Under-pressure managers are largely dominating the narrative ahead of Gameweek 11 of the Premier League, which begins when Bournemouth host a Manchester United side whose manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is after a fourth successive victory following a difficult start to the season. His counterpart at Arsenal, Unai Emery, is similarly attempting to prove himself – his next opportunity to do so comes at home to Wolves on Saturday afternoon.
Also on Saturday, Steve Bruce and Ralph Hasenhüttl, respectively managers of relegation-threatened Newcastle and Southampton, are attempting to prepare their teams for respective trips to West Ham and Manchester City. Elsewhere, Sheffield United host Burnley, Norwich travel to Brighton and leaders Liverpool pursue their latest victory at the improving Aston Villa – all before Watford, still seeking their first, host Chelsea in the late kick-off.
On Sunday afternoon, Crystal Palace host Leicester in what is likely to be a competitive affair between two ambitious teams, before Everton welcome Tottenham in perhaps the most intriguing fixture of the whole weekend. The futures of Marco Silva and Mauricio Pochettino are as uncertain as any of their divisional rivals, to the extent that the outcome on Sunday could even make or break their next move.