First published on January 15, 2022 at 5:00 a.m. IST
The 2021-22 EPL enters Gameweek 22. Saturday and Sunday will see some big games as the top teams go head-to-head. Here is the preview of the upper faces.
Matchweek 22 of the English Premier League (EPL) 2021-22 kicks off this weekend. A few high-tension encounters will keep fans engaged, as the race for the top four is well underway, while the race for the title could still get tricky. In the same spirit, we present to you the preview of this day, involving the best teams.
Chelsea looking to halve Manchester City‘s lead
Defending champions City top the standings, ten points clear. He hosts second-placed Chelsea on Saturday when it will be a very crucial game. The visitors will be looking to halt the hosts’ lead in the points table. However, that would be a demanding task. While the Cityzens would be unmoved by the result, a win for the Blues would keep them second, and a loss could drop them to third.
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Manchester United aim to overtake Aston Villa
Seventh-placed United are coming off a slim 1-0 win over 14th-placed Villa in the 2021-22 FA Cup third round at Old Trafford last weekend. While he travels to Villa Park for the EPL on Sunday, the Red Devils will be looking to make it two in a row, having lost the second leg in September at Old Trafford. A win could take United to sixth place, while a loss could drop them to eighth.
Liverpool favorites to beat Brentford
Third-placed Liverpool would try to tighten their bid for the title as they host 13th-placed Brentford on Sunday. Although the victory of the Reds is obvious, the Bees tend to reserve surprises. A win could take the hosts to second place, while a loss will keep them third.
Tottenham Hotspur take on Arsenal in a London derby
In the London Derby on Sunday, sixth-placed Tottenham host fifth-placed Arsenal. Judging by the tight league positioning, fans are in for a treat. A Spurs win could drop him to fifth, while a loss could drop him to seventh. As for the Gunners, a win could see them move up to fourth, while a loss could drop them to sixth.