Rafa Benitez needs Everton to improve quickly if they are to beat Arsenal
Rafa Benitez needs Everton to improve quickly if they are to beat Arsenal

After a weekend filled with late drama in the Premier League, Everton and Arsenal bring Matchday 15 to a close tonight.

As well as previewing that clash, we decide which stars have shone brightest and take a look at the managers under pressure in the top flight.

Everton vs Arsenal

Everton are in dire need of a morale-boosting victory when they welcome Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal to Goodison Park.

Both sides lost their midweek games to Liverpool and Manchester United respectively with the Toffees’ fanbase increasingly angry at how the club is being run.

Though the Gunners have struggled against the top sides in the Premier League, they are showing signs of progress under Arteta.

With Gabriel Martinelli back to full fitness, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang struggling for goals and Alexandre Lacazette out of contract at the end of the season, we look at the battle to be the Gunners’ main man up front.

Read more: How Arteta can spark misfiring Gunners

The weekend reaction

Ezri Konsa's double for Aston Villa was one of the weekend's highlights
Ezri Konsa's double for Aston Villa was one of the weekend's highlights

As usual on a Monday, we pick out five stars who lit up the Premier League over the weekend.

Ezri Konsa’s double for Aston Villa against Leicester means he is a certainty to be included — but who else features?

Read more: The Premier League stars who lit up Matchday 15

The pressure is ramping up on more of the top flight’s managers after a number of sackings already this season.

Rafa Benitez is certainly one of those who will be fearing for his job and we assess the other bosses currently walking the tightrope.

Read more: Three managers who lead the Premier League sack race

Rangnick off the mark

It took a late goal from Fred for Manchester United to overcome Crystal Palace in Ralf Rangnick’s first game in charge.

Despite sticking with the same side who beat Arsenal in the previous game, there were plenty of differences in United’s approach on the pitch.

LiveScore reveal what we learned from the German’s Premier League debut.

Read more: Ralf's Devils showing promise after Palace win

The Ashes

The biggest series in the cricket calendar gets underway overnight on Tuesday as Australia and England battle for The Ashes.

Pat Cummins and Joe Root will lead their sides into the First Test at the Gabba in Brisbane with both teams’ preparations hampered by wet weather.

Our comprehensive preview will make sure you are clued up on both sides ahead of the first ball at midnight on Tuesday evening.

Read more: Everything you need to know about England's series in Australia

Before you go

Our daily Transfer Talk column keeps you up to date with the latest rumours and gossip from the footballing world.

Today's edition leads on the news that Real Madrid's Kylian Mbappe pursuit may not be the open and shut case many expected.

Read more: Real blow as Mbappe Kyls claims PSG exit is set in stone

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