After the drama of Manchester United’s remarkable Champions League win in Paris on Wednesday, the Premier League has some standard to match this weekend. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s under-strength heroes will have Paul Pogba back for their game-of-the-weekend clash away at Arsenal on Sunday, although with both sides coming off the back of European away trips it’s not one that overly appeals from a fantasy point of view.
The same can’t be said of those fixtures featuring the big two, with Manchester City hosting Watford – a team they have beaten in nine straight meetings and not lost to since 1989. Liverpool welcome Burnley to Anfield, where the visitors haven’t won since 1974 – although Sean Dyche’s men did give Jurgen Klopp’s team plenty to think about before eventually going down 3-1 at Turf Moor in December.
Elsewhere this weekend, Champions League quarter-finalists Tottenham travel to Southampton, Chelsea host Wolves and Everton travel to Newcastle. Relegation certainties Huddersfield host Bournemouth, relegation favourites Fulham go to Leicester, while struggling Cardiff are at home to West Ham. Perhaps the most watchable game of the whole weekend kicks it off, however, when Crystal Palace host Brighton in a derby that is more fiery than it is local.