Premier League stories to watch out for: Gameweek 15

The Premier League returns this weekend with the 15th round of fixtures for the 2022/23 campaign.

Chelsea’s meeting with Arsenal and Liverpool’s trip to Tottenham stand out on the list of fixtures which promise to have massive implications at both ends of the pitch.

Here are ten things to watch for in Gameweek 15.

Leeds need these wins / James Gill – Dean House/Getty Images

Beating Liverpool was a sensational result for Leeds, who ended an eight-game winless run at Anfield in emphatic fashion.

However, the problem for Jesse Marsh is that victories over the big sides mean nothing if you can’t pick up points against the teams closest to you in the table.

14th-placed Bournemouth are one place and one point ahead of Leeds, who have played a game less, and these are the games Marsh’s men need to win if they are to stay out of trouble.

Will Haaland be fit? / Matthias Hengst/Getty Images

With the third-worst defense in the division this season, Fulham are exactly the kind of opposition you’d back Erling Haaland to score three or four against.

Fantasy Premier League players will be desperate to get the Man City star back, not least because it is an expensive spot that could go to another striker.

Julian Alvarez is in good form without Holland but adding him is a risk if the latter is only going to come back and bench him.

Jungle Struggle Continues/Mark Atkins/Getty Images

Nottingham Forest won’t be sacking Steve Cooper, but he really needs to start collecting some results soon – or at least some encouraging performances.

Arsenal’s 5-0 thrashing was a stark reminder of just how shocking their victory against Liverpool was, with trainspotting sensation Lingard the latest in a long line of players to come under fire for their performances.

They are up against a tough Brentford side who, despite some great moments this season, are well and truly there for Forest if they can play their cards right.

Brighton tear Chelsea to pieces / MB Media/Getty Images

As they regularly do, Chelsea proved to be the perfect charity as they handed Brighton the emphatic performance they needed to prove they can still score freely.

The Seagulls are up against Wolves who are desperate for a similar performance as they continue to search for their seventh goal of the campaign.

Wolves will have to do so without Diego Costa, who lived up to the billing with a red card last time out, leaving interim manager Steve Davies with a real problem to solve in attack.

Man City spoil Rodgers’ fun / James Gill – Dean House/Getty Images

A run of three games without defeat was ignominiously ended by Manchester City last time out but Leicester will be looking to get things back on track when they travel to face Everton.

Off the bottom of the league and heading in the right direction with three clean sheets in their last four, spirits are high at Leicester and there will be a handful of players who will be particularly impressed as the World Cup looms. .

As for Everton, they are sinking a bit after three consecutive defeats proved a reality check, but Frank Lampard’s side will be eyeing a big win here.

Aubameyang is a hero and a villain / Mike Hewitt / Getty Images

“Arsenal, nothing personal. I’m back. I’m blue. I’m ready.”

That was the message from Chelsea’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as he prepares to host his former employers at Stamford Bridge.

It will likely be ringing bells around the dressing room as Mikel Arteta, who Aubameyang has accused of not being able to cope with big roles like himself, tries to get one over on his former troublemaker. are

Ten Hague’s squad is spread out / Socrates Images / Getty Images

Aston Villa have not beaten Man Utd at home since 1995 but are preparing to face a Red Devils side whose attacking spark is at risk of being extinguished by injuries.

Erik ten Hague was without Anthony, Jadon Sancho and Anthony Martial in midweek, prompting the Dutchman to admit he needs more options in attack.

Harry Maguire played as a striker after coming off the bench, while Donnie van de Beek also got an hour of action. If Ten Hague has to resort to similar tactics here, Villa may just be in with a chance.

Life is good on Tyneside/Stu Forster/GettyImages.

Over the years, it hasn’t always been worthwhile for Newcastle fans to trek the length of the country to see their team in action against Southampton.

These days, however, something feels different.

The Geordies are absolutely flying and will be confident of getting three or four goals from a Southampton side who have been on their feet for a while now and could be one defeat away from starting the search for a new manager.

Oles is under pressure/Sebastian Frege/MB Media/Getty Images

Patrick Vieira has challenged Michael Oles to start scoring more goals.

Arsene Wenger has challenged Michael Oleis to score more goals.

The young Frenchman will be the center of attention as his Crystal Palace side host West Ham, but can he live up to the billing?

Alexander-Arnold knows how big this game is/Mark Atkins/Getty Images

Liverpool’s push for a top-four finish is slowly fading and right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold recently admitted they will need to beat Tottenham on Sunday to save their season.

It’s a battle of two teams that could be both world beaters and laughers in the same week.

Liverpool desperately need a win but this volatile Tottenham side will do them no favors and could see this as an opportunity to inflict more pain on their injured rivals.

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