December has arrived, and the Premier League games are coming thick and fast. The period of managerial uncertainty is also well under way too, with changes being made at Tottenham, Watford and Arsenal, and more seemingly afoot elsewhere. The midweek fixtures kick off with two matches on Tuesday, with Burnley hosting Manchester City and Bournemouth away at Crystal Palace.
We are then treated to six fixtures on Wednesday evening, the pick of which would appear to be Jose Mourinho’s return to Old Trafford with a Tottenham side that has won three straight in all competitions since he took charge. Old pals Frank Lampard and John Terry face off as Chelsea host Aston Villa, Watford face the unenviable task of an away game at high-flying Leicester, while West Ham travel to Wolves and Southampton host Norwich. Oh, and there’s the small matter of the Merseyside derby between Liverpool and Everton.
Thursday sees Sheffield United host Newcastle, while Freddie Ljungberg has his first home game as Arsenal manager against Brighton. But we return to the East Midlands for our fantasy captain pick of the week – no surprises here, either.