Arsenal might fancy their chances at Anfield and three new managers begin survival bids

This will be the fourth meeting between Leicester and Chelsea this calendar year, clubs of differing resources whose fortunes nonetheless seem tangled together. Leicester went top after beating Chelsea 2-0 at home in January, James Maddison scoring the second goal before cheerfully claiming: “We knew they switched off at set pieces,” an observation that felt terminal to Frank Lampard’s employment. Having played some part in Thomas Tuchel’s arrival, Leicester won the FA Cup final against him in May, before league defeat at Stamford Bridge three days later helped to ensure the Foxes would narrowly miss out on the Champions League yet again. Chelsea are now European champions and Premier League leaders, but did not look at full power before the international break. Tuchel will demand a statement performance after the 1-1 draw against Burnley. Leicester are a long way off the title race now and while Brendan Rodgers would dearly love to upset Chelsea again, the absence of the injured midfielder Youri Tielemans means the odds are against them. LM

Leicester v Chelsea, Saturday 12.30pm (all times GMT)

Aston Villa v Brighton, Saturday 3pm

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