Premier League — 18 January 2013

Chelsea boss Rafa Benitez is under pressure to get a victory against ArsenalAs has become the custom this season two of this weekend’s biggest Premier League games are on Sunday, as Tottenham host Manchester United at White Hart Lane and Chelsea face London rivals Arsenal at Stamford Bridge.

In the early kick-off on Sunday, Chelsea host Arsenal looking to gain a first home victory in three games.

The Blues have lost one and drawn two of their last three games on home soil and they threw away a two goal lead against Southampton to draw with the Saints 2-2 on Wednesday.

Interim boss Rafa Benitez will be hoping for a better result this time round. Arsenal’s last Premier League encounter ended in a 2-0 defeat at home to Manchester City, after the Gunners were reduced to ten men after just ten minutes.

Arsene Wenger’s side have been inconsistent this season and are in the massive dogfight to finish in the top four. The Gunners are currently sixth in the table, six points behind fourth place Tottenham.

In the later kick-off Tottenham host Manchester United at White Hart Lane. The hosts have enjoyed a decent season so far and currently lead the race for fourth position. Andre Villas Boas’ men have won four out of their last six games in the top flight and are just two points behind third place Chelsea.

Visitors Manchester United head into this game in outstanding form in the Premier League. The Red Devils have won nine out of their previous ten top flight games and have established a ten point lead over arch-rivals and champions Manchester City at the top of the Premier League.

Other Premier League fixtures:      

Liverpool vs. Norwich

Manchester City vs. Fulham

Newcastle vs. Reading

Swansea vs. Stoke

West Ham vs. QPR

Wigan vs. Sunderland

West Brom vs. Aston Villa

Where is the biggest game of the Premier League this weekend?


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