Manchester United v Liverpool Part III is top of the bill on this weekend's English Premier League programme and home advantage should enable United to get the better of their bitter rivals for the first time this season.Saturday, 11 February, 2012, 12:00am
The Christmas and New Year period remains one of the unique tests of English Premier League title challengers, and this year - when each team face four games packed into a maximum of 16 days - there will be great pressure to maximise points.24 Dec 2011 - 12:00am
The Manchester United juggernaut was halted in Europe with a midweek Champions League draw at Benfica, but on domestic form they rate a good bet in tomorrow's showdown against Chelsea.17 Sep 2011 - 12:00am
Newcastle in 2002-03 were the last team from outside England's big four to reach the lucrative group stage of the Champions League, but this season the big four's stranglehold on those riches is facing its most concerted challenge in years.1 Mar 2008 - 12:00am
Arsenal face a test of resolve at Everton tonight, having been knocked off the top of the English Premier League for the first time in more than three months when they were held 0-0 at Portsmouth on Boxing Day.29 Dec 2007 - 12:00am
Every club has favourite opponents - a team against which they have come to expect maximum points - and this weekend's English Premier League programme features several matches where one team has an outstanding record against their opponents.8 Dec 2007 - 12:00am
The managerial merry-go-round in the English Premier League has been spinning furiously this season, and this weekend three managers go into battle with their new teams.1 Dec 2007 - 12:00am
This weekend's English Premier League programme offers an ideal opportunity to assess whether it really is becoming a league of two halves. All 10 games feature a match-up between a team from the top half of the table against a bottom-half team, and more pertinently six of the games feature a foreign-owned top-half club against a British-owned bottom-half club.24 Nov 2007 - 12:00am
Liverpool are top of the Premier League for the first time in five years and tonight's match at Portsmouth will give a clearer idea of whether they are capable of keeping up their title challenge right to the end of the season.
Liverpool's Achilles' heel in recent years has been poor away form, ranking no better than fifth in three of the last four seasons.15 Sep 2007 - 12:00am
Chelsea may well be feeling the heat by the time they host Arsenal in tomorrow's big London derby, but that should not prevent the Premiership champions taking three precious points.
Manchester United kick off the weekend action in tonight's derby against neighbours City, knowing that victory would put them nine points clear of Chelsea.9 Dec 2006 - 12:00am