With only ten games remaining in the English Premier League season, this weekend sees all of the main contenders in action. The biggest clash of all sees top-placed Tottenham Hotspur host third-placed Arsenal at White Hart Lane.
It’s a match Arsenal just cannot lose if they want to keep alive their chances of catching Spurs – currently 6 points ahead of them in the standings.
In the lead-up to the match, several news outlets reported a violent clash between Spurs and Arsenal supporters outside the north London ground. Police on horses were forced to intervene between the sets of supporters, and images of bloodied fans emerged on the internet.
Spurs and Arsenal are bitter rivals at the best of times, but this season’s passions are running at fever pitch – with both teams in with a realistic shot at glory.
Check the complete fixtures here.
Tottenham play Arsenal at 3.30pm GMT. US viewers can catch the match on NBC Sports Live Extra – BT Sports host the event in the UK.
Leicester City plays Watford at 5.30pm GMT. TV viewers can catch it on NBCSN in the US, and on SKY TV in the UK.
Streaming online is available through NBC Sports Live Extra (USA) and Sky Go for the UK.
This season’s surprise package – Leicester City – still top the table, sitting on 57 points alongside Spurs at the time of writing. They face 12th-placed Watford, later on, this Saturday afternoon.
Big sides Arsenal, Spurs and Manchester City will all have finished their matches at the time of kick-off – knowing the result before they start should give Leicester a keen edge over their rivals.
Meanwhile, controversial talks have reportedly taken place in the creation of a new European ‘Super League’ which would not, it seems, include Leicester City.
According to a spokesman for a US Sports firm – Relevent Sports – five of the biggest English clubs met this week to discuss possible terms for a new structure involving the Champions League.
It’s reported the talks discussed better remuneration for those clubs who generate the most income in the sport, but Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri has said it’s the success of his team this year which has driven so-called ‘top’ teams into the meetings.
Reports suggested after the discussions Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal, Manchester City and Chelsea all expressed a happiness with the current structure.