It’s the definition of low-key this midweek, as only the Premier League and Ligue 1 will be action, the others putting needless things like ‘getting a rest’ and ‘taking some time off’ into consideration. The audacity!!!
Speaking of audacity, Watford are doing a fair bit of impressing in the league this season, their 3-0 win at Newcastle sees them only four points away from the top four. Their next game is at home to Manchester United, a side they beat here last season. Again, the audacity!!
Manchester United’s table-topping rivals Manchester City, fresh from working their socks off at Huddersfield, will play host to Southampton, who opened their floodgates by beating Everton 4-1 on Sunday.
And the team that rounds off the top three in the Premier League, champions Chelsea, welcome a Tammy Abraham-less Swansea to the Bridge. The fact that the Swans’ best Premier League result here is 2-2 draw is an indication of the task that lies ahead.
Elsewhere, Ligue 1 leaders Paris Saint-Germain host Troyes, while Lyon go up against Lille, Arsenal welcome Huddersfield to North London, slipping Tottenham travel to Leicester, while Monaco- fresh from acquiring a new sporting director in Michael Emenalo- visit Nantes.
Premier League: Manchester City v Southampton; Stoke v Liverpool; Watford v Manchester United; Chelsea v Swansea; Leicester v Tottenham; Everton v West Ham; West Brom v Newcastle; Bournemouth v Burnley; Arsenal v Huddersfield; Brighton v Crystal Palace
Ligue 1: PSG v Troyes; Amiens v Dijon; Lyon v Lille; Metz v Marseille; Strasbourg v Caen; Bordeaux v St. Etienne; Angers v Rennes; Guingamp v Montpellier; Nantes v Monaco; Toulouse v Nice