Good morning everybody, and welcome to this Valentine’s Day-themed weekend football countdown.
There are six Premier League matches across the weekend, starting with Wolves v Leicester this evening, and ending with a semi-seismic clash between Chelsea and Manchester United on Monday night. Plus of course there’ll be a host of matches in the Football League as the romance of the title race(s) ramps up.
On top of that, there are some fascinating fixtures in the leagues across Europe with the business end of the season in Germany, Italy, Spain - indeed, everywhere - fast approaching.
Valencia meet Atletico Madrid in La Liga this evening, with Barcelona taking on Getafe tomorrow and Real Madrid hosting Celta Vigo on Sunday night. In Germany Borussia Dortmund play tonight, against Eintracht Frankfurt, while leaders Bayern Munich travelling to FC Köln on Sunday.
But possibly the biggest fixture in Europe this weekend is Lazio’s meeting with Inter Milan in Rome, the city of love, on Sunday. Inter currently top the table on goal difference from Maurizio Sarri’s Juventus, with Lazio lurking a point behind them both.
There are several Premier League press conferences coming up throughout the day, starting with league leaders scheduled for Liverpool at 11am, so we’ll bring you quotes and news from those, and much more besides. Let’s hope we all come up smelling of roses.
Weekend Premier League fixtures
Wolves v Leicester City
Southampton v Burnley
Norwich City v Liverpool
Aston Villa v Tottenham
Arsenal v Newcastle
Chelsea v Manchester United