1. Crunch time for Arsenal and Liverpool
Knowing their fixtures over the next two months, Arsenal might have wanted something more than a two-point cushion against their title rivals Manchester City and Chelsea, but that’s what they’ve got. And bearing in mind Manchester City’s fixtures over the same period, Arsenal can’t really afford to take nothing from Anfield on Saturday morning; by the same token, any notion of being in the title race would surely dissipate for Liverpool if they lose to Arsenal. They would be 11 points off first place, and Rodgers can be bullish, but if that’s the case, 4th place would be the most they could get out of this season. Big game for both sides and should be great for the neutral.