⚽ Premier League Matchweek 31- Previews, Stats, Results, Live Updates- Tottenham vs Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea and more

Matchweek 31 of the 2020-21 Premier League season kicked off yesterday as Wolves left it late to take all three points against Fulham.

The standout fixture of this Matchweek is obviously the crunch tie in North London. As Tottenham Hotspur will be looking to boost their hopes of a top-four finish in the Premier League when they welcome Manchester United to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool will also be in action this weekend.

Here’s the current Premier League Standings

In this thread we will be covering fixtures of Matchday 31. A total of 10 matches


Saturday, 10th April

Manchester City vs Leeds - 12:30pm (BST) 5:00 PM IST

Liverpool vs Aston Villa - 3pm (BST) 7:30 PM IST

Crystal Palace vs Chelsea - 5:30pm (BST) 10:00 PM IST

Sunday, 11th April

Burnley vs Newcastle United - 12pm (BST) 4:30 PM (IST)

Westham vs Leicester City - 2:05pm (BST) 6:30 PM IST

Tottenham vs Manchester United - 4:30pm (BST) 9:00 PM IST

Sheffield United vs Arsenal - 7:15pm (BST) 11:45 PM IST

Monday, 11th April

West Brom vs Southampton - 6pm (BST) 10:30 PM IST

Brighton vs Everton - 8:15pm (BST)
12:45 AM IST

Plenty of exciting action in the EPL this Weekend! Join in the discussion and share your views on the best and worst matches and anything in between.


It was a late drama at Craven Cottage! :sweat_smile:


10 - No team has won fewer home Premier League points than Fulham this season (10 - W2 D4 L11), with their two home victories this season coming against the only two sides below them in the table, West Brom and Sheffield United. Issues.


Adama Traore smashes in his first Premier League goal since December 2019 :boom:

His stoppage-time winner ends a run of 48 games without a goal in the competition :relieved:


Fulham remain :three: points behind Newcastle


Manchester City vs Leeds United

Manchester City have been on a rampage over the last few months, having slowly caught up to the top dogs in the Premier League following a slow start to the season before becoming the runaway leaders in the competition. The Citizens, who come into this game on the back of a 2-1 win over Borussia Dortmund in the UEFA Champions League, have lost just one game since November.

Leeds United, on the other hand, have blown hot and cold all through the season, but look primed to retain their status in the Premier League for another season by finishing in the mid-table. Heading into this weekend, the Whites are 11th on the table, level on points with Arsenal, and have gone three games without being defeated.

The reverse fixture, played at Elland Road back in October, saw Leeds come from a goal down to hold Manchester City to a 1-1 draw.


Team News

Leaders Manchester City could again have a fully-fit squad available for the visit of Leeds in the Premier League.

Leeds winger Jack Harrison, in his third season on loan from City, is unavailable to face his parent club.

Midfielder Adam Forshaw (hip) remains a long-term absentee, but otherwise Marcelo Bielsa has a full-strength squad to choose from.


Manchester City are set to host Leeds for a match for the first time since February 2013, a 4-0 win in the FA Cup. In the Premier League, the sides have only met at the Etihad once, a 1-1 draw in December 2003.


Leeds have only won one of their seven away Premier League matches against Man City (D4 L2), a 4-0 victory at Maine Road in January 2001 with goals from Eirik Bakke, Lee Bowyer and a Robbie Keane brace.


Leeds enjoyed 52% possession in the 1-1 draw with Man City earlier this season - no team has ever had more possession in both top-flight league meetings in a season with a side managed by Pep Guardiola across his spells with Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Man City.


Man City boss Pep Guardiola has registered at least one win over 75 of the 77 opponents he has faced in his top-flight league managerial career - Leeds are one of the two he hasn’t beaten (P1 D1), along with Middlesbrough (P2 D2).


Last time out…


Liverpool vs Aston Villa

For Liverpool, 2020/21 is a campaign that has gone pear-shaped quite terribly. While they seemed to be in contention for the title yet again, the Reds have gone tumbling down the table since the turn of the year and are now vying for a place in the top four. Their campaign in the UEFA Champions League is also delicately poised after their 3-1 loss to Real Madrid earlier this week.

Aston Villa, on the other hand, have put the nightmares of last season behind them. No longer are the Villans battling to retain their Premier League status. Instead, Dean Smith & co. are set to finish the campaign in the top half of the standings and are currently placed 9th, with 44 points on the board.

The reverse fixture, played at Villa Park back in October, was perhaps the most bizarre match of the season that saw Aston Villa trounce Liverpool 7-2 in an unbelievable result.


Liverpool vs Aston Villa Team News

Centre-back trio Virgil van Dijk, Joel Matip and Joe Gomez are all out whilst Jordan Henderson is also on the sidelines along with Divock Origi and Caoimhin Kelleher.

Jack Grealish has endured a further injury setback to the problem which has already kept him out for over two months, meaning he and Wesley are the visitors’ only absentees.


Liverpool have won their last two home Premier League meetings with Aston Villa, last winning more consecutively between 2003-04 and 2006-07 (four in a row).


Following their 7-2 win earlier in the campaign, Aston Villa are looking to complete a Premier League double over Liverpool for the first time since the inaugural season in 1992-93 under Ron Atkinson.


Liverpool have lost their last six home Premier League matches, with Huddersfield Town the last team to lose seven in a row back in February 2019. Prior to this season, the highest a team has finished in a top-flight season when they’ve lost six or more home games in a row is ninth, achieved by Sunderland in 1946-47.


Aston Villa’s previous meeting with Liverpool produced one of the Games of the season :fire:


Crystal Palace vs Chelsea Preview

Crystal Palace have once again been quite comfortable in the Premier League this season under the tutelage of Roy Hodgson, who has ensured another top-flight campaign for the Eagles. The hosts are currently 12th on the table with 38 points to their name. And, with 10th-placed Arsenal just four points clear of them, a top half finish might not be out of question.

Chelsea, on the other hand, have endured a roller-coaster of a 2020/21 campaign, having first blown hot and cold under Frank Lampard before beginning their recovery under Thomas Tuchel. The Blues have lost just once with the German manager in-charge, although that was their most recent game, against West Brom in a result that has left them fifth and behind West Ham United.

The reverse fixture, played at Stamford Bridge back in October, saw Chelsea produce a stunning second half display to cruise to a 4-0 win over Crystal Palace.


Crystal Palace vs Chelsea Team News

Nathaniel Clyne, Nathan Ferguson, James Tomkins, James McArthur, and James McCarthy are all doubts, while Wayne Hennessey and Mamadou Sakho are injured and Michy Batshuayi ineligible to face his parent club.

Thiago Silva is ruled out due to suspension after last weekend’s red card against West Brom, although N’Golo Kante and Christian Pulisic are both available once again after being passed fit for a place on the bench against Porto.