Premier League: Manchester City eye consecutive wins, Liverpool battle United at Anfield

Manchester City will look to make it back to back League victories when they host Crystal Palace at the Etihad Stadium. The Citizens snapped a four game winless run with a 2-1 win over Luton Town, and followed it up with a 3-1 win over Red Star Belgrade in the Champions League.

City are four points off the top, making victory all the more important, and they will be confident of their chances as they are unbeaten in their last 18 games at the Etihad, while losing just two of their last 16 meetings with Palace.

The Eagles on the other hand are down in 15th place having been beaten 2-1 by Liverpool in their last encounter.

They were a goal up going into the final 15 minutes, but a red card to Jordan Ayew proved costly as Mohammed Salah and Harvey Elliott scored to turn the game around.

They remain seven points clear of the drop, but with more tricky games to come against the likes of Brentford and Arsenal, the Eagles are in need of a lift.

Chelsea will be desperate to avoid a third loss in a row when they tackle bottom of the table Sheffield United at Stamford Bridge.

The Blues were soundly beaten 2-0 by Everton last time out, and have lost goalkeeper Robert Sanchez as well as fullbacks Reece James and Marc Cucurella to injury.

The result has seen them lie 12th on the table, and defeat in this one is unthinkable. Indeed, the Blades picked up just their second win of the season last time out courtesy of a 1-0 success over Brentford.

Back to back wins will be the target, but the Blades are yet to win away from home this season, scoring just four goals and conceding a staggering 20.

They have also failed to beat the Blues in their last three meetings, meaning returning manager Chris Wilder will have a lot on his plate going into this one.

Newcastle will be hoping to end a three match losing streak when a goal hungry Fulham visit St James’ Park.

Defeats to Everton and Tottenham were followed by a midweek loss to AC Milan, where they were downed 2-1 despite a goal up.

In these games they have shipped in nine goals while scoring just two. Their injury woes also worsened as Anthony Gordon and Kieran Tripper went off injured, adding to a list of long absentees.

Fulham, on the other hand, have been rampant. Having scored just 10 goals in their opening 12 matches, they have now scored 16 in their last four and have scored five goals in back to back League games, keeping clean sheets in the process.

The problem though is that this form hasn’t extended to their games on the road, as they are winless in their last seven away games and have not beaten the Toon Army since March 2014. Will their luck change against the injury hit Magpies?

Having won their last three games, scoring six goals and conceding none, Everton will hope to extend their fine run of form when they face Burnley at Turf Moor.

On the back of a dominant 3-0 win away from home against Manchester United, Bournemouth will now host Luton Town at the Vitality Stadium.

Tomorrow, Liverpool will take on familiar foes as Manchester United make the unsavoury visit to Anfield. Liverpool lie top of the table at the time of writing, having lost just one game all season and two out of 23 in all competitions.

They have won all seven of their home matches this season and have conceded the joint fewest number of goals all season at 15.

They have enjoyed tremendous success against Man United in recent years, as they haven’t conceded a goal to them at this venue since 2018 and won this fixture last season by a 7-0 scoreline.

United have been far from impressive this season following the success of the last, and defeat to Bayern Munich in midweek saw them dumped out of the Champions League, finishing rock bottom.

They are sixth in the league having won nine matches and lost a whopping seven already, and were beaten 3-0 by Bournemouth in their last League encounter.

With more injuries coming into play following Harry Maguire and Luke Shaw’s withdrawals against Bayern, it’s not a match a lot of Red Devils are looking forward to and can only hope it doesn’t get ugly.

Title chasing Arsenal will take on Brighton at the Emirates Stadium. The Gunners are just a point behind Liverpool at the time of writing, following a 1-0 loss to Aston Villa at Villa Park.

They now take on Brighton while boasting the joint fewest goals conceded in the League, 15 along with Liverpool.

They have won just once against Brighton since 2021 though, with the Seagulls winning three of their last five meetings.

Brighton have scored 33 goals this season, the same as Arsenal, though they have been leaky at the back as they have conceded 28 goals, 13 more than the Gunners. It promises to be an entertaining match and though Arsenal are the favourites, it could go either way.

Two points off the top and on the back of a 1-0 win over Arsenal, Aston Villa will take on Brentford at the Gtech Community Stadium, with the Bees looking to spoil the Eagles’ party.

Having been trounced 5-0 by Fulham in their last game, West Ham will hope to pick themselves back up when Wolves visit the Olympic Stadium.