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The best and worst of this weekend’s EPL schedule

The EPL returns to action with a full slate of weekend games in Week 7. We break down the best and worst, as well as how to watch each game on TV and/or via live online stream.

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The EPL is offering up plenty of action, as usual, as they head into Week 7 of the 2020-21 season. With all 20 teams in action over the span of four days, let’s take a look at the best and worst of the weekend so you can plan your viewing schedules accordingly.

Best of Week 7

Manchester United v. Arsenal

Sunday, November 1, 11:30AM ET
Old Trafford, Manchester
Watch on Peacock

This is a fairly obvious one, given that it’s between two of the most well-known clubs in EPL history. They’re both having a rough start to the season, though, as Arsenal (3-0-3, 11th place) heads to Old Trafford to take on Manchester United (2-1-2, 15th place) in a match that could see either one of them make a quick jump in the standings. There are only 6 points separating first place and 15th place, so there’s plenty of room for movement still as they continue week-to-week. The Gunners will be looking to redeem themselves after back-to-back 1-0 losses to both Man City and Leicester, while Man United will look to get their third-straight unbeaten result following a win over Newcastle and a scoreless draw with Chelsea. Unfortunately for the Red Devils, they’ll be without Alex Telles who tested positive for COVID-19, and Anthony Martial who is still suspended for one more match. In addition, both Eric Bailly and Jesse Lingard are out, making it tough to field an ideal lineup.

Worst of Week 7

Fulham v. West Brom

Monday, November 2, 12:30PM ET
Craven Cottage, London
Watch on NBCSN and Universo

Both of these teams are two of only four teams who have yet to record a win on the season. Fulham continues to underwhelm as they sit in dead last with only one point to their record. West Brom isn’t faring much better, as they’re in 17th place with three points, all single point results coming from draws in their first six outings. Fulham has only scored 5 goals while West Brom have netted 6 while all signs point to this game being a low-scoring affair. Safe to say both teams would be happy to escape with a draw and earn a point. Both teams freshly promoted from the EFL Championship this season, this will be their first EPL meeting since the 2013-14 season. The last four meetings between the two sides have ended in draws

Week 7 Sleeper

Leeds United v. Leicester City

Monday, November 2, 3:00PM ET
Elland Road, Leeds
Watch on NBCSN and Universo

This match should be a decent one to watch as both teams are jockeying for positioning near the top of the table. Leeds (3-1-2, 6th place) will play host to Jamie Vardy and Leicester City (4-0-2, 4th place) in hopes of pulling off a win and leapfrogging the 2015-16 EPL title winners. The Whites are fresh off a 3-0 win over Aston Villa last week and will hope to build on that momentum as Liam Cooper makes his return to the lineup. They’ll still be without Kalvin Phillips and Diego Llorente, but on the other side, Leicester will be without Timothy Castagne, Caglar Soyuncu, Ricardo Pereira, and Wilfred Ndidi as they look to navigate the murky waters without a full roster. The Foxes took down Arsenal last week in a 1-0 victory thanks to a goal from the team’s leading scorer Vardy, who has now tallied 6 goals throughout the first 6 games of the season.

This Weekend’s Full Schedule

All times listed are Eastern.

Friday, October 30th

4:00PM - Wolverhampton v. Crystal Palace - NBCSN, Universo

Saturday, October 31st

8:30AM - Sheffield United v. Man City - Peacock
11:00AM - Burnley v. Chelsea - NBCSN, Universo
1:30PM - Liverpool v. West Ham - NBC, Universo

Sunday, November 1st

7:00AM - Aston Villa v. Southampton - Peacock
9:00AM - Newcastle United v. Everton - NBCSN, Telemundo
11:30AM - Manchester United v. Arsenal - Peacock
2:15PM - Tottenham v. Brighton & Hove Albion - Peacock

Monday, November 2nd

12:30PM - Fulham v. West Bromwich Albion - NBCSN, Universo
3:00PM - Leeds United v. Leicester City - NBCSN, Universo