The Premier League is back after the FA Cup action on the weekend with four games in store including another Southampton against Arsenal instalment. Here’s what you need to know …
Newcastle vs Leeds United – 8pm
A tough one to call! Newcastle are winless in 10 matches and Leeds haven’t scored a goal in their last three matches … all defeats.
Which leading man will step up? Callum Wilson is now six matches without a goal and for Leeds, Patrick Bamford has scored three times from his last 36 attempts.
Crystal Palace vs West Ham United – 8pm
Like the first fixture, the away side are the favourites which means this contest could be closer than it seems.
The Hammers are in form with five wins in a row in all competitions. They arrive to face a Palace side that has taken points off the likes of Tottenham Hotspur, Leicester City and Arsenal over the past five weeks. A 4-0 hammering by City has them on the ropes though.
Southampton vs Arsenal – 10:15pm
A rematch so soon! Arsenal defender Gabriel Magalhaes’ own goal helped the Saints knock the holders out of the FA Cup.
Both sides continue to have injury issues although the Saints dealt perfectyly well on the weekend.
Ryan Bertrand and Kyle Walker-Peters remain out through suspension and injury respectively.
Arsenal skipper Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang missed the last contest due to personal concerns and his availability has not yet been clarified. Gunners boss Mikel Arteta will also need the doctor’s go ahead to allow Dani Ceballos to be involved.
It is Southampton in 10th on the table vs 11th-placed Arsenal but the Gunners start as favourites …
West Brom vs Manchester City – 10:15pm
It doesn’t get any better for the Baggies as the only side in the league with five consecutive wins in a row arrives.
For City, they will start without midfielder Kevin De Bruyne (hamstring) and forward Sergio Aguero (coronavirus) but right-back Kyle Walker should return.
Since losing to Spurs in November, Manchester City have conceded just two goals in 10 games, winning seven of those to nil.