The Barclays Premiere League is back this weekend following a break for international games including World Cup Qualifiers and Euro 2012 Qualifiers.
Swansea City v Manchester United Saturday 19th November, 17:30 (GMT) Liberty Stadium
Manchester United have double the points of Swansea with eleven matches played. Sitting comfortably at second place in the table, the Red Devils will travel to Wales to face Brendan Rodgers’ team.
The Swans have been put on alert for Tom Cleverley, by striker Danny Graham, who played with the United star at Watford. Graham explained that with stars such as Rooney and Nani on the pitch, it is easy to forget the clinical prowess of other players like his former team mate:
“You look at Rooney, Nani, Hernandez, Valencia etc – all top players. But if you take your eye off someone like Tom Cleverley, then he will be very dangerous and clinical.
“I obviously know him very well from my Watford days – he made a big impact there and showed his quality.
“He scored a lot of goals in midfield and after that stint at Watford – and another at Wigan – he has settled into the United team and he’s being mentioned with the England squad now too.”
Chelsea v Liverpool Sunday 20th November 16:00 (GMT) Stamford Bridge
With only three points between them, Chelsea and Liverpool face a major battle at Stamford Bridge. Several players are back from international duty, including Petr Cech, who has not conceded any goals in his last three games. He was already looking forward to the clash against Liverpool after his appearance for the Czech Republic, saying “I hope that we will have another clean sheet on Sunday because it is a very difficult game”.
Luis Suarez scored four goals for Uruguay in a World Cup Qualifier against Chile, prompting Kenny Dalglish to muse that “I wish it was for us rather than his country!”. There are no new injury concerns in the Liverpool camp following the international break. Steven Gerrard is still recovering well and Jamie Carragher is back in training. Dirk Kuyt said that the team always looks forward to the big games “we can’t wait to play them, and hopefully we can get the three points”.
Fixture List 19th – 21st November 2011
Saturday 19th November 2011
Norwich City v Arsenal 12:45 (GMT) Carrow Road
Everton v Wolverhampton Wanderers 15:00 (GMT) Goodison Park
Manchester City v Newcastle United 15:00 (GMT) The Etihad Stadium
Stoke City v QPR 15:00 (GMT) Britannia Stadium
Sunderland v Fulham 15:00 (GMT) Stadium of Light
West Bromwich Albion v Bolton Wanderers 15:00 (GMT) The Hawthorns
Wigan Athletic v Blackburn Rovers 15:00 (GMT) DW Stadium
Swansea City v Manchester United 17:30 (GMT) Liberty Stadium
Sunday 20th November 2011
Chelsea v Liverpool 16:00 (GMT) Stamford Bridge
Monday 21st November 2011
Tottenham Hotspur v Aston Villa (GMT) 20:00 White Hart Lane