Heading into the double digits as Week 10 is upon us in Premier League play, Tottenham Hotspur sit at the top of the table, tied on points with Liverpool but ahead on goal differential. With plenty of exciting action in the EPL this weekend, let’s look at the best and worst of Week 10.
Best of Week 10
Chelsea v. Tottenham Hotspur
Sunday, November 29, 11:30am EST
Stamford Bridge, London
Watch on NBCSN, Telemundo
It’s no shock that this is the headliner of the weekend. The first-place Spurs will head to Stamford Bridge to take on 3rd-place Chelsea in a match that could decide the next league leader. Young USMNT star Christian Pulisic could be set to make his return after having been sidelined with a hamstring injury, and midfielder Kai Havertz made his return earlier this week and will be available for selection this weekend as well. On the Tottenham side, star defender Toby Alderweireld will have to miss 2-4 weeks with a groin injury, while Erik Lamela will also be unavailable this weekend. Both teams are riding impressive unbeaten streaks, with Chelsea’s at 7 and Spurs with 8. Tottenham hasn’t lost since week 1 when they dropped a 1-0 result to Everton, and since then they’ve turned out 2 draws and 6 wins, while Chelsea has also only lost one game on the season while drawing 3 and winning 5.
Worst of Week 10
West Brom v. Sheffield United
Saturday, November 28, 3:00pm EST
The Hawthorns, West Bromwich
Watch on NBCSN
In a diametrically opposite match to the aforementioned battle for the top of the table, our worst of the week comes when the very bottom two teams meet each other, as 20th-place Sheffield United travels to take on 19th-place West Bromwich Albion as both teams are still searching for their first victory of the season. They’ve only scored 14 goals between them (6 for West Brom; 8 for Sheffield) while allowing a total of 33 goals against their collective opponents so far, good for the two worst goal differentials in the league. This will be the first time in history these sides have met in Premier League play, although they’ve squared off twice in the English League Championship since 2010, splitting the results when West Brom squeaked out a 2-1 win in 2018, only for Sheffield to log a 1-0 win the following year. Don’t expect a lot from either of these teams — a 0-0 draw could easily be in the cards for both sides, and it’s safe to say both managers would be satisfied with that result.
Week 10 Sleeper
West Ham v. Aston Villa
Monday, November 30, 3:00pm EST
London Stadium, London
Watch on NBCSN, Universo
Two mid-table teams will face off in hopes of gaining an advantage and climbing the table toward the top four as 8th-place West Ham plays host to 7th-place Aston Villa. The two sides are separated by one point, as Villa sits at 15. The Hammers will be looking forward to the return of striker Michail Antonio as he returned to training this past week after recovering from a hamstring injury, so it’s likely he could see the pitch again this weekend. On the flip side, Aston Villa will be missing Ross Barkley who is sidelined with a hamstring injury of his own. West Ham will hope to extend their winning streak to 3 games after taking down both Fulham and Sheffield United in back-to-back 1-0 wins. Villa is coming off a 2-1 loss to Brighton & Hove Albion, but that result was preceded by a commanding 3-0 win over Arsenal. This match could go either way and with plenty on the line for both teams, expect them to come out fired up and looking to take the full 3 points.
This Weekend’s Full Schedule
All times listed are Eastern.
Saturday, November 28
7:30 a.m.: Brighton & Hove Albio v. Liverpool — Peacock
10:00 a.m.: Manchester City v. Burnley — NBCSN, Universo
12:30 p.m.: Everton v. Leeds United — NBCSN, Telemundo
3:00 p.m.: West Bromwich Albion v. Sheffield United — Peacock
Sunday, November 29
Monday, November 30
12:30 p.m.: Leicester City v. Fulham — NBCSN, Universo
3 p.m.: West Ham United v. Aston Villa — NBCSN, Universo