We’ve hit the halfway point of the season and with the Christmas schedule out of the way, the table could be starting to resemble what it may look like come the end of the campaign.
Manchester City appear to be hitting form when it matters most, finding themselves back on top of the table at the cost of United, who could be left ruing that shock defeat to bottom-of-the-table Sheffield United.
With four more Premier League games to come this evening, we’ve picked out the key narratives that it’s worth keeping an eye on.
Can Sheffield United capitalise?
Was that win against Manchester United too little, too late?
If Chris Wilder’s Sheffield United are to stand any chance of Premier League survival this year, you’d think three points against 19th place West Brom would be a good place to start.
Arsenal returning to form?
With three wins in their last five, it seems as though Arsenal may finally be turning a corner.
Arteta could get a huge boost going into tonight’s game with Wolves, as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang looks set for a return.
Wolves are going through a tough period themselves, losing three and drawing two of their last five – so this could be as good a time as any to face Nuno’s side.
Another tricky test for Solskjaer
If United are to mount any kind of title charge, tonight is a must-win given City’s electric form.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be well aware that Southampton could quite easily become another banana peel though.
Last time the sides met, a 92nd minute Edinson Cavani snatched three points in a five-goal thriller – so we’re tentatively expecting a decent game whatever happens.
Will Callum Wilson step up again?
Newcastle were unrecognisable in their 2-0 win at Everton and Callum Wilson was at the heart of it.
With ten Premier League goals to his name, it’s become apparent that if Steve Bruce’s side are to hit any kind of form, Wilson will likely be the man driving it.
Bruce has also hinted that Allan Saint-Maximin could return to the starting lineup against Crystal Palace, which will be incredibly welcome news to Newcastle fans.
Where can I watch this week’s Premier league games?
All of this week’s fixtures will be aired on BT Sport, and can be accessed via the BT Sport monthly pass.
The full mid-week schedule can be found below:
Sheffield United vs West Brom (18:00)
Wolves vs Arsenal (18:00)
Manchester United vs Southampton (20:15)
Newcastle vs Crystal Palace (20:15)
Burnley vs Manchester City (18:00)
Fulham vs Leicester City (18:00)
Leeds United vs Everton (19:30)
Aston Villa vs West Ham (20:15)
Liverpool vs Brighton (20:15)
Tottenham vs Chelsea (20:00)
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