Having played the Champions League group stage matches this midweek, Premier League teams will come this weekend to play the next round matches in the Premier League. Fans will witness some action-packed encounters.

League leaders, manchester city, is eight points clear from the trailing team, Manchester United and nine points clear of the defending champions, Chelsea. City’s fine form this season earned them 34 points in just twelve matches.

Manchester City is currently on an all-time unbeaten record as they haven't lost any of their games yet and only dropped two points in a draw against Everton.

Their rivals are finding it difficult to close down the thumping points gap as City has been winning the games without any difficulty.

Any more defeats to other big teams will certainly blow their title hopes. The teams need to focus on each game specifically without fearing about future. This is the only way they can close down the gap between them and Manchester City.

Here’re three takeaways ahead of the round 13.

Manchester United against a promoted side

The Red Devils will host a newly promoted side, Brighton Albion this weekend at Old Trafford. United is yet to lose a match on their home ground, but Huddersfield United who is also a promoted side beat Man United and broke their winning streak a few weeks ago.

It’ll be exciting to see if a newly promoted side again breaks Manchester United’s home winning record this weekend. Man United is trailing their local rivals, Manchester City, with an eight-point deficit. They simply can’t afford any more defeats, or it’ll cost them in blowing their title hopes.

United’s star midfielder, Paul Pogba sustained an injury in late September and left the team on the top of the points table, but when he made his comeback last weekend, the team was on the second spot.

This shows how important he’s to the team.

Other injured players like Ibrahimovic, Marcos Rojo, and Luke Shaw are also back in the squad. Their comeback will definitely add something to the team’s current standards and will help the manager, Jose Mourinho with options to choose from.

Liverpool can unnerve Chelsea

Liverpool will lock horns with defending champions this weekend at Anfield.

Both teams have struggled with consistency in the recent past. Both teams have lethal attacking players. The managers will try to get at least a point from this fixture.

Liverpool’s last Champions League game against Sevilla was a deja vu as they scored three fantastic goals in the first-half, but also conceded three goals in the last 30 minutes.

The game ended with a 3-3 draw, and both teams shared the points. The Reds are vulnerable defensively, and it’ll cost them three crucial points this weekend if they don’t find a solution to the problem.

Chelsea is doing well lately as they have only lost one game in their last-5 Premier League meetings. They recently lost to Manchester City by 1-0. A poor start to the season raised many questions about the boss, Antonio Conte, but his team looks to be back on track as they beat Manchester United a few weeks ago.

Both the teams will look to keep it cool as neither would like to drop points given the performance of Manchester City and the points gap between them and City.

Huddersfield can stun Manchester City

Huddersfield can replicate their Man United performance against Manchester City. They stunned United by beating them with a 2-0 score and broke their winning streak. Manchester City has to be cautious this weekend.

Dropping points against Huddersfield Town will cost them in the reduction in the points difference between them and their rivals. They currently hold an eight-point lead on the top.

They can’t take this newly promoted side lightly, especially taking into account that how they performed against their local rivals.