Chelsea, City and a Liverpool with a Merseyside derby continue their fight


Matchday 14 of the Premier League lands this week taking advantage of the absence of continental competitions and does so with an uneven Merseyside derby at Everton’s home and with Liverpool fighting for the lead alongside Manchester City, who visit Aston Villa, and the current leader, a Chelsea who will also be visiting Watford.

Although this Tuesday the day begins with Newcastle-Norwich (last against penultimate) and Leeds-Crystal Palace, the ‘toast’ will be eaten on Wednesday with the first three classified playing as foreigners, and the always special departure from Liverpool to the house of his neighbor and rival Everton, which is in the doldrums.

The ‘toffees’ have been six days without winning in the Premier and this derby is not going well for them. Of course, beating the ‘reds’ could be a turning point and those of Rafa Benítez – who is on the tightrope – will try to take advantage of it. In front, a Liverpool that comes from thrashing Southampton (4-0) and that is third, two points behind the leader.

A Chelsea that after drawing at Stamford Bridge against Manchester United (1-1) has lost part of the cushion of points it had. The Londoners are now heading to the Greater London area to play at Watford’s home, again flirting with relegation after losing to Leicester.

Second in the table, one point behind Chelsea and one point ahead of Liverpool, is Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City, on a streak of three consecutive victories and a persecution of the ‘blues’ that they want to culminate this week. To do this, they seek the victory against an Aston Villa that also won three points in the previous day.

Waiting for the ‘three musketeers’ is West Ham, fourth 7 points behind the head and close to losing the status of aspirant after conceding two defeats in a row, the last against the ‘citizen’ in the direct duel of the previous date (2-1 in the Etihad). Now, the ‘Hammers’ receive Brighton ready to return to that fight.


-Tuesday 30.

Newcastle – Norwich.

Leeds – Crystal Palace.

-Wednesday 1.

Southampton – Leicester.

Wolves – Burnley.

Watford – Chelsea.

West Ham – Brighton.

Everton – Liverpool.

Aston Villa – Manchester City.

-Thursday 2.

Tottenham – Brentford.

Manchester United – Arsenal.


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