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Premier League Sunday preview: Spurs, Red Devils tangle as Everton & Chelsea fight midweek legs

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The Premier League leaders headline Sunday’s schedule of matches, with six teams tangling beginning at 9:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN with Southampton paying a visit to Stamford Bridge.

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Here’s what to watch for in the trio of matches.

Chelsea vs. Southampton— Live on NBCSN and Live Extra, 9:30 a.m ET

The Blues can get a bit of good feeling back after Wednesday’s shocking UEFA Champions League ouster at the hands of Paris Saint-Germain when they entertain a Saints side desperate to move back into the Top Five. Now in seventh despite spending much of the season in the Top Four, Southampton will hope Chelsea is still reeling from its come-from-ahead UCL dismissal at midweek.

Manchester United vs. Tottenham Hotspur — Live on NBCSN and Live Extra, Noon ET

A Spurs win at Old Trafford would pull them level on points with the Red Devils, who have won back-to-back matches since losing to Swansea. Both Tottenham and United have 13 points from their last 18, and the loser could be out of the Top Five come Monday evening. Big stakes on the line for a pair of sides hoping to close in on the top end of the table.

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Everton vs. Newcastle United— Live on Premier League Extra Time and Live Extra, Noon ET

The Toffees are doing just fine in the Europa League, but are just three points ahead of the drop zone. It’s safe to say precious few called that table position early in the season. Everton played on Thursday and will have to contend with a Newcastle side that will be without Papiss Cisse due to suspension but is also coming off a 10-day layoff.

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