English Premier League: 5 things to look out for this weekend

English Premier League: 5 things to look out for this weekend

The English topflight is back to business this weekend and promises to deliver some scintillating action down our way.

Liverpool dominate the league with 54 points, closely followed by Manchester City with 50 points and Tottenham Hotspur trailing Pep Guardiola's men by just two points.

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English Premier League: 5 things to look out for this weekend

Sergio Aguero of Manchester City celebrates after scoring his team's first goal during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Liverpool FC at the Etihad Stadium on January 3, 2019.

Legit.ng brings you five things to expect in this match-week's mouthwatering fixtures courtesy of Guardian (UK).

1. Pogba massive midfield headache for Pochettino

English Premier League: 5 things to look out for this weekend

Pogba massive midfield headache for Pochettino.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be looking to claim his biggest scalp in his reign as interim manager when Manchester United travel to Wembley to face Tottenham Hostpur on Sunday, January 13.

Mauricio Pochettino's men are currently placed third in the league and Red Devils fans still bare the scars of their first home defeat inflicted by Spur's in August 2017, when the two first clashed.

Pochettino must carefully consider his midfield ensemble as Paul Pogba's resurgence under Solskjaer will prove a threat to the Argentine's side.

With Victor Wanyama injured and Moussa Dembele also doubtful despite resuming training, Spurs are forced to rely on the duo of Harry Winks and Moussa Sissoko to fend of Pogba.

2. Ozil dilemma for Emery ahead of date with Hammers

English Premier League: 5 things to look out for this weekend

Ozil dilemma for Emery ahead of date with Hammers.

Mesut Ozil has resumed training following his Boxing Day injury.

And unlike how things were once under Wenger, the German is no longer considered a constant in the Gunners starting 11 and could find himself on the bench.

However, with the absence of the ever creative Henrik Mikhitaryan, Emery may have to squeeze in a creative player if he hopes to sidestep an in-form West Ham.

The Hammers have certainly shown good form this season and are currently 10th in the league.

Felipe Anderson and Marko Arnautovic are likely to cause trouble as Manuel Pellegrini continues his relentless pursuit of points in the league with aggressive attacking play.

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3. Liverpool's defensive deficit ahead of Brighton fixture

English Premier League: 5 things to look out for this weekend

Liverpool's defensive deficit ahead of Brighton fixture.

Injured defenders Joe Gomez and Joel Matip will leave Juregn Klopp no option but to turn to Fabinho to team up with Vrigil van Dijk to contain Brighton's firing squad.

Glenn Murray will be a threat to the Reds, having managed eight goals this season.

Coming off a tough 2-2 draw with West Ham in London, Hughton's men will be hopeful for three points but in reality, the best result for them against the likes of Mohamed Salah is likely a draw.

The Seagulls boast an impressive home record and have only lost to Tottenham and Chelsea.

Unbeaten in four games, Chris Highton's side have posted trouble to a number of top six sides at home.

4. Wolves wary of goal-hungry City

English Premier League: 5 things to look out for this weekend

Wolves will be wary of goal-hungry City.

With 16 goals in two matches, anyone coming up against Man City should approach with caution.

However, Nuno Espirito Santo's side are no pushovers, and showed just what they were capable of when they dispatched Liverpool in the FA Cup.

They have an impressive record against the EPL's big six, having beaten Chelsea, Liverpool and Tottenham this season.

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5. Foxes inconsistency frustrating club faithfuls

Claude Puel's side have had a series of volatile results, defeating league giants only to loose to sub-par teams.

Victory at Chelsea and Manchester City, backed by defeats to Cardiff and Newport, give you a sample of the wild roller coaster of a season the Foxes have had.

Having been knocked out of both the Carabao and FA Cup, the former EPL champions only have the league to fight for now and will concentrate on trying to clinch seventh place.

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