We have one more week of action before the top English clubs take another week off for a international break, and this one is shaping up to have some quality matchups, especially on Sunday. This could be because the clubs that played midweek in European competitions needed an extra day for recovery, but either way, one of the matches that closes out this week is much better than the one that closed out last week.
Nevertheless, this week should be one that helps clear up the muddled middle of the league table, while also allowing the top teams to separate themselves further. As always, the number in parenthesis before each club reflects their spot on our weekly Power Rankings, and we’ll try to keep this list updated as the weekend progresses. Home teams are listed first, and winners will be indicated in bold. In the event of a draw, both teams will be placed in italics.
Saturday, 10 November 2018
12:30pm GMT/7:30am EST
(15) Cardiff City 2-1 (10) Brighton & Hove Albion
3:00pm GMT/10:00am EST
(17) Huddersfield Town 1-1 (12) West Ham United
(11) Leicester City 0-0 (14) Burnley
(16) Newcastle United 2-1 (9) AFC Bournemouth
(19) Southampton 1-1 (8) Watford
5:30pm GMT/12:30pm EST
(18) Crystal Palace 0-1 (5) Tottenham Hotspur
Sunday, 11 November 2018
12:00pm GMT/7:00am EST
(3) Liverpool 2-0 (20) Fulham
2:15pm GMT/9:15am EST
(2) Chelsea 0-0 (7) Everton
4:30pm GMT/11:30am EST
(4) Arsenal 1-1 (13) Wolverhampton Wanderers
(1) Manchester City 3-1 (6) Manchester United **MATCH OF THE WEEK**
Our Match of the Week takes us to the Manchester derby between Manchester City and Manchester United. It will be the 177th overall matchup between the two clubs that are separated by less than four hours, and Manchester United leads the overall series 73-51-52. They split the derby last year, with each club winning at the other’s home. Does this mean that United will pull it out at Etihad Stadium this time? Or will City continue its home dominance on the season, where they are 6-0-0 with a +21 goal differential.
In another top match of the weekend – which will also be on Sunday – features Chelsea hosting Everton. Chelsea hasn’t lost on the season, and played a Thursday night match in the Europa League competition, defeating Belarussian club Borisov in Belarus 1-0. Will this travel adversely affect them against Everton, who is coming of their own 4-0-1 run in league play? Or will Chelsea remain undefeated and directly behind Manchester City at the top of the table? Guess we’ll have to watch to find out!
Until next time…
Last update: 11 November 2018, 4:15pm EST
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