Europe's top sides return to domestic action tomorrow, with Aston Villa's ex-Manchester United goalkeeper, Peter Schmeichel, making an emotional return to Old Trafford, the venue where he achieved so much, in the English Premier League. Schmeichel's presence in the Villa goal is a major reason why his team are seventh on the table and have conceded only 29 goals in 26 games. At Highbury, Fulham will be hunting for a result against fourth-placed Arsenal. At Anfield, a notorious Merseyside derby pits second-placed Liverpool against strugglers Everton in a fixture famous for its frantic pace and fair share of passion. Middlesbrough travel to West Ham, Southampton are at Bolton, and Leicester meet Derby County in a crucial relegation battle. In Italy, table-toppers AS Roma meet Perugia and in Spain leading sides Valencia and Barcelona clash, while second-placed Real Madrid play Alaves. On Sunday, the English League Cup final will be contested between Tottenham Hotspur and Blackburn Rovers at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium and Sunderland will face local rivals Newcastle in a north-east derby in the Premier League.