The Premier League: Sky Sports highlights for November
As the Premier League rolls on into November, this year's season continues to surprise with shock wins, giant-killings and relegation looming for the unfortunate few.
Sky Sports lets you keep up with the action, with 12 games being broadcast live. As the league starts to approach its halfway point, here are the pick of the most anticipated November fixtures.
Southampton v Bournemouth - Sunday 1st November
Newly promoted Bournemouth face Southampton on the first fixture of the month, giving the Premier League the closest thing it has to a South coast derby. Whilst many thought they would struggle in the big leagues, Bournemouth have more or less held their own, with more points than at least 5 other, bigger teams so far.
Southampton have continued their excellent form so far this season, proving that losing big players doesn't have to be a disaster. With both teams enjoying form, this could be one of the most competitive games you'll see this season.
Stoke v Chelsea - Saturday 7th November
With Chelsea experiencing their worst start to a season for decades and manager Jose Mourinho under huge pressure, Chelsea will be expected to pick up all 3 points here. However, Stoke have proved to be tough to beat at home and are facing a Chelsea side more vulnerable than they've ever been.
If the rest of Chelsea's October fixtures don't go their way, this result at Stoke could be the making or breaking of Mourinho, with the Premier League in danger of losing its number one managerial villain.
Arsenal v Tottenham - Sunday 8th November
In the pantheon of London derbies, none are more heated than Arsenal v Tottenham. Super Sunday on Sky Sports 1 lives up to its name on November 8th with a fixture that history shows could come with yellow cards aplenty.
With both teams experiencing shaky starts to the season but recently coming into form, this clash could see both teams fighting to keep North London either red or white. Tottenham are once again setting their sights on the precious Champion's League qualification, whilst Arsenal will be hoping to prove that their ambitions lie above simply being in the top 4.
Manchester City v Liverpool - Saturday 21st November
Newly appointed Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is eager to prove that he can take the team to new heights, and there's no greater test in the Premier League than Manchester City.
City have taken advantage of Chelsea's wobbly start to the season by going top of the table, and whilst there's still plenty of games between now and November 21st, they still look like the team to beat. If Klopp can get Liverpool moving, then this could be one of the highest paced games Sky Sports 1 sees this season.
Leicester City v Manchester United - Sat 28th November
Having lost in an embarrassing 5-3 result in the same fixture last season, Manchester United will be wanting to prove that they can put away “smaller” opposition with ease. However, Leicester City have proven to be no pushovers so far this season, with their form taking them up to 5th in the table.
Striker Jamie Vardy is the Premier League's current top goalscorer, and If he can continue his run, Manchester United could once again be in for a shock when they come to the King Power stadium at the end of November.