The weekend’s best Premier League games: Tough fixtures for Arsenal and Chelsea

With an international break on the horizon, English football’s top clubs will be keen to record three points this weekend to keep their respective season ambitions on track.

However, some of the Premier League’s biggest teams face challenging encounters in what promises to be another captivating couple of days of action – here are the three best games that supporters will be looking out for.

Arsenal vs Tottenham

The North London Derby at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday pits two local rivals with ambitions of becoming English football’s top team in 2016-17.

The Gunners are on an impressive run of form and are unbeaten in their last 15 games, with Arsene Wenger’s men equal with Manchester City and Liverpool on points at the top of the table.

Spurs meanwhile are stuttering despite being the Premier League’s only remaining unbeaten team and have not recorded victory in their last six games in all competitions.

More worrying is the fact Mauricio Pochettino’s men have only scored three goals in that time, with the absence of Harry Kane clearly being felt.

Arsenal enter as favourites but Spurs have more than held their own in recent clashes between the age-old rivals.

Chelsea vs Everton

Antonio Conte’s Chelsea side are the Premier League’s form team, with a switch to a three-man defensive system heralding four consecutive wins, 12 goals and zero conceded.

The Blues have looked like real title challengers in recent weeks and will hope to continue their improved fortunes against a dangerous Everton outfit at Stamford Bridge.

The Toffees look set to challenge for a top-six berth this term under Ronald Koeman and on their day can beat any team in the division.

Romelu Lukaku returns to face his former employers in this one, with the Belgian powerhouse striker surely keen to prove a point.

Swansea City vs Manchester United

Two teams desperate for three Premier League points meet at the Liberty Stadium on Sunday as Swansea City entertain a faltering Manchester United.

The visitors somehow failed to hit the net against Burnley last time out despite having an array of chances, with the 0-0 draw leaving Jose Mourinho’s men further adrift of the division’s top teams.

A 2-1 defeat in Turkey on Thursday night against Fenerbahce and an injury to world-record signing Paul Pogba adds more pressure on the Old Trafford outfit.

Bob Bradley is still looking for his first win as Swansea manager, with the Welsh outfit sitting in a perilous position and needing to get on track soon to avoid a relegation dogfight this season.

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