Still plenty to play for as Premier League resumes

Still plenty to play for as Premier League resumes

The Premier League returns this week with some eye-catching fixtures taking place at both ends of the table.

Play resumes on Wednesday as Aston Villa host Sheffield United, while Manchester City go head-to-head with Arsenal later in the evening.

Matchweek 29 then takes centre stage over the weekend, with all 20 teams in action from Friday through to Monday. Read on as we preview the upcoming games.

‘Opening night’ should be a thriller

Fans across the world will be clamouring to access live streaming services like JokerLiveStream as the Premier League finally returns after a two-month hiatus.

Villa’s clash with Sheffield United has potential implications at both ends of the table and should be an entertaining affair.

A victory for the home side would take them out of the bottom three, while the Blades can move just two points behind fourth-place if they can win the game.

Man City will also be eager to make a winning return against Arsenal in the hope of exerting a modicum of pressure on Liverpool at the top of the standings.

Spurs and United set for Friday night fireworks

Manchester United visit Tottenham Hotspur on Friday knowing that a victory would fire them into the top four for at least a couple of days.

Three points for the Red Devils would take them above Chelsea on goal difference and crank up the heat on the Blues ahead of their trip to Villa on Sunday.

However, they are unlikely to find things easy against a Spurs side who desperately need a victory to keep their own top-four hopes alive.

The earlier game on Friday sees Norwich City attempt to boost their hopes of survival as they take on Southampton at Carrow Road.

Eyes down for the relegation rumble

There are four fixtures scheduled for Saturday and each one is hosted by a team firmly entrenched in the battle to avoid relegation.

Watford kick things off with a tough-looking home game against Leicester City, while Brighton & Hove Albion are next up against Arsenal.

West Ham United could have their work cut out against Wolverhampton Wanderers and Bournemouth certainly won’t find things easy against Crystal Palace.

All four of the strugglers will be keen to resume with a victory, although it’s difficult to imagine any of them picking up more than a point this weekend.

Title favourites face derby test

Liverpool face local rivals, Everton, on Sunday hoping to take a big step towards winning their first-ever Premier League title.

The Reds need just two victories from their final nine matches to guarantee top spot and it would be a big surprise if they slipped up from this position.

There are two other games on Sunday, with Newcastle United hosting Sheffield United at St James’ Park while Villa meet Chelsea.

Man City versus Burnley is scheduled for Monday evening to complete the first batch of matches following the resumption.