Spurs v Southampton, Wolves v Chelsea and more: Premier League clockwatch – live!

05 December 2018 06:50
• Follow five midweek Premier League games – live!• Keep tabs on Manchester United v Arsenal with Paul Doyle• Email ben.fisher@theguardian.com or tweet @benfisherj 10.16am GMT After the first instalment of midweek action proved rather lukewarm, the second, with 12 teams in action, has plenty of promise at least. Consider last night the compere, this the headline act. Not only is there a Wenger- and Ferguson-less duel between Manchester United and Arsenal for the first time since 1986, Liverpool, Chelsea and Tottenham are also in action. There are endless subplots to ponder and a bottomless Premier League feast to get stuck into. How might Mauricio Pochettino enjoy coming up against his former club, for example? “I care a lot for Southampton,” he said. “I have spoken with my family and I think it was one of the better periods in my life. We found some amazing people there, an amazing town and they provided us with everything.” And what will Ralph Hasenhüttl, watching at Wembley, make of the Saints side he has inherited? How will Jordan Pickford respond to that almighty clanger? And will Wolves bounce back from a fifth defeat in six? “We have had a block of games with mistakes, from a team which is still growing,” said Nuno Espírito Santo. “When the results don’t come, what is important is how you approach the situation.” Continue reading. . read full article

Source: TheGuardian