The coming round of Premier League fixtures could yet prove the most significant of 2019/20. On Friday, the division’s two lowest-placed teams meet at Carrow Road, where Norwich host Watford; on Sunday, league leaders Liverpool are at home to Manchester City.
Between then and on Saturday afternoon, Chelsea hope to continue their fine form when Crystal Palace visit them at Stamford Bridge, Burnley are at home to West Ham, and Newcastle, Southampton and Tottenham are respectively at home to Bournemouth, Everton and Sheffield United, before the evening kick-off between hosts Leicester and Arsenal.
At the same time on Sunday afternoon, Manchester United welcome Brighton, and Aston Villa visit midlands rivals Wolves. City visiting Liverpool, incidentally, may even represent a match-up of Europe’s two finest teams.