Today Swansea City v Liverpool, 1.30pm; West Ham United v Middlesbrough, Watford v Bournemouth, Sunderland v West Bromwich Albion, Hull City v Chelsea (all 4pm). Tomorrow Manchester United v Stoke City, 1pm; Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester City, Leicester City v Southampton, (both 3.15pm); Burnley v Arsenal, 5.30pm.
“We don’t have the best conditions because we play against two top Premier League teams who don’t have European competition. We have this poisoned gift with playing on the Monday which gives us a very difficult situation.”
When asked if he tried to move United’s top- flight clash with the Reds back from Monday, Mourinho said: “I think it’s impossible, the poisoned gift is already there. We just have to play Monday, Thursday and then the Sunday.
“But before that we have Stoke, so let us concentrate on Stoke because it is another poisoned gift because Stoke is not what the table says,”