City and Watford eye Premier League summit as two unbeaten teams go head-to-head
“It’s not about this. It is about being dominant and losing, a bit, the grip on the game. We need to learn to be dominant and not give easy goals away.”
Tottenham Hotspur will hope to prove their commanding 3-1 midweek win against Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League at Wembley — just their third in 13 games at the national stadium — was no fluke when they welcome Swansea City to their temporary home.
Spurs are playing at Wembley while White Hart Lane is being redeveloped.
Meanwhile, basement club Crystal Palace will play their first game under former England manager and boyhood Eagles fan Roy Hodgson when they face Southampton at Selhurst Park.
Hodgson has replaced the sacked Frank de Boer after the Dutchman’s four games in charge all ended in defeat, with no goals scored during his brief time in charge of the south London club.
“You are looking for character really, you’re looking for desire, you’re looking for people with enthusiasm,” Hodgson said when asked what he wanted to see from his players.
Reigning champions Chelsea, fresh from a 6-0 thrashing of Qarabeg in the Champions League, face Arsenal, midweek Europa League winners against Cologne at Stamford Bridge tomorrow.
The day’s other Premier League match is set to see former Manchester United favourite Wayne Rooney make his first return to Old Trafford since rejoining boyhood club Everton in preseason. This fixture takes place just a day before Rooney is due to appear in court on a drink-driving charge. AFP