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Premier League Matchday 25: City aim to continue title charge against Chelsea
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Mitchell Fretton
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Manchester City host Chelsea in a blockbuster clash on Saturday evening
Manchester City host Chelsea in a blockbuster clash on Saturday evening

Manchester City are looking to continue their charge towards the top of the Premier League on Matchday 25 as they host Chelsea.

Meanwhile, Manchester United travel to Kenilworth Road to face Luton and Liverpool take on Brentford in West London.

We preview every fixture ahead of a busy weekend in the English top flight.

Brentford vs Liverpool (Saturday, 12.30pm, TNT Sports)

Kicking things off are leaders Liverpool who visit a Brentford side on a run of four defeats in six home league matches.

But the away team have never won any of the five Premier League meetings between these two outfits.

Bees talisman Ivan Toney has yet to score against Jurgen Klopp's men and will hope to end that duck by extending his run of three goals in four games since returning from suspension.

Burnley vs Arsenal (Saturday, 3pm)

Arsenal have recovered from their Christmas slump and are one of only two Premier League sides with a 100% winning record in 2024.

The Gunners recorded their biggest away league win since 1935 by hammering West Ham 6-0 last Sunday, helped by Bukayo Saka recording his 50th goal for the club.

Burnley have shipped 50 league goals this season and will have to produce something special if they are to beat a top-half team for the first time in 2023-24.

Bukayo Saka is leading Arsenal's title charge
Bukayo Saka is leading Arsenal's title charge

Fulham vs Aston Villa (Saturday, 3pm)

Aston Villa have lost three of their last four matches in all competitions, slipping behind Tottenham in the race for the top four.

However, Villa have won four of their last five against Saturday's hosts Fulham and have kept four away clean sheets in a row in all competitions.

Marco Silva's men have been relying on their home form this season, winning six of their last nine at Craven Cottage, while only three teams have scored more Premier League goals overall since November 27.

Newcastle vs Bournemouth (Saturday, 3pm)

Bournemouth travel to St James' Park looking to do the league double over Newcastle for the first time.

The Magpies have shipped 10 goals in their last three matches on Tyneside but have scored 51 times in the Premier League so far this term — only the top three have notched more.

Dominic Solanke will be key for the Cherries, with the 26-year-old recording 13 goal contributions in his last 16 league away games.

Nottingham Forest vs West Ham (Saturday, 3pm)

West Ham were stunned by Arsenal on Matchday 24
West Ham were stunned by Arsenal on Matchday 24

Nottingham Forest are aiming to win back-to-back league home matches against West Ham for the first time since 1983.

The Tricky Trees have conceded in each of their last 13 games in the top flight but will sense an opportunity against the Hammers.

After their crushing 6-0 defeat to Arsenal last week, David Moyes' side have conceded nine goals in their last two league matches — having conceded three in their previous six.

Tottenham vs Wolves (Saturday, 3pm)

Wolves have won three league matches at Tottenham since their return to the top flight in 2018, a total only bettered by Chelsea and Liverpool.

Gary O'Neil's impressive side netted a last-minute winner against Spurs in the reverse fixture last November but still face a tough test in North London.

Ange Postecoglou's team have won nine of their 12 home league games this season and are boosted by the return of several key players — including captain Heung-Min Son, who registered an assist in the dramatic win over Brighton on MD24.

Manchester City vs Chelsea (Saturday, 5.30pm, Sky Sports)

Manchester City have two matches in the space of four days and know victory in both will move them top of the table.

They played out a classic 4-4 draw in their previous meeting with Chelsea last November and goals are sure to be on the cards here with the Blues keeping just one clean sheet in the last 19 Premier League meetings between these sides.

Kevin De Bruyne has provided an assist in all four of the champions' league outings in 2024 and could become the first City player to do so in five consecutive games.

Sheffield United vs Brighton (Sunday, 2pm, Sky Sports)

Sunday's action begins with a huge game for both Sheffield United and Brighton.

Despite beating Luton in a six-pointer last weekend, the Blades remain seven points from safety with work to do to beat the drop.

The Seagulls' European ambitions are in doubt after a run of four league victories in 18 matches but success here could see them go seventh if results go their way.

Luton vs Manchester United (Sunday, 4.30pm, Sky Sports)

Manchester United are in the running for a Champions League qualification spot after winning their last three league matches.

And the Red Devils will fancy their chances at Luton considering Erik ten Hag has not lost in nine matches against promoted teams since joining the club.

Rob Edwards' hosts have improved in the second half of the season and have scored in their last 11 league outings, a run only bettered by Tottenham.

Everton vs Crystal Palace (Monday, 8pm, Sky Sports)

Everton boss Sean Dyche has beaten Crystal Palace nine times in his managerial career, more than any other opponent.

The Toffees have won just one of their last 11 in all competitions but can go within two points of Palace should they win on Monday night.

The visitors have conceded 11 goals in their last three league away games and are without key players Michael Olise and Eberechi Eze.

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