The Premier League resumes: Jose Mourinho is back | Pressure on City | Man Utd seek consistency
Jose Mourinho’s return to direction is the Premier League’s headline action, on what could be an additional weekend at the title race.
While most eyes will be on Mourinho as Tottenham travel to West Ham in desperate need to arrest the shocking slip of type which saw Mauricio Pochettino sacked, Liverpool’s trip to Crystal Palace and Manchester City’s meeting with in-form Chelsea might end up being of higher significance.
Victory for Chelsea deal City, and possibly would propel them in the title imagining a fatal blow, if Liverpool had been to succeed at a Palace side who’ve mastered the art of giant-killing in the Premier League.
The Saturday Night Football struggle in the Etihad feels just like a triple-header, with repercussions on Manchester, Merseyside and London.
It’s a Premier League weekend full of storylines, you want 2 sets of eyes.
It’s unfamiliar territory for Mourinho, enjoying and joining a negative halfway through the summer. He takes over with Spurs in 14th place, and with no league away win since January.
There’s excitement and apprehension at equal measure among Spurs fans of Mourinho’s jolt appointment, but he himself is convinced that the 11-month break has done him good.
“I think I am brand new and enhanced. I have to believe so,” Mourinho said. “I always thought these 11 months weren’t a waste of time.
“They were months to think, to innovate, to prepareyourself, to expect things. You never lose your DNA, so you can’t lose your individuality, but I’ve got the time to think about many things. I am humble, humble enough to try and analyse my livelihood.”
Will he change stinks? Time will tell. One thing is for certain: it will be fascinating viewing. It’s when Jose is.
That’s the on Saturday, and you can follow the action and live coverage of Mourinho’s post-match press conference to the Sky Sports website and app.
You will be able to watch highlights of the way Jose and Spurs receive on from 5.15pm to the Sky Sports site, program and YouTube station, and also remember you don’t have to be a subscriber to see them.
His Chelsea go to the Etihad in possibly the greatest game of the year so far on Saturday Night Football, live on Sky Sports if Mourinho’s return wasn’t enough.
If Manchester City shed and Liverpool triumph, the difference is going to be 12 points. That chasm has only been recovered in Premier League history – when Manchester United chased Newcastle in 1995/96 down.
Chelsea are searching . Unexpectedly, there enters a title challenge the dialogue for the facet of Frank Lampard.
Occasions elsewhere have contributed Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool some respite from the limelight; they go to Crystal Palace in 3pm on Saturday, trying put pressure on City and to quietly sneak a triumph.
You can watch Manchester City vs Chelsea on Sky Sports Premier League and Main Event from 5pm on Saturday (kick-off 5.30pm), with in-game clips in our dedicated website. Stick to all of Saturday’s football on the Sky Sports website and program, with highlights in 5.15pm.
The passing of pochettino can be viewed in two ways at Old Trafford. Is it focus off Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to get a few days at least ahead of a test at Sheffield United? Or can it be pressure , given the former Spurs boss is a credible candidate must Solskjaer?
For the time being, United require a run of outcomes. They have not won consecutive league games since March, along with their Premier League results this year read: WDLDWLDLDWLW.
There have been signs of improvement but sitting nine points off the upper four, it is time for the league form. They face a Sheffield United side who’ve shown zero regard to the so-called bigger sides this year, and have left themselves a candidate at the procedure.
You’re able to see Super Sunday on Sky Sports Premier League and Main Event in 4pm (kick-off 4.30pm), with in-game clips in our dedicated blog on the Sky Sports site and program.
It’s becoming must-win to get Unai Emery in Arsenal, plus they’ve got a winnable clash with Southampton at the Emirates, while Leicester, that start the weekend second at the desk, will seem to keep up their excellent kind, travelling to Brighton who have won six of the past seven.
Steve Bruce returns to Aston Villa with Newcastle on Monday Night Football, Everton search for their initial back-to-back wins because April because they host struggling Norwich, Watford sponsor Burnley having won their first league match of the season before the worldwide break, also Wolves visit Bournemouth with nothing between them at mid-table.
Using highlights station sky Sports will offer comprehensive coverage of 10 Premier League games this weekend.
To get non-subscribers, the weekend’s three live games are available via a NOW TV pass for #9.99 per day. Catch a NOW TV Sky Sports Month Pass for only #20 p/m for 2 weeks (generally #33.99 p/m).
Sky Premier League subscribers will also be able to tune in to see the station’s coverage on Sky Go.
You May Also see Soccer Saturday from midday on Sky Sports News and Sky Sports Premier League.