The Premier League resumes this weekend with Matchday 27, and Sportsnet will have live coverage of five games, including Manchester United vs. Arsenal and Leicester City vs. Norwich City .
Check out the breakdown and broadcast info for this week’s top matches below (all stats courtesy of the Premier League). And follow all of the Premier League action this weekend online with SPORTSNET’S LIVE MATCH TRACKER
Leicester City vs. Norwich City
Broadcast info: Four main Sportsnet channels at 9:30 am ET
Player to watch: Riyad Mahrez. Only the Algerian midfielder has had a hand in more Premier League goals (24) this season than teammate and Premier League top scorer Jamie Vardy (22).
Match notes: Norwich City have won just one of their last 12 road games in the Premier League (with nine losses)… Leicester have conceded just three goals in their last eight Premier League games at home… The winning side in each of the last three Premier League meetings between Leicester and Norwich have scored a penalty.
Southampton vs. Chelsea
Broadcast info: Sportsnet World at 9:30 am ET
Player to watch: Fraser Forster. Southampton have gone nine hours and 14 minutes since last conceding a Premier League goal. Their standout goalkeeper is a big reason why.
Match notes: Southampton have failed to keep a clean sheet in their previous 11 Premier League matches against Chelsea… Chelsea is unbeaten in their last 10 Premier League matches (with four wins)… Chelsea have won four and lost just one of their seven Premier League games at St Mary’s Stadium.
Watford vs. Bournemouth
Broadcast info: Online at Sportsnet World NOW at 9:30 am ET
Player to watch: Troy Deeney. He has eight goals this season, and the last time Bournemouth visited Vicarage Road in 2013 he scored a hat trick.
Match notes: Saturday marks the 100th league meeting between Watford and AFC Bournemouth. Both sides have won 35… Bournemouth have scored more goals (eight) in the opening 15 minutes of matches than any other Premier League team this season… The Cherries have lost just one of their last seven road games in the Premier League (with three wins).
West Bromwich Albion vs. Crystal Palace
Broadcast info: Sportsnet World at noon ET
Player to watch: Emmanuel Adebayor. He’s looked solid since joining Palace, scoring one goal in three appearances.
Match notes: Crystal Palace are winless in their last nine Premier League matches (with six loses) and scored just four goals in that run… There have been four penalties in the previous four meetings between these clubs… West Brom and Palace have scored a league-high eight goals from corners in the Premier League this season (along with Manchester City).
Manchester United vs. Arsenal
Broadcast info: Four main Sportsnet channels at 8:30 am ET
Player to watch: Memphis Depay. He’s coming off a great display in the UEFA Europa League on Thursday. With Wayne Rooney out injured, the Red Devils will be looking to him to lead the way against the Gunners.
Match notes: Manchester United have won six of their last eight Premier League home meetings with Arsenal (with two draws)…. The Gunners have kept five clean sheets in their last eight Premier League matches… Arsenal have only won two of their last seven away games in the Premier League (with three draws)..
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Tottenham vs. Swansea City
Kickoff: Sunday at 9:00 am ET
Player to watch: Christian Eriksen. The Dane has had a hand in five goals (three goals, two assists) in his last five Premier League appearances.
Match notes: Tottenham have won seven of their nine Premier League matches against Swansea City (with two draws)… Christian Eriksen has scored three goals in his last three Premier League matches against Swansea