Premier League previews: All Matchday 23 games including Chelsea vs Tottenham

Everything you need to know about the upcoming Premier League fixtures on BT TV.

By Robert Cottingham Published: 21 January 2022 - 2.12pm

The Premier League action continues with a full round of Matchday 23 fixtures

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Kevin De Bruyne's goal against his former club Chelsea sent Man City 11 points clear.
Kevin De Bruyne's goal against his former club Chelsea sent Man City 11 points clear.

Sunday 23 January

Crystal Palace vs Liverpool, KO 2pm on NOW via BT TV

Liverpool head to Selhurst Park, the scene of the great 'Crys-tanbul' collapse, hoping to avoid a defeat that would all-but rule them out of the Premier League title race.

The Reds brushed aside question marks around how they would cope without forwards Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane as they defeated Brentford 3-0 last time out in the league without their African stars.

But Man City's relentless winning run, which stretched to 12 games heading into Matchday 23, means they are still 11 points off Pep Guardiola's league leaders.

It means any further slip-ups would effectively hand the title over to City and it's with this pressure and scrutiny that they arrive in south London on Sunday afternoon.

Opponents Crystal Palace are capable of springing an upset against the big boys too and defeated Man City themselves back on October 30, the last time City have dropped points in the Premier League.

Yet recent history indicates it will be a tough afternoon for Patrick Vieira's Eagles. Palace have lost each of their last nine outings in the league against Liverpool since a 2-1 win at Anfield back in 2017.

Palace will be smarting after throwing away a one-goal lead in the 87th-minute to draw 1-1 with A23 derby rivals Brighton last time out.

How Vieira, who scored a brilliant goal during his playing days for Arsenal against Liverpool, would relish his team biting back against Jurgen Klopp's men.

Arsenal vs Burnley, KO 2pm

Amid the fury Arsenal left by postponing the north London derby, The Gunners plan to take the field against Burnley on Sunday looking to put the drama behind them.

Arsenal's successful request to have last Sunday's trip to Tottenham postponed caused outrage after the Premier League agreed to push back the derby despite only two or three Covid cases in The Gunners squad.

Instead Arsenal cited injuries and absences due to the African Cup of Nations as a reason to postpone the trip up Seven Sisters Road and the Premier League acquiesced. 

Now Mikel Arteta will hope to have enough reinforcements in place for Sunday's clash against a Burnley team who have had their previous two games postponed for similar reasons.

Games against Leicester and a potential relegation six-pointer against Watford were pushed back at The Clarets' request - who also cited injuries and African Cup of Nations absences as reasons to postpone.

It means Burnley have only played 17 times this term, as many as five games fewer than some of the teams in the division, yielding just one victory.

Missing Saturday and Tueday's games leaves Sean Dyche's men rock-bottom of the table after Norwich's win and Watford's draw at Newcastle.

Running out of time, Burnley - who won 1-0 away at Arsenal last season - must get results and points on the board soon if they are to extend their stay in the top flight.

Leicester vs Brighton, KO 2pm

Brighton travel to the King Power Stadium to take on Leicester in confident mood amid a run of five matches without defeat, the most recent two secured by late goals.

The Seagulls performed well against Chelsea on Tuesday night but found themselves a goal down against the run of play to Hakim Ziyech's strike. 

Yet Adam Webster's powerful header secured a valuable point for Brighton at the Amex, just as a Joachim Andersen own-goal had done for them against A23 rivals Crystal Palace the previous week.

It continues the good feeling around Brighton, who'd gone 11 games without victory before the Boxing Day win over Brentford sparked this recent run.

Opponents Leicester will have to pick themselves up from the floor after being on the wrong end of a late goal, well two late goals, in defeat to Tottenham on Wednesday.

The Foxes led twice, at 1-0 and 2-1, through goals by Patson Daka and James Maddison but were pegged back in the 95th minute by Steven Bergwijn before the Dutch forward netted again two minutes later to secure a dramatic 3-2 win.

"We presented them the three points," was manager Brendan Rodgers' verdict after the match, as he singled out midfielder Youri Tielemans for criticism after the Belgian gave the ball away for Tottenham's winner.

"It was 93 minutes of really good work. We showed good resilience in defence. The goals we scored were terrific but to concede the equaliser was disappointing to happen so late, and the winner was a very poor goal to concede." 

Rodgers will be hoping there's no lingering disappointment in the Leicester ranks when he meets another of the impressive crop of British managers in Graham Potter in the dugout come Sunday afternoon.

Steven Bergwijn's double earned Tottenham a dramatic win over Leicester.
Steven Bergwijn's double earned Tottenham a dramatic win over Leicester.

Chelsea vs Tottenham, KO 4.30pm on NOW via BT TV

It's a London derby in the tenth and final game of the Premier League weekend, as Chelsea host rivals Tottenham at Stamford Bridge on Sunday afternoon.

The Blues look low on confidence, tired and out of ideas at the moment, following another poor result in the 1-1 draw against Brighton.

Thomas Tuchel, usually an energetic presence in the managerial dugout, was uncharacteristically reserved in the game against The Seagulls as his side dropped points for a fourth straight match.

The German must demand his men up their game as they prepare to face a team who they've already played, and won against, three times this term.

Chelsea have come out on top against Spurs in the Premier League and in both legs of the Carabao Cup semi-final. 

It should give Chelsea confidence they can secure a valuable win and solidify their top-four spot after what's been a difficult month for the west Londoners.

The visitors arrive on a seismic high though after what was a remarkable win over Leicester, secured via two late Steven Bergwijn goals - in the 95th and 97th minute.

The winner sparked wild celebrations from the away section at the King Power and in the Spurs dugout ex-Chelsea boss Antonio Conte will hope it proves the catalyst to spur his Tottenham side onto better things.

Will it be a Blue return for the Italian at Stamford Bridge? Or will Bergwijn's magic spark Tottenham to a huge derby win in pursuit of a top-four spot?


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