English Premier League standings and fixtures: Feb. 4-5

Alexis Sanchez of Arsenal

LONDON — English Premier League fixtures for the matches on the schedule for round 24 on Saturday, February 4 and Sunday, February 5.

Kicking things off this weekend is the game of the round involving Chelsea and Arsenal at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea head into this weekend’s game with a nine-point lead in the Premier League standings and can go 12 points clear at the top with a win, seeing that second place Tottenham doesn’t kick-off until later in the day.

Chelsea have won eight successive Premier League home matches, which is the Blues’ best run in the league since a string of 10 wins ending in January 2015.

However, when these two teams met earlier this season, Arsenal ran away with a 3-0 victory and Chelsea manager Antonio Conte doesn’t forget.

Eden Hazard Chelsea forward
Eden Hazard of Chelsea FC celebrates after scoring a goal

“It’s important to remember the defeat against Arsenal,” Conte said. “It was a bad defeat.

“In my mind, this defeat is always present.”

Arsenal, meanwhile, were beaten 2-1 at home by Watford in round 23 and manager Arsene Wenger, who will serve the second of his four-match ban, wants a quick response.

“We have shown in the first game [this season] that we can beat Chelsea so let’s turn up with the same quality and show a straight response,” he said.

Arsenal Fixtures Premier League: Arsene Wenger
Arsene Wenger: Arsenal manager at his Premier League press conference.

The Gunners are third in the EPL and will hope to close the gap to six points with a win.

Another London title hunters, Tottenham, who are second in the Premier League standings, will battle against Middlesbrough at White Hart Lane.

Fourth-place Liverpool, who drew 1-1 with Chelsea at Anfield in round 23, will travel to Hull City on Saturday.

Meanwhile, fifth-place Manchester City are at home against Swansea City on Sunday, while defending champions Leicester City play host to Manchester United, who are in sixth-place.

In other fixtures in round 24, relegation fighters Crystal Palace and Sunderland will battle at Selhurst Park, West Bromwich Albion host Stoke City with former Baggies forward Saido Berahino is expected to feature against his former club.

English Premier League Fixtures

Saturday, February 4 (EST)
Chelsea v Arsenal (7:30 am)
Crystal Palace v Sunderland (10:00 am)
Everton v Bournemouth (10:00 am)
Hull City v Liverpool (10:00 am)
Southampton v West Ham United (10:00 am)
Watford v Burnley (10:00 am)
West Bromwich Albion v Stoke City (10:00 am)
Tottenham Hotspur v Middlesbrough (12:30 pm)

Sunday, February 5 (EST)
Manchester City v Swansea City (8:30 am)
Leicester City v Manchester United (11:00 am)

Premier League Standings

Pos Club Pl GD Pts
1 Chelsea 23 +32 56
2 Tottenham 23 +29 47
3 Arsenal 23 +26 47
4 Liverpool 23 +24 46
5 Manchester City 23 +19 46
6 Manchester United 23 +12 42
7 Everton 23 +10 37
8 West Bromwich 23 +2 33
9 Stoke City 23 -6 29
10 Burnley 23 -8 29
11 West Ham 23 -11 28
12 Southampton 23 -5 27
13 Watford 23 -12 27
14 Bournemouth 23 -9 26
15 Middlesbrough 23 -7 21
16 Leicester City 23 -14 21
17 Swansea City 23 -24 21
18 Crystal Palace 23 -9 19
19 Hull City 23 -27 17
20 Sunderland 23 -22 16

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