the Portuguese’s first fixture, in Saturday’s early kick-off.
At 3pm, Arsenal, Bournemouth, Brighton, Crystal Palace, Everton and Watford will respectively be visited by Southampton, Wolves, Leicester, league leaders Liverpool, Norwich, and Burnley. The most intriguing fixture of the weekend that doesn’t involve Mourinho then follows on Saturday evening; reigning champions Manchester City are at home, against in-form, improving Chelsea.
Perhaps harshly, Mauricio Pochettino’s departure from Spurs has again intensified the focus on Ole Gunnar Solskjær and Manchester United, who visit Sheffield United on Sunday afternoon. Gameweek 13 then concludes on Monday evening, when Aston Villa host Newcastle.