David Moyes has a shot at redemption, Mikel Arteta faces derby test of progress and Carlo Ancelotti may shuffle his defence

After two wins in their first 22 games of the season it’s three in six now for Fulham, the fifth best record in the division over that period. Brighton were 10 points away after Fulham’s draw with West Ham last month; now the teams are separated only by goal difference, with Newcastle and Burnley not much more distant. After this match, seven of Fulham’s last nine games are against teams no higher than ninth; their last two home games are against Burnley and Newcastle. In short, there are plenty of reasons for optimism for Scott Parker and his side, and there’s not much Manchester City can do to change that. Fulham will do well to emerge from this game with goal difference still superior to most of their relegation rivals, but are aiming higher. “United beat them, so why can’t we do it?” says Joachim Andersen. The teams’ last six meeting in all competitions add up to an entirely unpromising aggregate score of 18-0 to City. SB

Fulham v Manchester City (Saturday, 8pm, all times GMT)

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Leeds United v Chelsea (Saturday, 12.30pm)

Arsenal v Tottenham (Sunday, 4.30pm)

Wolves v Liverpool (Monday, 8pm)

Everton v Burnley (Saturday, 5.30pm)

Manchester United v West Ham (Sunday 7.15pm)

Newcastle v Aston Villa (Friday, 8pm)

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Leicester v Sheffield United (Sunday 2pm)

Southampton v Brighton (Sunday, 12pm)

Crystal Palace v West Brom (Saturday, 3pm)

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