City want to reaffirm themselves in the Emirates in a day with a decaffeinated Merseyside derby


Manchester City, leaders of the Premier League, visit the Emirates Stadium in search of further consolidation in the table, in a twenty-fifth day in which Manchester United, who started their way in the Europa League beating Real Sociedad, wants to close the gap in the visit to Old Trafford from Newcastle and in which Liverpool need a rebound in the Merseyside derby.

The 12 consecutive victories in the domestic competition have allowed Pep Guardiola’s men (56) to accumulate an income of ten points over their neighbors and over Leicester (46), with Chelsea and West Ham (42) bidding for the last place ‘Champions ‘and with the’ reds’, current champions, to 16 units (40).

Before facing their European duel against Borussia Mönchengladbach, the ‘citizens’, with the recovered Kevin de Bruyne and ‘Kun’ Agüero, will seek their 18th consecutive victory and 25th consecutive game without losing at home to Arsenal (34), which is eight points behind the continental positions and arriving at the meeting after drawing a draw from his visit to Lisbon in the Europa League tie against Benfica (1-1).

It will also be the reunion between Guardiola and Mikel Arteta, which was his second at City before embarking on his adventure as head coach and which has soothed criticism with a victory against Leeds (4-2) after getting just one point. of the last nine in play.

For their part, at Old Trafford, Manchester United will want to take advantage of the emotional boost that their triumph against Real (0-4) has meant to regain regularity in the Premier, where they have only won one of their last five games played. For this, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team needs to beat a Newcastle that marks the salvation zone.

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There will be more urgencies at Anfield in the Merseyside derby, where both Liverpool, who have accumulated three consecutive defeats in the competition, and neighboring Everton, who have lost in their last two games, are eager to win to catch Europe, two points behind. the ‘reds’ and five for the ‘Toffees’. However, the victory in the ‘Champions’ against Leipzig (0-2) has offered a bit of air for Jürgen Klopp, questioned for the first time in front of the bench and who has already given up the league for lost.

In addition, Leicester want to continue in the fight when they visit Villa Park to face Aston Villa, while Chelsea, before taking on Atlético in the Champions League, are looking for their fifth consecutive victory at home to Southampton, which has the worst current streak of the Premier with six defeats in a row.



Wolverhampton – Leeds United.


Southampton – Chelsea.

Burnley – West Brom.

Liverpool – Everton.

Fulham – Sheffield United.


West Ham – Tottenham.

Aston Villa – Leicester.

Arsenal – Manchester City.

Manchester United – Newcastle.


Brighton – Crystal Palace.

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