Chelsea are at West Ham at lunchtime and City are playing in the late game at Watford.
Chelsea’s Mason Mount celebrates after scoring against Watford. AP
Chelsea lead Manchester City by one point in the Premier League, but coach Thomas Tuchel has not been happy with his side’s last two performances. Chelsea are in West Ham for the noon whistle and City are playing in the late game at Watford. Between games, Liverpool, two points behind Chelsea in third place, will play against Wolverhampton.
Pep Guardiolas City is almost back to full strength and Kevin De Bruyne is back in training after contracting the coronavirus. Ilkay Gundogan, John Stones and Kyle Walker, who missed the defending champions’ victory at Aston Villa on Wednesday with blows, are back in the running.
The last-placed Newcastle hosts Burnley, who are also in the relegation zone, are looking for 14 laps still after his first win. Southampton, which is two places but five points above the drop zone, is playing against the ninth Brighton.
Borussia Dortmund welcomes Bayern Munich for the « classics », with leaders Bayern only one point separating from runners-up Dortmund. Erling Haaland is back for Dortmund and scored on his return from a hip muscle injury last week. Bayern have won their last six games against Dortmund since 2019, but have missed a few players after a recent outbreak of the corona virus, and midfielder Leon Goretzka is at risk of injury.
Bayer Leverkusen welcomes in the form of Greuther Fürth and Hoffenheim can join advance into the Champions League with a win against Eintracht Frankfurt.
All Bundesliga games will be played with greatly reduced audience numbers due to an increase in virus infections in Germany. Leading politicians agreed on a crowd limit of 15,000, but some states are using their own minimum limits.
The top teams are on duty with an eye on the important Champions League games ahead. League leaders Real Madrid visit San Sebastián with the aim of dealing a heavy blow to challenger Real Sociedad. The Basque Country club, with Atlético Madrid, are the closest followers of Carlo Ancelotti’s Madrid, seven points behind. Madrid have won seven in a row in all competitions.
Seventh-placed Barcelona have a test against fifth-placed Real Betis at the Camp Nou. Only Madrid have qualified for the Champions League round of 16. Barcelona, Atlético, Sevilla and Villarreal will all need favorable results in their final group stage matches next week to reach the round of 16.
Roma coach José Mourinho will meet his former team on a visit to Inter Milan in the Italian capital. Mourinho led Inter to triple from Serie A, the Italian Cup and the Champions League in 2010. Inter are in third place, just two points behind leaders Napoli, who will host fourth-placed Atalanta.
AC Milan are just one point behind Napoli and host Salernitana, bottom of the table. It’s just three days before a competitive Champions League game against Liverpool, but Milan coach Stefano Pioli can’t afford to rest players with a growing injury list.
Leader Paris Saint-Germain travels to the without Neymar Fifth in the table, who will no longer play this year after suffering an ankle injury last weekend. Neymar’s ligament injury is expected to rule him out for six to eight weeks. In his absence, PSG lacked an offensive spark in the goalless draw with Nice in the middle of the week. However, Kylian Mbappe, Lionel Messi and Angel Di Maria, who were particularly disappointing in this game, are expected to start at Lens.
Also, runner-up Marseille welcome Brest looking for a third straight win and Lille face Troyes.
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