For the first time in 2019/20, a number of Premier League teams have had to balance preparing for their next domestic fixture with competing in the Champions or Europa League. Friday evening’s fixture between Southampton and Bournemouth ensures an earlier Fantasy Prem deadline before, at lunchtime on Saturday, Tottenham follow a trip to Olympiakos with another to Leicester. In a repeat of May’s FA Cup final, Manchester City play Watford, while Sheffield United visit Everton, Norwich travel to Burnley and Newcastle host Brighton.
Four fixtures follow on Sunday, the highest-profile of which involves Chelsea hosting Liverpool. Aston Villa travel south to Arsenal, while Crystal Palace and West Ham are respectively at home to Wolves and Manchester United.