A good end to the UEFA Europa League group stage last night for British clubs as Manchester United, Arsenal, Wolves, Celtic and Rangers all qualified for the knockout stage next year. The football action continues to come thick and fast with domestic Premier League and EFL action this weekend and the action kicks-off tonight with the live EFL Championship match between mid-table Hull and Charlton at the Valley. On Saturday top plays bottom in the lunch-time Premier League kick-off as leaders Liverpool welcome rock-bottom Watford who are already on their third manager of the season.
From the 3pm kick-offs second placed Leicester City will attempt to extend their league winning run to nine games against second bottom Norwich at the King Power, fourth place Chelsea will try and close the gap on reigning champions Manchester City when they face free-falling Bournemouth at Stamford Bridge and mid-table Newcastle United will aim to continue their impressive run of good form against mid-table Burnley at Turf Moor. Eighth place Sheffield Utd could move into the European places at the expense of Spurs and Manchester United who play on Sunday when they take on fourth from bottom Aston Villa at Brammall Lane. The live tea-time Premier League game is a relegation battle between third bottom Southampton and fifth from bottom West Ham at St Mary’s.