United eyes City derby scalp, Everton face Liverpool’s ‘Fab Four’
LONDON – Agence France-Presse
Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City travel to Old Trafford for the toughest test of their Premier League title credentials so far, while new Everton boss Sam Allardyce bids to defy Liverpool’s “Fab Four” as the northwest derbies take center stage on Dec. 10.
City is eight points clear at the top of the table and victory at its fierce rival could realistically end Jose Mourinho’s hopes of landing the club’s first league title since Alex Ferguson’s trophy-laden reign.
But while Manchester will be at the center of attention on Dec. 10, up the road in-form Liverpool will host Everton in the season’s first Merseyside derby.
Elsewhere, third-placed Chelsea travels to West Ham, Spurs desperately needs to end a four-game winless streak in the league and Arsenal will hope to prove that last week’s home defeat to United was only a blip.