⚽️ 2021/22 Premier League Matchweek 29: Preview, Fixtures, Stats, Live Updates and More

On Saturday, there are just three Premier League games, followed by a busy Sunday and more games in the middle of the week as teams make up for matches that were postponed earlier in the season.

The weekend begins with Brighton hosting Liverpool, followed by Tottenham’s visit to Old Trafford later in the day in what might be a crucial meeting in the race for Champions League football.

On Sunday, Chelsea will welcome in-form Newcastle to Stamford Bridge, while Arsenal will host Leicester in an attempt to extend their winning streak.

On Monday night, Crystal Palace hosts Manchester City at Selhurst Park under the lights.

Later in the week, Tottenham will go to Brighton, while Arsenal will face Liverpool at the Emirates, where Mikel Arteta’s side will be put to the test.

In this thread, we shall be covering all the premier league Matchweek 29 fixtures. Join the discussion and share your views on the various matches.


Premier League 2021/22 fixtures, gameweek 29 (all times GMT)

Saturday, March 12

1230 | Brighton vs Liverpool

1500 | Brentford vs Burnley

1730 | Manchester United vs Tottenham

Sunday, March 13

1400 | Chelsea vs Newcastle

1400 | Everton vs Wolves

1400 | Leeds vs Norwich

1400 | Southampton vs Watford

1400 | West Ham vs Aston Villa

1630 | Arsenal vs Leicester

Monday, March 14

2000 | Crystal Palace vs Manchester City

Wednesday, March 16

1930 | Brighton vs Tottenham

2015 | Arsenal vs Liverpool

Thursday March 17

1945 | Everton vs Newcastle


Brighton vs Liverpool


Brighton & Hove Albion were the surprise package in the first half of the 2021/22 Premier League season, as it looked like they had an outside chance of clinching a European spot. But their form has subsided lately, and the Seagulls are currently on a run of four successive top-flight defeats. Such a run has dropped them to 13th on the table, although a relegation scrap is highly unlikely.

On the other hand, Liverpool’s campaign has turned for the better in the new year, with the Reds only suffering their first loss of 2022 earlier this week. Before the inconsequential defeat to Inter Milan in the UEFA Champions League, the Reds had been on a 15-game unbeaten run, which has partly helped them bridge the gap to Manchester City in the Premier League standings.


Brighton vs Liverpool team news

Brighton XI: Sanchez, Lamptey, Dunk, Veltman, Cucurella, Bissouma, Alzate, March, Mac Allister, Trossard, Maupay

Subs: Steele, McGill, Mwepu, Gross, Lallana, Moder, Welbeck, Duffy, Leonard

Liverpool XI: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, van Dijk, Robertson, Fabinho, Keita, Henderson, Mane, Salah, Diaz

Subs: Kelleher, Thiago, Milner, Firmino, Gomez, Jones, Jota, Tsimikas, Elliott


Brighton & Hove Albion are unbeaten in their last three Premier League meetings with Liverpool (W1 D2). However, the Reds have not lost in eight top-flight trips to Brighton (W4 D4), a record for the most away games without losing against a particular opponent.



Brighton have just one win from their last nine games in all competitions and have suffered four consecutive Premier League defeats. They could lose five top-flight fixtures in a row for the first time since May 1982. The Seagulls have scored once and conceded nine in their last four matches.



Liverpool are on a seven-game winning run in the Premier League, scoring 19 goals and conceding twice. The Reds are two goals shy of becoming the second club to score 2,000 in the Premier League, emulating Manchester United.


Mohamed Salah has been involved in ten goals in nine Premier League appearances against Brighton, averaging a goal or an assist every 75 minutes. Salah needs one goal to reach 20 in the Premier League for the fourth time in his career.



Manchester United vs Tottenham

Manchester United’s 2021/22 campaign has promised much but has often seen them flattering to deceive. That has also been the case since Ralf Rangnick took over as the interim manager. While the Red Devils’ creative output has increased, their profligacy in front of the goal has often been their undoing. As a result, Rangnick has overseen only eight wins in the 18 games he has managed, with the latest being a 4-1 demolition at the hands of Manchester City.

On the other hand, Tottenham Hotspur’s fortunes have improved slightly since Antonio Conte took charge at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Spurs have also blown hot and cold, much to the annoyance of Conte. But the north Londoners have also shown a lot of positive signs, including their clinical display in the 5-0 win over Everton earlier this week.

Manchester United and Tottenham both had different managers in charge during the reverse fixture in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Nuno Espirito Santo. And a 3-0 Manchester United win brought the curtains down on the latter’s reign at Tottenham.


Manchester United vs Tottenham team news

Ralf Rangnick has confirmed that both Ronaldo and Edinson Cavani have returned to full training and will be available to face Spurs. Given his performance in north London a few months ago, it will be fascinating to see if Ronaldo is brought back into the side.

However, Scott McTominay is expected to miss out as United look to avoid making a calf injury worse. David De Gea is also reported to have tested positive for Covid-19.

Tottenham are without Ryan Sessegnon due to muscle issue ahead of the trip north. Sergio Reguilon is expected to come in at left wing-back.

Japhet Tanganga is also sidelined and Oliver Skipp will miss out with a groin injury.

Matt Doherty, meanwhile, will surely continue at right-wing-back given his recent performances.


Manchester United are looking to win three consecutive Premier League games against Tottenham Hotspur for the first time since a run of four between April 2009 and October 2010. Spurs have won two of their last three Premier League away games against Manchester United (L1), as many as they had in their first 26 visits to Old Trafford in the competition (W2 D3 L21).


Tottenham have lost more Premier League games both overall (37) and away (22) against Manchester United than they have versus any other opponent in the competition. However, Spurs have scored ten goals across their last three visits to Old Trafford in the top-flight, as many as they had in their previous 19 at the ground combined.


Tottenham’s most recent two Premier League games have seen them beat Leeds United 4-0 and Everton 5-0. They last scored at least four goals in three consecutive league games back in February 2004 – 4-3 vs Portsmouth, 4-2 vs Charlton Athletic and 4-4 vs Leicester City.


Manchester United are winless in their last three games in all competitions (D2 L1). They have not gone longer without a win since a run of six games in September/October 2019.



Cristiano Ronaldo has been involved in seven goals in his last five Premier League games against Tottenham (four goals, three assists), both scoring and assisting against them in three different matches in this run. Harry Kane has been involved in five goals in his previous three Premier League away games against Manchester United (three goals, two assists), scoring twice and assisting another in Spurs’ 6-1 victory at Old Trafford last season.


De Gea has reportedly been tested positive for COVID-19: Set to miss Spurs clash

Manchester United prepare to host Tottenham on Saturday evening in what is a crunch clash in the fight for the fourth and final Champions League spot in the Premier League, but will have to do so without goalkeeper David de Gea.

The Spaniard has been one of United’s best players this season, and the news will come as a late headache for coach Ralf Rangnick who would’ve been heavily relying on the former Atletico Madrid man up against the likes of Harry Kane and Heung-min Son.


Luis Diaz has scored his second goal for Liverpool.

:soccer: vs Norwich
:soccer: vs Brighton

Put his head where it hurts to give the Reds the lead. :face_with_head_bandage:


If Salah doesn’t score, Mane will.
If Mane doesn’t score, Firmino will.
If Firmino doesn’t score, Jota will.
If Jota doesn’t score, Diaz will.

Liverpool’s attacking options are :fire:


Ralf Rangnick has confirmed that Cristiano Ronaldo is fit and will be available for Manchester United vs. Tottenham on Saturday.


Brave from Luis Diaz as he puts Liverpool in front. :sweat_smile: